Cookie Policy

The Fosway Group Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies and similar technologies on our website and what you can do to manage how cookies are used. We are committed to protecting the personal information we collect when you use our website and other services.

Our Cookie Policy explains:

•    What are Cookies
•    Why are Cookies essential for Fosway?
•    Types of Cookies used
•    How we use Cookies
•    How to control and delete Cookies
•    Cookies in our regular Research updates and website
•    Making choices about cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, smartphone or other device when you access the internet.

Why are cookies essential to Fosway websites?

This website, along with many others, uses cookies. Cookies let users navigate around sites and (where appropriate) let us tailor the content to fit the needs of our site’s visitors. Without cookies enabled we can’t guarantee that the website and your experience of it are as we intended it to be.

None of the cookies we use collect your personal information and they can’t be used to identify you.

Types of cookies

The length of time a cookie stays on your device depends on its type. We use two types of cookies on our websites.

1.    Session cookies are temporary cookies which only exist during the time you use the website (or more strictly, until you close the browser after using the website). Session cookies help our websites remember what you chose on the previous page, avoiding the need to re-enter information.

2.    Persistent cookies stay on your device after you’ve visited our website. For example, if you tick the ‘Remember my ID’ box when you log onto Online Banking a persistent cookie will be used so that the site remembers your choice the next time you use it. Persistent cookies help us identify you as a unique visitor but don’t contain information that could be used to identify you to another person.

How we use cookies

We use cookies and web analytics to track how visitors reach our site and the path they take through it. This monitoring enables us to assess how easy our site is to use and the popularity of certain areas to help us improve our service to you.

How to control and delete cookies

If you want to restrict or block the cookies we set, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you could visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You’ll also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer. To learn about controlling cookies on the browser of your mobile device please refer to your handset manual.

Cookies in research updates and website

As well as the cookies we use on our website, we use cookies and similar technologies in research updates. These help us to understand whether you’ve opened a link and how you’ve interacted with it. If you have enabled images, cookies may be set on your computer or device. Cookies will also be set if you click on any link within the email.

Our research updates contain several hyperlinks, each of which has a unique tag. When you click on one of these links the mailing company logs the click so that we can understand who has clicked through from an email to our website. We use this information to tailor future messages to you.

Making choices about cookies

If you don’t want to accept cookies from our emails, simply close the email before downloading any images or clicking on any links. You can also set your browser to restrict or reject cookies. These settings will apply to all cookies on websites and emails. In some instances, depending on your email or browser settings, cookies in an email may be automatically accepted (for example, when you’ve added an email address to your address book or safe senders list). Please check your email browser or device instructions for more information on this.

Please refer to the Fosway Group Privacy Policy for more details on how we manage your other data. You can download a full copy of this Cookie Policy here.