What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are widely used in order to make websites work effectively and efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
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These cookies are essential for the operation of our website. Without these cookies you would be unable to shop for products on our website or log in. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.
These cookies allow our website to remember choices (preferences) you have made, and help us provide you with a better, more personal experience. For instance, if you have already completed a form, we will remember your preferences so that you do not have to complete it again.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, whether as a new or returning visitor, which pages are visited most often and if visitors have been referred from another site (e.g. a search engine). This information is used to help us improve our website, and ensure visitors are finding what they are looking for easily.
Cookies provided by Group SCS are installed on your devices for a maximum 12 months. At the expiry of the 12-month period, users are invited to accept cookies again. However, cookies provided by third parties will have their own expiry date. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below.
|_ga_*||.groupscs.co.uk||Google Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views.||1 year 1 month 4 days||Analytics|
|_ga||.groupscs.co.uk||Google Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.||1 year 1 month 4 days||Analytics|
|_gcl_au||.groupscs.co.uk||Google Tag Manager sets the cookie to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.||3 months||Analytics|
|test_cookie||.doubleclick.net||doubleclick.net sets this cookie to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.||15 minutes||Advertisement|
|_gid||.groupscs.co.uk||Google Analytics sets this cookie to store information on how visitors use a website while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the collected data includes the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.||1 day||Analytics|
|_gat_UA-*||.groupscs.co.uk||Google Analytics sets this cookie for user behaviour tracking.||1 minute||Analytics|
|_hjSessionUser_*||.groupscs.co.uk||Hotjar sets this cookie to ensure data from subsequent visits to the same site is attributed to the same user ID, which persists in the Hotjar User ID, which is unique to that site.||1 year||Analytics|
|_hjFirstSeen||.groupscs.co.uk||Hotjar sets this cookie to identify a new user’s first session. It stores the true/false value, indicating whether it was the first time Hotjar saw this user.||30 minutes||Analytics|
|_hjIncludedInSessionSample_2297498||.groupscs.co.uk||No description||2 minutes||Other|
|_hjSession_*||.groupscs.co.uk||Hotjar sets this cookie to ensure data from subsequent visits to the same site is attributed to the same user ID, which persists in the Hotjar User ID, which is unique to that site.||30 minutes||Analytics|
|_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress||.groupscs.co.uk||Hotjar sets this cookie to detect a user’s first pageview session, which is a True/False flag set by the cookie.||30 minutes||Functional|
|__hstc||.groupscs.co.uk||Hubspot set this main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).||5 months 27 days||Analytics|
|hubspotutk||.groupscs.co.uk||HubSpot sets this cookie to keep track of the visitors to the website. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.||5 months 27 days||Analytics|
|__hssrc||.groupscs.co.uk||This cookie is set by Hubspot whenever it changes the session cookie. The __hssrc cookie set to 1 indicates that the user has restarted the browser, and if the cookie does not exist, it is assumed to be a new session.||session||Necessary|
|__hssc||.groupscs.co.uk||HubSpot sets this cookie to keep track of sessions and to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie.||30 minutes||Necessary|
|__cf_bm||.hubspot.com||This cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.||30 minutes||Necessary|
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies as the default setting, but you can usually modify your browser settings to accept, delete, or decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the features of the website. For example, when shopping for products.
Last updated December 2021