Cookie Policy

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

The table lists the cookies we use, their purpose and expiry dates.

Name Description Expiry
_ga, _gid, _gat, __utma, __utmc, __utmb, __utmv, __utmz These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. The cookies collect information anonymously, including the number of visitors, where visitors have come to the Sites from and the pages they have visited. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve our website performance. 1 minute (_gat); 30 minutes (__utmb); 24 hours (_gid); 6 months (__utmz); 2 years (_ga, __utmv, __utma); End of session (__utmc)
CONSENT Google uses this cookie to track a user’s consent preferences. 20 years and 1 month
_gcl_au Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services. 3 months
1P_JAR This cookie are used by Google to collect website statistics and track conversion rates. 1 month
SIDCC SIDCC is a security cookie provided by Google that protect a user’s data from unauthorized access. 3 months
driftt_aid, driftt_eid, driftt_sid, driftt_aaid, driftt_wmd,
These cookies are used for tracking and functionality purposes to enable Drift live chat on this website. The cookies are used to place a token to identify you as a website visitor, recognise if you have interacted with the chat and to determine if you have previously used the live chat function on this website. 2 years
IDE, NID, PREF, SSID, SID, HSID, SAPISID, APISID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC Some pages on this website include embedding videos from Youtube. If you visit pages with Youtube videos embedded, Youtube will serve these cookies. 6 months to 2 years (depending on cookie)
__smListBuilderShown, __smSessionId, __smSmartbarShown, __smToken, __smVID These cookies are set by Sumo. Sumo allows us to display popup messages to our website visitors. 1 day (__smSessionId); 2 days (__smListBuilderShown); 29 days (__smVID); 100 years (__smToken); end of session (__smSmartbarShown)
__cfduid Set by the CloudFlare to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information. 1 year
__hs_opt_out This cookie served by Hubspot is used by the opt-in privacy policy to remember not to ask the visitor to accept cookies again. This cookie is set when you give visitors the choice to opt out of cookies. 13 months
__hssc This cookie served by Hubspot keeps track of sessions. This is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp. 30 minutes
__hstc The main cookie for tracking visitors in Hubspot. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session). 13 months
cookieverified, hubspotapi-prefs Cookies provided by Hubspot for profiling users 1 year
csrf.api, hubspotapi-csrf Cookies provided by Hubspot for anonymous monitoring of statistics and anonymous advertising 1 year
__hssrc Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session. End of session
hubspotapi This cookies are used to keep track of a visitor’s identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot once the user completes and sends an information request form and is used when the contacts are de-duplicated. N/A
hubspotauth, Strictly necessary for Hubspot authentication process 1 year
hubspotutk This cookie is used to keep track of a visitor’s identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts. 13 months
_fbp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. 1 day
fr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. 3 months
lang, lidc These cookies are used for Sign-in with LinkedIn and/or for LinkedIn follow feature 1 day (lidc); End of session (lang)
personalization_id This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media. 2 years

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is embedded YouTube videos. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Social Website Cookies

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Site Improvement Cookies

We regularly test new designs or site features on our site. We do this by showing slightly different versions of our website to different people and anonymously monitoring how our site visitors respond to these different versions. Ultimately this helps us to offer you a better website.

We Use: Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We Use: Advertising Cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.

You can learn more about online advertising at . You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at although we would prefer that you didn’t as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.

We use:

Remarketing Cookies

You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a so called “remarketing cookie” during your visit. We use these adverts to offer special offers etc to encourage you to come back to our site. Don’t worry we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised. You can opt out of these cookies at anytime as explained above.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with anti-spyware software.