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.
- Analyse how our website is used
- Improve and measure changes to our website
- Remember content that you have downloaded
- Send relevant marketing messages
- Store data you submit via our forms
What cookies do we use?
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.
|_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
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:
|__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|
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.
|__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|
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