What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. They contain details about your use of the website, and they distinguish you from other users. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise you and, for example, remember your preferences. The cookies on our website:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Help you do things on our website, for example fill out forms, view content or log in to the members’ area
- Collect anonymous statistics around how the website is used (for example, seeing what pages are most popular, or which pieces of content are most read)
- Allow you to share content across social networks
- Improve the speed/security of the site so that we can continuously improve our website for you
You can find out more about cookies at All About Cookies
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
How do I change my cookie settings?
You can control your cookie preferences at any time by clicking in the bottom left-hand cornerof the website and using the sliders.
We require your consent to place analytic and social cookies. These cookies are those that help collect statistics and allow you to share content across social networks.
Most browsers also let you turn off either all or third-party cookies. What you can do depends on the browser you are using. However, please be aware if you reject all cookies, this may impair your ability to use the website. The ability to do this is usually found in the options, settings or preferences menu of your browser or mobile device.
You can opt out of using Google’s analytics cookies by visiting Google’s opt-out page.
What cookies do you use?
The main cookies we use are:
- xs to enable us to measure the interaction between Facebook and our website
- hubspotutk to allow us to display pop-up forms and for visitor interaction
- s_tslv to enable us to measure interaction between Linkedin and the website
- _gid to enable us to collect statistics around how many people are using our website
- _ga to enable us to collect statistics around how many people are using our website
- CookieControl which records individual cookie preferences
If you would like a full list of cookies currently in use on our website, please download our comprehensive list.