Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The use of cookies is now standard for most websites. If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can manage and control them through your browser, including removing cookies by deleting them from your ‘browser history’ (cache) when you leave the site.

Types of cookie:

‘Session’ cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, ie until you leave the website.

‘Persistent’ cookies remain in your browser after the session (unless deleted by you).

‘Performance’ cookies collect information about your use of the website, such as web pages visited and any error messages; they do not collect personally identifiable information, and the information collected is aggregated such that it is anonymous. Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works.

‘Functionality’ cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website (such as changes to text size, customised pages) or enable services such as commenting on a blog.

Use of cookies: The following table explains the way in which we use cookies on this website.

Cookie Name Purpose Type Duration
Google Analytics _ga This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits gdprprogram.com or gdprprogram.co.uk, a new _ga cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to gdprprogram.com or gdprprogram.co.uk and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. First Party Persistent 2 years from set/update
Google Analytics _gat This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits gdprprogram.com or gdprprogram.co.uk, a new _gat cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to gdprprogram.com or gdprprogram.co.uk and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. First Party Persistent 24 hours from set/update
Google Analytics __utma This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits gdprprogram.com or gdprprogram.co.uk, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to gdprprogram.com or gdprprogram.co.uk and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. First Party Persistent 2 years from set/update
Google Analytics __utmb This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with gdprprogram.com or gdprprogram.co.uk. When a user views a page on gdprprogram.com or gdprprogram.co.uk, the Google Analytics 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 on gdprprogram.com or gdprprogram.co.uk; this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on gdprprogram.com or gdprprogram.co.uk for longer than 30 minutes. First Party Persistent 30 minutes from set/update.
Google Analytics _utmc This cookie operates in conjunction with the ‘_utmb’ cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. This cookie expires when a user’s session is no longer active. First Party Session At end of session.
Google Analytics __utmz This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach gdprprogram.com or gdprprogram.co.uk, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within gdprprogram.com or gdprprogram.co.uk. The cookie is updated with each page view to gdprprogram.co.uk or gdprprogram.com First Party Persistent 6 months from set/update.
LinkedIn LinkedIn insight tag The LinkedIn Insight Tag enables the collection of metadata such as IP address information, timestamp, and events (e.g. page views).All data is encrypted. The LinkedIn browser cookie is stored in a user’s browser until a user deletes the cookie or the cookie expires (there’s a rolling six-month expiration from the last time the user’s browser loaded the Insight Tag). Users have full control to block or delete cookies. Third Party Persistent 6 months.