Cookie Policy

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. Cookies can help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

Our website uses necessary and non-necessary cookies. The necessary cookies are required for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The non-necessary cookies used on our websites are used for understanding how the website is used so that we can provide you with a better user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.  We set optional analytical cookies to help us ensure we work to provide the type of content which our visitors are most interested in. We believe these to be essential and non-invasive, but as it is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies we provide the option for you to select these to be turned off.

What types of cookies do we use?

Necessary: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to process payments and provide access to core functionality such as  access to videos and management of cookies. They do not collect or store any personal information.

Non-necessary: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

The list below details the cookies used in our website witherslackgroup.co.uk:

CookieTypeDurationDescription
__cfduidnecessaryMax 30 daysThis cookie is set by HubSpot’s CDN provider, Cloudflare. It helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to your website and minimizes blocking legitimate users. It may be placed on your visitors’ devices to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare’s security features. Learn more about this cookie from Cloudflare.
__cfruidnecessarySessionThis cookie is set by HubSpot’s CDN provider because of their rate limiting policies.
__hs_cookie_cat_prefnecessary13 monthsThis cookie is used to record the categories a visitor consented to. It contains data on the consented categories.
__hs_do_not_tracknecessary13 monthsThis cookie can be set to prevent the tracking code from sending any information to HubSpot. Setting this cookie is different from opting out of cookies, as it still allows anonymized information to be sent to HubSpot. It contains the string “yes”.
__hs_initial_opt_innecessary7 daysThis cookie is used to prevent the banner from always displaying when visitors are browsing in strict mode. It contains the string “yes” or “no”.
__hs_opt_outnecessary13 monthsThis cookie is used by the opt-in privacy policy to remember not to ask the visitor to accept cookies again. This cookie is set when you give visitors the choice to opt out of cookies. It contains the string “yes” or “no”.
__hsscnon-necessary30 minutesThis cookie keeps track of sessions. This is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp.
__hssrcnon-necessarySessionWhenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session. It contains the value “1” when present.
__hstcnon-necessary13 monthsThe main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).
__stripe_midnecessary11 monthsThis cookie is set by Stripe payment gateway. This cookie is used to enable payment on the website without storing any payment information on a server.
__stripe_sidnecessary30 minutesThis cookie is set by Stripe payment gateway. This cookie is used to enable payment on the website without storing any payment information on a server.
_ganon-necessary2 yearsUsed by Google Analytics to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. Stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gatnon-necessary1 minuteThis cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
_gidnon-necessary1 dayThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected includes the number of visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgressnon-necessary30 minutesThis cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.
_hjCachedUserAttributesnon-necessarySessionThis cookie stores User Attributes which are sent through the Hotjar Identify API, whenever the user is not in the sample. These attributes will only be saved if the user interacts with a Hotjar Feedback tool.
_hjClosedSurveyInvitesnon-necessary1 yearHotjar cookie that is set once a visitor interacts with an External Link Survey invitation modal. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not reappear if it has already been shown.
_hjDonePollsnon-necessary1 yearHotjar cookie that is set once a visitor completes a survey using the On-site Survey widget. It is used to ensure that the same survey does not reappear if it has already been filled in.
_hjidnon-necessary1 yearHotjar cookie that is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
_hjIncludedInPageviewSamplenecessary30 minutesThis cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site’s pageview limit.
_hjIncludedInSessionSamplenon-necessary30 minutesThis cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site’s daily session limit.
_hjLocalStorageTestnon-necessaryUnder 100msThis cookie is used to check if the Hotjar Tracking Script can use local storage. If it can, a value of 1 is set in this cookie. The data stored in_hjLocalStorageTest has no expiration time, but it is deleted almost immediately after it is created.
_hjMinimizedPollsnon-necessary1 yearHotjar cookie that is set once a visitor minimizes an On-site Survey widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimized when the visitor navigates through your site.
_hjRecordingLastActivitynon-necessarySessionThis should be found in Session storage (as opposed to cookies). This gets updated when a visitor recording starts and when data is sent through the WebSocket (the visitor performs an action that Hotjar records).
_hjShownFeedbackMessagenon-necessary1 yearHotjar cookie that is set when a visitor minimizes or completes Incoming Feedback. This is done so that the Incoming Feedback will load as minimized immediately if the visitor navigates to another page where it is set to show.
_hjTLDTestnon-necessarySessionWhen the Hotjar script executes we try to determine the most generic cookie path we should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, we try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed.
_hjUserAttributesHashnon-necessarySessionUser Attributes sent through the Hotjar Identify API are cached for the duration of the session in order to know when an attribute has changed and needs to be updated.
campaignMonitorViewedIdsnecessarySessionThis cookie is used to check a Campaign Monitor integrated form for status.
cookie_settings_viewednecessary1 monthThis cookie is used to manage cookie settings.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessarynecessary1 monthRecords the default button state of the corresponding category. It works only in coordination with the viewed_cookie_policy.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessarynecessary1 month Records the default button state of the corresponding category. It works only in coordination with the viewed_cookie_policy cookie.
hs_ab_testnecessarySessionThis cookie is used to consistently serve visitors the same version of an A/B test page they’ve seen before. It contains the id of the A/B test page and the id of the variation that was chosen for the visitor.
hs_langswitcher_choicenecessaryTwo yearsThis cookie is used to save the visitor’s selected language choice when viewing pages in multiple languages. It gets set when an end user selects a language from the language switcher and is used as a language preference to redirect them to sites in their chosen language in the future, if they are available. It contains a colon delimited string with the ISO639 language code choice on the left and the top level private domain it applies to on the right. An example will be “EN-US:hubspot.com”.
hs-membership-csrfnecessarySessionThis cookie is used to ensure that content membership logins cannot be forged. It contains a random string of letters and numbers used to verify that a membership login is authentic.
hs-messages-hide-welcome-messagenecessary1 dayThis cookie is used to prevent the chat widget welcome message from appearing again for one day after it is dismissed. It contains a boolean value of True or False.
hs-messages-is-opennecessary30 minutesThis cookie is used to determine and save whether the chat widget is open for future visits. It is set in your visitor’s browser when they start a new chat, and resets to re-close the widget after 30 minutes of inactivity. It contains a boolean value of True if present.
hubspotutknon-necessary13 monthsThis cookie keeps track of a visitor’s identity. It is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts. It contains an opaque GUID to represent the current visitor.
id_keynecessary14 daysWhen visiting a password-protected page, this cookie is set so future visits to the page from the same browser do not require login again. The cookie name is unique for each password-protected page. It contains an encrypted version of the password so future visits to the page will not require the password again.
player / vuidnecessary1 day / 1 yearWhen you press play Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals.
Various (cookie uses school name, e.g. dovetree-school)necessarySession or 1 year depending on user choiceThese cookies have been added specifically for Witherslack Group on our schools’ websites to prevent partner schools’ messages showing every time someone visits a school site. No personal information is stored.
viewed_cookie_policynecessary1 monthRecords user consent for the usage of cookies upon accept and reject. It doesn’t track any personal data and is set only upon user action (accept/reject).
YouTube cookiesnecessary Any YouTube videos use YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

The list below details the cookies used in our website witherslackgroupjobs.co.uk:

Cookie Type Duration Description
_ga non-necessary 2 Years Used by Google Analytics to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. Stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gid non-necessary 1 day This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected includes the number of visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
_gat non-necessary 1 minute This cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
player / vuid necessary 1 day / 1 year When you press play Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals.
gaoop_hide_info necessary Expires 01/01/2100 This cookie is used to determine whether to show the cookie notice.
ga-disable-xxxx necessary Expires 01/01/2100 This cookie is used to prevent collection of Google Analytics

 

What is my current cookie consent status?

Your consent applies to the following domains: https://witherslackgroup.co.uk/

How can I control my cookie preferences?

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