Cookie Policy

Last updated April 15th, 2020

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most websites do this. Cookies do not harm your system.

No cookie-related information is ever used to identify you personally. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size, and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

If you are a resident of the UK, the EU, or California, we are required to obtain your consent for all non-essential and/or strictly necessary cookies used on our website. You can block cookies (including essential cookies) at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use being your browser settings to block essential cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

See the table below to see the cookies currently being used on this website.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to track how visitors use our website. Some cookies are essential for the website or certain functionalities to work, with some intended to enhance the performance of the website.

Pages on this website use cookies to remember:

  • a user’s actions, and to identify users who have previously visited
  • your display preferences, such as contrast, colour settings or font size
  • if you have already replied to a survey pop-up that asks you if the content was helpful or not (so you won’t be asked again)
  • if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site

Also, some videos we may embed in our website pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got here and what videos you visited.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work, but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

  • Cookies are either:
    • Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
    • Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you next visit that website.
  • Cookies can be categorized as:
    • Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and/or service. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
    • Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources, and see which parts of the site are most popular.
    • Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized.
    • Marketing cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
    • First- and third-party cookies: First-party cookies are cookies set by our website. Third-party cookies are cookies on our website that are set by a website other than our website.

Cookies we’re using

All of the above cookies are being used on this website.

You can control your cookie settings through your web browser to delete all cookies that are already on your computer, and/or prevent cookies from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

If you have any questions about the cookies we use, feel free to email us at info{at}franceshickmott.com.