What Are Cookies?
Like the vast majority of other websites, we use ‘cookies’ in order to provide you with the best possible experience when you visit it. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit a web page. They can have many purposes, and among other things may be used to store your preferences, keep you logged into a website, or to collect visitor statistics – e.g. finding out how many users viewed the site and the pages they accessed.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting, or by third parties who provide content that is embedded upon the site – such as YouTube videos. Some cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser, others remain for longer periods – e.g. to retain any website preferences you have set on previous occasions.
None of the cookies stored by Firstxtra contain personally identifying information, and we do not use any cookies for the purposes of targeted advertising. By visiting the Firstxtra website you consent to cookies being stored on your computer or device. If you wish, you can disable cookies via your browser settings, however some website functionality may not work as expected.
What Cookies are Used on the First Xtra Website?
Below are more details about the cookies that are stored when you visit the First Xtra site. These are broken down into the 4 separate categories suggested by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
AdWords Remarketing Cookie
We use Google AdWords Remarketing to advertise our services to you across the Internet. AdWords Remarketing will display relevant ads tailored to you based on what parts of our website you have viewed by placing a cookie on your machine.
THIS COOKIE DOES NOT IN ANYWAY IDENTIFY YOU OR GIVE US OR ANY THIRD PARTY ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER.
The cookie is used to say “This person visited this page, so show them ads relating to that page.”
To summarise, the Google AdWords remarketing Cookie connects the activity of www.firstxtra.co.uk with the Adwords advertising network and the DoubleClick Cookie.
You can opt out of the cookie tracking here:
How can I prevent cookies from being stored?
If you wish, you can set up your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome etc) to prevent cookies from being stored when you visit a website. Depending on the browser you are using, you can choose just to prevent specific websites from setting cookies (e.g. First Xtra), or alternatively prevent all websites from storing cookies. You may also be able to control the types of cookies that can be stored, and delete any existing cookies that have been stored already. Please be aware that if you choose to do this, some functionality on this website may not work as expected.
Below are some links to pages containing information about how to manage cookies using your web browser:
In addition, if you wish to opt out of statistics being collected by Google Analytics, you can download a plugin provided by Google.
Please note that we do not have control over any cookies set by third party services. Therefore the cookies stored by these services may vary from those shown above, and may change over time. If you would like to find out more about cookies set by these services and how to manage them, you are encouraged to view the privacy policies for these services.
Further Sources of Information
If you would like further information about cookies, please see the sources of information below:
- All About Cookies
- Information Commissioner’s Office Cookie Advice
- International Chamber of Commerce Cookie Guide
- Wikipedia Article About Cookies