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 cookies generally, including how to control and manage them, visit the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
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).
The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:
|The cookies we use||Name/s||Purpose||Is the cookie essential?||Type|
|Youtube||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, CONSENT, YSC||These cookie are set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.||No||Advertising|
|Google Analytics||_ga, _gid, _gat||These 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.||No||Analytics|
|HotJar||_hjFirstSeen, _hjTLDTest, _hjid, _hjIncludedInPageviewSample, _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress||These 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.||No||Analytics|
|Eloqua||ELQSTATUS, ELOQUA||These 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.||No||Analytics, Functional|
|crwdcntrl.net||_cc_dc, _cc_id, _cc_cc, _cc_aud||These cookies are set by crwdcntrl.net. 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.||No||Analytics|
|DoubleClick||test_cookie, IDE, __gads||These cookies are set by doubleclick.net. 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_bundle||These cookies are used to make advertisement on the website more relevant. They collects data based on the visitors behavior and optimize the website.||No||Advertising, Analytics|
|CloudFlare||__cfduid||The 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.||Yes||Functional|
|Lotame||lotame_domain_check||These cookies are created by Lotame to help identify users.||No||Analytics|
|Delta Projects||guid, guid2||This 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.||No||Performance|
|fiftyt.com||fifid, cs||User Analytics||No||Analytics|
|semasio.net||SEUNCY||User Targetting||No||Advertising, Analytics|
|simpli.fi||suid, suid_legacy||Geortargetting for ads||No||Advertising|
|Adform||C, uid||Advertising cookie||No||Advertising, Other|
|Yahoo||A3, B, IDSYNC||Advertising cookie||No||Advertising, Other|
|bscookie, bookie, lidc, lang, UserMatchHistory, AnalyticsSyncHistory||This cookie is set by linkedIn. The purpose of the cookie is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page.||No||Functional|
|mathtag.com||uuid||To optimize ad relevance by collecting visitor data from multiple websites such as what pages have been loaded.||No||Advertising|
|adsrvr.org||TDID, TDCPM||The cookie is set by CloudFare service to store a unique ID to identify a returning users device which then is used for targeted advertising.||No||Advertising|
|Lijit||ljt_reader||This 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.||No||Advertising|
|AppNexus||uuid2||This 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.||No||Advertising|
|personalization_id||This cookie is set by twitter.com. 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.||No||Advertising|
Third party access to the cookies
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, www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
How to contact us
Merit Group Plc
32 London Bridge Road
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Changes to this policy
This policy was published in July 2023.