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Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, and to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website and to manage elements of their business.
Without certain cookies, some areas and functionalities of a website will not work.
You can manage your cookie preferences at any time using our Consent Management Tool:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential for the operation of our website:
|SSESS*||Allows us to persist your state through the website||End of Session|
These cookies allow us to anonymously collect information about how visitors to our website use our website.
They 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.
We only use these cookies to improve how our website works. We also anonymise IP addresses in our analytics so we cannot identify you.
By default, we tell Google not to store or use any cookies for Google Analytics until you accept them and we achieve this by using Google Consent Mode.
Google’s policy and cookie documents can be accessed below:
The following first party cookies are related to Google Analytics:
|_ga||Used to distinguish users||2 years|
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|_gid||Used to distinguish users||24 hours|
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_
|AMP_TOKEN||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|
||Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.||90 days|
|_utmt||Used to throttle request rate.||10 minutes|
|_utmc||Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.||End of browser session|
|_utmv||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||2 years from set/update|
Marketing and Targeting Cookies
This website uses the Google Ads remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site.
It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on our site, for example not completing a performer profile.
This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network.
By default, we tell Google not to store or use any cookies for Google Ads until you accept them and we achieve this by using Google Consent Mode.
The following first party cookies are related to Google Ads:
|_gcl_au||Stores ad click information for conversion tracking||90 days|
|_gcl_aw||Stores ad click information for conversion tracking||90 days|
|_gcl_dc||Stores ad click information for conversion tracking||90 days|
|_gcl_gb||Stores ad click information for conversion tracking||90 days|
The following first party cookies are related to LinkedIn Insight:
|li_fat_id||Member indirect identifier for Members for conversion tracking, retargeting, analytics||30 days|
We use Facebook Pixel to track user behaviour after a visitor has been redirected to the provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This enables us to measure the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected in this way is anonymous to us, however, it is stored and processed by Facebook. Facebook may link this information to your Facebook account and also use it for its own promotional purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Usage Policy. You can allow Facebook and its partners to place ads on and off Facebook. A cookie may also be stored on your computer for these purposes.
You can object to the collection of your data by Facebook pixel, or to the use of your data for the purpose of displaying Facebook ads here.
Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus guarantees compliance with European data protection legislation.
The following first party cookies are related to Facebook Pixel:
|_fbp||To store and track visits across websites.||90 days|
We use Twitter Pixel to help us to optimise our marketing campaigns, provide you with relevant advertisements and to learn more about our audience.
Social Sharing Cookies
We use the AddThis social sharing platform on some of our pages so that visitors can easily share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.
AddThis sets two third party session cookies “loc” and “uvc” which are “Visitor location” and “Visitor count” respectively. When interacting with the tool, for example to share content with a social network, further cookies may be set.
Further details and opt-out information is provided in the policy links below:
The following first party cookies are related to AddThis:
Embedded Videos from YouTube
We embed videos from our YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click out of the embedded video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Find out more at YouTube's embedding videos information page.
If you would like to find out more about cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org.uk, which explains how cookies work and how you can manage their use.
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising companies. Visit youronlinechoices.com for more information on how to opt out of third party tracking cookies.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.
If you use different computers/mobile devices in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site and thus your experience of our website may be affected.
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