Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites
or sometimes by emails. They provide useful information to
companies, which helps in all sorts of ways. For you, it means you
can use the site more efficiently and save time by not having to
re-enter your details each time you visit. They also make sure you
receive the most relevant information from the PFS. For us, cookies
help us to analyse how our customers interact with our web site so
we can make improvements.
We use three types of cookies on our website:
- Session cookies that are deleted after each visit.
- Persistent cookies that remain in place across multiple visits
to our sites.
- Third party cookies that are used by our approved business
Some of these cookies are essential and some are
Certain cookies are necessary in order for you to use our
websites. These are used 'in-session' each time you visit and then
expire when you leave the site. They're not stored on your computer
and they don't contain any personal data. However, you can delete
them via your browser if you wish to, but this will restrict the
functions that you're able to carry out on our sites. For more
information about how to disable cookies in your browser, you can
visit the About cookies
Here's a list of essential cookies and how we use them:
||These enable you to carry out some essential functions on our
sites, such as maintaining log in details for the session or a
transaction. They also help by minimising the need to transfer
information across the internet. They are not stored on your
computer and they expire when you terminate your browser
||These enable us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. By
matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we're able to
record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the
site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take
through the site. By monitoring this information we're able to make
improvements to our sites. PFS use ComScore's SiteStat
software to analyse page use, page interactions and the routes our
customers take through our sites. These are known as 'web metrics'.
We don't record any personal information you provide during an
in-site purchase or any other process.
These cookies are usually supplied by our business partners and
help us to filter out irrelevant messages or pop-ups and to make
sure that we only send you information that's interesting and
relevant to you. We also use some non-essential cookies for
Here's a list of non-essential cookies and how they're used:
||Cookies Provided by our bookmarking supplier, these cookies
enable you to easily bookmark selected pages.
||The PFS use Google Analytics service allowing us to
recognise repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous,
randomly generated identifier, we're able to record specific
browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages
you view, options you select, and the path you take through the
site. By monitoring this information we're able to make
improvements to our sites.
You can choose to accept or block cookies
By using our websites you agree that we can place both essential
and non-essential cookies on your device.
You can block any cookies from any website through your browser
settings. For more information about how to disable cookies in your
browser please visit the About cookies website
If you share the use of a computer, accepting or rejecting the
Find out more
You'll find more information about cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/,
which gives details on how to delete cookies from your computer.
For information on how to do this on your mobile phone browser,
please see your handset manual.