1. INTRODUCTION AND SCOPE
2. WHAT IS A COOKIE
3. DIFFERENT TYPES OF COOKIES
Session and persistent cookies
Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session (from when a user opens the browser window to when they exit the browser) or they can be stored for longer periods of time.
Session cookies – allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site. They could also be used for security when a user is accessing internet banking or to facilitate use of webmail. These session cookies expire after a browser session. The use of the so-called session cookies (that, in any case, are not stored persistently on the user’s computer and are deleted automatically as soon as the browser is shut down) is strictly limited to the purpose of transmitting data (made up of random numbers created by the server) identifying the specific session and necessary to allow a safe and efficient website surfing.
Persistent cookies – are stored on a users’ device in between browser sessions, which allow the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site.
First and third party cookies – whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user – the website displayed in the URL window: i.e. cookies set by the Company on www.focalpm.com. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user: i.e. cookies, which are set by companies and web sites other than [•], such as Google. If a user visits a website (such as www.focalpm.com) and a separate company sets a cookie through www.focalpm.com, this would be a third-party cookie.
4. HOW TO ACCEPT, CONTROL AND DELETE OUR COOKIES
Some cookies are strictly necessary for the correct functioning of this website and do not require user’s consent, such as those ensuring that the content of a page loads quickly and effectively by distributing the workload across numerous computers or else those providing security. Other cookies are still reasonably necessary or important but they are not strictly essential and, therefore, require user’s consent. For these cookies (i.e. performance and functionality, advertising/targeting), we request your consent (by the “accept all cookies” button in our cookie banner or through our cookies settings before placing them on your device. If you do not wish to give consent or wish to withdraw your consent to any non-essential cookies at any time, you will need to modify your preferences in the cookies settings or delete, and block or disable cookies via your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. Otherwise, you should use the ‘help’ option in your internet browser for more details or you can click on one of the links below to go directly to the user manual for your browser:
5. COOKIES THAT WE USE
5.1 Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
5.2 Functionality cookies
These cookies allow our site to remember the choices you make (such as your username, language, preferences, or region) to provide a more personalised online experience. These cookies collect information that may be anonymous but may also include personal information that you have disclosed. If you do not accept these cookies, the site’s performance and functionality may be affected, and access to content on the site may be restricted.
5.3 Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, length of time spent on the site, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All the information that these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.
5.4 Google Analytics
6. CIRCULATION AND STORAGE OF DATA
Data concerning website users will not be stored for a longer period than the above mentioned for each cookie type except for any need of checking computer crimes damaging the website in compliance with applicable laws. No information coming from the web service will ever be either communicated or disseminated to unspecified recipients.
7. COOKIES POLICY UPDATING
8. MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES