By choosing to use the Websites, you acknowledge that we may set strictly necessary Cookies (described below) on your computer or other device to operate and administer the Websites. Further, where you give permission, we may also set certain Cookies that are not strictly necessary (described below).
What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of information (text files) that websites place and store on your computer, mobile phone or any other device that can access the Internet when you visit a website. The next time you visit a website, Cookies allow that website to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and they may also be used to collect statistics on users’ use of a website or to ensure that certain graphic elements are correctly displayed and all functionalities of the website work properly. For more general information on cookies, please see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
What types of Cookies do we use?
1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
These Cookies are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the Websites. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you, such as setting your privacy preferences. The information collected through these Cookies is not used for marketing purposes. As these Cookies are necessary for the functionality of our Websites, they cannot be turned off. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these Cookies (for more information, please read “How to control or delete cookies” below).
2. Performance/Analytics Cookies
We use performance cookies to track how you use the Websites during your visit, without collecting personal information about you, in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the Websites. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated with information tracked across all site users, to help companies understand visitor usage patterns, identify and diagnose problems or errors their users may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving their audience’s overall website experience. These Cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party service providers.
3. Marketing Cookies
We use Marketing Cookies that allows us to provide advertising messages to visitors on third party websites and measure the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives.
Cookies set by our third-party service providers:
How to control or delete Cookies?
1. Cookie Preference
You can decide whether to accept or reject Cookies other than strictly necessary Cookies. You can exercise your Cookie preferences by clicking on the “Cookies Settings” on our cookie banner.
2. Browser Controls:
You can change your browser’s setting to delete cookies that have already been set and to not accept Cookies. To learn more about how to do this, visit the help pages of your browser:
o Chrome (https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en);
o Internet Explorer
o Opera (https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/);
o Edge (https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4468242/microsoft-edge-browsing-data-and-privacy)
o Safari (https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac).
If you have disabled one or more Cookies, we may still use information collected from Cookies prior to your preference change, however, we will stop using the disables Cookie to collect any further information.
Updates to this Cookies Policy
This Cookies Policy may be updated regularly. If necessary, we will draw the changes to your attention when you next visit the Websites.
List of Cookies
Below you may find an indicative and non-exhaustive list of the Cookies we use. You can also review the Cookies and exercise your Cookie preferences by clicking on the “Cookies Settings” on our cookie banner when you visit our Websites.
|Google Analytics (_ga)||This Cookie is used to distinguish users on the Websites to generate statistical information about their use of the Websites. This helps up improve the Websites.||2 years||Analytics|
|Google Analytics (_gat)||This Cookie is used to throttle request rate.||1 min||Analytics|
|Google Analytics (_gid)||This Cookie is used to distinguish users.||24 hours||Analytics|
|Google Adsense (_ga_<container-id>)||This Cookie is used to persist session state.||2 years||Marketing|
|Google Adsense (_gcl_au)||This Cookie is used to store and track conversions||24 hours||Marketing|
|Hotjar (_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress)||This Cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the Cookie.||30 minutes||Analytics|
|Hotjar (_hjFirstSeen)||This is set to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar saw this user. It is used by recording filters to identify new user sessions.||1 hour||Analytics|
|Hotjar (_hjIncludedInPageviewSample)||This Cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that user is included in the data sampling defined by your pageview limit.||30 minutes||Analytics|
|Hotjar (_hjSessionUser_<user-id>)||This Cookie is set when a user first lands on the Websites. It ensures that data from subsequent visits to the same website are attributed to the same user.||1 year||Analytics|
|Hotjar (_hjSession_<user-id>)||This Cookie is used to hold current session data and ensures that subsequent requests in the session window are attributed to the same session.||30 minutes||Analytics|
|Facebook (_fbp)||This Cookie is used to store and track visits across websites.||3 months||Marketing|
|Facebook (datr)||This Cookie is used to provide fraud prevention.||2 years||Marketing|
|Linkedin (lidc)||This Cookie is used to facilitate data center selection and for tracking the use of embedded services.||24 hours||Marketing|
|Linkedin (bcookie)||This Cookie is used for tracking the use of embedded services.||2 years||Marketing|
|Linkedin (lang)||This Cookie is used to remember a user’s language setting.||Session||Marketing|
|vg_gdpr||Accept Cookies||Session||Strictly Necessary|