During each visit to Freestone’s website general data is gathered, such as your computer’s IP address and the time of access and data added by your browser. For this purpose cookies are placed on your computer’s hard disk.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on a computer’s hard disk the moment someone visits a website. The data is used for analysing visitor behaviour and click behaviour on the website. Freestone uses that information to improve the website’s functionality and to enhance the visitors’ ease of use. The data is anonymised where possible and not shared with third parties. The cookies are not used to establish a visitor’s browsing behaviour on other websites.
Cookies can be placed by Freestone (‘first party cookies’) or by third parties (‘third-party cookies’). They may be of a temporary nature (‘session cookies’, which disappear when you close your browser session) or permanent (‘permanent cookies’, which remain on your computer until you remove them yourself).
There are different types of cookies.
At the start of your visit a bar at the bottom of each page offers you the option of either accepting or refusing cookies.
If you wish to manage your cookie settings later on, for instance if you want to disable cookies or receive a warning if a cookie is being installed, you can do so in the browser settings of the relevant browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) or opt to permanently delete your browser history.
Freestone uses Google Analytics to monitor how the website is used and how effective Freestone’s AdWords ads are in the Google search results.