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Cookie Policy

What are Cookies? Cookies are tiny text files that help us provide you with the best experience we can.

Last updated: March 22, 2015

 

What are Cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files that are placed on your computer, mobile phone, or other device, and help provide you with the best experience we can. They are used by most websites to help personalise your web experience. Some features will not function if you do not allow cookies.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you

 

Additional information

 

Granting us permission to use cookies

 

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can remove them, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

 

For more information about cookies, please see allaboutcookies.org.

 

Which cookies do we use and why?

 

1. Strictly necessary

Strictly necessary cookies are essential in helping you to move around our websites and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of the website and shopping. These cookies don’t gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

We use these ‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies to:

  • Remember things like information you’ve entered on order forms when you navigate to different pages in a single web browser session
  • Remember the goods and services you ordered when you get to the checkout page
  • Identifying you as being signed in and keeping you logged in throughout your visit so that you don’t need to sign in each and every time you visit.

Using our site indicates that you accept the use of ‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies.

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as ‘Strictly Necessary’

Host Cookie name Purpose
fginsight.com JSESSIONID To keep track of user sessions on the site and identify your user session.
CFIDE
CFTOKEN
fginsight.com AFFINO_x If we are hosting your sites this option is ticked. Each user profile has a number replacing x
AFFINOLIVE_x

 

 

2. Functional

These cookies allow websites and applications to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for selling advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the internet, but do help with serving advertising.

Some examples of how we do this include:

  • Remembering your preferences and settings.
  • Show you when you’re logged in to the website
  • Supporting social media components, like Facebook or Twitter (where a website uses a plugin from these third party platforms, for example).
  • Remembering if you’ve been to the site before so that messages intended for first-time users are not displayed to you.
  • Remembering your search settings
  • Making our shopping basket and checkout work
  • Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions

Using our site indicates that you accept the use of ‘Functional’ cookies.

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as ‘Functional’.

Host Cookie name Purpose
fginsight.com RVP As a guest user we store the last 10 products you viewed
accounts_tab_active Store the state of the Affino accounts tab (open or closed)
contacts_tab_active Store the state of the Affino contacts tab (open or closed)
Affino_Control Stores the layout of the Affino control panel (left or right)
Affino_BrowserMode Set your browser to iPad and you’ll be able to see what that user sees
LiveEditSwitch Affino functionality remembers your settings if live edit switch is on/off
Affino_ControlWideScreen Affino functionality remembers your settings if you selected this option
NewID Cross domain check
Affino_CartID Holds the users shopping cart ID
Affino_CookiePolicy Stores the Cookie Policy status

 

 

3. Performance (analytical)

‘Performance’ cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. 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 how our website works.


Some examples of how we do this include:

  • Provide statistics on how our website is used
  • See how effective our adverts are (we don’t use this information to target adverts to you when you visit other websites)
  • Provide feedback to partners that one of our visitors also visited their website. This can include details of any products bought. This lets our partners improve their website, but we don’t allow our partners to reuse this information for further advertising
  • Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur

Using our site indicates that you accept the use of ‘Performance’ cookies.

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as ‘Performance’.

Host Cookie name Purpose
fginsight.com km_ai Is used on affino.com but is not in standard Affino. If your site uses Kissmetrics you’ll need to include these.
km_lv
km_ni
km_uq
km_vs
kvcd
fginsight.com __utma These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site (including Google Maps). We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google Privacy policy
__utmb
__utmc
__utmv
__utmx
__utmz
google.co.uk NID
PREF
SNID
fginsight.com PRECACHE Serve a cached version of the website to users to improve the performance of the site
PRECACHECHECK

 

 

4. Target or Advertising (3rd party)

‘Targeting’ cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as ‘Like’ buttons and ‘Share’ buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.

An example of this includes:

  • Link to social networks like Facebook, who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites
  • We use third party services provided by third parties like YouTube or Vimeo who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services. All of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may alternatively use the third parties’ own tools to prevent these cookies.

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as ‘Targeting’.

Host Cookie name Purpose
facebook.com __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz These are used for facebook integration. Some Affino sites use single sign on (SSO). This service provides users with the option to sign in using their Facebook login. If they chose to do so Facebook cookies are set.
Further information on Facebook’s Data Use policy is available here
player.vimeo.com c_user, datr, act, locale, lu, p, presence, s, xs When users view a web page on your site with an embedded Vimeo video, Vimeo creates these cookies
av.vimeo.com aka_debug
linkedin.com X-LI-IDC These are used for LinkedIn integration. Some Affino sites use single sign on (SSO). This service provides users with the option sign in using their LinkedIn login. If they chose to do so LinkedIn cookies are set.
cdn.lmodules.com
__utmz
X-LI-IDC
JSESSIONID
leo_auth_token
NSC_MC_QH_MFP
NSC_MC_WT_DTQ_IUUQ
PersistenceCookie
visit
X-LI-IDC
linkedin.com __qca, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz, _lipt, bcookie, lang, lw
doubleclick.net id This is a Google tracking cookie for advertising purposes
soundcloud.com __utma Soundcloud can be used to share music and audio files. They use google analytics to capture visitor information
__utmb
__utmc
__utmz
youtube.com PREF When you view a web page on your site with an embedded YouTube video, YouTube creates these cookies
use_hitbox
PRVISITOR_INFO1_LIVEEF
imrworldwide.com IMRID These are cookies from an internet media and market research company Red Sheriff
V5
quantserve.com mc This is an advertising cookie from Qantcast
scorecardresearch.com UID These are market research cookies
UIDR
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