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Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

What is a Cookie?

A Cookie is a small text file, usually consisting of letters and numbers, placed on your computer, tablet, phone, or similar device, when you use that device to visit a website. A Cookie is acknowledged by your web browser and acts to identify your device.

Cookies are widely used by website owners to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to collect and send information about your visit to their website, for example, the number of visits, average time spent, pages viewed, navigation history through the website and other statistics.

Our website uses Cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

How Do We Use Cookies?

SFI uses Cookies and various similar technologies, which may include pixel tags, web tokens, beacons, clear GIFs, and JavaScript, to help improve your experience and the performance and efficiency of our website. We will refer to Cookies and similar technologies as “Cookies” for the purpose of this notice.

Cookies may be used to allow us and third parties to know when you visit our website, and to understand how you interact with e-mails, advertisements, or other content.

Cookies, aggregate and other information (such as your operating system, browser version, and the URL you came from) that does not identify individual users, may be obtained and used to enhance your experience and understand traffic patterns. This technology counts who clicked on links or graphics included in e-mail newsletters received from SFI. It is also used as a tool to compile aggregated statistics about how SFI websites are used, to perform analytics and help us to optimize our websites.

What Cookies Do We Use?

We use the following Cookies:

  • Strictly necessary Cookies. These are Cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, Cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical/performance Cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality Cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website.
  • Targeting Cookies. These Cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual Cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

NamePurpose
loginuseridThis cookie is used for increased security to verify a

user identify upon re-login after a session timeout.

It stores the user’s unique identifier (commonly a 6-digit number) within the SESAME/SmartSimple database.

logincaptchaThis cookie is used for increased security to determine whether a CAPTCHA verification is required for a page.

It stores a true/false flag that is set upon different conditions in the application.

SS_OriginThis cookie is optionally employed to improve the user experience upon logout.

It stores the URL that a user came from prior to reaching the SESAME/SmartSimple login screen.

It is enabled when logout redirect is configured to remember and return the user to a previous address that they were on before navigating to SESAME/SmartSimple.

__utma (Google Analytics)

__utmb (Google Analytics) __utmc (Google Analytics) __utmt (Google Analytics)

__utmz (Google Analytics)

These cookies 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.
wfvt_0000000000 (Session ID)This cookie collects information about your general geographic location (used to remember your time zone, for example). These are known as session cookies and are deleted when you leave the site.
__utma (Google Analytics)

__utmb (Google Analytics)

__utmc (Google Analytics __utmt (Google Analytics)

__utmz (Google Analytics)

These cookies 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.
_gaThis cookie identifies and distinguishes users and has an expiration of 2 years.
_gat_UA-105723831This is used to throttle requests and has an expiration of 10 minutes.
_gidThis cookie identifies and distinguishes users and has an expiration of 24 hours.
cookieconsent_dis missedThis cookie tells people what cookies they use, and what the purposes of those cookies are.

 

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use Cookies, over which we have no control. These Cookies are likely to be analytical/performance Cookies or targeting Cookies

You can block Cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some Cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all Cookies (including essential Cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

How Long do Cookies Stay on My Device?

Some Cookies, called “session Cookies,” operate from the time you visit our website to the end of that particular browsing session. These Cookies expire and are automatically deleted when you close your Internet browser.

Other Cookies, called “persistent Cookies,” will stay on your device between browsing sessions, they do not automatically expire when you close your browser. The length of time a persistent Cookie stays on your device varies from Cookie to Cookie. We and others use persistent Cookies for a variety of purposes, such as to store your preferences so that they are available for the next visit, and to keep a more accurate account of how often you visit our websites, how often you return, how your use of the websites may vary over time etc.