A “cookie” is a small file of text which is downloaded onto your computer or device when you access this website, and it allows us to recognise when you come back to the website.
We will obtain your consent to use these cookies except where the use of the cookie is strictly necessary for the operation of our website.
The cookies used on our website are either set by us or by our third party service providers, and fall into the following categories:
- Necessary: Those that are necessary for the operation of the website, including allowing you to interact with our website and to recall selections as you move between pages and which enable core functionality such as security, credentials authentication, network management and accessibility and to determine cart contents and changes.
- Functional: Those that are used to provide services or to remember choices you make so we can personalise our content for you. We use this information to customise your experience of our website to meet your preferences e.g. to allow you access to recently viewed events, to allow you to dismiss notices and suggestions, to track your usage if this functionality is enabled etc. You can manage these cookies using your browser settings. However, if you block them we may not be able to offer you certain services that you have chosen.
- Analytics: Those that analyse the use of our website e.g. interface use, monitor our web audience and populate certain content on our website in line with usage.
- Advertising: Those that record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed which are set by us and third parties. We and third parties will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on them, or advertising displayed to you on third party websites, more relevant to your interests.
We use a combination of both session and persistent cookies. Session cookies keep track of your current visit and how you navigate the website and persistent cookies enable our website to recognise you as a repeat visitor when you return. The session cookies will be deleted from your device when you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain on your device after you have left the website.
More details are set out below about specifically what cookies are used on our website, for what purposes, who sets them (either us or a third party) and how long the cookies will remain on your device.
Some of the cookies set on our website are set by third parties, i.e. by domain providers other than the domain of our website. These third parties also include providers of external services, such as analytics providers and payment processing services providers.
Information collected by the cookies includes your first name, last name, email address and IP address.
Most browsers have cookies enabled by default, but you are able to change your cookies settings, which are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. You can block any cookies from any website by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of some or all cookies. However, if you block all cookies you may not be able to access all or part of our website. You can also use your browser settings to delete cookies. For more information about cookies please visit https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/.
As part of this website’s operation, and for our own statistical analysis of website traffic, our website automatically logs internet IP addresses and email addresses.
For more detailed information on cookies we use, please see the table below:
|Cookies set by us|
|Necessary||ASP.NET_SessionId||Preserves the visitor’s session state across page requests.||Session|
|Necessary||rc::c||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots
|Analytical||lang||Used to determine the optimal video quality based on the visitor’s device and network settings||Session|
|Analytical||yt-player-bandwidth||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website
|Analytical||_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website||2 years|
|Analytical||_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||1 day|
|Analytical||_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site||1 day|
|Analytical||collect||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||Session|
|Analytical||yt-player-headers-readable||Used to determine the optimal video quality based on the visitor’s device and network settings||Persistent|
|Cookies set by third party cookie providers|
|Targeting||bcookie||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||2 Years|
|Targeting||bscookie||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||2 Years|
|Targeting||GPS||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location||1 Day|
|Targeting||IDE||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||1 Year|
|Targeting||lidc||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||1 Day|
|Targeting||PREF||Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites||8 Months|
|Targeting||test_cookie||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies||1 Day|
|Targeting||UserMatchHistory||Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences||29 Days|
|Targeting||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos||179 Days|
|Targeting||YSC||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen||Session|
|Targeting||yt-remote-cast-installed||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos||Persistent|
|Targeting||yt-remote-connected-devices||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos||Persistent|
|Targeting||yt-remote-device-id||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos||Session|
|Targeting||yt-remote-fast-check-period||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos||Session|
|Targeting||yt-remote-session-app||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos||Session|
|Targeting||yt-remote-session-name||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos||Session|
|Targeting||bid||This cookie is set in response to actions made by a user which amount to a request for services, such as setting their privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.||100 Months|
|Targeting||oktgid||Stores the visitor Id of the user who clicked on an okt.to link||1 Year|
|Targeting||oktsid||Stores the visitor Id of the user who clicked on an okt.to link||Session|
** Last updated: December 2019