The information below explains what cookies are and how our website uses them.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your device if you agree. Cookies contain small amounts of information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
Cookies allow you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve your user experience.
We use the following cookies:
Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.
Category 2: analytical/performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
Category 3: functionality cookies
These are used 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).
Category 4: targeting cookies
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
Cookie Name Purpose
This cookie is required for us to stay compliant with our “do not track” initiative or emails.
This cookie allows us to check if cookies are enabled on your device to provide the appropriate user experience to you.
This cookie provides an extra layer of security and is set when you log in using two factor authentication.
The visitor cookie includes the name “visitor_id” plus the unique identifier for your account, which is derived from the tracking code placed on your site. The value stored is the unique ID for the visitor. For example, cookie name “visitor_id12345″ stores the visitor value “123456789,” where 12345 is the account identifier and 123456789 represents the visitor ID. This cookie is set by our tracking code on visitors and prospects.
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These cookies are used to collect information about how you use our website and blog. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages on the website that they visited.
This cookie is used for AB testing of new features.
This cookie identifies which user signup flow was shown to you.
These cookies track the source when you make an enquiry on our website.
This cookie is a collection of internal metrics for your activity and is used to improve your experience of our website.
Please see above under “performance” for purpose.
This cookie stores whether you have chosen to view the mobile version of our website.
This cookie is used to track the language that you select to view popular blogs in.
This cookie checks whether you are logged in as a WordPress.com user.
This cookie is used to persist your wp-admin configuration.
This cookie is used to track whether or not you have already performed an action.
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This cookie identifies you and presents targeted display banners across different websites (re-marketing). These cookies expire after 180 days.
This cookie tracks if you have clicked an ad on our website before.
This cookie reduces the display of ads when you return to our website as a repeat visitor.
You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. For a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies.
CAN I USE THIS WEBSITE WITHOUT COOKIES?
By using our website, you consent to cookies being stored by us and our providers.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. 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 this may prevent some parts of our website working correctly for you.
The www.allaboutcookies.org website provides more information about how to block cookies and/or remove existing cookies.