Cookies

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. There are several types of cookie and they have different functions or uses. For example, some cookies help us improve the experience of our Website.

What cookies does NFSP use on its Website?

Different terminology is used to describe cookies (and many websites and organisations use different types of terminology). We use cookies which are commonly categorised as ‘performance cookies’ (also often called analytic cookies). Performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

The types of cookies we use on the Website are set out below:

Type of cookie Function and further information
Google analytics This is common performance cookie that many websites use. It allows us to collect anonymous information about how you and other users use the Website and helps us to improve the Website.We use two cookies from Google analytics. These provide us with information on how many unique browsers we have had, how often people visit the site, when they visit and the pages they visit.We use two cookies specific to our system. These expire after each session and are used to allow member-users to navigate through our website without having to log back in on each page change.
SeniorCMS Persistent To allow member-user to navigate our site in one session without having to log back in. Expires after end of the ‘inactivity’ period.
ASP.NET SessionId RiverCMS cookie to allow member-user to navigate our site in one session without having to log back in. Expires after end of the ‘inactivity’ period.
ga ga – A cookie used to distinguish users, expiry time 2 years.
gat gat – Used to throttle request rate, expiry date 10 minutes.

The longest lifespan of these cookies is [two years].

You can find out more about cookie use by Google Analytics here. For further information about cookies generally and how to disable them please go to: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org

Website cookie acceptance

By using our Website you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time and the cookies we use will be stored on your device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser). 

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies. If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out in this Policy, please set your internet browser to reject cookies. This may impair your ability to use our Website. 

We may update our cookies from time to time and this policy, so please check this policy regularly. 

NFSP privacy policy

More on how we use information can be found in the NFSP's privacy policy