Cookie Policy

Last Updated: October 8, 2020

What are 'cookies'?

'Cookies' are text files that are stored by the browser on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user's device and to make the site work better for you. They also help FOSI understand how people use the website.

What does FOSI use cookies for?

FOSI uses a first party cookie in connection with the cookie banner you will see when you visit our websites.  This cookie prevents the cookie banner from being shown each time you visit the websites.

FOSI also uses the following third-party cookies: Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics.  Google Tag Manager is used to manage the tags on our websites.  Google Analytics is used to provide us with basic analytics to help determine how many unique users we have, how often they visit our websites, what users like and do not like and as well as how we can improve user experience.

FOSI embeds videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

How do I turn cookies off?

We will not load non-essential cookies without user consent.  We will ask you for consent in our cookie banner.  You can always withdraw your consent by using our cookie consent tool.

Users can also choose to restrict or block cookies set by us, or any other website. This can be done through your browser settings or by following the third party’s opt-out options, accessible via their respective websites.

More information

For more information please see our Privacy Policy, or contact fosi@fosi.org