Last updated 24th June 2019
A cookie is a small text file (often including a unique identifier), that is sent to a user’s browser from a website's computers and stored on a user’s computer's hard drive or on a tablet or mobile device (collectively, “Computer”). A Cookie stores a small amount of data on your Computer about your visit to the Site.
We may also use “web beacons” (also known as “clear GIFs” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies on our Site to enable us to know whether you have visited a web page or received a message. A web beacon is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a web page or in an email or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote website on the internet enabling the verification of an individual's viewing or receipt of a web page or message. A web beacon helps us to understand whether you came to our website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, measure successes of email marketing campaigns and improve our website performance. They may also enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a web page or message to other information about you, including your personal information. In many instances, web beacons rely on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
We place and access Cookies on your Computer; these Cookies are known as “first-party Cookies.” Cookies may also be placed and accessed by some of our third-party vendors, which are known as “third-party Cookies” and are described below. Some Cookies are "session Cookies," which means that they are temporary Cookies that are only stored on your device while you are visiting our Site. Other Cookies are "persistent Cookies," which means that they are stored on your device for a period of time after you leave our Site.
You can choose whether to accept Cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you disable this function (or keep this function disabled, as set by default by certain browsers), your experience on the Site may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.
Below we list the different types of Cookies that are used on the Site that you are visiting.
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
|event_id||These cookies are used to make sure visitor page requests are routed to the correct application site.|
|channel_id||These cookies are used to make sure visitor page requests are routed to the correct application site.|
|XSRF-TOKEN||Ensures visitor browsing -security by preventing cross-site request forgery. This cookie is essential for the security of the web site and visitor.|
|ecochannels_eco_app_session||These cookies are used to make sure visitor page requests are routed to the same server in all browsing sessions.|
|_gat_gtag_UA_55941384_1||This cookie is associated with Google Tag Manager which we use to load scripts into our website pages.|
|__smVID||Necessary for the sign-up function on the web site|
|_gat_gtag_UA_55941384_1||Allows the web site to recognize the visitor, in order to optimize the chat-box functionality.|
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
|_vwo_uuid_v2||Used by Visual Web Optimizer to ensure a visitor always sees the same version of a page and is used to track behaviour to measure the performance of different page versions.|
|feathr_session_id||Used by Feathr - Identifies user activity that is close together in time in order to group interactions.|
|__utma||Google Analytics gathers information allowing us to understand interactions with our websites and ultimately refine that experience to better serve you.|
|_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data onhow the visitor uses the website.|
|_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate|
|_vis_opt_s||Used by Visual Web site Optimizer to determine if the visitor is participating in a design experiment.|
|_vis_opt_test_cookie||Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.|
|_vwo_uuid_v2||This cookie is set to make split-tests on the website, which optimizes the web site's relevance towards the visitor – the cookie can also be set to improve the visitor's experience on a website.|
|Collect||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.|
|v.gif||This cookie is set to make split-tests on the web site, which optimizes the web site's relevance towards the visitor – the cookie can also be set to improve the visitor's experience on a website.|
|vwoSn||This cookie is set to make split-tests on the web site, which optimizes the web site's relevance towards the visitor – the cookie can also be set to improve the visitor's experience on a website.|
|wistia||Used by the website to track the visitor's use of video content - The cookie roots from Wistia, which provides video-software to websites.|
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
|mac||Used to determine a 'Marketing Action' you may have been referred by.|
|disc||Used to pass discount codes & promotions from 'Marketing Actions'.|
|ssource||Used to determine a Sales Person involved, as a result of a 'Marketing Action'.|
|sales_method||Used to determine the method of the 'Marketing Action'. Could be from a download, a referral or direct telephone enquiry.|
|elq_camp_id||Used for tracking of Marketing Campaign in Eloqua.|
|ext_treat_id||Used to track Marketing Action in Eloqua.|
|__smToken||This cookie is used to determine if the visitor is logged in or not.|
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
|__gads||DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Its purpose is to do with the showing of adverts on the site.|
|_fbp||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.|
|ads/ga-audiences||Used by Google Ad Words to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behavior across websites.|
|bcookie||Used by the social networking service, Linked In, for tracking the use of embedded services.|
|BizoID||Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's references.|
|Bscookie||Used by the social networking service, Linked In, for tracking the use of embedded services.|
|ELOQUA||Registers a unique ID that identifies the user's device up on return visits. Used for auto-populating forms and to validate if a certain contact is registered to an email group.|
|ELQSTATUS||Used to auto-populate forms and validate if a given contact has subscribed to an email group. The cookie is only set if the user allows tracking.|
|Fr||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.|
|IDE||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the web site user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.|
|Lidc||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.|
|test_cookie||Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.|
|UserMatchHistory||Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.|
On many of the pages of the site you will see 'social buttons'. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages. There are buttons for: Twitter, Google +1, Facebook 'Like', LinkedIn 'Share', and StumbleUpon. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of WBR. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on WBR's site. So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting WBR, and the specific pages you are on, even if you don't click on the button if you are logged into their services, like Google and Facebook. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
We use a number of external web services on the WBR site, mostly to display content within our web pages. For example, to display images we often use Flickr; to display slideshows we sometimes use SlideShare; to show videos we use Vimeo and YouTube. This is not an exhaustive or complete list of the services we use, or might use in the future, when embedding content, but these are the most common. As with the social buttons we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your usage of this embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services then they will not know who you are but are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.
Some emails that we send you have no tracking in at all e.g. service emails. Other emails we send we put in tracking so that we can tell how much traffic those emails send to our site but we do not know who has clicked so the data is anonymous e.g. our daily newsletter. We use Eloqua as an email service provider:
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