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Cookies

What are cookies?

All IR Media Group's sites use 'cookies'.

A cookie is a text file placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie.

Cookies are either used only during your session ('temporary' or 'session state' cookies) or stored on your computer's hard drive ('permanent' cookies).

Temporary cookies are a mechanism for maintaining continuity between pages during your visit. These cookies are maintained in your browser’s active memory and are terminated at the conclusion of the site visit. Permanent cookies are used to recall on subsequent visits your login information and your agreement to our terms and conditions.

How to manage and delete cookies

Some of the cookies we use are integral to the functioning of all IR Media Group sites. By using your browser’s options to block all cookies you will, in effect, prohibit effective use of IR Media Group sites. For example, cookies are used to keep you logged in as you navigate between pages on our website, to set your language preferences, and to ensure that online payment facilities function properly. If you still wish to control the operation of cookies, then functionality is available through your browser. Generally you have the options to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies. 

For instructions on controlling or deleting cookies in your browser, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

As outlined above, disabling all cookies may prevent IR Media Group sites from operating fully.

Cookies used on IR Media Group’s websites

Here are the main cookies we use and what we use them for:

COOKIE NAME COOKIE PURPOSE

__hssrc

This cookie is set by Hubspot. According to their documentation, whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session.

_referrer_og

This cookie stores the external referrer for a visitor, so that on future visits the same referrer will be attached to their sessions.

cookie-agreed

The cookie guideline regulates that visitors have to be informed if cookies are used on a website. This cookie saves the visitors´ agreement to this. (Normal website visitors)

_gid

This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance.

_ga

This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance.

promotionCounter

This cookie count banner views.

__hstc

This is the main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).

SSESS0a7de9374dd4a85a6a3bd02206de7c1f

Assigned when you log in, this keeps you logged in to the site so you don’t have to constantly re-enter your username and password. This cookie is essential for site functionality and the user experience.

_jsuid

This is cookie holds a random number that is generated the first time someone visits the website. Its sole purpose is to better identify new and unique visitors to the website.

experimentation_subject_id

This cookie GitLab uses internally for A/B testing.

hubspotutk

This cookie keeps track of a visitor's identity. It is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.

__gads

This cookie is associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Its purpose is to do with the showing of adverts on the site, for which the owner may earn some revenue.