- About cookies
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
- Our cookies
Here are details about the cookies we use:
SIVISITOR This helps us count how many people visit fospha.com by tracking if you’ve visited before.
hubspotutk This cookie is keeps track of a visitor’s identity. It is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.
_hssc This keeps tracks of sessions to determine if we should increment the session number and timestamps in the _hstc cookie.
It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), session start timestamp.
_hssrc Whenever Hubspot changes the session, this cookie is also set.
We set it simply to the value “1”, and use it to determine if the user has restarted the browser. If this cookie does not exist when we manage cookies, we assume it is a new session.
_hstc This helps us track visitors.
It contains: the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).
_gid This helps us count how many people visit fospha.com by tracking if you’ve visited before.
_ga This helps us count how many people visit fospha.com by tracking if you’ve visited before.
_utmz This tells us how you reached fospha.com.
_utmc This calculates when you close your browser.
_utma This lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to fospha.com or a certain page.
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on fospha.com
_fospha_uid This helps us count how many people visit fospha.com by tracking if you’ve visited before.
_IJCLIENT This helps us count how many people visit fospha.com by tracking if you’ve visited before.
- Third party [and analytics] cookies
When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies. Our advertisers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:
- to track your browser across multiple websites;
- to build a profile of your web surfing; and
- to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.
- Cookies and personal information
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
- Blocking cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
- in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”. Click on “Override Automatic Cookie Handling” and choose “Block”
- in Firefox (version 56) you can block all cookies by clicking “Customise”, “Options”, “Privacy and Security”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the History drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”
- in Chrome (version 61), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control Google Chrome” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Advanced” and “Privacy and Security” and “Content settings” and “Cookies”, and then selecting “Block third-party cookies”.
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on this website.
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example:
- in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies;
- in Firefox (version 56), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy and Security” and then “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”;
- in Chrome (version 61), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control Google Chrome” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Advanced” and “Privacy and Security” and “Content settings” and “Cookies”, and under “All cookies and site data” select “Remove All”
Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
- Contact us
This website is owned and operated by Fospha Limited.
If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy, please contact us:
(a) by email to CookiePolicy@fospha.com;
(b) by post to Fospha Limited, Att: Legal Department, Translation & Innovation Hub, Imperial College White City Campus, 80 Wood Lane, London W12 0BZ.