What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by your web browser (i.e. Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc) on your computer or mobile device. They allow websites to remember any personal details or preferences you’ve applied during your visit. Once created, a website can use these cookies to personalise any subsequent visits e.g. by displaying your name or recommending content it thinks you may like.
The FIG website uses two types of cookie:
• Shopping session cookies
• Anonymous analytics cookies
Shopping session cookies
This type of cookie remembers any products or options that you add to the Shopping Basket (top right of the page) during your visit. These cookies are integral to the operation of the FIG site and to your shopping experience.
Anonymous analytics cookies
Whenever you visit our website, our web analytics software creates anonymous cookies. These cookies collect usage information during your visit that is helpful to us. This includes:
• The number of times you’ve visited our website before
• When you arrived/left our website
• Your approximate geographic location
• The search engine you may have used to reach the FIG website
• Any links you click on
These types of cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are only used for statistical purposes.
How do I turn cookies off?
If you choose to, it is possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies, or you can stop it from accepting cookies from a particular website.
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