📝Cookies Policy

Last Updated: 28 November 2022 (Version 3.0)

This Cookies Policy describes how Focus Market Ltd. (“Focus Market”, “FM”, “Company”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) collects, uses, shares, and stores cookies in relation to its websites, https://focus.market/ (the “Sites”). This Policy applies to the Sites, applications, products, and services (collectively, “Services”) on or in which it is posted, linked, or referenced.

We understand that your privacy is important to you and are committed to being transparent about the technologies we use. In the spirit of transparency, this Policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies on our Sites.

Do we use Cookies?

Yes. We and our marketing partners, affiliates, and analytics or service providers use cookies, web beacons, or pixels and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses the Sites has the best possible experience.

A cookie (“Cookie”) is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Some of the cookies will only be used if you use certain features or select certain preferences, and some cookies will always be used. You can find out more about each cookie by viewing our current cookie list below. We update this list periodically, so there may be additional cookies that are not yet listed. Web beacons, tags and scripts may be used in the Sites or in emails to help us to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by our service/analytics providers on an individual and aggregated basis.

For more general information on cookies, see this Wikipedia article.

Why & How we use Cookies?

We generally use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To recognize new or past customers;

  • To store your password if you are registered on our Sites;

  • To improve our Sites and to better understand your visits on our platforms and Sites;

  • To serve you with interest-based promotions or targeted advertising;

  • To observe your behaviours and browsing activities over time across multiple websites or other platforms;

  • To better understand the interests of our customers and visitors to our Sites.

Some cookies are necessary for certain uses of the Sites, and without such cookies, we would not be able to provide many services that you need to properly use the Sites. These cookies, for example, allow us to operate our Sites so you may access it as you have requested and let us recognize that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access content on our Sites. They also include cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure our Sites. Here we explain a bit more about each of these types and how you can control their use.

Essential or Strictly Necessary Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are those that are essential for us to run our website or provide a service to you. These cookies may also help us to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations by keeping our website and your data secure. You can't turn off these cookies.

Essential cookies are used to:

  • Deliver interactive services such as remembering your User ID on the login page of your Focus Market account, as well as accessibility options;

  • Maintain online security in compliance with the GDPR security principle;

  • Record your cookies preferences.

Functionality Cookies: Giving you a better online experience

These cookies remember your preferences and tailor the website to provide enhanced features. Without these cookies, we cannot remember your choices or personalise your online experience. You can't turn off these cookies.

We use this type of cookie to:

  • Allow you to navigate back to the most recently viewed pages;

  • Remember your preferences in your account profile.

Performance Cookies: Tracking website performance

These cookies collect aggregated information and are not used to identify you. You can't turn off these cookies.

We use this type of cookie to understand and analyse how visitors use our online services and look for ways to improve them. For example, a cookie might tell us that lots of people give up on an application process at a particular step - so we can try to make that step easier to complete. The analytics cookies we use include, Google Analytics, which uses cookies to help us analyse how our visitors use the site. Find out more about how these cookies are used on the Google privacy site.

Marketing or Targeting Cookies

These cookies are usually third-party cookies from our marketing partners which are used to deliver adverts relevant to you and your interests. They track your browsing history across websites. These cookies can be disabled in your browser settings.

You'll sometimes see our advertising on other websites. Cookies provided by the other website or advertising network can tell us how effective this is. For example, if you click on one of our advertisements, the website owner might use a cookie to tell us that you came from their site.

Cookies, as explained earlier are either “session” Cookies which are deleted when you end your browser session, or “persistent,” which remain until their deletion by you (discussed below) or the party who served the cookie.

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful, and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. They cannot be used to identify you personally:

  • First-party cookies (cookies set by us)

  • Third-party cookies (cookies set by other sites through our pages)

  • How to control and delete cookies

First-party cookies (cookies set by us)

These are cookies set by this website. Some are necessary to the functionality of the site; others provide information to us that we analyse to monitor and improve the site. These first-party cookies do not store or collect any personal information or anything that makes you personally identifiable to us. Typically, the cookies generate a random, unique number to store information about a user. If you have any further questions about our use of cookies, please email us at support@focus.market.

Third-party cookies (cookies set by other websites through this site)

We want to provide interesting and engaging content on our website. On a number of pages, we use 'plug ins' or embedded media. The suppliers of these services may also set cookies on your device when you visit the pages where we have used this type of content. These are known as 'third-party' cookies.

How to control and delete/disable Cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. If you want to restrict or block the cookies we set, you can do this through these settings. The ‘help' function within your browser should tell you how.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit All About Cookies. Alternatively, you can search the internet for other independent information on cookies.

You can also find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers via the following links:

Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of our website. Disabling cookies will usually affect the functionality and certain features of sites.

Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)

To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects - or flash cookies as they are commonly known - are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings. Please note that if you decline the use of cookies, some functions of the Sites may be unavailable, and we will not be able to present personally tailored content and advertisements to you. How to delete or disable Flash cookies.

Linking & Combining Information Collected by Cookies

We may link the information collected by cookies with other information we collect from you pursuant to this Privacy Policy and use the combined information as set forth herein. Similarly, the third parties who serve cookies on our Sites may link your name or email address to other information they collect, which may include past purchases or transactions made offline or online, or your online usage information. If you are located in the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain rights under the “Notice to EU Data Subjects”, including the right to inspect and correct or delete the data that we have about you.

Local Storage Policy

Local Storage, including Javascript-enabled localStorage, is a typical way for a website to store a small file of letters and numbers in your browser. We use Local Storage in some of our Services in order to assign you a unique user ID for purposes of communication with you. Local Storage is deleted when the websites that stored them deletes them. You can also delete Local Storage from your browser at any time you like by visiting your web browser settings.

How to Clear Local Storage from Your Browser:

  • In Firefox, localStorage is cleared when the following conditions are met: (a) user clears recent history, (b) cookies are selected to be cleared, and (c) time range is “Everything.”

  • In Chrome, localStorage is cleared when the following conditions are met: (a) clear browsing data, (b) “cookies and other Sites data” is selected, and (c) timeframe is “from beginning of time.” In Chrome, it is also now possible to delete localStorage for one specific Sites.

  • In IE, to clear localStorage: (a) click on Tools–Internet Options, (b) General tab, (c) delete browsing history on exit, (d) ensure “cookies and websites data” (or “temporary internet files and websites files”) is selected, and (e) consider unchecking “Preserve Favourites websites data” at the top.

  • In Safari, (a) Click Safari, (b) Preferences, (c) Select the Privacy tab, (d) Click Remove all websites data and (e) Click Remove Now

Cookies & Local Storage Disclosure

Transactional areas

There are some areas of our site/marketplace that make use of shopping carts or forms technology which at times have to make use of cookies - the ones used on a permanent basis are detailed in the cookies table. From time to time, we may add functionality to our site and these often come from third parties - we will endeavour to ensure full disclosure of any cookies.

Areas of the site requiring a login

Accepting the use of login functionality, without exception, you must explicitly agree to the setting of specific cookies, which allow this area to function. The cookies in use for secure areas are provided within the terms and conditions of use for the appropriate area.

How to control and delete cookies

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the About Cookies website, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may have an impact upon the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual. To opt-out of third parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

Your privacy

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. We use cookies for a variety of purposes and to enhance your online experience on our website (for example, to remember your account login details).

You can change your preferences and decline certain types of cookies to be stored on your computer while browsing our website. You can also remove any cookies already stored on your computer, but keep in mind that deleting cookies may prevent you from using parts of our website.

Strictly necessary

These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our website and to enable you to use certain features of our website.

Without these cookies, we cannot provide you certain services on our website.

Functionality cookies

These cookies are used to provide you with a more personalized experience on our website and to remember choices you make when you use our website.

For example, we may use functionality cookies to remember your language preferences or remember your login details.

Tracking cookies

These cookies are used to collect information to analyse the traffic to our website and how visitors are using our website.

For example, these cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the website or the pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve our website site for you.

The information collected through these tracking and performance cookies do not identify any individual visitor.

Targeting and advertising cookies

These cookies are used to show advertising that is likely to be of interest to you based on your browsing habits.

These cookies, as served by our content and/or advertising providers, may combine information they collected from our website with other information they have independently collected relating to your web browser's activities across their network of websites.

If you choose to remove or disable these targeting or advertising cookies, you will still see adverts, but they may not be relevant to you.

More information

It's best to leave cookies enabled just in case they are needed while you use our site. For any queries in relation to our policy on cookies and your choices, please contact us.

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