BFA Cookies and tracking policy - British Florist Association

BFA Cookies and tracking policy

Our website uses cookies and tracking technologies to help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website. Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information about you on an anonymous basis.
Our cookies and tracking help us to:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember some settings during and between visits
  • Make our marketing more efficient 
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Analyse (in aggregate) who is using our web sites

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties 

More about our Cookies

None of our cookies track any personally identifiable information and are completely anonymous. The types of cookie in use on this site are:

Session cookies – We use session cookies which expire after you have closed your browser and enable us to determine if you are logged in or not.

First party persistent cookies – “First Party” means set by us, not another company. We use these cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to keep track of how we are doing.

We use: Google Analytics;

Granting the BFA permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are consenting to their use.

When you visit our site for the first time you will be asked whether or not you wish to accept these cookies. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies, or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. 

Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect and you will not be able to log in to the BFA Member Areas.

Turning Cookies Off

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. 

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

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