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, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These 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 in the table below:
Advertising – Conversion
Google uses conversion cookies (e.g. ‘gcl’), whose main purpose is to help advertisers determine how many times people who click on their ads end up taking an action on their site (e.g., making a purchase). Conversion cookies are not used by Google for personalized ad targeting and persist for a limited time only.
Google Analytics is a tool that helps website owners to understand how their visitors engage with their sites. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report site usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors.
In addition to reporting site usage statistics, data collected on Google properties by Google Analytics may also be used, together with some of the advertising cookies described above, to help show more relevant ads on Google properties (like Google Search) and across the web and to measure interactions with the ads shown.
Custom Audience Cookies
Cookies also allow Facebook to provide insights about the people who use their products, as well as the people who interact with the ads or websites of their advertisers.
A LinkedIn cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables LinkedIn features and functionality. Any browser visiting the platform may receive cookies from LinkedIn or cookies from third parties such as LinkedIn customers, partners or service providers. LinkedIn & third parties may also place cookies in user browsers when you visit non-LinkedIn sites that display ads or that host LinkedIn plugins or tags.
Persistent and Session Cookies
LinkedIn uses two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie lasts beyond the current session and is used for many purposes, such as recognizing you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to LinkedIn and interact with their services without signing in again. Since a persistent cookie stays in your browser, it will be read by LinkedIn when you return to one of LinkedIn sites or visit a third party site that uses LinkedIn services. Session cookies last only as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.
However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
Except for essential cookies, all session cookies will expire after you close your browser, and persistent cookies will expire after a period of 90 days from the first date you access our website.