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- CATEGORIES OF COOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE AND PURPOSES
We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies.
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. They include, for example, cookies which help prevent security attacks, and cookies which store your cookie consent preferences. We do not require your consent to place these cookies. Nevertheless, you may be able to block these cookies yourself on your device/ browser, but restricting these cookies is likely to mean that our website will not work as you would expect and certain functionality may be inoperable.
We have enabled Google Analytics Demographics and Optimizely on the website to allow us to review information about users of the website. We may use this information to enable us to make decisions about what information to include on the website and how to present it.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation and allow us to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
Targeting & Advertising cookies.
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This information will be used by us or our advertising partners/ third parties to build a profile of interests, make our website and the advertising displayed on it (and across the internet on other sites) more relevant to your interests. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Social Media Cookies.
So you can easily “Like”, “Follow” us, or share our content, we have included sharing buttons on our site for certain social media sites such as YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter. These cookies are set by the third party social media sites to which they relate, including.
The privacy implications vary from social media site to social media site and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these sites. Please refer to the relevant social media site’s privacy and cookies policy for more information.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie||Cookie Duration||Purpose||More information
|CookieConsent||1 year||Cookie Consent||Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain|
|csrftoken||1 year||Security||Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.|
|OptanonConsent||1 year||Cookie Consent||Determines whether the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box. This ensures that the cookie consent box will not be presented again upon re-entry.|
|Cookie||Cookie Duration||Purpose||More information
|Lang (LinkedIn)||Session||Functionality (social media)||Set by LinkedIn when a web page contains an embedded “Follow us” panel.|
|Lang (LinkedIn ads)||Session||Functionality (social media/ preferences)||Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website|
|_ga (Bright Talk Google Analytics)||2 years||Analytical/ Statistical||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_ga (Pure Energy Solutions Google Analytics)||2 years||Analytical/ Statistical||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_ga (Prezi Google Analytics)||2 years||Analytical/ Statistical||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gat (Pure Energy Solutions Google Analytics)||1 day||Analytical/ Statistical||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate|
|_gat (Prezi Google Analytics)||1 day||Analytical/ Statistical||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate|
|_gid (Pure Energy Solutions Google Analytics)||1 day||Analytical/ Statistical||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gid (Prezi Google Analytics)||1 day||Analytical/ Statistical||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gid (Bright Talk Google Analytics)||1 day||Analytical/ Statistical||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|optimizelyBuckets (Optimizely)||179 days||Analytical/ Statistical||Stores settings on Optimizely user experience experiments and variations that the visitor has been bucketed into. This ensures the visitor consistently sees the same variation, even over multiple sessions.|
|optimizelyEndUserId (Optimizely)||179 days||Analytical/ Statistical||Used to measure how selected users react to targeted changes to the website’s content and functionality, in order to determine what variation is most efficacious in terms of converting users to customers.|
|optimizelyPendingLogEvents (Optimizely)||1 day||Analytical/ Statistical||Used by Optimizely as a cache of a user’s actions between tracking calls.|
|optimizelySegments (Optimizely)||179 days||Analytical/ Statistical||Used by Optimizely to store the user’s audience and dimension information (e.g., browser, campaign, mobile, source type, custom dimensions).|
|Vuid (Vimeo)||2 years||Analytical/ Statistical||Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.|
|__putma (Prezi)||20 years||Targeting & Advertising||Targets ads based on behavioural profiling and geographical location.|
|_fbp (Facebook)||3 months||Social Media/ Analytical/ Targeting & Advertising||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.|
|_ptref (Prezi)||1 day||Targeting & Advertising||Targets ads based on behavioural profiling and geographical location.|
|ads/ga-audiences (Google Adwords)||Session||Analytical/ Targeting & Advertising||Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites.|
|Bcookie (LinkedIn)||2 years||Social Media/ Analytical/ Targeting & Advertising||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.|
|Bscookie (LinkedIn)||2 years||Social Media/ Analytical/ Targeting & Advertising||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.|
|Fr (Facebook)||3 months||Social Media/ Targeting & Advertising||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.|
|GPS (YouTube)||1 day||Social Media/ Analytical/ Targeting & Advertising||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.|
|IDE (Double Click)||1 year||Analytical/ Targeting & Advertising||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.|
|Lidc (LinkedIn)||1 day||Social Media/ Analytical/ Targeting & Advertising||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.|
|lpv547792 (Pardot)||1 day||Analytical||This LPV cookie is set to keep Pardot from tracking multiple page views on a single asset over a 30-minute session. For example, if a visitor reloads a landing page several times over a 30-minute period, this cookie keeps each reload from being tracked as a page view.|
|optimizely_data$$first_session (Bright Talk)||Session||Targeting & Advertising||Used for targeted advertising.|
|Pardot (Pardot)||Session||Analytical/ Targeting & Advertising||Used to identify the visitor across visits and devices. This allows the website to present the visitor with relevant advertisement – The service is provided by third party advertisement hubs, which facilitate real-time bidding for advertisers.|
|test_cookie (Double Click)||1 day||Analytical||Used by Google DoubleClick to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.|
|Tr (Facebook)||Session||Social Media/ Targeting & Advertising||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.|
|UserMatchHistory (LinkedIn)||29 days||Social Media/ Targeting & Advertising||Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences.|
|visitor_id# (Pardot)||10 years||Analytical/ Targeting & Advertising||The visitor cookie includes a unique visitor ID and the unique identifier for your account. For example, the cookie name visitor_id12345 stores the visitor ID 1010101010. The account identifier, 12345, makes sure that the visitor is tracked on the correct Pardot account. The visitor value is the visitor_id in your Pardot account. This cookie is set for visitors by the Pardot tracking code.|
|visitor_id#-hash (Pardot)||10 years||Analytical/ Functional||The visitor hash cookie contains the account ID and stores a unique hash. For example, the cookie name visitor_id12345-hash stores the hash “855c3697d9979e78ac404c4ba2c66533”, and the account ID is 12345. This cookie is a security measure to make sure that a malicious user can’t fake a visitor from Pardot and access corresponding prospect information.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE (YouTube)||179 days||Social Media/ Analytical/ Targeting & Advertising||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos|
|YSC (YouTube)||Session||Social Media/ Analytical/ Targeting & Advertising||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.|
|yt-remote-cast-installed (YouTube)||Session||Social Media/ Analytical/ Targeting & Advertising||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video|
|yt-remote-connected-devices (YouTube)||Persistent||Social Media/ Analytical/ Targeting & Advertising||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video|
|yt-remote-device-id (YouTube)||Persistent||Social Media/ Analytical/ Targeting & Advertising||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video|
|yt-remote-fast-check-period (YouTube)||Session||Social Media/ Analytical/ Targeting & Advertising||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video|
|yt-remote-session-app (YouTube)||Session||Social Media/ Analytical/ Targeting & Advertising||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video|
|yt-remote-session-name (YouTube)||Session||Social Media/ Analytical/ Targeting & Advertising||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video|
We use necessary (essential) cookies to make our site work. We’d also like to set optional cookies to help make your experience of our website better. We won’t set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.
Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.
Non Essential – Analytical
We’d like to (or allow our partners to) set other (functionality and analytical) cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it.
Non Essential – Advertising
We’d also like to set targeting and advertising cookies to allow us (and our partners, including social media sites) to advertise the most relevant products and services to you.
- COOKIE PREFERENCES
Please provide your consent through our pop-up banner to our use of non-essential cookies on our website. You may withdraw your consent at any point by returning to our website, clicking on our banner and unchecking the box. Please be aware we do not need your consent (and do not ask for it) to place strictly necessary cookies (as described above).
Most browsers have cookies enabled by default. However if you don’t want to enable cookies, you’ll still be able to browse the site.
If you wish to disable all cookies, you can usually opt-out by setting your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
To learn more on how to disable cookies on your browser, please consult your browser “help” section or go to aboutcookies.org.
To disable specific cookies, you can opt-out using the opt-out mechanisms (on our cookie banner) and links provided in the chart above. You can also delete cookies that have already been set through your browser settings.
Please note that if you choose to disable some categories of cookies that we use, you may experience reduced functionality or be prevented from using the website altogether.
- CHANGES TO THIS COOKIES POLICY
Any changes to this cookies policy in the future will be posted on this page and we will take all measures reasonably necessary to communicate any changes to this cookies policy to you. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this cookies policy. We will also bring your attention to such changes by updating our cookie banner/ pop-up.
This policy was last reviewed and updated: April 2020