What are cookies?
Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device (such as a computer or smartphone) when you visit a website. Cookies can be recognized by the website that downloaded them — or other websites that use the same cookies. This helps websites know if the browsing device has visited them before.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies work to make your experience browsing our website as smooth as possible and they remember your preferences (your browsing habits, actions, and settings) so you don’t have to insert your details again and again. Also, cookies might allow monitoring the frequency of visits to the website and collect general statistical information on the number of visitors to the website, as well as deliver advertised content which could be relevant to you or track the effectiveness of our ad campaigns on third party websites.
What types of cookies there are?
In general, there are three different ways to classify cookies: by their duration, by their purpose and by which party implements them.
By their duration:
- Session cookies – these cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing (or once your session ends).
- Persistent cookies – these cookies stay on your browsing device after you have finished browsing until they expire or are deleted.
By their purpose:
- Strictly necessary cookies – these cookies are essential to make the websites work. They enable you to move around the site and use its features. Without these cookies, services that are necessary for you to be able to use on the sites such as accessing secure areas cannot be provided.
- Statistical (performance) cookies – these cookies collect information about how people are using the websites, for example which pages are visited the most often, how people are moving from one link to another and if they get error messages from certain pages. These cookies don’t gather information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is grouped together with information from other people’s use of the site on an anonymous basis. Overall, these cookies provide analytical information about how the site is performing and how it can be improved.
- Functional (preferences) cookies – these cookies allow us to remember choices you make and tailor our sites to provide enhanced features and content to you. For example, these cookies can be used to remember your username, language choice or country selection, they can also be used to remember changes you’ve made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customize.
By the party which implements the cookies:
- First-party cookies – are cookies that belong to us and that we place on your device.
What specific cookies we use
|Cookie name||Category||Provider||Purpose||Validity term|
|__cfduid||Necessary||Cloudflare||These cookies are used by Cloudflare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. No personally identifiable information is stored. – Learn more about Cloudflare’s cookies – https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/||1 month|
|_gcl_au||Marketing||This cookie is used for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites||3 months|
|cfmrk_cic||Statistical||Cloudflare||This cookie is used by Cloudflare to route user traffic||3 months|
|SID||Functional||Used for security purposes to store digitally signed and encrypted records of a user’s Google account ID and most recent sign-in time which allows Google to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorised parties||2 years|
|SIDCC||Functional||Security cookie to protect a user’s data from unauthorized access||1 year|
|HSID||Functional||Used for security purposes to store digitally signed and encrypted records of a user’s Google account ID and most recent sign-in time which allows Google to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorised parties||2 years|
|NID||Functional||Used to store preferences in a unique Google ID to remember your information, such as your preferred language, how many search results you wish to have shown per page, etc||6 months|
|SSID||Marketing||Used to store information about how you use the website and any advertising that you may have seen before visiting this website, in addition to being used to help customise advertising on Google properties by remembering your most recent searches, your previous interactions with an advertiser’s ads or search results and your visits to an advertiser’s website||2 years|
|SAPISID||Marketing||Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising||2 years|
|APISID||Marketing||Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising||2 years|
|__Secure-3PAPISID||Marketing||Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising||2 years|
|OTZ||Statistical||Cookie used by Google Analytics that provides an aggregate analysis of Website visitors||1 month|
|DV||Statistical||This cookie helps detect whether the user is a robot or not (ensure security)||1 day|
|bcookie||Marketing||This cookie identifies devices accessing LinkedIn to detect abuse on the platform||2 years|
|lang||Marketing||This cookie is used to remember a user’s language setting||Session|
|AnalyticsSyncHistory||Marketing||Used to store information about the time a sync took place with the lms_analytics cookie||1 month|
|UserMatchHistory||Marketing||LinkedIn Ads ID syncing||1 month|
|__cf_bm||Functional||Cloudflare||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots||1 day|
|lidc||Marketing||This cookie is used to store performed actions on the website||1 day|
|_biz_nA||Statistical||Cloudlare||This cookie is used by Cloudflare to support performance optimization and security||1 year|
|_biz_pendingA||Statistical||Cloudlare||This cookie is used by Cloudflare to support performance optimization and security||1 year|
|_biz_flagsA||Statistical||Cloudlare||This cookie is used by Cloudflare to support performance optimization and security||1 year|
|_biz_uid||Statistical||Cloudlare||This cookie is used by Cloudflare to support performance optimization and security||1 year|
|_gaexp||Statistical||This cookie is used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment via Google Optimize and the expiry of experiments a user has been included in. Google Optimize is used to enhance user experience.||Depends on the length of the experiment, but typically 90 days|
|_ga||Statistical||Used to distinguish users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the site’s analytics reports.||2 years|
|_gid||Statistical||The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing.||24 hours|
|_gat_gtag_UA_151271554_1||Statistical||Google uses this cookie to distinguish users.||1 minute|
|_gat_UA-151271554-2||Statistical||Used to throttle request rate.||1 minute|
|_lfa||Statistical||Leadfeader||This cookie collects the behavioral data of all website visitors. This includes pages viewed, visitor source and time spent on the site.||2 years|
How to manage cookies from this website?
You can usually use the browser that you are viewing this website through to enable, disable or delete cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” settings). Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access secure areas of the websites and other parts of the websites may also not work properly.
You can find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Some third parties may use Marketing Cookies to help gather information about your browsing activity so that they can deliver website advertising to you that is relevant to your interests. The advertising industries in EU have developed schemes to help you opt-out of receiving cookies used for these purposes. You can find out more about the EU scheme from www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Information about the cookies used by us may be updated from time to time, so please check back on a regular basis for any changes. The last modification date of this document is shown at the beginning of this document.