Last updated: 26 May 2021
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
We use the following different types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies which are needed for our websites, applications or services to function properly, for example, these cookies allow you to access secure areas of our website.
Performance cookies and analytics technologies
These cookies collect information about how visitors and users use our websites. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor or user. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We only use these cookies to improve how our website, applications and services work.
These cookies allow our websites, applications and services to remember choices you make (such as your username, job title or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operators’ permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
Web beacons and parameter tracking
IP Address and traffic data
We keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by our servers, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, device information, the website that you visited before ours and the website you visit after leaving our site. We also collect some site, application and service statistics such as access rates, page hits and page views. We are not able to identify any individual from traffic data or site statistics.
|bscookie||www.linkedin.com||Advertisement||This cookie is a browser ID cookie set by Linked share Buttons and ad tags.||2 years|
|_ga||.flydocs.aero||Analytics||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.||2 years|
|_gid||.flydocs.aero||Analytics||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visted in an anonymous form.||1 day|
|_gat_UA-67900488-1||.flydocs.aero||Analytics||This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.||1 minute|
|lang||.ads.linkedin.com||Functional||This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.||Session|
|bcookie||.linkedin.com||Functional||This cookie is set by linkedIn. The purpose of the cookie is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page.||2 years|
|lidc||.linkedin.com||Functional||This cookie is set by LinkedIn and used for routing.||1 day|
|lang||.linkedin.com||Functional||This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.||Session|
|UserMatchHistory||.linkedin.com||Other||Linkedin – Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences.||1 month|
|AnalyticsSyncHistory||.linkedin.com||Other||No description||1 month|
How to manage cookies
• Firefox from https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
• Chrome from https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
• Explorer from https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
• Safari from https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac