What Cookies are
Like most websites, FT use some cookies. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile device by your browser. They’re used for many things, such as remembering whether you’ve visited the site before so that you remain logged in – or to help FT work out how many visitors we get on the site over a given period of time. These cookies contain information about the use of your computer or mobile device, but they don’t include personal information about you.
What Cookies do we use
- Session Cookies As you travel around this website, there are times when FT needs to remember technical information about you as you go from page to page. We use this technical information to improve our website user’s experience. This cookie contains no personally identifiable information and only stays in place until you end your session (usually when you leave our site).
- FT use web analytics services to recognise your browser or device. This information is anonymous and only used for statistical purposes. It allows us to track information, such as how many individual users we have and how often they visit the FT website
Controlling your cookies
Managing cookies in your browser
Most current browsers allow you to:
- Block third party cookies.
- Block cookies from particular sites.
- See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis.
- Block all cookies from being set.
- Delete all cookies when you close your browser.
You should be aware that you will lose any preferences if you delete cookies, which includes where you have opted out from cookies. In addition, if you block cookies completely, many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all.
Find out more about how to manage your cookies for each of the browsers below:
Managing analytics cookies
Along with logfiles, FT use Google Analytics to analyse what people view on our website. Google Analytics isn’t personal information – it doesn’t know who you are.
Third-party service cookies
FT’s social sharing sites are run by other companies. If you are already logged in to these companies’ services when you visit the FT site, they may place cookies on your computer.