What Are Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

What Cookies Do We Use?

Functional / Essential Cookies

These cookies are used to help provide basic site functionality such as breaking news alerts and storing user preferences such as the acceptance of non-essential 3rd party cookies. All of our essential cookies are first-party (meaning they are set directly by our website)

Cookie Type Name(s) Purpose
PHP Session Cookie PHPSESSID PHP session variable used to keep track of user-specific info e.g. if the user is logged in.
Cookie Acceptance elnCookiesAccepted Used to track if users have accepted tracking, analytics and marketing cookies.
Site Notifications lastBreakingNewsCheck
Tracks the last time a breaking news check was performed.
Tracks the last breaking news message that was seen by the user.
Tracks if users have dismissed the newsletter signup notification.

Tracking, Analytics & Marketing Cookies

These cookies are used to help us track how users interact with our website, assess the success of ad campaigns, generate leads and provide additional features that we think our users may find useful. All of these cookies are third-party meaning that they are set by other websites and services on our behalf by scripts that are included on our website.

Cookie Type Name(s) Purpose
Podbean Player __cf_bm
These cookies are used by the Podbean player and help track statistical data about sharing.
For more information about Podbean please refer to their websitewww.podbean.com
Google Analytics _ga
These cookies are used 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 anonymous information, such as the number of visitors to the web, where visitors have come to the website from and pages visited.
For more information on how Google uses cookies please click here
Google DFP IDE Doubleclick is used to report on response rates and the effectiveness of online advertising campaigns. Any cookie data is anonymised statistical data.
For more information on how Google uses cookies please click here
Google Remarketing __Secure-1P*
These cookies are used to track users moving between websites so that more relevant adverts and be delivered to them.
For more information on how Google uses cookies please click here
LinkedIn Insight AnalyticsSyncHistory
These cookies are used to help us track the effectiveness of ad campaigns on LinkedIn.
For more information on specific LinkedIn cookies please click here
Lead Forensics __zlcmid
This cookie enables Lead Forensics to track the activity on our website and provide information relating to the user’s IP address, the date and duration of the user’s visit, and the pages which the user visits. Lead Forensics only provides information that is readily available in the public domain. It provides information on which companies have visited the website via IP address identification.
For more information please refer to the Lead Forensics website www.leadforensics.com
Force24 F24_autoID
See Force24 section below for details or visit force24.co.uk

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Force24 Cookies & Tracking

Our organisation utilises Force24’s marketing automation platform.

Force24 cookies are first party cookies and are enabled at the point of cookie acceptance on this website. The cookies are named below:

  • F24_autoID
  • F24_personID

They allow us to understand our audience engagement thus allowing better optimisation of marketing activity.

f24_autoId – This is a temporary identifier on a local machine or phone browser that helps us track anonymous information to be later married up with f24_personid. If this is left anonymous it will be deleted after 6 months . Non-essential, first party, 10 years, persistent.

f24_personId – This is an ID generated per individual contact in the Force24 system to be able to track behaviour and form submissions into the Force24 system from outside sources per user. This is used for personalisation and ability to segment decisions for further communications. Non-essential, first party, 10 years, persistent.

The information stored by Force24 cookies remains anonymous until:

  • Our website is visited via clicking from an email or SMS message, sent via the Force24 platform and cookies are accepted on the website.
  • A user of the website completes a form containing email address from either our website or our Force24 landing pages.

The Force24 cookies will remain on a device for 10 years unless they are deleted.

Other Force24 Tracking

We also use similar technologies including tracking pixels and link tracking to monitor your viewing activities

Device & browser type and open statistics
All emails have a tracking pixel ( a tiny invisible image ) with a query string in the URL. Within the URL we have user details to identify who opened an email for statistical purposes.

Link Tracking
All links within emails and SMS messages sent from the Force24 platform contain a unique tracking reference, this reference help us identify who clicked an email for statistical purposes.