Cookie policy

James Fisher and Sons plc's cookies policy explains the type of cookies used on its Website together with their purpose.

This Website is operated by James Fisher and Sons plc ("James Fisher" or "We" or "Us" or "Our") and is made available to You ("You" or "Your").  James Fisher's Website uses cookies to distinguish You from other users of Our Website. This helps Us to provide You with a good experience and enables Us to improve the Website.

Please read this cookie policy in conjunction with Our Website terms and conditions and Our privacy statement.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files placed on Your computer by websites that you visit. Cookies provide information on how visitors are using the James Fisher website in order to help Us improve the experience for our customers and to make Our website more efficient. Some of the cookies We use are necessary to enable You to navigate the website and use its features.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through 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.

What cookies do We use on Our Website?

James Fisher or Our service providers use analytical and performance cookies to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors navigate Our Website when they are using it, to help Us understand how effective Our content is, what interests Our users have, and to improve how the Website works. We use this information for analysis and statistical purposes only; it's not Our intention to use such information to personally identify any user. 

James Fisher uses the following performance cookies on our Website:

Google Analytics cookies:

This Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google") to help website owners measure how users interact with website content.

The information generated by the cookie about Your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating Your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity for Website operators and providing other services relating to Website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on Your browser. However, please note that if You do this You may not be able to use the full functionality of this Website. By using this Website, You consent to the processing of data about You by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information visit Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites.

You can choose to anonymise the information collected by Google Analytics. Alternatively You can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Cookie name Default expiration time Cookie description
--utma 2 years from set/ update This cookie is used to distinguish users and sessions. It is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics
--utmb 30 mins from set/update This cookie is used to determine new sessions/visits. It is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics
--utmc End of browser session This cookie determines which domain to measure, distinguishes unique users from returning users, throttles the request rate, remembers the number and time of previous visits, source information, the value of visitor-level custom variables and determines the start and end of a session
 --utmz  6 months from set/update This cookie stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. It is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics
_ga 2 years

Google Analytics cookies are used to measure traffic on our Website.

A unique textstring is saved to identify the browser a user is using, timestamp (first visit) for interactions and the source page that led a user to Our Website. No sensitive information is saved.

_gat Duration of the session
_gid 1 day
DSID Less than a month from the date of creation Stored in browsers under the name doubleclick.net. Used for advertising.
IDE Two years from date of creation Stored in browsers under the name doubleclick.net. This is one of the main advertising cookies used on non-Google websites.

Siteimprove cookies:

This Website uses Siteimprove, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that provides access to services that scan and analyse its usage. The services consist of a collection of tools for controlling and optimising Website content, improving SEO, monitoring Website performance and utilising Website analytics data.

Siteimprove strictly follows Our instructions for collecting and processing website data, it does not use data for any other purposes. For more information please visit Siteimprove's privacy policy.

You can choose to anonymise the information collected by Siteimprove by visiting its IP anonymisation page.

Siteimprove uses the following cookies:

Cookie name Expiration time Cookie description
nmstat Ongoing – expires after 1000 days This cookie is used to help visitors' use of the website. It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when the user last visited the site. It contains no personal information
siteimproveses Session cookie This is cookie is used purely to track the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site. This information can be used to create user journeys and enable visitors to find relevant information quickly
szcookiechoice Session cookie This cookie is used to determine if the user has accepted or declined cookies

 AddThis cookies:

This website uses the AddThis Toolbar which uses cookies to collect information from visitors to Our Website. This information does not directly identify an individual but is designed to identify the device used by Our visitors. When an Visitor uses the AddThis Toolbar, AddThis receives AddThis Data via Cookies and Pixels. To find out more, please read the AddThis privacy policy.

However, in certain circumstances visitors may opt to share their email address with AddThis to facilitate the services. The email addresses are not used for online behavioural advertising. Visitors can easily opt out of interest based advertising facilitated by the AddThis tools at any time using the AddThis opt out.

James Fisher is not responsible for any information that its visitors voluntarily shares with third parties or liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by You in connection with third party services.

Other cookies used on this site:

Name Default expiration date Cookie description
cfduid No expiry stated Necessary for Cloudflare's security features and cannot be turned off. For more information please visit the Cloudflare support page.
_hstc 2 years This is the main cookie used by Hubspot for tacking information about visits  - domain, initial timestamp, last timestamp, current timestamp and session number (increases incrementally upon each session) 
hubspotutk 10 years This cookie is used during form submission and de-duplicating contacts

Who to contact

If You have any questions or concerns regarding Your privacy while using the James Fisher website, please contact Us at privacy@james-fisher.co.uk.

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