What cookies Firth Ross Martin uses and why

You are on www.firthrossmartin.co.uk, the website of Firth Ross Martin. This website uses cookies.

Cookies are small text files placed on your device when you visit a website. They are generated by a web page server and can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. To find out more about cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

No personal data
Cookies include a (unique) number. They do not contain personal data. Firth  cannot use cookies to identify you personally. Nor can cookies be used to recognize you on other websites.

However, in case you actively provide your personal data to Firth Ross Martin for any specific purpose such as to receive our press releases and other alerts or to register for web events, such personal data will be stored by us.

What cookies we use and why
The cookies we use on this website fall into two groups: functional cookies and analytical cookies. The cookies are activated at the start of your visit of the site or when you visit a specific section of the site. Some cookies will be automatically removed when you close the browser (session cookies). Some remain for a longer period.

It is also possible that other parties place cookies on your device via our website. This is the case when you click on buttons or links that connect you to the other parties’ website such as youtube, google+ and other social media or websites. When you click on these buttons or links, the other parties will be responsible for the information collected through their website’s cookies.

Functional cookies
Functional cookies relate to the functionality of our websites and allow us to improve the service we offer to you through our website. None of the functional cookies contain personally identifiable information.

.ASPXANONYMOUSThis cookie is issued by ASP.NET and contains a unique ID to help recognize when an anonymous user attempts to log in.Session & longer
ASP.NET_SessionIDThis cookie is necessary for site functionality and is set even if you do not give your consent. It is held temporarily in memory and is deleted when the web browser is closed.Session
ARRAffinityThis cookie is used to load balance your visit and ensure you are routed to the same server consistently.Session
RANJF_SESSIONThe primary purpose of this session cookie is to assign a unique ID to a user that can be used to follow the path of the user throughout the website. This unique ID is saved in the cookie, along with 2 timestamps that together are used to determine the last visit date of a user that is used on a “what’s new” page. In addition, the cookie contains a key that prevents anybody from unauthorized altering the contents of the cookie.Session
RANJF_IDENTITYThe Identity cookie represents a user that has entered information regarding their identity and has opted to use the “remember me” features offered for webcasts and mail document requests. Its existence indicates that the user desires the “remember me” functionality. The actual key that links to the personal information is the session id saved in the Session cookie.Session & longer
RANJF_RECIPIENTThe recipient cookie is used as a “logged in” cookie, which means the user has access to modifying private information, such as alerts sent to a specific email address. This cookie contains a key (separate from the session id key) that references contact information (such as email address and phone number). The only way to obtain this cookie is by clicking on an email confirmation link that is sent for the purpose of verifying authenticity of a person requesting email alerts.Session & longer
RANJF_BRIEFCASEThe Briefcase cookie enables the “briefcase” functionality within the site.Session & longer
RANJF_XThis cookie provides the option for a user to “opt-out” of using cookies to store information in the IR section of the website. However, the only way of “remembering” the fact that a user does not want to use cookies is to save that information in a cookie. This is done by clicking on a specific “opt-out” link. Of course, the user has to reset this cookie every time the cookie is cleared from their system. This cookie is simply provided as an option for users that do not want cookies to store their information, but do not have access to (or do not want to) alter their cookie settings.Session & longer
CookieDisclaimerThis cookie is saved when you agree to the use of cookies on our website.Permanent

Analytical cookies

We use various different technologies on our site to help provide meaningful information about the way that users use our site. These involve providing us with details about how users navigate through our site, how often they make return visits and which parts of the site are the most popular. We use this information to help tailor and improve our content to the user, as well as making the user experience throughout the site as pleasurable as possible.

Our analytical cookies are only for this purpose, and whilst we use third-party software to report this information, it is available only for our use and we will never share this information with any other party or advertising agency. The third-party will only share this information where required to do so by law, or if another party processes the information on their behalf. This information will never be shared for advertising purposes.

The analytical cookies are anonymous and do not store personally identifiable information about users. They only track your visits within this site, not across multiple sites.

Doubleclick 'Spotlight Tags' report on the success of marketing campaigns for firthrossmartin.co.uk. To reject or delete these cookies information can be found here.

Webtrends_ID WT_FPCThis cookie is used to provide meaningful reports about how visitors use our website.Session & longer
Google Analytics: _utma _utmb _utmc _utmzThese cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.Session & longer Session: _utmb, _utmc Longer: _utma (2 yrs) _utmz (6 mths)
_#srchistStores the history of traffic sources the user has arrived to the site by.1000 days
_#sessStores information about the session.1000 days
_#vdfStores the visit definition – ts type, number of visits, expiry.1000 days
_#uidStores a user identifier (only within a site).1000 days
_#slidUnique sale ID.1000 days
_#clkidUnique identifier for a click generating a landing.1 year
_#lpsFlags that the last page was secure and therefore has no referrer.20 min
_#tsaStores the referrer details to avoid duplicate Landing events.10 min
_#envFlags whether the environment variables (screen size, browser etc) need to be collected again.30 days
stc[site id]This is the third party cookie used to store all the other cookie data in concatenated form. The Cookie’s name has the site ID in it.1000 days
_#nxdThis is a 1st party cookie used when access to the third party cookie is blocked. It stores the data similarly to the _#stc cookie.1000 days
mt.vThis cookie tests and adapts our site to offer an improved customer experience. It stores an anonymous ID with other information regarding your current session. We use this information to create, adapt and improve the online customer experience.5 years

Email cookies

Do we track whether users open our emails? Our emails may contain a single, campaign-unique "web beacon pixel" to tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links or advertisements within the email.

We may use this information for purposes including determining which of our emails are more interesting to users, to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them and to inform our advertisers in aggregate how many users have clicked on their advertisements.

The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should select to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.

Turn cookies off or delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by us, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings (such as Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer). The Help function within your browser should tell you how.  

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer (including those from this visit) as well as more general information about cookies.  

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. 

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.