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1     INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. By continuing to browse the website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers which, if you agree, we store in your browser or on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device's hard drive.

1.1    Types of Cookie

We use the following types of Cookie:

  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies expire after a browser session is closed.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). These cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions which allows this information to be remembered.
  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website. These cookies expire after a browser session is closed.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. Any targeting cookies on our site are associated with third party embedded services (see the table below). These cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions which allows this information to be remembered.

1.2    Cookies on our Site

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below.

 

Type

Name of Cookie

Purpose

Functionality

acceptCookies

To remember your decision to accept cookies so you do not have to tell us again. This is only created if you choose to accept cookies.

 

Table 1: First Party Cookies

Type

Name of Cookie

Domain

Duration of Storage

Purpose

Analytical / performance

JSESSIONID

 nr-data.net

Session

Performance tracking across the website

Analytical / performance

_ga

.pcaeng.co.uk

2 years

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
[Google Analytics]

Analytical / performance

_gid

.pcaeng.co.uk

24 hours

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
[Google analytics]

Functionality

PHPSESSID

www.pcaeng.co.uk

Session

Preserves user session state across page requests.

Analytical / performance

bcookie

.linkedin.com

1 year    

Browser ID cookie - Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn , for tracking the use of embedded services.

Analytical / performance

lidc

.linkedin.com

1 day

Routing, tracking use of embedded services.

Analytical / performance

IN_HASH

platform.linkedin.com

Session

Session-based cookie used for Linkedin follow feature. Included because of the link to linked in at the bottom of the page

Table 2: Third-Party Cookies

Please note that third parties (including, for example providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are set by a website other than the one being visited by you. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.