Cookie Policy

A “cookie” is a piece of software that attaches to the hard drive of your computer and remembers information about the configuration of your computer. We use cookies to track visitors movements through the website. When you start to use the website, you will be asked whether you agree to the use of cookies.

We currently use “analytical” cookies (primarily Google Analytics) which collect data about how visitors use our website, to help us to monitor and understand (e.g. whether the number of visitors to our website is growing), what content is popular, how long people stay on our website and so on, so that we can make improvements to our website.

If, having read the cookies statement in the pop-up box on our website, you click “Don’t show me this again”, a cookie is downloaded. It does not collect any data from you – it simply tells our website, on your next visit, that you do not wish to see the pop-up box again. There is also a cookie which allows us to log into the site to make changes. This is essential to our website’s operation and is only downloaded onto the devices of SFT’s staff and/or contractors who maintain our website.

Some of our webpages include content from other sites. For example, if you have a LinkedIn or twitter account and you use the “link” or “tweet this” buttons on our site, a cookie may be downloaded by LinkedIn or twitter to allow the content you’ve selected to be shared (we do not control these).

The analytical cookies described above will be switched off for this visit to our website only, if you click on the button below. Choosing this option will not make any permanent changes to your cookie settings and will not affect your cookies settings for other websites. Every time you visit our website you will be asked again if you consent to these cookies.

This tool does not deactivate the third-party cookies described above. You can control these by changing your browser settings (you should be able to set your browser to prompt you each time a cookie is offered, or to accept or reject all, or certain cookies). Alternatively, check the relevant third-party website’s privacy and cookies policies for more information about their use of cookies.

If you have any concerns about the way in which cookies are being used on this website, or the arrangements we have put in place to help you manage cookies, please let us know by emailing: