Our cookie usage

We use a number of different cookies on our site – currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. Please see below for a full description of how we use cookies.

If you are not happy, then you should either not use our site, delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse our site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called ‘Incognito’ in Chrome, ‘InPrivate’ for Internet Explorer, or ‘Private Browsing’ in Firefox and Safari), which should delete all cookies on exit.

If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This analytics data is collected via a javaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service here.

WordPress

Our websites runs the popular WordPress CMS, which uses cookies. These are used to store basic data on your interactions with WordPress, and whether you have logged into WordPress. We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you if you are a registered user and we deem these as being strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionalities on the Factary site will be broken.

More information on session cookies and what they are used for at www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html

Third Party Cookies

Third party cookies are ones set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on the sites you visit. A good example of services that use cookies of this type are the sharing buttons found throughout the web allowing users to share content via social networks. Some examples include:

  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter

In order to implement these buttons and connect them to the relevant social networks and/or external sites, sites that use them must employ scripts from the original domains. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet.

We don’t currently make use of any of these services on the Factary website, but we recommend reviewing the respective policies of each of these sites – and any others you encounter – to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.