Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses Cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these Cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on Cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How we use Cookies

We use Cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all Cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of Cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling Cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling Cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable Cookies.

The Cookies we set

Please refer to Annex A to see the cookies we set, what they're for and how you can opt out. 

More information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave Cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us via email: [email protected].

Annex A: Types of Cookies Used on This Website

Source Purpose Expiry How to Block
Oktopost

We use Oktopost to track website visits that originate from our social posts on LinkedIn and Twitter. Tracking cookies are used to record interaction with the okt.to links from these sources.

oktgid: Stores the visitor Id of the user who clicked on an okt.to link. Expires after 1 year

oktsid: Stores the session Id of the user who clicked on an okt.to link. Expires after session

oktlogid-XXX: Stores a boolean value, used if the user clicked on an okt.to link. Expires after  90 days

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your computer. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to www.aboutcookies.org to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings.

ClickDimensions

Uses cookies to analyse how visitors use our website. Information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by ClickDimensions on servers in the US. ClickDimensions uses this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our Website, compiling reports on Website activity, and providing other services relating to Website activity and internet usage. View ClickDimensions privacy policy.

Cuvid: Determines unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view. This cookie is provided with a unique ID to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. This cookie expires after 2 years.

Cusid: Used to establish and continue a user session with the site. When a user views a page, the script code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on the site for longer than 30 minutes.

Cuvon: Signals the last time a visitor viewed a page. Expires after 30 minutes.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your computer. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to www.aboutcookies.org to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings.

Linkedin

This site uses LinkedIn to advertise our services. Cookies may be used to learn whether someone who saw an ad later visited and took an action (e.g. downloaded a white paper or made a purchase) on our site. Similarly, LinkedIn partners may use a cookie to determine whether an ad has been shown and how it performed, or to provide information about how you interact with ads.

Some of the cookies set for this purpose are automatically removed from your device once you close your browser. Others may last for a period of up to 6 months. For a full list of LinkedIn cookies and their expiration dates, see here.

View the full LinkedIn cookie policy here

If you don't want us to use cookies when you visit LinkedIn, you can opt-out of some cookies on your Linkedin settings page, or by visiting your browser settings

Google Adwords

When you click on an ad from Google Search or selected Google Display Network sites, or when you view a video ad, a temporary cookie is placed on your computer or mobile device. When you complete an action we have defined, our system recognises the cookie (through a code snippet we added), and a conversion is recorded. Only pages containing the Google conversion tag are tracked through this program.

Some of the cookies set for this purpose are automatically removed from your device once you close your browser. Others may last for a period of up to 24 months from your last visit to our site.

For more information about how Google uses advertising cookies, visit the Google Advertising Privacy FAQ. To manage settings for these cookies and opt-out of these features, visit the Ads Settings.

Linkedin

This site uses LinkedIn to advertise our services. Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help Linkedin to serve relevant ads to you more effectively. These cookies may be used to show you relevant advertising both on and off the LinkedIn site.

Some of the cookies set for this purpose are automatically removed from your device once you close your browser. Others may last for a period of up to 6 months. For a full list of LinkedIn cookies and their expiration dates, see here

View the full LinkedIn cookie policy here

If you don't want us to use cookies when you visit LinkedIn, you can opt-out of some cookies on your Linkedin settings page.

Google AdWords / Google Analytics

This website uses the Google Remarketing Service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to make an enquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the website. Any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy.

The default membership duration for how long you will remain on a remarketing list is 30 days, but can be set to a maximum duration of 540 days. Visitors or users are removed from the list by when membership expires, unless you use the website again (in this case the clock is reset for the set duration).

You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page.

DoubleClick

Google DoubleClick uses conversion cookies, whose main purpose is to help advertisers determine how many times people who click on their ads end up purchasing their products. These cookies allow Google and the advertiser to determine that you clicked the ad and later visited the advertiser's site.

Some of the cookies set for this purpose are automatically removed from your device once you close your browser. Others may last for a period of up to 24 months from your last visit to our site.

Information about how DoubleClick uses cookies can be found here.

And you can opt out here.

Users who don't wish to participate in tracking activities can easily not accept this cookie by setting their internet browser user preferences to block cookies. This may need to be done again after a user clears cookies in order to maintain these settings.

DoubleClick

Provides advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that you may be interested in when you return to our website or visit other third party websites. Measure success of digital advertising campaigns from onsite actions. Deliver content and marketing communications tailored to your interests based on information from your visit.

The cookie that Google adds to a user's computer when he or she views or clicks on an ad expires in 30 days. 

This measure, and the fact that Google uses separate servers for conversion tracking and search results, protects the user's privacy.

Information about how DoubleClick uses cookies can be found here

And you can opt out here

Users who don't wish to participate in tracking activities can easily not accept this cookie by setting their internet browser user preferences to block cookies. This may need to be done again after a user clears cookies in order to maintain these settings.

Adobe

We use Adobe Typekit to correctly display fonts on our website. While in providng the Typekit service, Adobe do not set cookies on websites in order to serve their fonts, they do use cookies to collect information about the fonts being served to each site. This data does not include any information about the users who are visiting a site serving Typekit fonts. Adobe uses the information from third party sites like ours to provision the Typekit service. Such information is also used to diagnose delivery or download problems and to pay font foundries.

Some of the cookies set for this purpose are automatically removed from your device once you close your browser. Others may last for a period of up to 24 months from your last visit to our site.

Web browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you prefer not to receive cookies, you typically have the option of setting your browser to refuse cookies.

For further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Some of the cookies set for this purpose are automatically removed from your device once you close your browser. Others may last for a period of up to 24 months from your last visit to our site.

You can opt out of tracking by Google Analytics here.