- keep track of the items stored in your shopping basket and take you through the checkout process;
- recognise you whenever you visit this website (this speeds up your access to the website as you do not have to log in each time);
- obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;
- carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our visitor and customer requirements and interests;
- target our marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests; and
- make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.
We work with third party suppliers who may also set cookies on our website. These third party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third party. You will find additional information in the table below.
Description of cookies
The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:
|Cookies||Name||Purpose for the cookie|
|_ga _gid _gat_gtag_UA_104490114_3||Google Analytics cookies are used to collect information about how Visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of Visitors to the site, where Visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited.|
|PHP||PHPSESSID||Stores a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page. For example, if an enquiry form is completed incorrectly, a message will be stored and presented to the user to indicate the errors in the submission. No personal information is stored in this cookie.|
|Event Espresso||ee_cookie_test||This website uses additional software to enable us to display and manage registrations on our training courses. This cookie only stores information relevant to a user completing the process of booking on a course.|
|Maps||hc_session_hc||This website uses Google Maps to display information based on locations of our FIRETECH centres and other relevant sections where we display a map with pins on it. No personal information is stored in this cookie.|
How to turn off cookies
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