For example, we may monitor how many times you visit the website, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the originating domain name of a user’s internet service provider. This information helps us to build of our users. Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.
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Types of cookies
Broadly there are four types of cookie:
Performance cookies – these cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. Common uses include well-known analytics tools such as ‘Google Analytics.’
Functionality cookies – These are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout.
Targeting and Advertising cookies – These cookies are similar to performance cookies, in that they collect information about users’ behaviour. However, this information is used at individual user level to advertise products and services to users on the basis of the behavioural information collected.
The below table shows what cookies we use and why.
|Service||Cookie Name||Description||Expiration Time|
|Google Analytics gtag.js and analytics.js||_ga||Used to distinguish users.||2 years|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users.||24 hours|
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.||1 minute|
|AMP_TOKEN||Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.||30 seconds to 1 year|
|_gac_<property-id>||Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.||90 days|
|__utmt||Used to throttle request rate.||10 minutes|
|__utmc||Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmbcookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.||End of browser session|
|__utmv||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||2 years from set/update|
|Google Maps||NID, OGPC, APISID||These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them.||From 1 month to 6 months|
|1P_JAR, CONSENT, APISD, HSID, S, SIDCC, NID, SID||Google uses these cookies, based on recent searches and interactions, to customise ads on Google websites.||From 1 month to 20 years|
|DV, UULE||These cookies are used by Google to collect information about how visitors use our site.||1 day|
|OTZ||A cookie used by Google Analytics that provides an aggregate analysis of Website visitors||1 week|
|PHP System||PHPSESSID||This cookie contains information that identifies the user and is destroyed when the session expires.||Session|
|Hotjar||hjClosedSurveyInvites||This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a Survey invitation modal pop-up. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown.||1 Year|
|_hjDonePolls||This cookie is set once a visitor completes a Poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same Poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.||1 Year|
|_hjMinimizedPolls||This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimized when the visitor navigates through your site.||1 Year|
|_hjDoneTestersWidgets||This cookie is set once a visitor submits their information in the Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the same form does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.||1 Year|
|_hjMinimizedTestersWidgets||This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimized when the visitor navigates through your site.||1 Year|
|_hjDoneSurveys||This cookie is set once a visitor completes a survey. It is used to only load the survey content if the visitor hasn’t completed the survey yet.||1 Year|
|_hjIncludedInSample||This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate Heatmaps, Funnels, Recordings, etc.||1 Year|
|_hjShownFeedbackMessage||This cookie is set when a visitor minimizes or completes Incoming Feedback. This is done so that the Incoming Feedback will load as minimized immediately if they navigate to another page where it is set to show.||1 Year|
|li_oatml, lidc, bcookie, __utma, VID, ELOQUA, _ga, liap, _guid, _lipt||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||From Session to 2 years|
|LinkedIn Ads||lang||Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website||Session|
|BizoID||The BizoID cookie stores a unique LinkedIn user ID.
Note: The LinkedIn user ID does not contain personally identifiable information.
|BizoUserMatchHistory||This cookie stores the last time cookie IDs were synced with a given authorized network partner and is part of LinkedIn’s server-to-server data integration solution.||90 days|
|BizoData||The BizoData cookie stores anonymous business demographic profile data for the user. Business demographic data may include anonymous codes for business demographics such as company size, industry, job function, or seniority level, but will not include any personally identifiable information.||90 days|
|BizographicsOptOut||The BizographicsOptOut cookie tracks if the user has opted out of LinkedIn tracking.||90 days|
|BizoNetworkPartnerIndex||Bizographic information generated from authorized LinkedIn Data Provider accounts is shared with authorized third party network partners. This cookie tracks which network partners have received data for a given user.||90 days|
|pl, c_user, act, fr, wd, xs, presence, sb, lu, spin, dpr||These cookies are used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts||From session to 10 years|
|datr||A Facebook cookie that monitors your Facebook account for suspicious behaviour such as failed login attempts or attempts to create spam accounts|
|Shareaholic||c_id, e, lrc_e, lrc_t, p_locc_h, p_locc_user_id_expiry, p_orc_2, shr_br||Cookies used to share content and connect with social networks.||From session to 2 years|
|DoubleClick||DSID, IDE, _drt_, id, __sonar, _dpm_id.5467||These cookies are used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts||From 2 days to 2 months|
|Sharethis.com||__stid||Registers a unique ID that identifies the user’s device for return visits||1 year|
|cookie_notice_accepted||This cookie enables you to accept our cookie statement once every year.||1 year|
Used to customize the view of admin interface/main site interface for logged in users.
|wordpress_test_cookie||Checks if cookies are enabled to provide appropriate user experience.||Session|
|wordpress_logged_in_||Checks whether or not the current visitor is a logged in WordPress.com user.||Session|
|wordpress_sec_||Essential WordPress session management cookies for logged in users.||Session|
|itsec-hb-login-*||Set by WP Security Plugin to change the backend login URL for additional security.||Session|
|Adform.net||TPC, cid, __qca, adtrc, uid, token||These cookies are used to track your usage of the site and ensure that the target adverts you see are relevant to you and your interest||From 2 days to 3 months|
|AppNexus||anj, usersync||These cookies contain data denoting whether a cookie ID is synced with AppNexus partners. Read more information.||90 days|
|icu||The icu cookie is used to select ads and limit the number of times a user sees a particular ad.||90 days|
|uuid2||This cookie is used to help deliver ads to people who have previously visited our websites, purchased our products or used our apps and to recommend products and services based on that activity.||90 days|
|sess||It is used by the Platform to test whether a browser is configured to accept cookies from AppNexus.||Session|
|Eyeota.net||mako_uid, ONPLFTRH||Collects data on user visits to the website, such as what pages have been accessed. The registered data is used to categorise the user’s interest and demographic profiles in terms of resales for targeted marketing.||1 year and
|ml314.com||tp, u, pi||Unclassified||From Session to 1 year|
|owneriq.net||lc, bkc, adpq, bsc, nsc, pmc, apq, tapq, oath, cwc, lrc, tpq, rc gguuid, oxc, p2, si, roc, kc, rmuuid, cc||Collects anonymous information about products and services that people own, use or have shown interest in. That information is used to provide relevant advertising and content to in ads.||From session to 5 years|
|scorecardresearch.com||UID, UIDR||The UID cookie is associated with comScore; these are used to get 3rd party measurement of audience size.||2 years|
|Simpli.fi||uid||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads||1 year|
|__cfduid||Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.||1 year|
|uid||Assigns a user ID that is connected to a registration of the user’s IP address, browser type, browser language, date and time for visiting the website and what search query that took the user to the page.||1 year|
|Albacross||nQ_cookieId, nQ_visitId, _ga, intercom-id-ez7jrn1f||Tracking for business IP address lock-up provided by 3rd-party called Albacross for lead classification||2 years to 70 years|
This cookie can be set to prevent the tracking code from sending any information to HubSpot. Setting this cookie is different from opting out of cookies, which still allows anonymized information to be sent to HubSpot.
|__hs_testcookie||This cookie is used to test whether the visitor has support for cookies enabled.||Session|
|hs_ab_test||This cookie is used to consistently serve visitors the same version of an A/B test page that they’ve seen before.||Session|
|hs_lang_switcher_choice||This cookie is used to consistently redirect visitors to the language version of a page in the language they’ve selected on this top-level private domain in the past (if such a language version exists).|
|<id>_key||When visiting a password-protected page, this cookie is set so future visits to the page from the same browser do not require login. The cookie name is unique for each password-protected page.|
|hs-messages-is-open (TTL 30 minutes)||This cookie is used on the visitor UI side so HubSpot can determine/save whether the chat widget is open for future visits. It resets after 30 minutes to re-close the widget after 30 minutes of inactivity||30 minutes|
|hs-messages-hide-welcome-message (TTL 1 day)||When you dismiss the welcome message in your messages tool, a cookie is set to prevent it from appearing again for one day.|
|__hstc||The main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk (see below), initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).||2 years|
|hubspotutk||This cookie is used for to keep track of a visitor’s identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when de-duplicating contacts.||10 years|
|__hssc||This cookie keeps track of sessions. This is used to determine if we should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp.||30 minutes|
|__hssrc||Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set. We set it to 1 and use it to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when we manage cookies, we assume it is a new session.||Session|
|messagesUtk||This cookie is used to recognize visitors who chat with you via the messages tool. If the visitor leaves your site before they’re added as a contact, they will have this cookie associated with their browser. If you have a history of chatting with a visitor and they return to your site later in the same cookied browser, the messages tool will load your conversation history with that visitor.|
If you continue to use our website, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from our website.
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Changes to this policy
This policy was published on 15.08.2018 and last updated on 15.08.2018.