Published: January 2020
A cookie is a small text files stored on your computer's hard disk when you visit a website. For the purpose of this policy, the term ‘cookie’ is also used to refer to similar devices, such as pixels and web beacons. Most cookies we use are deleted from your hard drive at the end of your visit (these are ‘session cookies’), though others remain in order to improve your following visit (‘persistent cookies’).
Cookies may serve a number of purposes. Most importantly, certain cookies are essential to enable visitors to the sites to navigate their way around the site and make the most of the site’s features. A cookie can also show that you have visited a FES website previously and help identify which parts of the site you might be most interested in. Similarly, a cookie can improve your website visit by storing details of your prior visit to the site.
It is possible that approved third parties will also store cookies on you computer during your visit to our website. These are not FES cookies, but are used by our service providers to analyse how the site is being used. This helps us to measure and improve the performance of our site.