About Cookies and Falcon Surfacing Services
In accordance with the E-Privacy Directive (May 2012), we invite you to consent to the way we use cookies.

Tell me about cookies?
A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, stored by the internet browser you choose to use to view the Falcon Surfacing website. The files we apply are completely harmless and do not store any personal data about you.
Cookies are useful to us, they help us provide you with the required experience on the Falcon Surfacing website and allow us to improve our service and make the Falcon Surfacing website more efficient too.

Changing cookies relating to Falcon Surfacing
We use cookies to run key processes including user account authentication, monitoring website performance, and to make our website easier to use. If you choose not to allow the cookies listed below, you won’t be able to use certain parts of the Falcon Surfacing website.
If you are uncertain and would like to remove cookies set by the Falcon Surfacing website, you can do this by amending your browser settings – Here is some help with that.
If you delete all your cookies through your browser, you’ll have to update the Falcon Surfacing website cookie settings again when you return. You’ll also need to do this if you use a different computer or smartphone, computer profile or browser to the one you commonly use.
The information that follows outlines the cookies we use on our website.

Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are automatically allowed because the website won’t work without them. They are essential to allow you to navigate our site and to make sure the core processes work.
Strictly necessary cookies allow you to:
manage your account
log in and log out of Falcon Surfacing

Cookie details

Nature:Strictly necessary
Purpose:Falcon Surfacing functionality – set by the website to track your user account activity.
Lifetime:For the duration of your session. Set until the browser is closed.


Performance cookies

These cookies are automatically allowed because we cannot improve our website without them. They collect information in aggregate about how visitors use our site, which allows us to improve its performance over time. Performance cookies only collect anonymous information, and allow us to:
monitor the performance of our site.
collect information about how visitors use the website so help us understand how we can improve our service.

Cookie details

Cookie Name:(_utm cookies)
Purpose:It allows us to monitor the use of the site.
Lifetime:Indefinitely, unless you delete it.
Cookie Name:(_qca cookies)
Purpose:The _qca cookie may use your “computer’s IP address, pixel code, referring HTTP location, current HTTP location, search string, time of the access, browser’s time, any searches made on the applicable website, and other statistics” in order to “analyze Log Data from different websites and combine it with other non Personally Identifiable Information to produce the Reports that are made available on the Quantcast.com Site, to enable web publishers and advertisers to deliver audience segments that are appropriate for their products or services.”
Lifetime:5 years, unless you delete it.
Cookie Name:(__atuvc cookies)
Purpose:The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users.
Lifetime:2 years, unless you delete it.


Learn more about cookies
Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website
Guidance on the new cookies regulation, ICO (PDF 442KB)