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We use the following categories of cookies:

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  • Statistics 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.
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Cookie Information

Cookie declaration last updated on 12/07/2018 by Cookiebot:

Necessary (1)

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

 

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
CookieConsent Afiniti.co.uk Stores the user’s cookie consent for the current domain 1 year HTTP Cookie
Statistics (4)

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
_utma Static.hupso.com Used by Google Analytics, collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. 2 years HTTP
_ga Afiniti.co.uk Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website 2 years HTTP
_gat Afiniti.co.uk Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate Session HTTP
_gid Afiniti.co.uk Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website Session HTTP
Marketing (17)

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
_widgetsettings Twitter.com Unclassified Persistent HTML
bcookie Linkedin.com Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services 2 years HTTP
bscookie Linkedin.com Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services 2 years HTTP
GPS Youtube.com Registers a unique ID on mobile devised to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location Session  HTTP
lidc Linkedin.com Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services Session HTTP
Local_storage_support_test Twitter.com Unclassified Persistent HTTP
NID Google.com Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads 6 months HTTP
PREF Youtube.com Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos 8 months HTTP
r/collect Doubleclick.net Unclassified Session Pixel
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Youtube.com Tries to estimate the user’s bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. 179 days HTTP
YSC Youtube.com Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen Session HTTP
yt-remote-cast-installed Youtube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Session HTML
yt-remote-connected-devices Youtube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Persistent HTML
yt-remote-device-id Youtube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Persistent HTML
yt-remote-fast-check-period Youtube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Session HTML
yt-remote-session-app Youtube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Session HTML
yt-remote-session-name Youtube.com Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Session HTML