The cookies we use and how we use them

The cookies we use and how we use them

How we use cookies

This website uses cookies to ensure we deliver the best experience for users browsing our website and this tool enables us to identify how we can optimise the website for this purpose.

The following cookies are used on our websites for the purposes listed below:

Strictly Necessary

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.

ASP.NET_Session_Id

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.
Saved for duration of session.

_dc_gtm_UA-563671-5

This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page. Where it is used it may be regarded as Strictly Necessary as without it, other scripts may not function correctly. The end of the name is a unique number which is also an identifier for an associated Google Analytics account.

CMSCookieLevel

Specifies which cookies are allowed by the visitor.

CMSCsrfCookie

Stores a security token that the system uses to validate all form data submitted via POST requests. Helps protect against Cross site request forgery.

Campaign

Stores the web analytics Campaign assigned to the visitor.

CurrentContact

Stores the GUID of the contact related to the current site visitor. Used to track activities on the website.

Performance Cookies

Performance 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.

_ga

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default, it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

_gid

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

_gat_UA-563671-5

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

_gat_UA-563671-1

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

Functionality Cookies

Functionality (Statistics) cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

CMSPreferredUICulture

Set by the Kentico CMS to identify the language of the page, stores a language-country code combination.

Third Party Cookies

lang

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third-party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting.

Targeting/Advertising 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.

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BizoID

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-domain is connected with LinkedIn’s marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targeting. Saved for 6 months.

UserMatchHistory

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-domain is connected with LinkedIn’s marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targeting. Saved for 6 months.

lang

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-domain is connected with LinkedIn’s marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targeting. Saved for session.

id

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange. Saved for 2 years.

datr

This domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world’s largest social networking service. As a third-party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the ‘Like’ button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies. This cookie identifies the browser connecting to Facebook. It is not directly tied to individual Facebook the user. Facebook reports that it is used to help with security and suspicious login activity, especially around detection of bots trying to access the service. Facebook also say the behavioural profile associated with each datr cookie is deleted after 10 days. This cookie is also read via Like and other Facebook buttons and tags placed on many different websites. Saved for 2 years.

fr

This domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world’s largest social networking service. As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the ‘Like’ button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies. Contains browser and user unique ID combination, used for targeted advertising. Saved for 3 months.

lu

This domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world’s largest social networking service. As a third-party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the ‘Like’ button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies. Used to manage the login process, remembers user on return visit if they choose to stay logged in. Saved for 2 years.

APISID

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear. Saved for 2 years.

SSID

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear. Saved for 2 years.

NID

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear. Saved for 19 days.

PREF

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear. This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference and can be used to personalise ads on google searches. Saved for 2 years.

SID

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear. This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time. Saved for 2 years.

SAPISID

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear. Saved for 2 years.

HSID

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time. Saved for 1 day.

bcookie

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third-party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason, it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain. Saved for 2 years.

__utma

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third-party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active LinkedIn profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason, it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain. Saved for 2 years.

__utmv

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third-party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active LinkedIn profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason, it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain. Saved for 2 years.

__utmz

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third-party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active LinkedIn profile or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason, it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain. Saved for 18 days.

__qca

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third-party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active LinkedIn profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason, it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain. Saved for one year.

UID

This domain is owned by ScorecardResearch (comScore). The main business activity is: Advertising. Saved for 2 years.

UIDR

This domain is owned by ScorecardResearch (comScore). The main business activity is: Advertising. Saved for 2 years.

_uv_id

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes. Saved for 2 years.

bcookie

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes. Saved for 2 years.

RT

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes. Saved for 2 minutes.

__utmz

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes. Saved for 6 months.

__utmb

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes. Saved for 30 minutes.

__utmt

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes. Saved for 10 minutes.

__utmc

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes. Saved for duration for session.

__utma

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes. Saved for 2 years.

auth_token

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies. Saved for 15 years.

twll

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third-party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies. Saved for 5 years.

secure_session

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies. Saved for 15 years.

guest_id

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third-party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies. Saved for 2 years.

__utma

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third-party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Saved for 2 years.

personalization_id

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third-party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Saved for 2 years.

remember_checked

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third-party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Saved for 5 years.

bscookie

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third-party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active LinkedIn profile or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason, it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain. Saved for 2 years.

JSESSIONID

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third-party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active LinkedIn profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason, it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain. Saved for duration of session

SID

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time. Saved for 2 years.

HSID

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time Saved for 2 years.

demographics

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Most likely used for demographic profiling and targeting for advertising Saved for 1 year.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos Saved for 3 months.

PREF

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference, can be used to personalise ads on google searches Saved for 5 years.

APISID

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Saved for 2 years.

SSID

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Saved for 2 years.

LOGIN_INFO

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Saved for 2 years.

YSC

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Saved for duration of session.

SAPISID

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Saved for 2 years.

lang

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third-party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Saved for duration of session.

leo_auth_token

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third-party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active LinkedIn profile or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason, it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain. Saved for 30 minutes.

visit

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third-party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active LinkedIn profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason, it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain. Saved for 2 years.

SERVERID

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes. Saved for duration of session.

language

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes. Saved for duration of session.

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