Privacy and your rights
Cookies are used to uniquely identify a person and therefore at Fern Trading we treat them as personal identifiable information. Cookies are used for analytics and advertising to improve the experience and relevance of our websites. At Fern Trading we want our customers to understand what cookies are by being jargon free, whilst also being transparent regarding how we use them, please see the What are cookies? What cookies do we use? and How do I turn cookies off? so you are fully aware.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your browser or device by websites, apps, online media, and advertisements. There are different types of cookies. Cookies served by the entity that operates the domain you are visiting are called “first party cookies.” Therefore, cookies served by the Fern Trading website whilst you visit ferntrading.com are first party cookies.
Cookies served by companies that are not operating the domain you’re visiting are called “third party cookies.” For example, we may allow Google to set a cookie on your browser while you visit ferntrading.com, and that would be a third-party cookie. Cookies may also endure for different periods of time. “Session cookies” only last as long as your browser is open.
These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are “persistent cookies” meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. For example, they may recognise your device when you re-open your browser and browse the internet again.
What cookies do we use?
We use the following cookies:
Analytical and performance cookies. We may use analytics service providers in relation to the Fern Trading websites’ traffic analysis and reporting. Analytics service providers generate statistical and other information about the use of the Octopus Group websites by using cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how often visitors return to the Fern Trading website, how long they stay and how visitors move around the Fern Trading website when they are using them. This helps us to improve the way the Fern Trading website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. The information generated relating to the Fern Trading website may be used to create reports about the use of the Fern Trading website and the analytics service provider will also store this information.