Last updated: July 2023
What Are Cookies?
When you visit our website, it may store or retrieve information in your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer’s hard disk by a website. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is typically used to make the site work as you expect it. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience.
What Types of Cookies Do We Use?
There are two broad categories of cookies: First party cookies, served directly by us to your device and third-party cookies, which are served by a third party e.g. Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn.
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are “session cookies”, meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are “permanent cookies”, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by the website to recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
This website uses the cookies that perform four functions, namely:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies;
- Functionality Cookies;
- Performance Cookies; and
- Advertising/Targeting Cookies.
- Strictly Necessary Cookies – These cookies are essential in order to enable you to navigate around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.
We use the following strictly necessary cookies:
|Cookie Name||Cookie Type||Source||Expiry||Purpose|
|OptanonConsent||Strictly Necessary Cookies||.aadcinsights.eu||1 Year||A cookie that stores the timestamp of the cookie banner when it is loaded.|
|OptanonAlertBoxClosed||Strictly Necessary Cookies||.aadcinsights.eu||1 Year||A cookie that stores the timestamp of when the cookie banner has been closed.|
|STYXKEY_HCP_POPUP_is_hcp||Strictly Necessary Cookies||.aadcinsights.eu||1 Day||A cookie that stores that the user has selected that they are a HCP|
|STYXKEY_HCP_POPUP_location||Strictly Necessary Cookies||.aadcinsights.eu||1 Day||A cookie that stores the location of the HCP|
- Functionality cookies – These cookies allow our site to remember the choices you make (such as your username, language, preferences, or region) to provide a more personalized online experience. These cookies collect information that may be anonymous but may also include personal information that you have disclosed. If you do not accept these cookies, the site’s performance and functionality may be affected, and access to content on the site may be restricted.
We use the following functionality cookies:
|Cookie Name||Cookie Type||Source||Expiry||Purpose|
|STYXKEY_aadc_is_subscriber||Functionality cookies||aadcinsights.eu||1 Year||This cookie checks if a visitor is a registered subscriber, allowing access to gated content.
This cookie contains no personal information.
|aadc_lang||Functionality cookies||aadcinsights.eu||1 Year||This cookie prevents site from auto setting language.|
- Performance Cookies – These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, length of time spent on the site, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All the information that these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.
We use the following performance cookies:
|Cookie Name||Cookie Type||Source||Expiry||Purpose|
|_ga||Performance cookies||.aadcinsights.eu||14 Months||This cookie distinguishes users from each other.|
|_ga_36868M8XJ8||Performance cookies||.vimeo.com||14 Months||This cookie is used to to store a unique user ID for Google Analytics.|
|_gat_UA-157440120-1||Performance cookies||.aadcinsights.eu||Session||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate|
|_gid||Performance cookies||.aadcinsights.eu||1 Day||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
- Advertising/Targeting cookies – are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you but can also limit the number of times you see an advertisement and be used to chart the effectiveness of an ad campaign by tracking users’ clicks. They are usually placed by third-party advertising networks with a website operator’s permission but can be also placed by the operator. These cookies can remember that you have visited a website, and this information can be shared with other organizations, including other advertisers. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.
We use the following advertising cookies:
|Cookie Name||Cookie Type||Source||Expiry||Purpose|
|__cf_bm||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.vimeo.com||1 Day||This cookie is used to read and filter requests from bots for Cloudflare.|
|__hstc||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.simplecast.com||4 Months||This cookie is used to store the time of visit for hubspot.|
|__Secure-1PAPISID||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||1 Year||Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising
|__Secure-1PSID||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||1 Year||Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising|
|__Secure-3PAPISID||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||1 Year||Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising|
|__Secure-3PSID||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||1 Year||Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising|
|__Secure-3PSIDCC||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||1 Year|
|__Secure-1PSIDCC||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||1 Year||Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising.|
|__Secure-ENID||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||9 Months||Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising.|
|_clck||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.aadcinsights.eu||1 Year||This cookie is used to a unique user ID for the Microsoft Clarity service.|
|_clsk||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.aadcinsights.eu||1 Year||This cookie is used to store and combine pageviews by a user into a single session recording for the Microsoft Clarity service.|
|_gcl_au||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.aadcinsights.eu||3 Months||We may embed videos on to our website from our official Vimeo account. These cookies track information about how the Vimeo Service is being used. Analytics cookies may either be first party cookies or third party cookies.|
|_gcl_au||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.simplecast.com||17 days||We may embed videos on to our website from our official Vimeo account. These cookies track information about how the Vimeo Service is being used. Analytics cookies may either be first party cookies or third party cookies.|
|_fbp||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.facebook.com||3 Months||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.|
|_fbp||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.simplecast.com||1 Month||This cookie is used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.|
|_uetsid||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.aadcinsights.eu||1 Day||This cookie is used to store and track visits across websites for bing ads.|
|_uetvid||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.aadcinsights.eu||13 Months||This cookie is used to store and track visits across websites for bing ads.|
|1P_JAR||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||1 Month||Sets a unique ID to remember your preferences and other information such as website statistics and track conversion rates.
|AEC||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||2 Months||This cookie ensures that requests within a browsing session are made by the user, and not by other sites.|
|AID||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||2 Months||These cookies are used by Google to display personalized advertisements on Google sites, based on recent searches and previous interactions., SSID, APISID and SAPISID cookies enable Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube.
|APISID||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||1 Year||These cookies are used by Google to display personalized advertisements on Google sites, based on recent searches and previous interactions., SSID, APISID and SAPISID cookies enable Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube.|
|bcookie ||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.linkedin.com ||10 Months||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.|
|CLID||Advertising/Targeting cookies||www.clarity.ms||1 Year||Identifies the first-time Clarity saw this user on any site using Clarity.|
|CONSENT||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||2 Years||Used for Google’s consent mode for conversion tracking and remarketing.|
|CONSENT||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.co.uk||11 Months||Used for Google’s consent mode for conversion tracking and remarketing.|
|ct0||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.twitter.com||1 Day||This cookie is for authentication for Twitter.|
|c_user||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.facebook.com||11 Months||This is a cookie used to store a unique user ID for Facebook.|
|d_prefs||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.twitter.com||4 Months||This cookie is used for your cookie preferences for Twitter.|
|datr||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.facebook.com||1 Year||This cookie is used to provide fraud prevention for Facebook.|
|DV||Advertising/Targeting cookies||www.google.com||Session||This cookie is used to provide ad delivery or retargeting for Google ads.|
|fr||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.facebook.com||2 Months||This cookie is used to provide ad delivery or retargeting for Facebook.|
|fs_uid||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.simplecast.com||9 Months||The 'fs_uid' cookie can be thought of as the capture cookie. When an end-user visits a customer's site, that cookie is used to track the user across sessions and pages. The same user may visit a site multiple times and may navigate to many pages within a single session. This cookie ensures that all captured session traffic is associated with one user. A session cannot be captured without this cookie and the users anonymized visit will not be logged.|
|guest_id||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.twitter.com||11 Months||This cookie is for authentication for Twitter.|
|guest_id_ads||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.twitter.com||Session||This cookie is for advertising when logged out for Twitter.|
|guest_id_marketing||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.twitter.com||Session||This cookie is for advertising when logged out for Twitter.|
|HSID||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||2 Years||Contains encrypted entries of your Google account and the last login time to protect against attacks and data theft from form entries.
|hubspotutk||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.simplecast.com||4 Months||This cookie is used to store and track a visitor's identity.|
|IDE||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.doubleclick.net||10 Months||Used for Display & Video 360, Google Ads.|
|li_mc||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.linkedin.com||4 Months||Used as a temporary cache to avoid database lookups for a member's consent for use of non-essential cookies and used for having consent information on the client side to enforce consent on the client side.|
|ln_or||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.linkedin.com||1 Year||Used to determine if Oribi analytics can be carried out on a specific domain.|
|liap||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.linkedin.com||1 Year||Used by non-www.domains to denote the logged in status of a member.|
|lidc||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.linkedin.com||1 Day||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.|
|muc_ads||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.t.co||11 Months||This cookie is for advertising for Twitter.|
|MUID||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.bing.com||13 Months||Identifies unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites. These cookies are used for advertising, site analytics, and other operational purposes.|
|MUID||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.clarity.ms||13 Months||Identifies unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites. These cookies are used for advertising, site analytics, and other operational purposes.|
|oo||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.facebook.com||1 Year||This cookie is to help you opt out of seeing ads from Meta based on your activity on third-party websites.|
|NID||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||6 Months||This cookie contains a unique ID used to remember your preferences and other information such as your preferred language, how many search results you prefer to have shown on a results page (for example, 10 or 20), and whether you want to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. Each NID cookie expires 6 months from a user’s last use.
|OGP||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||1 Month||This cookie enables the functionality of Google Maps.|
|OGPC||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||1 Month||This cookie enables the functionality of Google Maps.|
|OTZ||Advertising/Targeting cookies||www.google.com||2 Weeks||This cookie is used by Google Analytics that provides an aggregate analysis of Website visitors.|
|personalization_id||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.twitter.com||Session||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.|
|player||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.vimeo.com||1 Year||This cookie saves your settings before you play an embedded Vimeo video. This means that the next time you watch a Vimeo video, you will get your preferred settings back.|
|SAPISID||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||1 Year||These cookies are used by Google to display personalized advertisements on Google sites, based on recent searches and previous interactions., SSID, APISID and SAPISID cookies enable Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube.
|sb||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.facebook.com||1 Year||This cookie is used to store browser details for Facebook.|
|SEARCH_SAMESITE||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||6 Months||This cookie is used to prevent the browser from sending this cookie along with cross-site requests.|
|SID||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||1 Year||Google uses security cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties.
|SIDCC||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||1 Year||This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.
|SOCS||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.co.uk||1 Year||This cookie is used to store a user’s state regarding their cookies choices.|
|SSID||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.google.com||1 Year||These cookies are used by Google to display personalized advertisements on Google sites, based on recent searches and previous interactions., SSID, APISID and SAPISID cookies enable Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube.
|UserMatchHistory||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.linkedin.com||1 Month||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.|
|wd||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.facebook.com||1 Week||This cookie is used to read screen resolution for Facebook.|
|xs||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.facebook.com||3 Months||This cookie is used to store a unique session ID for Facebook.|
|vuid||Advertising/Targeting cookies||.vimeo.com||2 Years||This cookie is used to store the user's usage history for Vimeo.|
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 8–11, Firefox and Opera.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
We use software tools such as Web server logs to gather information about our website users’ browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our website and better serve our customers. This information assists us in designing and arranging our Web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our website to better meet the needs of our customers and prospective customers.
Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our website and evaluate our website’s visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual email address or any personally identifying information about you although they do permit us to send focused online banner advertisements or other such responses to you.
How to control or delete cookies
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device, then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how or you can click on one of the links below to go directly to the user manual for your browser:
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, www.allaboutcookies.org or https://cookiepedia.co.uk/ which contain general information about cookies and comprehensive information on how to modify the cookie settings on a wide variety of browsers and how to delete cookies from your computer. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone or tablet you will need to refer to your device manual.