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Cookies that measure website usage

We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect anonymised information about how you use the service. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • how you got to the site
  • the pages you visit on this service and how long you spend on them
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We may also set our own cookies to understand how people move through the site.

Name Purpose Expires
_ga Used by Google Analytics, this registers a unique ID to generate statistics about how you use the website 2 years
_gid This registers a unique ID to generate statistics about how you use the website 24 hours
ict_0 This assists third-packing tracking software 10 years
ict_master This registers a unique ID to generate statistics about how you use the website 10 years
ai_session This monitors the performance of the website 10 minutes
ai_user This monitors the performance of the website 1 year
ictf_il This assists third-packing tracking software 10 years
ictf_in This assists third-packing tracking software 10 years

Cookies that help with our communications and marketing

Some of our pages may contain content from other sites, like YouTube, which may set their own cookies. These sites are sometimes called ‘third party’ services. This tells us how many people are seeing the content and whether it’s useful.

In addition, if you share a link to one of our pages, the service you share it on (for example, Facebook) may set a cookie. We have no control over cookies set on other websites - you can turn them off, but not through us.

Name Purpose Expires
_fbp This helps deliver our advertising when you visit Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising after visiting our website 3 months
_gcl_au Used by Google AdSense, this experiments with advertisement efficiency across websites that use their services 3 months
ANON Used by Bing, these record your actions after you've viewed or clicked an advert to measure its performance and tailor future advertising to you 1 month
MUID Used by Bing, these record your actions after you've viewed or clicked an advert to measure its performance and tailor future advertising to you 1 year
NAP Used by Bing, these record your actions after you've viewed or clicked an advert to measure its performance and tailor future advertising to you 1 month
SRCHD Used by Bing, these record your actions after you've viewed or clicked an advert to measure its performance and tailor future advertising to you 2 months
SRCHHPGUSR Used by Bing, these record your actions after you've viewed or clicked an advert to measure its performance and tailor future advertising to you 4 months
SRCHUID Used by Bing, these record your actions after you've viewed or clicked an advert to measure its performance and tailor future advertising to you 2 months
SRCHUSR Used by Bing, these record your actions after you've viewed or clicked an advert to measure its performance and tailor future advertising to you 4 months
_RwBf Used by Bing, these record your actions after you've viewed or clicked an advert to measure its performance and tailor future advertising to you 4 months
MUIDB Used by Bing, these record your actions after you've viewed or clicked an advert to measure its performance and tailor future advertising to you 1 month
_fbp These help to deliver our advertising when you visit Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising 3 months
act These help to deliver our advertising when you visit Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising When you close your browser
c_user These help to deliver our advertising when you visit Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising 1 year
datr These help to deliver our advertising when you visit Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising 18 months
fr These help to deliver our advertising when you visit Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising 1 year
presence These help to deliver our advertising when you visit Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising When you close your browser
sb These help to deliver our advertising when you visit Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising 2 years
spin These help to deliver our advertising when you visit Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising 2 years
wd These help to deliver our advertising when you visit Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising 2 years
xs These help to deliver our advertising when you visit Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising 2 years
_ga Snapchat uses Google Analytics to help improve their services. For example, they can use these cookies to learn more about which features are the most popular with their users and which ones might need some tweaks 2 years
sc_at Snapchat uses this cookie to deliver advertisements, to make them more relevant and meaningful to consumers, and to track the efficiency of advertising campaigns. 1 year
Personalization_id Twitter uses this cookie for integration of its services and sharing capabilities from the website to social media, as well as tracking and targeting. 2 years
i/adsct Twitter uses this cookie to allow tailored advertising based on our actions on this website session
ad_id Amazon uses this cookie to allow tailored advertising based on our actions on this website 9 months
ad_privacy Amazon uses this cookie to allow tailored advertising based on our actions on this website 9 months
_ppcMktoCmp This cookie is set by Marketo with an ID from the link that brought you to the page. 30 days
_mkto_trk This cookie is set by Marketo. This allows a website to track visitor behavior on the sites on which the cookie is installed and to link a visitor to the recipient of an email marketing campaign, to measure campaign effectiveness. Tracking is performed anonymously until a user is identified by submitting a form. 2 years
L1c Linkedin uses this cookie to allow tailored advertising based on our actions on this website session
BizoID Linkedin uses this cookie to allow tailored advertising based on our actions on this website 6 months
BizoData Linkedin uses this cookie to allow tailored advertising based on our actions on this website 6 months
BizoNetworkPartnerIndex Linkedin uses this cookie to allow tailored advertising based on our actions on this website 6 months
BizoUserMatchHistory Linkedin uses this cookie to allow tailored advertising based on our actions on this website
6 months

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies carry out essential tasks to help the service perform correctly. For example, we might save a cookie to let us know how many times you’ve seen a message we’ve shown on a page, or if you’ve dismissed it.

Name Purpose Expires
FIU_User This assists Google Analytics 1 month
__cfduid Associated with sites using CloudFlare, this is used to make pages load more quickly 3 months
APISID YouTube may set this cookie on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player 2 years
CONSENT YouTube may set this cookie on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player 20 years
HSID YouTube may set this cookie on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player 2 years
LOGIN_INFO YouTube may set this cookie on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player 18 months
PREF YouTube may set this cookie on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player 2 years
SAPISID YouTube may set this cookie on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player 2 years
SID YouTube may set this cookie on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player 2 years
SIDCC YouTube may set this cookie on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player 3 months
SSID YouTube may set this cookie on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player 2 years
VISITOR_INFO1 _LIVE YouTube may set this cookie on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player 1 year
YSC YouTube may set this cookie on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player When you close your browser
_ga YouTube may set this cookie on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player 1 year
.AspNetCore.Antiforgery This enables the website to function properly When you close your browser
AnalyticsConsent This lets us know whether you've given us permission to track your activity for analytics purposes 1 year
BNES_.AspNetCore .Antiforgery This enables the website to function properly When you close your browser
BNES_samesite This enables the website to function properly When you close your browser
CookieConsent This stores your cookie consent preferences 1 year
MarketingConsent This stores your marketing cookie consent preferences 1 year

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