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Privacy & Cookies

1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to the device you use when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs, such as remembering your preferences, and generally improving your online experience.

There are different types of cookies. They all work in the same way, but have minor differences:

Session cookies
Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. These facilitate various tasks such as allowing a website to identify that a user of a particular device is navigating from page to page, supporting website security or basic functionality.

Many of the cookies we use are session cookies. For example, they help us to ensure that you signed in to your account while you move between pages or service your account.

Our session cookies used for security are designed to be very difficult to read, change, access. They contain no personal information that can be used to identify an individual.

Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies last after you have closed your browser, and allow a website to remember your actions and preferences. Sometimes persistent cookies are used by websites to provide targeted advertising based upon the browsing history of the device.

We use persistent cookies to allow us to analyse customer visits to our site, for example our cookie named WT_fpc. These cookies help us to understand how customers arrive at and use our site so we can improve our service.

For full details about our cookies, we’ve put together a list of the cookies we use.

First and third party cookies
Whether a cookie is a first or third party cookie depends on which website the cookie comes from. First party cookies are those set by or on behalf of the website visited. All other cookies are third party cookies. We use both first party and third party cookies, which you can read more about in our list of the cookies that we use.

Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, and ensuring the security of your online experience. Without these cookies services you have asked for, such as applying for job and managing your details, cannot be provided. These cookies don’t gather information about you for the purposes of marketing.

Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a web site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor although they may collect the IP address of the device used to access the site. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works, the user experience and to optimise our services. By using our websites you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device, however you can block these cookies using your browser settings. For more information on how to do this you may wish to read this guide which explain how this is done in popular web browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari).

Functionality cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name). They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as watching a video. The information these cookies collect is anonymised (i.e. it does not contain your name, address, account details, etc.) and they do not track your browsing activity across other websites. By using our websites you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device, however you can block these cookies using your browser settings. For more information on how to do this you may wish to read this guide which explain how this is done in popular web browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari).

By using our websites you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device, however you can block these cookies using your browser settings. For more information on how to do this you may wish to read this guide which explain how this is done in popular web browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari).

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Cookies we use

Below is a full list of the cookies used by IPS Group along with a description of what they are used for, and whether they are 'first' or 'third' party. Where a cookie is a third party cookie, please visit the providers' website for more information.

The services we use collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information via Google or the AddThis Button for use on the AddThis Platform. For example, when you visit a web page that contains one of our AddThis Buttons, their server logs collect your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time you visited that web page.

AddThis privacy policy information. Google privacy & terms information.

Cookie Name Description
_Utma
The _utma cookie is part of Google analytics, and is primarily used to track visits to any site which uses Google analytics. _utma stores the number of visits made from your device, the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit. This cookie does not contain any personal information other than the IP address of your device. This is a third party cookie.
_Utmb
The _utmb cookie is part of Google analytics. __utmb and __utmc are used to check approximately how long you stay on any site which uses Google analytics: when a visit starts, and approximately ends. This cookie does not contain any personal information other than the IP address of your device. This is a third party cookie.
_Utmc
The _utmc cookie is part of Google analytics. __utmb and __utmc are used to check approximately how long you stay on any site which uses Google analytics: when a visit starts, and approximately ends. This cookie does not contain any personal information other than the IP address of your device. This is a third party cookie.
_Utmv, _Utmz The _utmv cookie is part of Google analytics. It contains no specific customer data other than the IP address of your device, but is used to record Custom variables for segmentation. This is a third party cookie.
di, loc, bt, dt, uit, uid, uvc, psc These cookies are part of AddThis. AddThis tools set cookies as part of its user measurement and analytics features. It contains: Date tracking cookies for determining expiration of other cookies, view counter, login time tracking. This is a third party cookie.
ASP.net_sessionID This cookie is used for storing the customers session ID which is used to identify the customer when the customer logs into the website. Session ID keeps a connection with you account for 120 minutes so they do not have to rekey information when navigating between pages. This is a first party cookie. If you don't want to use this cookie, simple don't register on this website (you can contact us by email instead) and do not log-in into this website.
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