What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text files which is stored on the user's local computer, tablet or smartphone that can be set to help websites by providing
statistical and other information about your visit such as user log in information, navigation etc. They allow fairtrades.co.uk to recognise the
fact that you have visited this website, which pages are most popular and the duration of your visit. These cookies do not contain any personally
identifiable pieces of information.
Improving our website:
For statistical purposes only, we track how many individual users we receive and how often they visit our website. We only collect anonymous
data which tells us which of our pages are most frequently visited, the country the visit originates from, the length and time of the visits etc.
To do this we use a third party cookie from Google Analytics. Approximately 12 million websites using Google Analytics today. There is no
personally identifiable information in this cookie. Fairtrades.co.uk use a session cookie to ensure our site operates correctly. There are two parts,
the first is deleted after every visit while the second is simply used to identify a return visitors log in information. This ensures our members are
able to log in more easily. The cookie has a 28 day life span. We do not store any user information once your visit is completed, we are not able
to personally identify a visitor in any way. All cookies are deleted if you clear your browser history.
Strictly necessary cookies
Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, we will
not be able to determine the number of unique users of the site or provide certain features, such as our business directory services and
members log in. We DO NOT use any Internet-Based Advertising cookies.
Session cookies (First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site)
We use Session Cookies which are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user's device when the browser
is closed. We only employ session cookies as they are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features.
Google Analytics & Google Adwords
We use Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of
those services and compile a report for us. -
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User Cookies and Social Sharing (Embedded content)
On some pages of the fairtrades.co.uk, third parties may also set their own anonymous cookies
, for the purposes of tracking
the success of their application for our Pay Per Click campaign, or customising the application for you. Because of how cookies work, fairtrades.co.uk
cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by fairtrades.co.uk. When you share an article using a social
media sharing button (AddThis), the one most visitors would be most used to encountering. The social network that has created the button will record
that you have done this. AddThis also assign your web browser a unique identifier. This ID doesn't, and can't, say anything about you, it's just a
random series of numbers and letters AddThis use to distinguish users from each other.
). Youtube.com will store your user preference should
you view a video clip. (youtube opt-out
). LivePerson currently
uses 'Third-Party' session and visitor cookies to save visitors' tracking information. This relates to the fact that while visitors are browsing
fairtrades.co.uk, the LivePerson cookies are set by the LivePerson domain (i.e. liveperson.net) All browsing and chatting cookies will be session
cookies set with the LivePerson domain. As a result they will all be deleted when the visitor closes their browser, and you will not see Browsing
History for returning visitors. We use this to engage in a live chat via the website benefits and enquiry pages.
There are NO Behavioral Advertising Cookies on fairtrades.co.uk
How can you manage your cookies?
Browser settings: Most browsers can be set to prevent your computer from accepting cookies, via your browsers privacy settings.
This will result in some of the features of this site (and almost all other websites) not working properly and may restrict your user
experience should you use a site search, business directory or some web sites contact form for example.
These settings will typically be found in the 'tools', 'options' or 'preferences' menu located at the top of your browser window. Should you wish to
learn more about these settings, the following links may be of use to you.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
More browsers exist, here is a more definitive list
Turn off anonymous Google Analytics cookies:
You can install a Google Analytics browser "plug in" to prevent the website
sending information about your visit to Google Analytics. More information about this can be found below
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
(available for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera)
Other useful links
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their wider use, you may find the following links of interest:
Microsoft Cookies guide
All About Cookies
For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful: