Cookie Policy

About this cookie policy:

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them.

You should read this policy so you can understand what type of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used. For further information on how we use, store, and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about this cookie policy, please contact our DPO at:

The DPO Centre

50 Liverpool St

London

EC2M 7PY

E-mail: [email protected]

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files with small pieces of data that are used to identify your computer as you use a computer network. Specific cookies known as HTTP cookies are used to identify specific users and improve your web browsing experience.

Data stored in a cookie is created by the server upon your connection. This data is labelled with an ID unique to you and your computer.

When the cookie is exchanged between your computer and the network server, the server reads the ID and knows what information to specifically serve to you.

We utilise the following cookies on our Ascentis website:

  • 1.Essential/Strictly necessary cookies:

These are cookies that are essential for website functionality. They are necessary to provide an online service on a website or used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communication over a network. In their absence, users of our website may not be able to access the various functionalities and features of our website.

  • 2.Analytic/Performance cookies:

These cookies track website visitors and their user behaviour. This information is used to improve the websites’ performance and user experience. Analytics cookies require active user consent as per the UK GDPR.

  • 3.Personalisation/Functionality cookies:

Personalisation cookies remember a user’s selected features and preferences for a specific site.

  • 4.Advertising/targeting cookies:

These types of cookies are designed to gather information from you on your device and display advertisements to you based on relevant topics that interest you

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience by:

  • Recognising when you log in and any preferred settings.
  • Giving you a browsing experience that is unique to you and to serve you content which we believe improves your site experience
  • Analysing how you use our site which helps us to troubleshoot any problems and to monitor our own performance

Consent to use cookies

We will ask for your permission/consent to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where they are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested and the operation of our website.

What type of cookies do we use?

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

Domain:

Type:

Name:

Purpose:

Ascentis’ Group Website

Strictly necessary

laravel_session

XSRF-TOKEN

resource_contact_submitted

Allows users to log in to the Ascentis Website and ensure visitor browsing-security by preventing cross-site request forgery. This cookie is essential for the security of the website and visitor and allows access to protected resources.

Nice (Chat)

Strictly necessary

AWSALB

ASP.NET_SessionId

AWSALBCORS

raygun4js-userid

i18nextLng

icApiFacadeVip

icAuthUri

icBusNo

icCoBrand

icPointOfContact

icRaygunApiKey

icResolveSourceAddr

icToken

isChatProfileCalled

sessionParameter

isPopOut

For the functionality of the chat box and successful processing of the session and cannot be disabled. The retention policy of the cookie is set up so that cookie is removed once session ends, therefore does not store any user data after this.

Universal Analytics (Google)

Analytical

_ga

_gat

_gid

To collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

 

Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data

Google Paid Search

Analytical

ads/ga-audiences

These cookies are "used by Google AdWords to help generate customers based on the visitor’s online

behaviour across websites."

Facebook

Analytical

_fbp

tr

These cookies identify browsers for the purpose of providing advertisement and site analytics services. Facebook will then be able to better target and optimise advertising. The cookie contains an encrypted Facebook User ID and Browser ID

YouTube

Strictly necessary

yt.innertube::nextId

yt.innertube::requests

yt-remote-cast-available

yt-remote-cast-installed

yt-remote-connected-devices

yt-remote-device-id

yt-remote-fast-check-period

yt-remote-session-app

yt-remote-session-name

We use YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode which may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

 

Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page

LinkedIn

Functionality

Bcookie

Bscookie

Lang

To remember a user's language setting on LinkedIn.com, and to

 

identify devices accessing LinkedIn to detect abuse on the platform. These cookies remember a logged in user is verified by two factor authentication.

LinkedIn

Analytical

AnalyticsSyncHistory 

Lidc

UserMatchHistory

To facilitate data centre selection and store information about the time that a sync with the lms_analytics cookie took place for users in the Designated Countries.

YouTube

Functionality

CONSENT

Used to detect if a visitor has accepted the marketing category on the cookies banner. As we have YouTube videos on our website, this would enable to user to watch those videos through YouTube as a third party

Google

Functionality

rc::a

rc::c

These cookies recapture cookie used to prevent spam from bots

Click dimensions

Performance

Cuvid

Used to determine unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that the application uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure

Click dimensions

Performance

Cusid

Used to establish and continue a user session with the site. When a user views a page on the site, the script code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written, and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on the site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on the site for longer than 30 minutes

Click dimensions

Performance

Cuvon

Used to signal the last time a visitor viewed a page.

 

How do you change cookie preferences or block cookies:

Please click the cog logo in the bottom left corner to change your cookie preferences or withdraw your consent

If you block cookies on our website, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way.

Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies, or those from providers that website owners use i.e., third party cookies, or those from specific websites

Please click here if you wish to opt out of being tracked by Google

Changes to this cookie policy:

We reserve the right to update this Policy from time to time. Please regularly check this Policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.

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