Overview

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files, which often include a unique identifier that is sent by a web server to your computer, mobile phone or any other internet enabled device (“device”) when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work efficiently and help provide us with business and marketing information to enable us to make informed decisions on the development of our websites. We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and in order to create reports. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

We use two main types of cookies:

  1. "Essential" cookies
  2. "Performance" cookies
  1. Essential cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies but some parts of the site will not then work.
  2. Performance cookies are used to help us see how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve the performance of our website, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is. We use performance cookies to analyse the performance of our website, to help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur and to see how effective our adverts are (this isn’t shared with 3rd parties). Sometimes cookies are managed for us by third parties, but we don’t allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

Opting out

At any point, you have the right to request that we do not process your personal information for any marketing purposes.

You can opt-out of cookies at any time. As an added privacy measure, you can also use the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Website.

To remove other cookies from your PC, you can use these guides:

Further information

Google Analytics

This Website uses Google® Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the Website interact with how users use the Website. On behalf of the operator of this Website Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity and providing other services relating to Website activity and internet usage to the Website operator. The IP address collected through Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

Google analytics cookies track the number of unique users of the site. You can find more information about the data collected on the Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

Google, Inc. is not affiliated with Focus Solutions Group Limited.

Use of Google Analytics

Information collected by our cookies will not personally identify you. It does, however, identify your computer and connection to the Internet. We only collect general information about your computer settings, connection to the Internet (e.g. operating system and platform), IP address, browsing patterns, and interactions within our Website.

With regards to Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, we may use data from Google's Interest-based advertising and/or third party audience data (e.g. age, gender and interests) with Google Analytics to target and optimise our marketing campaigns, strategies and our Website content.

The table below summarises the cookies we use on this site to help make sure our website delivers information and services securely.

CookieNamePurposeExpires
Google Analytics_gat_UA-xxxxxxx-x (Google analytics)Used to throttle request rateAfter 1 minute
Google Analytics_ga (Google analytics)Used to distinguish usersAfter 2 years
Google Analytics_gid (Google analytics)Used to distinguish usersAfter 24 hours

More information

Changing your cookie settings

When you opt-out of using cookies on this site, and after you refresh or move away from this page, we will stop setting or using the analytics and other non-essential cookies described. Remember, if you amend your cookie settings, your browsing experience may change for the worse. For example, if you have set preferences on a website - such as your location for local news or weather forecasts - it will no longer remember these.

How to disable cookies that have been set

You can disable and remove the cookies if your browser supports this. To check and update your cookies settings, you will need to know what browser you are using and what version you have. You can usually find this out by opening the browser, then clicking on 'Help' and then 'About'. This will give you information about the browser version you are using.

To manage your cookies, refer to your browser's help section or visit the "aboutcookies" website .

Changes to this policy

Please be aware that this Policy may be updated at any time. As such, please ensure that you regularly read the latest version of this page.

Questions

If you have any questions or complaints relating to our cookie policy or how we use the personal information we have about you, please contact us and we will try to respond to you promptly.

Glossary

A cookie is information that a web server stores on your hard disk so that it allows a website to store your preferences on your machine and later retrieve it.

An IP address is a 32-binary digit number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet.

A session is a series of interactions between two communication end points that occur during the span of a single connection and is related to a particular session number.