What are cookies?
- to allow you to access your stored information if you have registered with us;
- by recognising your preferences when you return to our services;
- by enabling us to serve the appropriate regionalised service relevant to your location; or
- by limiting the number of times that any adverts which you view on our services are repeated within a short space of time.
We use analytical cookies to review and analyse user interactivity with our services, including in relation to content and advertising. For example, we may use analytical cookies to:
- recognise and to count the number of visitors to our services;
- to see how you and other users move around within our services and to record which content viewers view; or
- determine when advertising has been served and to which users.
This information helps us to improve our services and may help us provide you with recommendations or more relevant or targeted advertising.
When do we issue cookies?
What cookies do we use?
A list of Growth & Skills Hub and third party cookies that we use is included below. We may also use additional cookies for particular services. Further details of these additional cookies can be found by visiting the service in question. Further details of any additional cookies can usually be found in the terms and conditions information for that particular app. For example we use services provided by Zoho Corporation Pvt. Ltd. whose Cookies are described here https://www.zoho.com/pagesense/cookie-policy.html and here https://www.zoho.com/salesiq/cookies-policy.html.
What the cookie does
To store a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page. For example, if an enquiry form is completed incorrectly, a message will be stored and presented to the user to indicate the errors in the submission.
Remembers the user's selected language version of a w eb site
Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag
Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users for period of 2 years. Google analytics is a service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic.
Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users for period of 24 hours. Google analytics is a service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic.
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Hotjar is an analytics and feedback tool that we use to understand how our website is used and improve usability. Hotjar sets cookies to help us track behaviour across pages and to control visitor polls. The cookies carry no personally identifiable information. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate Heatmaps, Funnels, Recordings.
Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across
Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YouTube cookies
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode 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.
Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences
Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses You Tube videos across different web sites.
Twitter advertising conversion tracking
When do our cookies expire?
Most of the cookies on our websites expire at the end of your current session on our website. However, some of our cookies have an extended lifespan. Some of our cookies are persistent and will never expire, including Flash cookies.
Where can I find more information about cookies, and how do I turn cookies off or delete cookies?
How do I change my cookie settings?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.