The Fed Cookies Policy

The Fed is committed to protecting your personal data.

Please read this policy carefully to understand how we collect, use and store your personal data. We reserve the right to amend this policy.

You are advised to visit this website page periodically in order to keep up-to-date with any changes to this policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or device. They allow information about your website visits to be recorded and enable websites to recognise you, anonymously, based on the information stored in the cookie.

Types of cookies

You can find out more about different types of cookies and an outline of the relevant law here: International Chambers of Commerce but broadly there are two types: – ‘first party cookies’ and ‘third party cookies’:

  • First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the website operator to your computer, and are often used to recognise your computer or device when it revisits that site and to remember your preferences as you browse the site.
  • Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the website operator, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer or device when you visit other web sites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes.

In addition, cookies may be either ‘session cookies’ or ‘persistent cookies’. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself, is reached. We use both types of cookies to store your preferences and provide relevant content.

Categories of cookies we use or may use

  1. Strictly necessary cookies – essential for you to move around the website and to use its features e.g. making donations.
  2. Performance cookies:- collect information about how you make use of our website e.g. which pages you visit most. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you.
  3. Functionality cookies: – remember choices made by you and enhance the features e.g. language used or your location. This cookie is also used to remember your preferences for font size or customisable parts of a web page.
  4. Targeting or advertising cookies: – collect information about your browsing habits. This may also include your use of social media sites, e.g. Facebook or how you interact with our website, which then shows you relevant content elsewhere on the internet. These may also be used to remarket to you. NB: Google’s remarketing services include multi-device targeting if users are logged into their Google Account.

The majority of our cookies fall into the first two categories. However, we also use cookies on our web-pages which are in categories 3 and 4. Find out more in the ICC Cookie Guide.

What information do we collect?

We may collect some, or all, of this information when you visit our website, depending on how you use it. We monitor how people use our website so we can improve it.  If you visit our website, we may record information about this including (but not limited to):

  • the areas of the website you visit
  • the amount of time you spend on the site
  • whether you are new to the site, or have visited it before
  • how you came to our website, for example, through an email link
  • the type of device and browser you use
  • how you use the website and the quality of your experience, for example, we may record a session or test different variations of a webpage to see how easy it is for you to find what you are looking for so we can improve the service

We may use cookies to track how donors come to our site, for example, by using codes in our URLs to show us where a donation comes from. This gives us insight into the effectiveness of our marketing material. Some of this will be used by third party cookies to target you with relevant advertising (see below).

Website statistics analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics. The information is about your use of the website and is stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more details please read Google’s Analytics overview.

You can always opt-out of Google Analytics cookies by using Google’s opt-out tool.

More about third party cookies

Some cookies are not related to The Fed’s website such as pages containing embedded content such as videos, Twitter feed, Facebook likes or Google plus share, and you may receive cookies delivered from these websites.

We do not govern the publication of third party cookies. To understand more about their cookies and privacy statements, please visit the relevant sites.

We may use targeting/advertising cookies to remind you about our work and how you can help The Fed after you have left the website. These are useful tools for us to maintain public awareness of our campaigns and how they can be supported.

Changing your cookie preferences

If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer or device it is possible to disable this function without affecting your navigation around the site.

The “Help” menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser’s cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether.

 

Consent

By using The Fed’s website, our social media pages (such as Facebook), subscribing to our services, donating to us and/or by shopping online from this site, you are agreeing that we can place the types of cookies set out below on your computer or device and use your data in accordance with this policy.

In order to remember that you have accepted our use of cookies, we will place a temporary cookie to remember your consent for 3 months.