A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that, if you agree, we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- 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.
Please note that the following third parties cookies are used, over which we have no control. These named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third party cookies are analytical, pixel, performance and ad tracking cookies:
facebook.com, linkedin.com, analytics.google.com
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|_ga||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.||2 years||Analytics|
|_gid||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number of visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.||1 Day||Analytics|
|_gat_gtag_UA_97691971_27||Google uses this cookie to distinguish users||1 minute||Analytics|
|lang||This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visits the website||Functional|
|lidc||This cookie is set by LinkedIn and used for routing||1 Day||Functional|
|UserMatchHistory||Linkedin – Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisements based on the visitor’s preferences.||4 weeks||Other|
|bcookie||This cookie is set by LinkedIn. The purpose of the cookie is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page||2 years||Functional|
|bscookie||This cookie is a browser ID cookie set by Linked share buttons and ad tags||2 years||Advertisement|
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
Signed: Ian Langdon
Issue Date 11/11/2020