Ftsafe use of cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies

  1. Ftsafe use of cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies
    This section describes our use of cookies, web beacons and similar technologies.
    1. What are cookies and how do we use them?
    2. A cookie is a small text file that may be placed on your computer, mobile phone, or other device when you visit a website. A cookie enables recognition of your device and collection of information on what websites and functions that have been visited and used. It also helps to maintain your settings when you are navigating a website or return to the same website at a later point. We use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your device for a set period of time or until you delete them).
    3. About your consent to the use of cookies
    4. When you visit a website, you have the right to receive certain information such as how cookies are used. Furthermore, you need to consent to our use of cookies. If you do not consent to the use of cookies, it may affect your user experience and you may not get full access to all features and functions on our website. In case you have given your consent to the use of cookies, you can easily withdraw your consent and choose to block and/or delete the cookies. For more information on how to block/erase cookies, please see below section "How to avoid cookies".
    5. Processing of personal data
    6. Some of our cookies may collect information that is personal data. We collect such information for the purpose of assessing the performance of our websites, services and tools, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how our visitors use our websites, determine if you have interacted with our messaging, determine whether you have viewed a link, or to improve our website content, services or tools. In some cases, the information collected by the cookies will only be used for statistical purposes and to improve our website. We will not be able to identify you through such information.
  2. Cookies placed by third parties
    Our website may contain content and sharing tools embedded from various social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. These networks/suppliers may use and place cookies on our website. We do not have access to, and cannot control, these cookies or the personal data and information that they may collect.
  3. You therefore need to check the websites of these networks/suppliers to get further information on how they manage cookies, what information their cookies collect and how such cookies can be erased.
  4. How to avoid cookies
    Many web browsers allow you to manage your preferences regarding the use of cookies. You can set your browser to refuse cookies or delete certain cookies. You can find out more about cookies and how to delete and control them on www.aboutcookies.org or click help in your browser menu. Please note that if you block our use of cookies, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and features and functions may not work properly.

Last updated: May 14, 2019

Appendix: cookies, web beacons and other technologies on FTSAFE websites

Name Type of cookie, information collected by the cookie and the function of the cookie Retention period Domain name Disclosure of information to third parties
PHPSessionID Preserves user session state across page requests. Session ftsafe.com
_ga This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes., Google Analytics. Used to drastically decrease the request rate. 10 minutes ftsafe.com Google (USA)
_gat_x Used by Google Analytics to throttle requests. 10 minutes ftsafe.com Google (USA)
_gid Registers a unique IDE that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 10 minutes ftsafe.com Google (USA)