Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

About cookies

Cookies are information packets sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.  The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

This website uses cookies to provide you with a service you have requested. You may not be able to use the website effectively without these cookies.

Analytics cookies are used to understand how users engage with our website, improve performance and monitor statistics to provide the most relevant and useful content to you.

Cookies allow you to share content directly to your social networking sites for example Facebook, Twitter and Google+ i.e. clicking Like on Facebook and Share on Twitter.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

For reference, our Privacy Notice sets out full details of the other information we may collect and how we may use your personal information and can be accessed here:  Privacy Policy 

Control your cookie settings

Once you have given us your agreement to the use of cookies, we will store a cookie on your computer or device to remember this for next time. If you wish to withdraw your agreement at any time, you will need to delete our cookies using your internet browser settings. You should do this through the browser settings for each browser you use. Please be aware that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the usability of our website. However, you can allow cookies from specific websites by making them “trusted websites” in your internet browser. The following links may assist you in managing your cookies settings, or you can use the ‘Help’ option in your internet browser for more details:

If you share the use of a computer, accepting or rejecting the use of cookies may affect all users of that computer.

The cookies we use and why

 


1. HubSpot’s tracking code sets the following cookies when you visit our site:
Cookie name Vendor Description Persistency Function
__hstc Hubspot The main HubSpot cookie for tracking visitors. It contains: the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session). 2 years For tracking visitors.
hubspotutk Hubspot This cookie is used to keep track of a visitor’s identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts. 10 years To track a visitor’s identity.
__hssc Hubspot 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 min Keep track of sessions.
__hssrc Hubspot Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to the value “1”. Used to determine if the user has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist it’s assumed it is a new session. Session cookie Tracks if a visitor has restarted their browser
__hs_opt_out Hubspot Used by the opt-in privacy policy to remember not to ask the user to accept cookies again. This cookie is set when a site gives users the choice to opt out of cookies. 2 years Manages cookie opt-ins.
__hs_do_not_track Hubspot Set when a site gives users the choice to opt out of cookies and they choose to do so. It disables tracking and personalisation. 2 years Manages cookie opt-outs.
__hs_testcookie Hubspot Tests whether the user has support for cookies enabled. Session cookie Tests cookie support.
hsPagesViewedThisSession Hubspot Keeps track of a user’s page views in a session. Session cookie Tracks page views.
 

2. The Google Analytics library called analytics.js sets the following cookies:

Cookie name Vendor Description Persistency Function
_ga Google Analytics Tracking a user’s journey around a website over time. 2 years Used to distinguish users
_gid Google Analytics Enables us to identify which pages are popular, estimate our audience size and usage pattern, and better understand how the web site is used. 24 hours Used to distinguish users
_gat Google Analytics This cookie does not store any user information, it’s just used to limit the number of requests that have to be made to doubleclick.net. 1 minute Used to throttle request rate.
AMP_TOKEN Google Analytics
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 Used to identify if the same user accessed the site from different origins, e.g., they found the site via a Google Search or whether they went to the site directly.
_gac_<property-id> Google Analytics
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 Analytics writes campaign information to the _gac cookie when a user opens a page on your site via a URL that employs AdWords auto-tagging.

 

Google Analytics cookies

This website avails of Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: google.com/policies/privacy.