What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small data file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer, mobile device or tablet when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognise your browser. Cookies collect data such as your type of browser, IP address, and how you accessed the site.

– Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing.

– Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

We use the following types of cookies on our website.

What type of cookies do we use?

Strictly necessary cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are essential to browse our website and use its features. They are usually set in response to actions which amount to request for service, setting privacy preferences or filling in forms. These cookies cannot be switched off in our system, but they do not store any personally identifiable information.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies allow our website to remember preferences you have made whilst browsing and help to personalise your experience. We may store your location to ensure that we show you the website relevant to your location.

Third party cookies

We have relationships with a number of third-party social media partners. Third party cookies are those placed by websites and/or parties other than Freemarket. These cookies may be used on our website to improve our products or services or to help us provide more relevant advertising. These cookies are subject to the respective privacy policies for these external services, for example:

– Facebook – https://en-gb.facebook.com/policies/cookies/

– Google – https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-GB

– LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy

Performance cookies

Performance cookies collect information about how you use our website, for example, which pages you go to most often, and if you receive get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not identify the user but may be used to help optimise our website and make it easier for the user to navigate.

Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics cookies to collect data that allows our website to understand how users interact with our services. This helps us to analyse the behaviour of our users and enhance their experience.

We partner with Microsoft Clarity and Microsoft Advertising to capture how you use and interact with our website through behavioral metrics, heatmaps, and session replay to improve and market our products/services. Website usage data is captured using first and third-party cookies and other tracking technologies to determine the popularity of products/services and online activity. Additionally, we use this information for site optimization, fraud/security purposes, and advertising. For more information about how Microsoft collects and uses your data, visit the Microsoft Privacy Statement.

More information on how businesses use cookies and how to remove cookies is available at the following third party websites:

– https://www.allaboutcookies.org

– https://www.aboutcookies.org

– https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html

How can I manage or disable cookies?

You can manage your cookies in your browser settings. This should allow you the option to accept or reject cookies and alert you before accepting a cookie when visiting a website. You can delete your cookies at any time by heading into your browser settings, although please be aware that if you delete or disable cookies, it may affect access to our website and how you use it.

For your convenience we have provided links to the cookie management pages for some of the most used web browsers:

– Chrome – https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?source=gsearch&hl=en

– Microsoft Edge – https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17171/microsoft-edge-get-to-know

– Firefox – https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

– Safari – https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191?locale=en_GB

– Internet Explorer – https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11