1.2 What are Cookies & How do we use Them
When using our site, or other websites, mobile sites or apps controlled by us, we may collect information by using ‘cookies’. Cookies are small pieces of data or text which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when accessing certain content. We collect this information to enhance your user experience; for example, cookies can be used to keep users logged in to a site, maintain user preferences and remember information which has been entered on the site, such as information entered on a form.
1.3 How to Reject Cookies
You give permission of whether you consent to cookies when first on our site and have the ability to choose which cookies you consent to. If you click ‘ok’ on the cookie notification banner you are agreeing to cookies being used. You can customise your choice and give permissions to some cookies and not others. If you change your mind after you have accepted our cookies simply see the below section on how to disable them.
1.4 Disabling Cookies
You can prevent the setting of cookies or remove any already set by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser’s ‘Help’ tab for more information on how to do this). However, by disabling cookies you may find this affects the functionality of the site and thus restricts your use of our services on our site.
1.5 The Cookies We Set
The below outlines the type of cookies we use, how long they will live on your browser and what purpose they each serve. The cookies we use will not be used to collect personal data or any information used to identify you; any data collected through these cookies will only be reviewed as a whole to assist us in improving the content of our sites and to enhance your user experience.
1.5.1 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
1.5.2 Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
1.5.3 Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
1.5.4 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.
1.5.5 Third Party Cookies
We also have some cookies from trusted third parties.
We engage with HubSpot who have a range of active cookies on our site including a cookie which can be set to prevent the tracking code from sending any information to HubSpot, but still allows anonymised information to be sent to HubSpot, this cookie expires after 13 months.
Another cookie is used to consistently serve all of our visitors with the same version of any test pages that we may publish so that our visitors see the same as they have before. This cookie expires at the end of your session.
For further information on the type of cookies set by HubSpot please follow this link.
We also use Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread analytics solutions on the web. It enables us to understand how you use our site and ways we can go on to improve your experience. These cookies track things such as; how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit, which in turn helps us to continue to produce engaging content for all visitors to our site. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, please see this link.
We also engage with Cognism who utilise cookies and code, which tracks people visiting our website. This information is then matched to data held by Cognism to create a ‘Company Profile’, to provide information on who has visited our site. For more information on Cognism, please see this link.
1.6 More Information
We hope the above information has been useful and ultimately we would suggest leaving cookies turned on so you can benefit from all the features available on our website and other platforms. The cookies we set will not be used to collect personal data or any information used to identify you as an individual. Any data collected through our cookies will only be reviewed as a whole to assist us in improving the content of our sites and to ultimately enhance the user experience.