This Cookie notice provides you with information about the cookies we use on first direct fdesign (https://fdesign.firstdirect.com) and the purposes for which we use them.
You can manage your cookie preferences at any time by logging into your fdesign account and going to your Profile, then Settings, then Cookie Settings.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data that websites store on your browser when you visit them. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise your visit and collect information about how you use that website.
The cookies we use
The cookies we use are either strictly necessary or optional. In this notice, "we" and “our” means first direct and Chaordix which operates this website.
Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies ensure that our website is able to function properly. We don't have to ask for your consent to store these cookies on your browser. We've listed the categories of these strictly necessary cookies below.
Cookies that help you log on
We use these cookies to remember who you are when you log on to secure areas of our website. You won't be able to log on without them.
Cookies that help us provide core services and features
We use these cookies to provide core services and features on our website. These services and features won't work without them.
We understand that not everyone likes data to be collected about them when it's not strictly necessary, and so we'll ask you to set your preferences when you first visit our website. To make it easier to choose which optional cookies to accept, we've organised these cookies by category. These are set out below.
You can choose which categories you'd be happy for us to use in your cookie settings and make changes at any time by selecting 'Manage cookie settings' at the top of this page.
Cookies that we use to make your visit more personal
We use these cookies to ensure our optional features and services work. Our website will still work without them.
This category may also include:
- cookies that allow us to customise what you see on our website and where, based on what we know about you
- cookies that help prevent fraud on other websites or services that you haven't asked to use when you're on our website
- cookies that help keep secure other websites or services that you haven't asked to use when you're on our website
How we remember your cookie preferences
Your preferences are stored in cookies stored on your browser. If you switch off a category of cookies that you've previously accepted, then for technical reasons those cookies will not be deleted.
To delete cookies from your browser, we recommend that you clear your browser data. If you do this, or change browser, we'll ask for your preferences again when you next visit our website.
Cookie duration and your browser settings
The length of time for which cookies are stored on your browser varies depending on the cookie. Some cookies only last for your online session, whereas others will stay on your browser for a reasonable time afterwards. Unless we’ve given a specific time in the list of cookies above, the cookies set via our website will usually last between 13 and 24 months from your most recent visit to our site.
Some of our partners in the list above also use the same cookies to collect information about the use of their own or other websites. In these cases, the cookie can remain on your device, usually for up to 24 months from your last visit to the site that accessed that cookie.
You can use your browser settings to delete cookies that have already been set at any time. You can also use your browser settings to manage cookies, for example, to switch off a cookie altogether. If you do this, it could mean that we can't use strictly necessary cookies properly and so parts of our website may not work correctly. For more information about how to use your browser settings to clear your browser data or to manage cookies, check your browser 'Help' function.
We're changing the way we set cookies on the websites we manage. This means that some of our websites may ask you to accept cookies again, or they may not yet be able to fully respect your preferences. We're working on this. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Cookies and your privacy
The information cookies we collect, and how we use that information, may count as personal data. We may also be able to identify you by name, IP address or session ID. You have rights regarding how we collect, store and use your personal data.
You can learn more about how we use your personal data in our Privacy notice.