Last Updated: 18 May 2018
For the purposes of this Cookies Policy any references to Cast UK (or "us" or "we" or "our") means Cast UK Limited.
Cast UK Limited reserves the right to update this Cookies Policy at any time, please review the "Last Updated" details at the top of this page to determine when this Cookies Policy was last updated. Any change to this Cookies Policy will become effective on the "Last Updated" date indicated above. Cast UK Limited will make every effort to communicate any significant changes to you via email and/or by posting a notice on Cast UK's Site. Your continued use of Cast UK Limited's services will be deemed as acceptance of any amended Cookies Policy.
What Is A Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer, smartphone or tablet by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.
Cookies allow websites to recognise a user's device and store some information about the user's preferences or past actions. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a randomly generated unique number or other value.
Types of Cookies
Cookies fall into one of two types:
1. Session Cookies
Session cookies are temporary cookies that are stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Session cookies typically store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page. They do not collect any information from your computer.
2. Persistent Cookies
Persistent cookies are stored on your computer and remain there after you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain on your computer for the period specified by the "lifetime" of the cookie. These cookies can only be read by the website that created it when that website is visited again.
Categories of Cookies
Cookies fall into one of four categories:
1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are cookies that are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as logging in to your profile, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the functionality and services available to you on our website would not be possible. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
2. Performance Cookies
These are cookies that enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. They allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which sections of the website are most popular.
3. Functionality Cookies
There are cookies that allow our website to remember choices that you have made (e.g. your username) and provide enhanced features. The information stored by these cookies is usually anonymised.
4. Personalisation Cookies
These are persistent cookies that allow us to personalise your browsing experience of our website.
Third Party Cookies
The following cookie table lists a selection of the third-party cookies used on Cast UK websites. Although we may update this list periodically, please be advised that the names of cookies, pixels and other technologies are subject to change.
|Domain (Third Party)||Cookie Name||Description||Expiration|
|castuk.com (Google Analytics)||_ga||Used to distinguish users.||2 years|
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate.||1 minute|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users.||24 hours|
|castuk.com (HubSpot)||__hssc||Used to keep track of sessions. It is used to determine if values in the __hstc cookie should be updated.||30 minutes|
|__hssrc||Used to determine if the user has restarted their browser. Set whenever the session cookie is changed.||Session Cookie|
|__hstc||Used for tracking visitors.||2 years|
|hsfirstvisit||Used to keep track of a visitor's first visit.||10 years|
|hubspotuk||Used to keep track of a visitor's identity.||10 years|
|doubleclick.net||IDE||Used to register and report a visitor's actions after viewing or clicking an advertiser's ad.||1 year|
|hsanalytics.net||__cfduid||Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.||1 year|
|hs-scripts.com||__cfduid||Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.||1 year|
|hubspot.com||__cfduid||Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.||1 year|
|linkedin.com||bcookie||Browser ID cookie.||1 year|
|lidc||Used for routing.||1 day|
|bscookie||Secure browser ID cookie.||1 year|
|platform.linkedin.com||IN_HASH||Used for the LinkedIn follow feature.||Session Cookie|
|nr-data.net||JSESSIONID||Used to store a session identifier to monitor session counts.||Session Cookie|
Changing Your Cookie Settings
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
For more details of how to manage cookies on your browser select it from the list below. If your browser is not listed below visit the developer's website.
- Android Browser
- Apple Safari (Desktop)
- Apple Safari (Mobile)
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Opera Mobile
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.