Cookies

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating Site on each subsequent visit, or to another Site that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a Site to recognise a user’s device.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improve your web Site experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Most sites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that site to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies may be set by the Site you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other Sites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

How we use cookies

Fexco Tax Free uses cookies to collect information about visitors’ use of our website, including things like connection speed, operating system details, the time and duration visits and IP addresses. The information collected by cookies enables Fexco Tax Free to understand the use of its Site, including the number of visitors it has, the pages viewed per session, time exposed to particular pages etc. This in turn helps to provide visitors with a better experience. Fexco Tax Free will not attempt to personally identify visitors from their IP addresses.

A list of all the cookies used on this Site by category is set out below.

Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop-up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of our Site may not function fully or as intended.

 

Performance & Analytics Cookies:

Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a Site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Description

When do the cookies expire?

First party cookie or third party cookie.

Google Analytics

_gat

Used to throttle request rate to Google Analytics. 

 

More

One minute

Third Party

Google Analytics

_gid

Used to distinguish users for Google analytics

More

24 hours

Third Party

Google Analytics

_ga

Used to distinguish users for Google analytics

 

More

2 years

Third Party

Google Analytics

_utmz

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

 

 

More

6 Months

Third Party

Google Analytics

_utma

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

More

Never Expires

Third Party

Google Analytics

_utmc

Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

 

 

More

30 Minutes

Third Party

Google Analytics

_utmb

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

More

End Of user session

 

Functional Cookies:

Functional cookies allow this Site to remember choices you make and any customisations you make to Site pages during your visit and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other Sites. More information about such cookies can be found in the relevant third party website.

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Description

When do the cookies expire?

First party cookie or third party cookie.

YouTube

SID, LOGIN_INFO, use_hotbox, PREF, SSID, HSID, watched_video_id_list, demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a YouTube video. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of YouTube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account.

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en-GB

 

Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Youtube video, although some expire sooner.

Third Party

 

Retired Cookies:

Some cookies which are present with our site are no longer in use, but may be present for returning visitors. These cookies can be deleted in your browser preferences.

 

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