Cookie Statement

This website (https://www.forge.uk) uses cookies. In this statement, we outline how and why we use the cookies that we do on this website.

We only use cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You can review our full privacy policy here: https://www.forge.uk/privacy-policy/

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that sit on your computer. As you browse the web, websites such as ours can place cookies on your computer through your web browser. These files are readable by the websites that you visit.

Cookies introduce extra features to websites and help you navigate the web more seamlessly. For example, cookies are used to remember the fact that you have logged into a certain website. Disabling these may cause our website (and others) to work incorrectly.

How do we use cookies?

Forge uses cookies to collect information about how you use our website. We use this data to improve our website, create relevant marketing messages and simplify your experience on our website.

We use cookies specifically to:

  1. Analyse how our website is used
  2. Improve and measure changes to our website
  3. Remember content that you have downloaded
  4. Send relevant marketing messages
  5. Store data you submit via our forms

What cookies do we use?

Google Analytics

Forge uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. We use Google Analytics to collect anonymous information about how you interact with our website.

Google Analytics cookies track how you found our website, the pages that you view and how long you spend on our website. It does not collect, process or share any personal data that you submit via our website.

Name Purpose Cookie Expiration
_ga This cookie is used to distinguish website visitors so that we can count returning users. 2 years
_gid This cookie is used to distinguish website visitors so that we can count individual website visitors. 24 hours
_gat This cookie manages the rate at which requests are made. 1 minute

For more information, please review Google’s data practices and confidentiality commitment: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

HubSpot

Forge uses HubSpot to monitor website activity, remember your form submissions and deliver content to you. HubSpot helps us craft relevant marketing messages and create interesting content.

HubSpot sets the following cookies in your browser:

Name Purpose Cookie Expiration
__hstc This cookie is used to timestamp your website page visits. 2 years
hubspotutk This cookie is used to remember the information you submit on our website. 10 years
__hssc This cookie helps us to count the number of sessions made on our website. 30 minutes

CloudFlare

Forge uses CloudFlare to make sure our website loads quickly. We also use CloudFlare to block illegitimate users from maliciously using our website. To confirm that you are a legitimate user, we place a CloudFlare cookie on your browser.

Name Purpose Cookie Expiration
__cfduid The “__cfduid” cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information. 5 years

For more information, please review CloudFlare’s privacy policy: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/.

Disable our cookies

Most modern web browsers automatically accept cookies from the websites that you visit. If you do wish to opt-out of cookies, then you can disable them through your web browser. Please note that this may make cause website (and others) to function irregularly and behave unexpectedly.

To amend your browser’s cookie settings, see instructions here: http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies