Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small data file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer, mobile or tablet when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognise your browser. Cookies collect data such as your type of browser, IP address, and how you accessed our site.

– Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing.

– Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

We use the following types of cookies on our website.

What type of cookies do we use?

Strictly necessary cookies

Strictly necessary or necessary cookies are essential for you to browse our website, use its features, and accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services such as billing and shopping baskets cannot be provided.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies allow our websites to remember preferences you have made on our website whilst browsing and help to personalise your experience. We may store your location to ensure that we show you the website relevant to your area.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are those placed by websites and/or parties other than Freemarket. These cookies may be used on our website to improve our products or services or to help us provide more relevant advertising. These cookies are subject to the respective privacy policies for these external services, for example:

– Facebook – https://en-gb.facebook.com/policies/cookies/

– Google – https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-GB

– LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy

Performance cookies

Performance cookies collect information about how you use our websites, for example which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. This cookie does not identify the user but may be used to help optimise our website and make it easier for the user to navigate.

Analytics cookies

We use analytics cookies, like those offered by Google Analytics, to help us understand things such as: how a visitor arrived at our website, which pages they visited during their session, how many visits a page received, and where they are visiting from. This allows us to analyse user behaviour and enhance the user experience.

More information on how businesses use cookies and how to remove cookies is available at the following third party websites:

– https://www.allaboutcookies.org

– https://www.aboutcookies.org

– https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html

How can I manage or disable cookies?

You can manage your cookies in your browser settings. This should allow you the option to accept or reject cookies and alert you before accepting a cookie when visiting a website. You can delete your cookies at any time by heading into your browser settings, although, please be aware that if you delete or disable cookies, it may affect access to our website and how you use it.

For your convenience we have provided links to the cookie management pages for some of the most used web browsers:

– Chrome – https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?source=gsearch&hl=en

– Microsoft Edge – https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17171/microsoft-edge-get-to-know

– Firefox – https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

– Safari – https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191?locale=en_GB

– Internet Explorer – https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11