Cookie and IP policy

We may collect information about your computer or device including your IP address, operating system and browser type, to find out how our Site is being used, what services are popular, and how long users spend on particular pages. Any statistical data will be used as aggregated data and not in terms of individuals and will not be shared.

We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using cookies, small text files which are stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our Site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

  • to store information about your preferences, and to allow us to customise our Site according to your individual interests;
  • to speed up your searches;
  • to recognise you when you return to our Site.

Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and have already been set.

All other cookies require your consent. Consent can either be granted when you register as a user of our Site and accept the terms and conditions and the privacy policy, or by indicating your acceptance by ticking the box indicating your acceptance of cookies on the top of the home page.

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

If you have enabled cookies for this website and wish to reset you can disable them here Reset (opt-out).

We use the following cookies on our site:

Cookie Name Purpose
AutoLogin AutoLogin This is an essential cookie that contains encrypted information for automatic login, or 'remember me'.
SessionId SessionId This cookie encrypts the session key for security and usage statistics tracking – tracking includes email alert and newsletter article link tracking. All reporting on tracking is anonymous, aggregated and used for internal purposes.
Survey and poll response cookie PollRespondedTo_* This cookie keep a record of the polls and surveys which you have responded to.
Did You Know cookie dyk_index This cookie is used to allow you to navigate the Did You Know section of the site.
Frequently Asked Questions cookie *_faq_index This cookie is used to allow you to navigate the Frequently asked questions portion of the site.
Staff banner image cookie staffareabannerimage_index This cookie is used to track and rotate through the available images to display in the Staff home page banner section – so you see a new image each time you visit the page.
Text size cookie generic_site_acc_text_size This cookie is used to remember your preferences for site text size.
Site colour cookie generic_site_acc_colour This cookie is used to remember your preference for setting for site colour.
Search form show summaries cookie *:generic_site_search:ShowSummaries This cookie is used to remember your preference for including summaries in search results.
Saved quiz state cookie save_state_quiz_poll_id_* This cookie is used to help save a partially completed quiz in the database and to restore the quiz answers when you later return to the quiz page.
Schools programme quote cookie *_sp_quote_index_* This cookie is used to navigate and rotate through the displayed quotes in SFDF website Schools programme pages
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These cookies are used to collect information about how you and other 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, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visit. For more information see: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/ analytics/privacyoverview.html

Sustainabilty Resource Hub application

And we use the following cookies in the Sustainabilty Resource Hub application:

Cookie Name Purpose
ASP.NET Application Cookie .AspNet.ApplicationCookie This is an essential cookie that is used by ASP.NET to identify the current authenticated (logged-in) user.
Anti-Forgery Token __RequestVerificationToken The anti-forgery token cookie is used by ASP.NET MVC applications to prevent CSRF attacks - it guarantees that a web page form is submitted or posted back to the web server by the same user that requested and received it in a web browser. CSRF is Cross-Site Request Forgery which is a type of malicious exploit of a website.
Remember Username cookie accountcontroller-login-remember-username This cookie is used by the login form to auto-fill the username from the previous successful login to the Hub. The cookie is only stored if the user ticks a checkbox to remember their username when they login to the Hub.
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These cookies are used to collect information about how you and other visitors use the Hub. We use the information to monitor the usage of the Hub. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form including the number of visitors, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visit. For more information see: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/ analytics/privacyoverview.html

Google Analytics

FDF use Google Analytics on our Site for anonymous reporting of site usage and for any advertising on our Site, such as banners. If you would like to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.


Last reviewed: 14 May 2018