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Cookie Policy

FoNS Website Visitors

FoNS will not hold any personal information about you if you are visiting our website, including downloading reports/articles or any other content. Our website does however use Google Analytics, a programme which uses “cookies” (text strings stored on the web browser) to help us to see how visitors interact with the site. Please disable use of cookies on your internet browser if you do not want us to obtain this information.

COOKIES DO NOT IDENTIFY WHO USERS ARE NOR ENABLE US TO ACCESS ANY BROWSING HISTORY FROM PEOPLE WHO USE OUR WEBSITE.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
  • Compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called ‘analytics’ programmes also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before - helping us to better understand the kinds of people we are reaching.

Our cookies do not:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information 
  • Collect any sensitive information 
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

 Turning Cookies OFF

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.