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Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. [We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.]

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Targeting Cookies

youtube.com (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. Lifespan: Session
doubleclick.net (test_cookie) This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange Lifespan: A few seconds
ads.linkedin.com (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 targetng. Lifespan: Session
google.com (_GRECAPTCHA) 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. Lifespan: 6 months
linkedin.com (lidc) 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. Lifespan: A day
youtube.com (consent) 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. Lifespan: 17 years
linkedin.com (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. Lifespan: 2 years

Duration

  • Session Cookies: Session Cookies are only stored temporarily in the browser’s memory and are destroyed when the browser is closed. We use session cookies for essential site functions, and to make sure pages are sent to the browser as quickly and efficiently as possible.
  • Persistent Cookies: Persistent cookies are saved on your computer so when you close it down and start it up again, they can still be there. Persistent cookies are created by giving them an expiry date. If that expiry date is reached, they will be destroyed by the computer. Information that has not been changed on the website since your last visit will be collected locally from your device. New information will be updated.

First Party and Third-Party Cookies

  • First Party Cookies: First-party cookies are set by our website. First party cookies are only set or retrieved by the website while the user is visiting it, so they cannot normally be used to track activity or pass data from one site to another.
  • Third Party Cookies: Third Party cookies are set by a third party for example for advertising networks, web surveys and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. They are usually placed in a website via scripts or tags added into the web page. Sometimes these scripts will also bring additional functionality to the site, such as enabling content to be shared via social networks. We have not control over these third party cookies and they are likely to be analytical cookies, performance cookies or targeting cookies
    • Google (Captcha)
    • LinkedIn
    • Youtube