Our use of cookies

This page explains how we use cookies on our website.

When someone visits our website we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things like the number of visitors to various parts of the site. This information is processed in a way which does not identify any individual.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish one user of our website from another. This helps us to provide a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. The information collected includes the number of site visitors, where visitors come to the site from and the page they visited.  

We use the following cookies:

  • Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Search/digital display/social remarketing cookies.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use, and why we use them, in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose Expires More information
_ga Google Analytics

This cookie enables us to distinguish users and estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

2 years For further details on Google Analytics cookies, including those not used by fca.org.uk, read about cookies set by Google Analytics. We do not currently use Google advertising cookies on fca.org.uk.
nmstat Siteimprove analytics

This cookie enables us to distinguish users and is used to collect statistics about site usage, such as when the visitor last visited the site.

1000 days For further details on Siteimprove cookies, visit Siteimprove privacy.
siteimproveses Siteimprove analytics

This cookie enables us to identify order of pages a visitor looks at during a visit.

Maximum time allowed by browser For further details on Siteimprove cookies, visit Siteimprove privacy.
Cookie-agreed Drupal – content management cookies Typical content: Boolean. 3 months We use Drupal cookies to display and remember content based on selections you have already made.
has_js Drupal – content management cookies Typical content: Boolean. When user closes the page We use Drupal cookies to display and remember content based on selections you have already made.
mixpanel Buto – video platform cookies Used to store a session identifier for videos with interactive elements. 1 year  
JSESSIONID New Relic cookies Used to store a session identifier so that New Relic can monitor session counts for an application. Deleted when the browser closes You can find out more about New Relic Browser’s security measures on the New Relic Browser website.
Bing Universal Event Tag Bing Search We will capture cookie data using this tag. This will enable us to re-target users via search. 180 days For further details on Bing Universal Event cookies, visit Bing ads.
AdWords Re-marketing Tag Google AdWords We will capture cookie data using this tag. This will enable us to re-target users via search. 90 to 540 days For further details on Google AdWords cookies, visit AdWords Help.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

For more information about cookies (including how to turn them off), visit www.allaboutcookies.org.