Privacy policy

Foster + Partners Privacy Policy

Foster + Partners are committed to respecting your privacy. This policy sets out the basis on which Foster + Partners may collect, store and process any personal data on you as a result of your use of this website. By visiting fosterandpartners.com or fosterandpartnerscareers.com you are accepting and consenting to the practises described below.


We will collect information in two principle ways:

  1. information you give us by completing forms on our website for example when you sign up to our mailing list or apply for a job; and
  2. information we automatically collect about you when you visit the website by the use of cookies as explained in detail below.

How We Use Information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  1. To provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;
  2. In respect of information provided on a careers website (fosterandpartnerscareers.com) to assess your eligibility for a job vacancy;
  3. To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  4. To administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  5. To improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  6. To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  7. As part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure.

 For further information see the Cookies section of this policy below.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


Cookies

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. 


Use of cookies by Foster + Partners

Within this website cookies are used to facilitate features and functions which improve your browsing experience. They are also used to measure the performance of the site and the ways in which visitors navigate their way around. The below information details the cookies we use, how to prevent these being written and the impact of doing so on your browsing experience. 


Disabling/Enabling all cookies

You can accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you will not be able to use all the interactive features of the site if cookies are disabled.

Most recent web browsers allow control over the cookies saved through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.


More information about cookies

There are four main types of cookies used by websites. These categories are described below, based on the information published in the International Chamber of Commerce Cookie Guide;

Strictly Necessary Cookies – Enable services you have specifically asked for
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies the services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Performance Cookies – Collect anonymous information on the pages visited
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Functionality Cookies – Remember choices you make to improve your experience
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic 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, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting/Advertising Cookies – Collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.


The tables below explain the cookies we use and why. The information is updated regularly but if a discrepancy is found then please contact us.

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

EMO

VicinityUser

This cookie indicates that an anonymised user is actively using the site. This cookie is deleted when the browsing session is closed.

Strictly Necessary

Session Only

JSESSIONID

JSESSIONID

This session cookie indicates that you are actively using the site. This indicates, at any given time, how many users are visiting the site. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

Strictly Necessary

Session Only

Load Balancer Cookies

ARPT1
ARPT2a
ASPSESSIONID
CCCRSAQD

These session cookies are used to help ensure that the content of your page loads quickly and effectively by distributing the workload across web servers. They are deleted when you close your browser.

Strictly Necessary

Session Only

Google Analytics

__utma

Used to distinguish users and sessions.
The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Performance

2 Years

 

__utmb 

Used to determine new sessions/visits.
The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Performance

30 Minutes

 

__utmc

Not used in ga.js.
Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

Performance

Session

 

__utmt

Used to throttle request rate.

Performance

10 Minutes

 

__utmt_b

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics. It appears to be a variation of the __utmt cookie, which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

Performance

10 Minutes

 

_utmz

Stores the traffic source that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Performance

6 Months

 

__utmv

Creates groupings based on anonymised user actions, for example, create a group for all visitors who viewed a particular link or advert. 

Performance

2 Years

 

_ga (Universal Analytics)

Used to distinguish users.

Performance

2 Years

 

_gat_UA-49989264-1
_gat_UA-26273664-2

Used to throttle request rate.

Performance

10 Minutes

Brightcove Player

BC_
BANDWIDTH

Detects initial bandwidth capability of a visitor’s computer or device. This cookie helps to significantly improve initial rendition selection for viewing videos. If you disable this cookie, Video Cloud will still detect bandwidth by using the Brightcove Bootloader swf. Without the cookie, this must be done on each player load, consuming more bandwidth and possibly resulting in a poorer quality initial rendition.

Performance

Session Only

 

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION 

You agree that:

  1. We have the right to share your personal information with analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site and, in the case of information provided by you on our careers website (fosterandpartnerscareers.com), with external recruitment agencies that we may employ.
  2. We may disclose your personal information to third parties in the event that:
    1. We sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or asset;
    2. If Foster + Partners or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets;
    3. If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Foster + Partners our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.



YOUR RIGHTS 

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right at any time by contacting us at webshot@fosterandpartners.com.

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request will be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY 

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.


CONTACT 

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to webshot@fosterandpartners.com.