Cookie Policy

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website under How can I control my cookie preferences?

Your consent applies to the following domains: the-fsa.co.uk

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What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

Like most of online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data. The third-party cookies are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

The analytics that the site use are through Jetpack (run by Auttomatic) inbuilt in WordPress. You can read Jetpack/Automattic’s privacy policy and privacy notice. You can read Jetpack/Attomattic’s cookie notice here. The latter link details how you can restrict and control cookies when browsing.

The FSA site uses Akismet, an anti-spam service. Akismet collects information about visitors who comment on Sites that use Akismet anti-spam service. The information typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). You can read Akismet’s privacy policy here.

Articles on the FSA site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Third party cookies on this website mainly derrive from our SoundCloud embed and YouTube embeds. You can read YouTube’s terms of service here and SoundCloud’s privacy policy here. You can stop these cookies from being set by rejecting ‘Third Party’ cookies when you enter or as you are surfing our site (see How can I control my cookie preferences?).

To pay for membership subscription, our website takes payment via a third party platform, PayPal standard. This means that to pay for the subscription you are forwarded on to the PayPal site where the payment takes place and through this process cookies may be set. When you are forwarded, PayPal will ask you to consent to cookies on their site. You can see PayPal’s privacy policy here. Additionally, if you share a site post through social media, such as Facebook or Twitter, then cookies may be set by such platforms when you do so. We cannot control how these cookies are set and recommend that you read such third parties’ privacy and cookie policies. To be sure, you can find out how to block, manage or delete cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

What types of cookies do we use?

The cookies used on our website are grouped into the following categories:

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The below list details the cookies used in our website:

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You can manage your cookies preferences by clicking on the “Settings” button and enabling or disabling the cookie categories on the popup according to your preferences. Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

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