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Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users and this helps us to provide you with a good user experience when you browse our website. This information allows us to improve our website and we may use session cookies (which remain on your browser until you leave the site) and/or persistent cookies (which remain on your browser or hard drive for a longer period of time).

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.

 

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
CookieConsentAfiniti.co.ukStores the user’s cookie consent for the current domain1 yearHTTP Cookie
Statistics (4)

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

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
_utmaStatic.hupso.comUsed 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 yearsHTTP
_gaAfiniti.co.ukRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website2 yearsHTTP
_gatAfiniti.co.ukUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rateSessionHTTP
_gidAfiniti.co.ukRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the websiteSessionHTTP
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.

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
_widgetsettingsTwitter.comUnclassifiedPersistentHTML
bcookieLinkedin.comUsed by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services2 yearsHTTP
bscookieLinkedin.comUsed by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services2 yearsHTTP
GPSYoutube.comRegisters a unique ID on mobile devised to enable tracking based on geographical GPS locationSession HTTP
lidcLinkedin.comUsed by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded servicesSessionHTTP
Local_storage_support_testTwitter.comUnclassifiedPersistentHTTP
NIDGoogle.comRegisters a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads6 monthsHTTP
PREFYoutube.comRegisters a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos8 monthsHTTP
r/collectDoubleclick.netUnclassifiedSessionPixel
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEYoutube.comTries to estimate the user’s bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.179 daysHTTP
YSCYoutube.comRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seenSessionHTTP
yt-remote-cast-installedYoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML
yt-remote-connected-devicesYoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoPersistentHTML
yt-remote-device-idYoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoPersistentHTML
yt-remote-fast-check-periodYoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML
yt-remote-session-appYoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML
yt-remote-session-nameYoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML