What are cookies ?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a site. Cookies do many different jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. Most web browsers are designed to automatically accept cookies, as well as provide a method to control their use, such as blocking or deleting cookies.
What if I don’t want cookies?
Please keep in mind that deleting and blocking cookies will impact your user experience as some parts of the site may no longer work. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to block cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site or click on a link in a targeted email we send to you, even if you have previously deleted our Cookies.
Third-party cookies and analytics
Some cookies we use come from third-party companies, such as Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, Mailchimp to provide us with web analytics and insights about our sites. These companies use programming code to collect information about your interaction with our sites, such as the pages you visit, the links you click on, and the length of your visit to our sites. This code is only active when you are on a Focus website.
Cookie-Free Tracking Technologies
We may also use web beacons (including conversion pixels) or other technologies for purposes similar to those described above and we may include them on our sites, in marketing electronic messages or on our affiliate websites. , to determine if messages have been opened and links clicked. Web beacons do not place information on your device, but they may work in conjunction with cookies to monitor website activity. The information provided below on cookies also applies to web beacons and similar technologies. Conversion pixels are small codes located on a particular web page that are triggered when a user visits a page, resulting in increased conversions.
Four categories of cookies used by Focus
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Without these cookies, the services you have requested cannot be provided.
Here is an example of a strictly necessary cookie: Session management cookie – A general purpose platform cookie used to maintain a server-anonymized user session that expires when you leave the site.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a site, for example which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information collected by these cookies is anonymous and used only to improve the functioning of the site. If you do not allow the use of these cookies, Focus will not be able to monitor and optimize site performance.
Here is an example of a performance cookie: Web traffic cookie – Included on every page of our site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for analytics reporting.
These cookies allow a site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and to provide more personalized features. For example, a site may be able to provide you with local information or news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font and other customizable parts of web pages. They may also be used to provide services you have requested, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. We may use the information collected from our cookies to identify user behavior and provide content and offers based on your profile. In some cases, we pass this information on to others within Focus for marketing or analysis purposes. In most cases, we will not be able to track individuals by name; only if a user is a known user will we associate the cookie information with a named person. If you do not allow the use of these cookies, personalization or customization features guided by your preferences, choices or interests will be impacted. we pass this information on to others within Focus for marketing or analysis purposes. In most cases, we will not be able to track individuals by name; only if a user is a known user will we associate the cookie information with a named person. If you do not allow the use of these cookies, personalization or customization features guided by your preferences, choices or interests will be impacted. we pass this information on to others within Focus for marketing or analysis purposes. In most cases, we will not be able to track individuals by name; only if a user is a known user will we associate the cookie information with a named person. If you do not allow the use of these cookies, personalization or customization features guided by your preferences, choices or interests will be impacted.
Ces cookies ne peuvent pas suivre votre activité de navigation sur d’autres sites Web. Ils ne recueillent aucune information vous concernant qui pourrait être utilisée à des fins publicitaires ou pour se rappeler où vous avez été sur Internet en dehors de notre site.
Here is an example of a functionality cookie: Known visitor cookie – A unique identifier given to each known user of our site, used to serve them content and offers based on their profiles. Also used for analytics and marketing purposes.
These cookies are used to (1) deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests; (2) limit the number of times you see an advertisement; (3) help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign; and (4) understand people’s behavior after seeing an advertisement. They are usually placed on behalf of advertising networks with the permission of the site operator. They remember that you have visited a site and very often they will be linked to the functionality of the site provided by the other organization. If you do not allow the use of these cookies, Focus advertisements will be less targeted.
At Focus we do not have third party advertising on our site, so we do not use targeting cookies for advertising purposes, but we may use them to gather analytics and site insights.
We send emails to people with whom we want to develop or maintain a relationship. Our targeted emails typically include web beacons, cookies, and similar technologies that let us know whether you open, read, or delete the message, as well as which links you can click on. When you click on a link in an email you receive from Focus to our website, we also use a cookie to record the pages you view and the content you download from our websites, even if you are not registered or logged in to our sites.
Combination and analysis of personal data
Mobile apps and mobile websites
By accessing Focus websites on your mobile device, your device’s unique identifier and your mobile device’s IP address, as well as information about your device’s operating system, your mobile carrier and your location information may be collected.
If you have any questions now or during your visit, please submit your request through our Contact Us form .