Tax Sustainability Index

Cookie Policy

Effective Date: 11 October 2023

This policy applies to cookies used on Tax Sustainability Application web portal (“Web Portal”).

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your personal information and to being transparent about the technologies it uses. This Cookie Policy explains how and why cookies and similar technologies are used by us to improve and enhance your user experience when using our website. This Cookie Policy should read in conjunction with the Tax Sustainability Application Privacy Policy.

What are Cookies and other Tracking Technologies?

A cookie is a small text file containing small amounts of information that a website puts on a user’s computer (or mobile device) when you visit a website and is used by the website to send information to your browser and for the browser to return information to the website.

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How do we use Cookies and similar Technologies?

The information your browser sends to the Web Portal is used for authentication and identification of your session and allows the Web Portal to display the correct information on the site and application. The Web Portal matches the cookie against your details so it can distinguish you from other users as you browse the site, which helps it to provide you with a good user experience. Most web browsers enable you to erase cookies, block cookies, receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your device or disable cookies. If you wish to withdraw consent to use Cookies at any point, please refer to the section below, “How to update your preferences.

Logging: The Web Portal records and stores details of the pages visited so that it can generate usage statistics. Except as otherwise provided in its Privacy Policy, the Web Portal does not sell or share any information gathered to other companies.

Cookie retention: the Web Portal uses cookies which are persistent and non-persistent (session-based). While many of the cookies used on this site only last for the duration of your use of this website (session-based cookies), other cookies are persistent, i.e., stay in one of your browser’s subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them.

What types of Cookies may be used?

There are several different types of cookies.  These may include, among others:

Necessary Cookies: Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Preference Cookies: Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Statistics Cookies: Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Marketing Cookies: Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.

What cookies does the Web Portal use?

A list of all the cookies used on this Web Portal by category is detailed below.

Note: This Web Portal does not use any cookies which retain personal information about you after your session ends.

The table below provides additional details on the specific cookies used on the Web Portal:

If the way the Web Portal uses cookies changes significantly (e.g., a new cookie being added with different functionality), we will inform you from the log in page. This detail will always be available to you from the navigation links at the bottom of all pages.

How to update your preferences

When you visit the Web Portal for the first time, or if you visit after clearing your cookies, you may see a pop-up informing you of how we use cookies and how you can indicate your cookie preferences. To change or update your preferences, you can visit the cookie preference centre at any time by clicking this link.

If you want to remove existing cookies from your device, you can do this using your browser options. If you want to block future cookies from being placed on your device, you can change your browser settings to do this. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block the use of all Cookies it may impact certain functionality on the Web Portal or degrade your browsing experience.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Policy or how we process personal data, please contact FTI at: