What are cookies and why do we use them?
Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other devices (such as smart phones or tablets) as you browse this website. They are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses our websites.
They are in some cases essential for the effective operation of our websites and to help your journey around our websites, but sometimes are used to tailor the products and services offered, or adverts you may see both on our website and elsewhere.
How long do they last?
Cookies will remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time.
Some cookies, called ‘session cookies’, only exist when your browser is open and are automatically deleted when you close your browser or quit the app.
Other cookies are ‘persistent’, meaning they stay on your device after your browser or app is closed, and can be used later by websites or apps to recognise your computer when you return to our site or app.
Please see the Cookies We Use section for more detailed information about the types of cookies we use, what they are for and how long they last.
How to manage cookies
You can manage your cookie settings on our website at any time - simply tap on the ‘C’ logo that you’ll find on the bottom left of every web page to open up and manage your preferences.
Alternatively, you can set your browser to block cookies, please check your browser for instructions on how to do this. The effect of disabling cookies depends on which cookies you disable but, in general, the website may not operate properly if all cookies are switched off.
Sharing on social media platforms
If you ‘share’ FSB content on social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We do not control the settings of these cookies, so please check the third-party websites for more information about how to manage them.
Like many businesses, we use Email Marketing tools to distribute relevant content to those with whom we enter into a relationship who have not objected to it, or those who choose to receive those messages.
It has been common practice for many years for such Email Marketing Tools to track message delivery, opens, link clicks and forwarding, and is a valuable indicator on engagement with our messages. The technologies involved are such, that many may not even realise such tracking occurs, and hence this disclosure.
FSB actively monitor our outbound email marketing communications for delivery status, email opens, email forwards, clicking of links and acting upon unsubscribe requests. We are unable to turn this functionality off however you are of course free to exercise your right to unsubscribe from our messages or deny consent as appropriate.
More information on cookies
If you want to find out more information on cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit Wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.