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Our website, like many others, uses cookies to store and collect information from your web browser, such as how you came to our website, and what pages you viewed.

Can you use cookies to identify me?

No. Whilst cookies allow us to identify your device, they do not allow us to identify you.

How long do cookies last?

We use session-based and persistent cookies. Session-based cookies are temporary and only last until you close your web browser. Persistent cookies last until they expire (which varies), or until you delete them.

What cookies do you use?

Below is a list of the cookies we use, and their purpose.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are used to help the website function. They do not collect any information about you.

Cookie name Description
AWSELB Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times.
PHPSESSID Preserves user session state across page requests.
https://www.stoneseed.co.uk/ Tracks how visitors use the website.
_cfduid Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.

Performance cookies

These cookies are used to collect anonymous statistics about how visitors use our website, such as page views.

Cookie name Description
i/adsct Used to track conversions from Twitter advertisments.
_uetsid Utilised by Microsoft Bing Ads and is a tracking cookie. It allows us to engage with a user that has previously visited our website.
personalization_id Set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for social media.
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Functionality cookies

These cookies remember choices that you make and are used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video.

Cookie name Description
lang Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website.
lang Set by LinkedIn when a web page contains an embedded 'Follow us' panel.
cpnb_cookiesSettings Remembers visitors cookie preferences when visiting the site.

Targeting cookies

These cookies collect information about your browsing habits, which we use to tailor our advertising to you.

Cookie name Description
_atuvc Updates the counter of a website’s social sharing features.
_atuvs Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service, AddThis.
_ptq.gif Sends data to the marketing platform Hubspot about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
_at.cww Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.
ads/ga_audiences Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites.
at-lojson-cache-# Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.
at-rand Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.
bcookie Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.
BizoID Used to determine if there is Bizographic data attached to this visitor.
bscookie Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.
bt2 Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to keep a record of parts of the site that has been visited in order to recommend other parts of the site.
di2 Associated with the AddThis social sharing widget and keeps track of expiry dates of other cookies used by the social sharing platform.
lidc Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.
loc Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).
MUID Used widely by Microsoft as a unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking by synchronising the ID ac ross many Microsoft domains.
MUIDB Used by Microsoft advertising to anonymously identify user sessions to help us measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
NID Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
ouid Used by the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in our site to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.
rc::b Unclassified
rc::b Unclassified
uid Creates a unique, machine-generated user ID. AddThis, which is owned by Clearspring Technologies, uses the user ID to make it possible for the user to share content across social networks and provide detailed statistics to various providers.
UserMatchHistory Used by LinkedIn for advertisement statistics.
UUID#[abcdef0123456789]{32} Necessary for the operation of the site: it detects language and assigns an anonymous ID to the user.
uvc Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.
vc Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.
xtc Registers the user's sharing of content via social media.
owa_s Used by Adenzo. Search tool for LinkedIn to track the use of embedded services.
owa_v Used by Adenzo. Search tool for LinkedIn to track the use of embedded services.
includes/modules/website/owa/log.php Used by Adenzo. Search tool for LinkedIn to track the use of embedded services.
//js.hs-scripts.com/4525207.js Entry point for HubSpot embed codes and ensures that new HubSpot features like messages or lead flows are automatically added.
https://px.ads.linkedin.com/collect/?time Used by Linkedin

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