LAST UPDATED: November 15, 2013
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1. What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files which are sent to a user’s computer or mobile phone from a website and are stored on the user’s device. Cookies are designed to make your visit to a website and internet browsing experience smooth and user friendly.
On Hay Group websites, users can manage and/or delete cookies as they wish. Information about how to do this is provided in the section How to manage cookies.
A list of the cookies used across Hay Group sites can be seen in the below table. Some cookies are essential, meaning they are absolutely necessary to navigate the website and use its services and features. Other cookies are non-essential; they may record your preferences and enable the website to perform as you would like, or enable us to perform analytics or serve advertisements.
The main reasons we have cookies on Hay Group sites are to:
- Remember your choice: the acceptance cookie
- Remember you: the log-in cookie
Some Hay Group sites allow users to login and require a cookie to retrieve personal information and account details. It also remembers that you logged in so you can browse multiple pages and do things like download content without being asked for your log in details each time.
- Save your preferences: the shopping cookie
Similar to the log in cookie but also remembers a visitor’s language and currency preference and the items added to the shopping cart.
- Enable social sharing: the social media cookie
These preference cookies collect information about social media usage.
- Provide data for improving our websites: the Google Analytics cookie
Hay Group uses Google Analytics to collect top level information about how people use its sites. Google analytics provides the information we need to improve the user experience and serve up the content our visitors find most useful. The Google Analytics cookies store information about what pages people visit, how long they are on the site, how they got there and what they click on.
Information supplied by Google Analytics helps Hay Group analyse site traffic to identify areas to improve in order to provide our visitors with a better experience.
Analytics cookies do not collect or store users’ personal information (for example, names or addresses), so this information cannot be used to identify individuals. For an overview of privacy at Google click here.
- Serve advertisements: the advertising cookie
|Log in cookie ||Global ||This essential cookie remembers that a visitor has logged in (so you don’t get asked to log in each time you visit a page). |
|Shopping cookie||SessionID||This essential cookie remembers items added to shopping cart, and is deleted when the browser is closed.|
|Shopping cookie||CartCurrency ||This essential cookie remembers users’ currency preferences. It expires 1095 days (3 years) from the day it gets created. |
|Shopping cookie||LanguageID||Remembers the language the user has selected. It expires 1095 days (3 years) from the day it gets created.|
|Collects aggregate statistical data about how visitors use the site so that we can improve the user experience and serve up the content our visitors find most useful. Google Analytics cookies store information about what pages users visit, how long they are on the website, how they got there and what they click on. They do not collect or store Personal Information. |
|Hubspot ||Used to track leads’ activity on the site. HubSpot offers an online marketing subscription service that allow a company to build marketing webpages on HubSpot’s servers where visitors can learn more about the company, download content, and provide their contact information and other demographic information. This information is then used so that the visitors can be contacted about their interest in the company's goods or services and interact with the company. The HubSpot cookie collects information about your computer and your visits to our marketing web pages such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and pages viewed. Please visit HubSpot’s privacy page for more information |
|Analytics cookie ||Calltracks ||Call tracking software allows businesses to track the online and offline sources of phone calls received by potential clients and customers, providing them with a better understanding of which keywords or additional marketing led to a phone call and which did not. The calltracksGuid cookie identifies users within our site, for uniquely identifying the visitor between page views. The calltracksData cookie is used to holds information about the source referring the visitor (e.g., Google or Bing), the Pay Per Click ad that the visitor clicked on (if applicable), and which phone numbers have been displayed to the visitor. Please visit Calltracks’ privacy page for more information. |
|Google adwords |
|Advertising cookie ||Google Content Network |
Google uses the DoubleClick cookie on AdSense sites, partner sites and certain Google services to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times a given ad is shown to you. When you visit a website, view an ad, or click an ad supported by Google's advertising services, we may set a cookie on your browser. This advertising cookie will appear in your browser as coming from the domain "doubleclick.net."
Please visit Google’ advertising page for more information.
We partner with third-party advertising and social media services to display advertising on the site or manage our advertising on other sites, and to provide social sharing functionality.
|Advertising cookies ||Google|
Please note that opting-out does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.
|Social sharing cookie||Addthis|
We partner with Addthis to allow users to share content (articles, video, etc.) on our websites with many social media sites. You can “like” or recommend an article to others. Addthis will provide us a monthly report that provides us information about what users have done and what country they came from. It does not provide the user’s name or email.
How to manage cookies
To manage or delete any of these cookies, please go to your web browser settings. More information can be found on how to do this for all major web browsers at www.aboutcookies.org.
Please note that removing cookies may cause our websites to lose functionality.
If you want to clear all cookies left behind by the websites you have visited, here are links where you can download three programs that clean out tracking cookies:
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