Cookies Notice

Last updated: 14.04.20
Version 1

How we deploy “cookies”

This cookies notice explains how we, PARAGON DIGITAL SERVICES LIMITED (Regent’s Place, 10 Triton Street, London, NW1 3BF) together with our group companies (we, us, our, Paragon) handle cookies and other related technologies.

Cookies are small packets of information stored by your web browser when you visit certain websites, including our website. Cookies are generally used by websites to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either strictly for the duration of your visit (using a “Session” cookie which is erased when you close your browser) or for repeat visits (using a “Permanent” cookie). Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).
Our websites may also use other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way as cookies. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
Please be advised that in some countries data such as cookie IDs and IP-/MAC- addresses are considered to be personal information. To the extent we use data that is considered personal information, this will be done in accordance with our Privacy Notice.

Our site uses the following types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies

We deploy cookies to help us to identify how users navigate to and around our website and to enable some of the features within the site that may be beneficial to you (for example, language preferences, or print page features). This helps us deliver an effective online service to you. These are known as “First Party” cookies.

The strictly necessary cookies are listed below:

 

 

Name Purpose Duration
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary This cookie saves your preference where you accept necessary cookies. 1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary This cookie saves the users’ preference where you accept non-necessary cookies. 1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Functional”. 1 year
viewed_cookie_policy This cookie saves your consent and acceptance of our cookies policy. 1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Performance”. 1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Analytics”. 1 year

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow our sites to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

The functionality cookies are listed below:

Name Purpose Duration
wordpress_logged_in_[hash] This cookie is provided by WordPress. This cookie is used to indicate when you are logged in, and who you are. Session: information about a user’s activities is only retained for as long as they are on the website
wordpress_test_cookie This cookie is provided by WordPress and is used to test if cookies can be set. Session: information about a user’s activities is only retained for as long as they are on the website
wordpress_sec_[hash] This cookie is provided by WordPress and is used to keep admin users logged into the site. Session: information about a user’s activities is only retained for as long as they are on the website
wp-settings-[user] This cookie is used to preserve the user’s wp-admin settings. 1 year
wp-settings-time-[user] This cookie stores the time at which the user’s wp-settings-{user} was set. 1 year

Performance cookies

We may also use cookies issued by third parties (“Third Party” cookies) to track the websites you visited or search terms you used immediately prior to visiting this site, or to collect information about how visitors use the site. We use Google Analytics for this purpose. Google Analytics uses its own cookies. These cookies don’t collect information that identify a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the site works. You can find out more about Google Analytics cookies here:
https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.

You can avoid the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our site by downloading and installing the Browser Plugin available via this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

The performance cookies are listed below:

Name Purpose Duration
lidc This cookie is used for routing requests to LinkedIn. 1 day
lang This cookie sets the default language for LinkedIn. Session: information about a user’s activities is only retained for as long as they are on the website
bcookie This cookie is the browser ID cookie for LinkedIn. 2 years
bscookie Secure Browser Cookie 2 years
li_sugr Browser Identifier 3 months
UserMatchHistory This cookie is used for syncing with LinkedIn ads. 30 days
lissc This is an unclassified cookie, which we are in the process of classifying, with assistance from the relevant third party. Unclassified.

Analytics cookies

We use analytics cookies for gathering information about our users and to identify unique users. We use this information to gain statistical analysis about our website and to analyse our website, for optimisation purposes. 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 for our legitimate purposes to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

We may use Google Analytics for this purpose.

For details of analytics cookies, please see below:

Name Purpose Duration
_ga This cookie is used to distinguish between different users on the website. 2 years
_gid This cookie is used to distinguish between different users on the website. 1 day
_gat This cookie is used to throttle the request rate to control web traffic.

If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.

1 minute

We also utilise the following third party analytics cookies, please see below:

Name Purpose Duration
AMCVS_14215E3D5995C57C0A495C55%40AdobeOrg This cookie is provided by LinkedIn and associated with Adobe Marketing Cloud. This stores a unique visitor ID to track users across their domains and services. Session: information about a user’s activities is only retained for as long as they are on the website
AMCV_14215E3D5995C57C0A495C55%40AdobeOrg This cookie is provided by LinkedIn and associated with Adobe Marketing Cloud. This stores a unique visitor ID to track users across their domains and services. 1 year
aam_uuid This cookie is provided by Linkedin and associated with Adobe Marketing Cloud. This stores a unique visitor ID to track users across their domains and services. 30 days
li_oatml This is a member indirect identifier cookie which is used for conversion tracking, retargeting and analytics purposes. 1 month

How to reject cookies

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can alter your browser settings. The procedure for doing so varies from one browser application to another. If you wish to reject cookies from our site, but wish to accept those from other sites, you may choose the option in your browser settings to receive a notice before a cookie is stored on your device. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information.

To find out more, please consult the following: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/ and www.youronlinechoices.com. By disabling cookies, you may be prevented from accessing some features of our site or certain content or functionality may not be available.

Other related tracking technologies

We do use tracking pixels in our emails, so that we know when an email is opened, how long it is opened for, and when it is deleted. We do this for marketing purposes to evaluate the success of our marketing activities, where the relevant legal basis is your consent (e.g. where you have consented to receive emails from us and to be contacted by us).

How to reject email tracking pixels

If you do not wish to allow us to use tracking technology within our emails, such as pixel tags, the best way to do this is not to enable images when you view our emails. In other words, only view the plain-text of the email.

Some web browsers and email clients have settings or extensions available to disable / block such cookies such as Gmail.

For more information about your privacy rights, please review our Privacy Notice.