Cookies

First Actuarial uses cookies on its websites.

If you do not accept the use of these cookies please disable them within your browser.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile 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 your device.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your experience.

What cookies do we use on our websites?

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for our websites to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work.

Cookie name Purpose
ASP.NET_SessionId General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.
.ASPXAUTH This cookie is used by sites using the .NET technology platform from Microsoft. It is commonly used to identify a logged-in user to enable access to secure areas of a site.
CareersUser Member user information, created when the user login.
FACareersOpenIdConnect The former is responsible for managing encryption/decryption of the AuthenticationTicket and its storage into a cookie, whereas the latter is responsible for all communication between the web application (client) and the OpenID Provider besides parsing the requested claims, in this case Microsoft.
FACookiePrompt Records if you have confirmed you have seen our cookie notification.
FA_MembersPortalUser Member user information, created when the user login.
FA_MembersPortalOpenIdConnect The former is responsible for managing encryption/decryption of the AuthenticationTicket and its storage into a cookie, whereas the latter is responsible for all communication between the web application (client) and the OpenID Provider besides parsing the requested claims, in this case Microsoft.
Hub_Client_User This is the user cookie once logged in.
__RequestVerificationToken This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.
StandardUser Basic cookie for user login
Unilever_FA_User FA SSO user cookie

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our sites. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. The information collected by these cookies is used to create aggregated, anonymous analytics reports. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookie name Purpose
ai_user This cookie name is associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statistical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique user identifier cookie enabling counting of the number of users accessing the application over time.
ai_session This cookie name is associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statistical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique anonymous session identifier cookie

Third Party Cookies

A few of our websites may contain material provided by a third party. This material may be interactive charts, the ability to sign in using a social media account and the option to share to a social media account.

These third parties may set their own cookies either to enable their functionality or to allow them to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.

They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device.

Cookie name Purpose
Twitter guest_id This cookie is set by Twitter to identify and track the website visitor.
external_referrer
personalization_id This is used to connect to the Twitter widget
_twitter_sess
ct0
Google NID Google cookie to stoe preferred language
SID A Google security cookie to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of login credentials
HSID A Google security cookie to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of login credentials
Facebook fr

What cookies are used where?

Cookie
firstactuarial.co.uk
bookings.firstactuarial.co.uk
careers.firstactuarial.co.uk
hub.firstactuarial.co.uk
lifetime.faife.co.uk
unileverbookings.firstactuarial.co.uk
Members.firstactuarial.co.uk
Privacy.firstactaurial.co.uk
demoscheme.firstactuarial.co.uk
Strictly Necessary Cookies
ASP.NET_SessionId X X
.ASPXAUTH X X
CareersUser X X
FACookiePrompt X X X X X X X
FACareersOpenIdConnect X
FA_MembersPortalOpenIdConnect X
FA_MembersPortalUser X
Hub_Client_User X
Local storage X X
_RequestVerificationToken X X
StandardUser X
Unilever_FA_User X
Performance Cookies
ai_session X X X X X X X X
ai_user X X X X X X X
Third Party Cookies
Fr X
Personalization_id X
NID X
SID and HSID X
_ga X
_gid _gat X