Cookies

This statement was last updated on 23 May 2018

Use of cookies by FirstFound

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. We don’t use cookies to personally identify you; our aim in using them is to make our website better for you.

There are different types of cookies

Necessary cookies – enable a website’s core functionality – a website cannot function properly without these cookies. You can disable necessary cookies by changing your browser preferences.
Analytical cookies – measure the pages visited on a website – website owners collect this information to make improvements and report on website usage.
Third party cookies – are cookies which FirstFound do not control. These have been added to our website as a result of us improving our website functionality through the help of third party resources. Some third party cookies may be used for advertising purposes; this is at the discretion of the third party and you can opt out of data collection for the purposes of interest based advertising here.

The Information Commissioner’s Office provides guidance on how to manage and delete cookies.

You can read about the different types of cookies that we use on www.optimise-firstfound.co.uk in the table below.

Cookie

Name (Expires)

Purpose

Cookie Consentcookieconsent_status (1 year)
app_cookieconsent_status (1 year)
These cookies are used to store visitor’s cookie consent preferences.
Universal Analytics (Google)_ga (2 years)
_gid (24 hours)
_gat (1 minute)
_gac_<property-id> (90 days)
_gat_<property-id> (1 minute)
_dc_gtm_<property-id> (1 minute)
_gaexp (90 days)
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous manner, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Asynchronous Analytics (Google)__utma (2 years from set/update)
__utmt (10 minutes)
__utmb (30 mins from set/update)
__utmc (End of browser session)
__utmz (6 months from set/update)
__utmv (2 years from set/update)
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous manner, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Facebookfr (90 days)Facebook uses this cookie to show you www.firstfound.co.uk support and guidance based on your interests and to report on and verify traffic from an online advert. For further info, please see the Facebook Cookie Policy.
LinkedInLidc (1 day)LinkedIn uses this cookie to show you www.firstfound.co.uk support and guidance based on your interests and to report on and verify traffic from an online advert. For further info, please see the LinkedIn Cookie Policy
theTradeDesk (adsrvr.org)TDCPM (1 year)
TDID (1 year)
theTradeDesk collects web viewing data across non-affiliated websites for the purpose of delivering more relevant advertising to users based on preferences or interests. This process is known as interest-based advertising.
For further info or to opt out, please click here
Oracle (BlueKai)bkdc (180 days)
bku (180 days)
BlueKai is an industry leading cloud-based big data platform that enables companies to personalize online, offline and mobile marketing campaigns with richer and more actionable information about targeted audiences. For further info or to opt out, please click here.
Affectvck (5 years)
oo (5 years)
pt (5 years)
Affectv provides technology services to advertisers that enable them to serve relevant online advertising to consumers who are browsing the World Wide Web. For further info, please see the Affectv Cookie Policy
MediaMathuuid (393 days)
uuidc (393 days)
MediaMath is a global provider of digital advertising media and data management technology. For further info, please see the MediaMath Cookie Policy
AppNexus (Adnxs)sess (1 day)
uuid2 (90 days)
AppNexus is a company that provides technology, data and analytics to help companies buy and sell online display advertising. In essence, this makes AppNexus an "advertising exchange for advertising exchanges". For further info, please see the AppNexus Privacy Policy
AddThis__atssc (2 years)
__atuvc (2 years)
__atuvs (30 mins)
loc (396 days)
mus (390 days)
uid (390 days)
uvc (365 days)
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors share content on our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the articles we write to make them better for our audience. The cookies collect information in an anonymous manner, unless you purposely do something to identify yourself. (For example, if you use AddThis to share a page via email and state your own email address in the process.) Some of the data collected by AddThis is related to interest-based targeted advertising. You may opt out of this. For further info, please see the AddThis Privacy Policy.
PHPPHPSESSID (When the user's browser is closed.)These cookies are used to temporarily store information while a visitor is navigating our website. This information is required to allow our website to function correctly.

Examples:
If an enquiry form is completed incorrectly, a message will be stored and presented to the user to indicate the errors in the submission.

While signing up for services, previously provided information will be temporarily stored and used thereby allowing users to stay logged in to the website without needing to re-submit their details for each page visited. Without this cookie, a user is unable to proceed to areas of the website that require authenticated access.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Opera
Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.