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Cookie Usage


How we use Cookies

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. We use cookies to provide you with the best user experience and also to tell us which pages you find most interesting (anonymously). You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may prevent you from getting the best experience on our site.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics uses cookies to track visitor interactions. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. Google Analytics records information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.

  • _ga : The _ga cookie contains a randomly generated unique identifier for each user visiting the website. This cookie expires after 2 years.

  • _gat : Used to throttle request rate. This cookie expires after 10 minutes.

More information on how Google Analytics uses cookies to measure user-interactions on websites can be found on the Google Developers website.

CMS Cookies

Like Google Analytics, our CMS uses cookies to track visitor interactions and help create a better user experience for returning visitors.

  • exp_last_visit : Sets the datetime that you last visited the site. This cookie expires after 1 year.

  • exp_last_activity : Every time the state is updated (the page reloaded) the last activity cookie is set to the current datetime. This cookie expires after 1 year.

  • exp_tracker : Records the last 5 pages that you have viewed, and is used primarily for page redirection. This cookie expires at the end of the session.

  • exp_stashid : Unique ID that relates to server-side session values. It is used to deliver content on the website. It expires at the end of the session.

  • exp_csrf_token : This cookie protects against Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF). It prevents submissions to forms from other websites and is a security measure against certain forms of hacking attacks. This cookie expires after 2 hours.

  • exp_resources : This cookie stores a unique reference ID, used for creating a better experience for users downloading a batch of gated resources from our site. This cookie expires in 24 hours.

SharpSpring (Retiring)

SharpSpring are a 3rd party provider of marketing automation tools designed to automate our marketing strategy. Their platfrom tracks users that register for events or digital downloads and help us to provide targetted content to our customers through events and email marketing.

  • __ss : This cookie stores the session id for your web visit. It is used by SharpSpring to group together web visits from a single visitor served a SharpSpring token (ss_tk). It expires after 30 hours.

  • __ss_tk : This is the SharpSpring first-party cookie. We use it in conjunction with our marketing automation platform to ensure that web visitors receive the information that most interests them. It is set to expire after 25 years.

  • __ss_referrer : This is a traffic referrer cookie. We store the visitor's referrer location for use by our marketing automation platform. This cookie expires after 6 hours.

HubSpot

HubSpot is a 3rd party provider of marketing automation tools designed to automate our marketing strategy. Their platfrom tracks users that register for events or digital downloads and help us to provide targetted content to our customers through events and email marketing. HubSpot's tracking code sets the following cookies, when a user visits our site:

  • __hstc :The main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains: the domain, utk (see below), initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session) (Expires: 2 years)

  • hubspotutk: This cookie is used for to keep track of a visitor's identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts. (Expires: 10 years)

  • __hssc: Cookie for keeping track of sessions. This is used to determine if we should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains: the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), session start timestamp. (Expires: 30 min)

  • __hssrc: Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set. We set it simply to the value "1", and use it to determine if the user has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when we manage cookies, we assume it is a new session. (Expires: None. Session cookie)

  • __hs_opt_out: This cookie is used by the opt-in privacy policy to remember not to ask the user to accept cookies again. This cookie is set when you give users the choice to opt out of cookies. (Expires: 2 years)

  • __hs_do_not_track: This cookie is set when you give users the choice to opt out of cookies and they choose to do so. It disables tracking and personalization. (Expires: 2 years)

  • __hs_testcookie: This cookie used to test whether the visitor has support for cookies enabled.  (Expires: Session cookie)

  • hsPagesViewedThisSession: This cookie used to keep track of page views in a session. (Expires: Session cookie)

  • hsfirstvisit: This cookie used to keep track of a user's first visit. (Expires: 10 years)

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