Cookie Policy

Cookies are small files that are often created when you visit a website; these are stored in the cookie directory of your computer. A cookie often includes an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies do not damage your computer. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. You do not have to accept cookies. You can decide if you want to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set.
For more information about cookies including how to set your browser to reject cookies please click here.

When someone visits www.abfa.org.uk or www.abfa.ie we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any of our websites; we will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will make it clear when we collect the personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

We use the ShareThis share buttons on our website to allow visitors to easily share our content through social media services such as Twitter and Facebook. ShareThis sets a number of cookies on your machine whenever you visit a page featuring the ShareThis share buttons. 

Due to the way that these buttons are integrated into our site, these cookies are also set on certain pages where the buttons are not immediately visible, including our homepage.  ShareThis uses cookies to provide the ShareThis sharing service and to customise it to make it easier to use.  By default, ShareThis may also use non-personally identifiable information which it collects from websites using the ShareThis service to deliver targeted advertising. 

You can opt-out from this behaviour via the following link

For further information regarding ShareThis's privacy policy, please visit the the following address http://www.ShareThis.com/privacy

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

 
Cookie Name Purpose More Information
Google Analytics _utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz
To collect information about how visitors use our site.
We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.
The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

 

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. We use a "session cookie" (a cookie which is deleted at the end of each browsing session) to ensure that you are recognised when moving from page to page within our site and so that any information you have entered can be remembered.

You can block the use of cookies by our site by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Disabling cookies should not generally impact upon the browsing experience on our website, but we cannot guarantee that all features of our website will function with cookies disabled.

Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact:

UK Finance (Previously The Asset Based Finance Association)
5th Floor
One Angel Court
30 Throgmorton Street
London
EC2R 7HJ

email: abfadmin@ukfinance.org.uk
phone: +44 (0)20 7706 3333

Our data protection registration number is Z9296057