Your right to privacy, and the security of your personal information is very important to BFFS. BFFS may collect and use your personal data in the following ways:
- anonymously, to track the pattern of your usage in a single session, or to keep track of your potential purchases online;
- individually, to maintain your 'logged in' status to a particular section of the site;
- individually, to send you information about our products and services when you have both provided us with your personal data and consented to our use in this way;
- individually, to conduct transactions online using your personal and credit/bank card details
BFFS will never use your personal data in a way that you have not consented to, and will treat all data in compliance with the Data Protection Act.
Cookies are small files which are sent to your browser (for example Internet Explorer or Firefox) and stored on your computer's hard disk. They only identify your computer and not you personally. The cookies we use are explained below.
Google Analytics web analytics cookies
These cookies are used to help record your use of this website. They are used to collect statistics about site usage such as when you last visited the site. This information is then used to improve the user experience on our website. The Google Analytics cookies contain randomly generated IDs used to recognise your browser when you read a page. The cookies contain no personal information and are used only for web analytics. The Google Analytics cookies are called _utma, _utmb, _umtc and _utmz. They will appear in the list of cookies under bffs.org.uk.
_utma tracks whether you have visited the website before. It is set to expire 2 years after your last visit.
_utmb establishes a 'user session' and tracks which pages you look at on this visit to the website. It is set to expire 30 minutes after your last visit.
_utmc is connected with _utmb and expires when you closed your browser, rather than just visit another website.
_utmz tracks whether you have come to the website from a search engine, another website or have typed the web address directly into your browser. It is set to expire 6 months after it was last set.
Full details on the cookies set by Google Analytics are available on the Google website. Google also publishes a browser add-on to allow you to choose whether or not information about your website visit is sent to Google Analytics:
OpenCms is the content management system that the BFFS website is built.
JSESSIONID is placed by the CMS to manage sign-in for site editors. It is removed when you close your browser.
reddit_first is placed by the Reddit site and used to manage sign-in to the Reddit service (this is one of the bookmarking icons you can see at the top of the site).
We encourage you to accept the cookies our website uses as they help us to improve the user experience for you and many others.
To delete cookies or reject cookies
If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from. Under settings you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored. You can find more information on how to delete and control cookies at http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2