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Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By agreeing to our cookie policy, you are agreeing to the use of all cookies in this document.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, or submit forms on our site.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:

Cookie Name Purpose More Information
_ga, _gid, _gat, __utma, __utmz, __utuv Google Analytics Used within Google Analytics to anonymously track user visits and behaviour Expires after 2 years
HRL8, uuid, uuidc, mt_mop, mt_misc Media Math Used for advertising, These cookies are used as part of delivering advertising to your browser or mobile device on our website and elsewhere Expires after 1 month
UserMatchHistory, BizoID, lang LinkedIn Highlights Used for anonymous analytics and insights based on LinkedIn data Expires after 6 months
Lidc, bcookie LinkedIn Functionality for LinkedIn share buttons Expires after 1 year
IDE, DSID (and occasionally others) Doubleclick Used for advertising, These cookies are used as part of delivering advertising to your browser or mobile device on our website and elsewhere. Expires after 1 year
Bku, bkdc (and others) BlueKai Oracle BlueKai collects anonymised data, through the use of cookies and similar technologies, about a user’s web usage. This data is used to build an anonymous profile of their behaviour online and what they are interested in. We use this information to learn more about our user’s interests to enable better and more relevant marketing for our users

Any data collected will be used in accordance with this Policy and Oracle BlueKai’s privacy policy. No personally identifiable data is collected or stored. This is a third-party cookie.

To learn more about this cookie please visit Oracle BlueKai’s privacy policy or to opt out please visit the Oracle BlueKai registry

Personalisation_id (and others) For syndicated social media content and personalisation More details can be found at


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Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 2 weeks.