Cookie Policy

This policy outlines what cookies and similar tracking technologies our websites use, how we use them and information on how to opt out of these cookies if you wish to do so.

What are cookies?

Cookies and similar tracking technologies, such as tags, scripts and beacons, are small pieces of code (referred to as cookies hereafter) that are stored on a device (computer, mobile phone, tablet etc) and enable a website can “personalise” itself to users by remembering information about the user’s visit to the website. We also use cookies within emails we may send.

Cookies are used to collect information, where available, about your device, your IP address, operating system and browser type and how you have interacted with our websites.

Why do we use them?

Our Websites use cookies to:

  • Evaluate our websites’ performance
  • Gain insight into the nature of our audience so we can tailor our content accordingly

What types of cookies do we use?

  • Per-session cookies – We only use these while you are visiting our website and they are deleted when you leave. They remember you as you move between pages, for example recording the items you add to an online shopping basket. They also help maintain security.
  • Persistent cookies – These cookies stay on your computer until they expire or are deleted. We set automatic deletion dates so that we don’t keep your information for longer than we need to.
  • First and third-party cookies – Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user – the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.

Below is a full list of all different third-party cookies that we use:

Cookie Name Purpose
Google Analytics Google Analytics sets a cookie to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the website.
Google maintains servers around the world and your information may be processed on servers located outside of the country where you live.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google so all data we see is anonymous.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

How to reject or delete this cookie
https://policies.google.com/privacy/update?hl=en

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
YouTube
Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
GPS At end of session Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location – https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
PREF 8 months Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites – https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 179 days Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos – https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
YSC At end of session Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen – https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
CloudFlare
Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
__cfduid 8 months The ‘__cfduid’ cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.
https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170156-What-does-the-CloudFlare-cfduid-cookie-do-
LinkedIn
Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
BizoData 6 months LinkedIn insights and ads tags
BizoUserMatchHistory 6 months LinkedIn insights and ads tags
BizoNetworkPartnerIndex 6 months LinkedIn insights tags

How to reject or delete this cookie: visit this link:

https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out

Opting out of cookies

We provide you with choice over the use of cookies as described in this policy.

Please note that our websites may not work correctly if you change certain preferences, such as disabling all cookies.

First Party Cookies. If you’d rather we didn’t use cookies when you visit us, click here for information on how to configure your browser settings to reject cookies. Please note, disabling these types of cookies won’t turn off advertising on our websites and the advertising you see may be less relevant to you.

Third Party Cookies. If you would like to opt-out of third-party cookies, here are some options:

  • If you would like to opt-out of receiving personalised ads from third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising, you can by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA website or click here to opt out.
  • Google provides a suite of tools to control its cookies:
    • Google Analytics, which is a tool used to track and report website traffic, provides an out-out browser add-on that can be downloaded here.
    • Google Safety Centre has a tool where you can control the ads you see on Google and control the data used for serving ads to you. It can be found here.
  • If you wish to block other cookies, including those being served by companies that are not part of the NAI or the DAA you can use the browser-level cookie controls described below.

Browser-level cookie controls

Most browsers allow you to manage cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the ‘Settings’, ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser. The links below are provided to help you find the settings for some common browsers.