Cookie Policy

Please read this cookie policy carefully as it contains important information on who we are and how we use cookies on our Websites. This policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information generally, as well as your rights in relation to your personal information and details of how to contact us and supervisory authorities if you have a complaint.

Our Websites

This cookie policy relates to your use of our Websites. Throughout our Websites we may link to other websites owned and operated by certain trusted third parties to make additional products and services available to you. These other third-party websites may also use cookies or similar technologies in accordance with their own separate policies. For privacy information relating to these other third-party websites, please consult their policies as appropriate.


A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (eg computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use our Websites. We use cookies on all our Websites. These help us to recognise you and your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.

For example, we may monitor how many times you visit the Websites, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the originating domain name of your internet service provider. This information helps us to build a profile of our users. Some of this data will be aggregated, statistical and/or anonymised, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.

For further information on our use of cookies, including a detailed list of your information which we and others may collect through cookies, please see below.

For further information on cookies generally, including how to control and manage them, visit the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, or

Consent to use cookies and changing settings

We will ask for your permission (Consent) to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where they are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested (eg for DDOS protection and mitigation services provided by CloudFlare and functional cookies that hold Session IDs so that ASP Net can display the website).

You can withdraw any consent to the use of cookies or manage any other cookie preferences by using browser to delete your cookies. You can then reload the page and modify your cookie preferences. It may be necessary to refresh the page for the updated settings to take effect.

Our use of cookies

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

The cookies we useName/sPurposeIs the cookie essential?Type
YoutubeVISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, CONSENT, YSCThese cookie are set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.NoAdvertising
Google Analytics_ga, _gid, _gatThese cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookies are used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.NoAnalytics
HotJar_hjFirstSeen, _hjTLDTest, _hjid, _hjIncludedInPageviewSample, _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgressThese cookies are set by Hotjar to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar saw this user. It is used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions.NoAnalytics
EloquaELQSTATUS, ELOQUAThese cookies are set by Eloqua. This cookie is used by Oracle to track individual visitors and their use of site. This is set on the first visit of the visitor to the site and updated on subsequent visits. These cookes are also used for email services. And also helps for marketing automation solution for B2B marketers to track customers through all phases of buying cycle.NoAnalytics, Functional
crwdcntrl.net_cc_dc, _cc_id, _cc_cc, _cc_audThese cookies are set by The purpose of the cookies is to collect statistical information in an anonymous form about the visitors of the website. The data collected include number of visits, average time spent on the website, and the what pages have been loaded. These data are then used to segment audiences based on the geographical location, demographic, and user interest provide relevant content and for advertisers for targeted advertising.NoAnalytics
DoubleClicktest_cookie, IDE, __gadsThese cookies are set by The purpose of the cookies is to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies and is used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.No Advertising
Pubmatic_pubcid, KTPCACOOKIE, uids, KCCH, pi, KADUSERCOOKIE, chkChromeAb67Sec, PUBMDCID, PugT, SPugT, SSCookie, DPSync3, SyncRTB3, KRTBCOOKIE_336, KRTBCOOKIE_377, KRTBCOOKIE_57, KRTBCOOKIE_27, KRTBCOOKIE_80, KRTBCOOKIE_391, cto_bidid, cto_bundleThese cookies are used to make advertisement on the website more relevant. They collects data based on the visitors behavior and optimize the website.NoAdvertising, Analytics
Dods Group WebsitesASP.NET_SessionId, ii_Globalisation, cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary, cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary, has_js, cb-enabledThese cookie are necessary to hold the user Session ID and globalisation settings (stores a country code) and are essential for any ASP.Net site to function properly. And store the GDPR Consent preferences. If the user has JavaScript.YesFunctional
CloudFlare__cfduidThe cookie is used by cdn services like CloudFare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.YesFunctional
Lotamelotame_domain_checkThese cookies are created by Lotame to help identify users.NoAnalytics
Delta Projectsguid, guid2This cookie is set by the provider Delta projects. This cookie is used to track the individual sessions on the website, which allows the website to compile statistical data from multiple visits. This generated data is used for creating leads for marketing purposes.NoPerformance
ZeotapzcUser AnalyticsNoAnalytics
fiftyt.comfifid, csUser AnalyticsNoAnalytics
semasio.netSEUNCYUser TargettingNoAdvertising, Analytics
simpli.fisuid, suid_legacyGeortargetting for adsNoAdvertising
AdformC, uidAdvertising cookieNoAdvertising, Other
YahooA3, B, IDSYNCAdvertising cookieNoAdvertising, Other
LinkedInbscookie, bookie, lidc, lang, UserMatchHistory, AnalyticsSyncHistoryThis cookie is set by linkedIn. The purpose of the cookie is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page.NoFunctional
mathtag.comuuidTo optimize ad relevance by collecting visitor data from multiple websites such as what pages have been loaded.NoAdvertising
adsrvr.orgTDID, TDCPMThe cookie is set by CloudFare service to store a unique ID to identify a returning users device which then is used for targeted advertising.NoAdvertising
Lijitljt_readerThis is a Lijit Advertising Platform cookie. The cookie is used for recognizing the browser or device when users return to their site or one of their partner’s site.NoAdvertising
AppNexusuuid2This cookies is set by AppNexus. The cookies stores information that helps in distinguishing between devices and browsers. This information us used to select advertisements served by the platform and assess the performance of the advertisement and attribute payment for those advertisements.NoAdvertising
Twitterpersonalization_idThis cookie is set by It is used integrate the sharing features of this social media. It also stores information about how the user uses the website for tracking and targeting.NoAdvertising

Third party access to the cookies

The cookies we use will only be accessed by us and those third parties named in the table above for the purposes referred to in this cookie policy. Those cookies will not be accessed by any other third party.’

How to turn off all cookies and consequences of doing so

If you do not want to accept any cookies, you may be able to change your browser settings so that cookies (including those which are essential to the services requested) are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of our Websites.

For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, or

How to contact us

Please contact us at or at the address below if you have any questions about this cookie policy or the information we hold about you:

Merit Group Plc
9th Floor
The Shard
32 London Bridge Road

Do you need extra help?

If you would like this notice in another format (for example: audio, large print, braille) please contact us (see ‘How to contact us’ above).

Changes to this policy

This policy was published in July 2023.