What are cookies?
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies are used for many things, such as remembering whether you’ve visited the site before, so that you remain logged in – or to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies typically contain information about a user such as operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Website and your location.
By accessing the Website, you agree that this Cookies Policy will apply whenever you access the Website on any device. Any changes to this policy will be posted here. We reserve the right to vary this Cookies Policy from time to time and such changes shall become effective as soon as they are posted. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to all such changes.
We may collect information automatically when you visit the Website, using cookies.
The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit.
We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. You consent to our cookies, if you continue to use this website.
Types of cookies
The following types of cookies may be used when you visit the website:
Advertising Cookies – Google Ads, Google Custom Audience, Facebook Pixel, Facebook Custom Audience, LinkedIn. These cookies are used to customize your browsing experience or to deliver ads targeted to you. These cookies do not contain personal data such as name or phone number. We may use your email address to create Facebook and Google custom audience.
Analytics Cookies – Google Analytics, Hotjar, Google Tag Manager. These cookies monitor how users reached the website, how they interact and move around the website. These cookies collect data such as browser name and version, operating system, pageviews, time spend on the site, clicks on the website etc.
Our Cookies – Our ‘first-party cookies’. These cookies are necessary, without which the website won’t work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities. These cookies do not collect personal data and are only store on the browser. These cookies remember changes such as text size, font and clicks on specific website element.
Security Cookies – WordPress – (wordpress_[hash] wordpress_logged_in_[hash]). These cookies are used to help identify and prevent security risks. It is used to store authentication details. This cookie collects sensitive data necessary for the authentication, however it is hashed, what makes all data unable to view.
Control of Cookies
You can choose, not to allow cookies via your browser settings. If you do, we can’t guarantee that your experience with the Website will be as good as if you do allow cookies.
For more information on how to control cookies, check your browser or device’s settings for how you can control or reject cookies, or visit the following links:
Remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one.
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
Force24 Cookies & Tracking
Our organisation utilises Force24’s marketing automation platform.
Force24 cookies are first party cookies and are enabled at the point of cookie acceptance on this website. The cookies are named below:
They allow us to understand our audience engagement thus allowing better optimisation of marketing activity.
f24_autoId – This is a temporary identifier on a local machine or phone browser that helps us track anonymous information to be later married up with f24_personid. If this is left anonymous it will be deleted after 6 months . Non-essential, first party, 10 years, persistent
f24_personId – This is an ID generated per individual contact in the Force24 system to be able to track behaviour and form submissions into the Force24 system from outside sources per user. This is used for personalisation and ability to segment decisions for further communications. Non-essential, first party, 10 years, persistent.
The information stored by Force24 cookies remains anonymous until:
- Our website is visited via clicking from an email or SMS message, sent via the Force24 platform and cookies are accepted on the website.
- A user of the website completes a form containing email address from either our website or our Force24 landing pages.
The Force24 cookies will remain on a device for 10 years unless they are deleted.
We also use similar technologies including tracking pixels and link tracking to monitor your viewing activities
Device & browser type and open statistics
All emails have a tracking pixel ( a tiny invisible image ) with a query string in the URL. Within the URL we have user details to identify who opened an email for statistical purposes.
All links within emails and SMS messages sent from the Force24 platform contain a unique tracking reference, this reference help us identify who clicked an email for statistical purposes.
circleselect.com is the website for CIRCLE SELECT LIMITED, registered in England and Wales, registered number 10950306 whose registered office is at: Circle Select Limited of Park House, Peterborough, PE26FZ.
You can contact us:
- by post, using the postal address given above;
- using our website contact form;
- by telephone, on the contact number published on our website;
- by email, using the email address [email protected]