Cookies Notice

How we deploy “cookies”

Cookies are small packets of information stored by your web browser when you visit certain websites, including our website. Cookies are generally used by websites to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either strictly for the duration of your visit (using a “Session” cookie which is erased when you close your browser) or for repeat visits (using a “Permanent” cookie).

We do not use cookies to store any personally identifiable information about you. However, please be advised that in some countries data such as cookie IDs and IP-/MAC- addresses are considered to be personal information. To the extent we process such data that is considered personal information, this will be done in accordance with our Privacy Notice.  

Our site uses the following types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the site and use its features.  These are known as “First Party” cookies.  Without these cookies, services like enabling appropriate content based on your type of device cannot be provided.

Cookie Name

Purpose

_dc_gtm_UA-56940510-1

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.

_dc_gtm_UA-72242108-1

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.

ASP.NET_SessionId

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.

 

Performance cookies

These cookies provide information about how visitors use the site so that we can analyse traffic and understand how our visitors use our site. We use cookies issued by a third party, Google Analytics, for this purpose (“Third Party” cookies).  Google Analytics uses its own cookies. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor.  All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.  It is only used to improve how the site works. You can find out more about Google Analytics cookies here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies. You can avoid the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our site by downloading and installing the Browser Plugin available via this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Cookie Name

Purpose

_ga

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. 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 cookie stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.

SC_ANALYTICS_SESSION_COOKIE

This cookie is associated with the Sitecore content management system. It is used for web analytics and tracks the pages visited by a user within a single session.

SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

This cookie name is associated with the Sitecore Content Management System and it is used for web analytics to identify repeat visits by unique users.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow our site to remember choices you make (such as the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.  These cookies will also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise.  They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.  The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Cookie Name

Purpose

website#lang

A cookie that stores a preferred language setting to enable localisation functionality in a site.

 

Social Media Cookies

These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking site such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. The social network will record that you have done this.  This information may be linked to targeting/advertising activities.

Cookie Name

Purpose

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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. Contains browser and user unique ID combination, used for targeted advertising.

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. Used to manage the login process, remembers user on return visit if they choose to stay logged in.

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.

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.

__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.

__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.

__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.

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.

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.

 

How to reject cookies

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can alter your browser settings.  The procedure for doing so varies from one browser application to another.  If you wish to reject cookies from our site, but wish to accept those from other sites, you may choose the option in your browser settings to receive a notice before a cookie is stored on your device.  Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information. 

 

To find out more about cookies, please visit the relevant website set out next to your country of origin below:

United Kingdom

Your Online Choices: www.youronlinechoices.com/uk

Other European Countries

Your Online Choices: www.youronlinechoices.com

 

Any

All About Cookies: www.allaboutcookies.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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