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NCFE cookie policy

1.1 What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your device  when you visit this website. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. We use the term cookies to describe cookies and other technologies that operate in a similar way (such as pixels and tags).

Cookies can be set by the owner of the website (first party cookies) or in some cases by third party services the website owner allows to present information, run content or provide other functionality on the website (third party cookies). 

Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your computer until you close your browser (at which point they are deleted). Persistent cookies are stored on the cookie file of your device for a defined period of time and in between sessions.

1.2 Quick Links

1.3 Why are cookies used on our website?

We use cookies to support the provision of relevant information and functionality to you, to distinguish you from other users of our website, to understand how our website is used, and for targeted advertising.  The types of cookies we currently use on our website are set out below.. 

1.4 Telling us about your cookie preferences

You can use your browser settings to manage your cookie preferences at any time. While you can still visit and browse this website if you block or remove cookies, the functionality and performance of the website may be impaired as a result and you may be prevented from using certain services provided through the website. For more information on how to manage cookies on popular browsers, please see the links below:

1.5 Categories of cookies used on this website

Strictly necessary cookies [are essential to make the website function properly. These cookies enable certain functionalities like page navigation and access to certain areas of the website. These cookies are set by default when you land on the homepage of the website.] 

Preference or Performance cookies [these cookies remember choices you make while visiting our website. We can use the information they provide to help tailor our website to your needs, for example by remembering your login details and any customisations you may make during your visit to our website.]

[Statistics or Analytics] cookies allow us to count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. All counting and tracking is anonymous and movements and activity are not traced back to an individual user. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

We also use Google Analytics to collect information about your online activity on the website, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on the website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. For more information about the information gathered using Google Analytics please visit their Privacy policy page

Marketing cookies [these cookies are used in order to provide targeted advertising and to track any sales due to these advertisements, including advertisements contained on other websites or within marketing communications sent to you. For example, we use these cookies to let our advertising partners know if you have entered the Website through that partner's advert or link. We also use them to make product/service suggestions to you while you browse the Website based on other items that you have looked at during the same session.]

1.6 How Google determines demographic information

NCFE uses Google Display Network so when a user visits our website, Google stores a number in their browsers (using a "cookie") to remember their visits. This number uniquely identifies a web browser on a specific computer, not a specific person. Browsers may be associated with a demographic category, such as gender or age range, based on the sites that were visited.

In addition, some sites might provide us with demographic information that people share on certain websites, such as social networking sites. We may also use demographics derived from Google profiles.

1.7 Example

1.8 Sarah's favourite hobby is gardening. Many of the gardening sites and blogs on the Display Network that she visits have a majority of female readers, according to survey data. Based on this, Sarah's browser could be added to the "female" demographic category.

1.9 As a result, Google may show Sarah ads from advertisers who have chosen to show their ads to women.

1.10 Customers can edit their inferred (that is, suggested) demographic categories for websites by visiting Ads Settings.

1.11 Using the Ads Settings, visitors can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads.

1.12 Contentsquare

1.13 NCFE uses Contentsquare web analytics service. Contentsquare may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity as well as any text you type in this website. Contentsquare does not collect personally identifiable information (PII) that you do not voluntarily enter in this website. Contentsquare does not track your browsing habits across web sites which do not use Contentsquare services. For more information see Privacy Policy for Information Collected by the Contentsquare Web Analytics Se are using the information collected by Contentsquare service to improve our website, make it more user-friendly and monitor that it is performing correctly. You can choose to disable the Service on Contentsquare's website.

1.14 Siteimprove

2. NCFE uses Siteimprove web services. Siteimprove may collect statistics about site usage such as when a visitor last visited the site, track the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site and determine if the user has accepted or declined cookies. This information is then used to improve the user experience on the website and can be used to reduce user journeys, and enable visitors to find relevant information quicker. The Siteimprove Analytics cookies contain a randomly generated ID used to recognise the browser when a visitor reads a page. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.

Cookies used on this site:

Cookie

Provider

Data held

Type of cookie

Purpose

Categorisation

vis_opt_s

Visual website optimizer

User identification

Persistent

Used for tracking various metrics in combination with other GA cookies

 

awin

Affiliate Window

Tracks user source

Persistent

Used for tracking various metrics in combination with other GA cookies

Performance 

_utma

Google Analytics

Unique site visitor id

Persistent

NCFE uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets an anonymous analytics cookie that we use to evaluate your use of the website, help us improve how our website works and understand what content interests our users. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous.

Performance

_utmb

Google Analytics

Session tracking id

Persistent

Performance

_utmc

Google Analytics

Session tracking id

Session

Performance

_utmz

Google Analytics

Referral information

Persistent

Performance

uid

Allows bookmarking and sharing of links on social media

Referral information

Session

NCFE uses cookies provided by a third party: addthis.com, to provide analytics to help us better understand our visitors. For example, to tell us how many people are sharing content.
All tracking is completely anonymous and movements and activity are not traced back to an individual user.

Performance

uvc

Performance

uit

Essential

psc

Performance

_sifrFetch

Checking browser support for Flash

User identification

Session

Used for tracking various metrics in combination with other Google Analytics

Performance

x-ncfe-accepted cookies

Records whether cookies are accepted or rejected.

Accepted/Rejected flag

Persistent

Required to ensure the question about cookies is suppressed once the user accepts cookies for the site.

Performance

WRID

Contentsquare

Unique site visitor id

Persistent, First Party Cookie

This cookie is used to anonymously identify a visitor of the Website for the purpose of enabling the Contentsquare software to track such visitor’s actions across the client’s website.

Performance

WRIgnore

Contentsquare

Yes/no flag

Persistent, First Party Cookie

This cookie is created if the domain is not selected or if the account has run out of recording credits. It provides information that the specific visitor should not be recorded or tracked by the software.

Performance

WRBlock

Contentsquare

Yes/no flag

Persistent, Third Party Cookie

If a visitor to client’s website does not wish to be tracked by the software he may opt-out on Contentsquare's website. Clicking this link shall place a cookie on the visitor’s machine for the purpose of blocking any recording by the Contentsquare software of this visitor’s session.

Performance

_CT_Data

Contentsquare

Visit count

Persistent, Third Party Cookie

This cookie is used to count the number of pageviews or visits of the anonymous visitor for the purpose of enabling the Contentsquare software to track the number of pageviews or visits a visitor made on the client’s website.

Performance

nmstat

Siteimprove

Session tracking

Persistent

This cookie is used to help record the visitor’s use of the website.
It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when the visitor last visited the site.
This information is then used to improve the user experience on the website. This Siteimprove Analytics cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognise the browser when a visitor reads a page.

Performance

siteimproveses

Siteimprove

Session tracking

Session

This cookie is used purely to track the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site. This information can be used to reduce user journeys, and enable visitors to find relevant information quicker.

Performance

szcookiechoice

Siteimprove

Session tracking

Session

This cookie is used to determine if the user has accepted or declined cookies. This is only set if you use the Siteimprove Cookie Info Banner solution

Performance