Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

F-star is committed to protecting privacy. Where possible, data collected is processed anonymously. Any personal information which is submitted by a user in the course of using the website will be safeguarded under the Data Protection Act 1998. This Act regulates the processing of information relating to individuals, including the holding, use or disclosure of such information.

As a result of new UK legislation relating to the use of cookies and similar technologies, cookies on websites can only be used with the specific consent of the website user unless that cookie is strictly necessary for a service explicitly requested by a user. F-star uses cookies in the operation of its website in a number of areas and these cookies apply to visitors to the website.

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A cookie is a small file of data, often incorporating a unique identifier which is sent to a user's computer or mobile phone browser. Cookies are used to help our users navigate our website efficiently and perform certain functions. Please be aware that due to their core role, disabling cookies on F-star website may affect the experience of the website where the functionality is controlled by the use of cookies.

For more information please see: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

HOW DOES F-star USE COOKIES?

Types of cookies used on this site:

  • Strictly necessary - Some of the cookies on our website are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features.
  • Performance - Some of the cookies on our website collect information about how visitors use the website. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. It is only used to improve how our website works.
  • Functionality - These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

EU Cookie Legislation Audit, October 2012

Domain name / Cookie name Type*  / Lifetime  Purpose Is it linked to data held elsewhere?
www.f-star.com Google Analytics TOD  / Browser Session  Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site n/a
www.f-star.com Google Analytics TOD  / 2 years Tracks of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie n/a
www.f-star.com Google Analytics TOD  / 30 min Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site n/a
www.f-star.com Google Analytics  TOD / 6 Keeps track of where the visitor came from n/a
www.f-star.com Google Analytics TOD  / 2 years Tracks of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie n/a
www.f-star.com Google Analytics TOD / 6   Keeps track of where the visitor came from n/a

* Type Legend

SN - Strictly necessary
S - Setting led
TOD - Tracking Own Domain
T3P - Tracking 3rd party
For more information please see Google cookies

Notes

  1. Domain is the URL of the area in question
  2. Cookie name is the name of the cookie which is placed on the client machine
  3. Purpose is a brief description of the reason for setting the cookie
  4. Lifetime is the length of time between when the cookies is set and when it expires
  5. Type is selected from the Legend displayed above
  6. Data cookie holds is for providing any further info on the data you are holding, particularly around anything which may be client sensitive
  7. Linked to other data is to provide any further info on the cookies relationship with any other sites or cookies

NEWSLETTER

The F-star website offers a service whereby users may sign up to receive newsletters in their mail inbox. In order to provide this service, we must hold details of those users who request this service. However, we only use these details to provide the service the individual has requested and for other closely related purposes. When people do subscribe to our services, they can cancel their subscription at any time and are given an easy way of doing this. 

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

F-star's website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and use of such websites is at the user's own risk.

CONTACTING F-star ABOUT THIS POLICY

Please direct any queries or requests for further information to:

Email: media@f-star.com