Cookies – What are they?
A “cookie” is a small text file that’s stored on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device when you visit a website or use an app. They contain specific information relating to your use of our web site or app, such as login credentials, your preference settings or tracking identifiers.
Cookies also perform essential functions, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving your browsing experience.
Types of cookies
The length of time a cookie stays on your device depends on its type. There are two types of cookies:
- Session cookies are temporary cookies which only exist during the time you use the website (or more strictly, until you close the browser after using the website). Session cookies help our website remember what you chose on the previous page, avoiding the need to re-enter information and improve your experience whilst using the website.
- Persistent cookies are cookies (such as tracking cookies or authentication cookies) that remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them from your browser. These are known as persistent cookies and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor.
Dhigna uses Google Analytics to collect information used to improve your experience on this website. Google Analytics stores information about your activity on this website, including:
Your time on our site
Your entry points
Your exit points
Links you select
If you are a first time or repeat visitor
Other selections you make
This information enables us to improve our website services so you can quickly access information relevant to you. We do not collect or store your name, address or other personal information and restrict Google from using or sharing our analytic data.
Google Analytics uses the following cookies to track:
_utma: Number of times you've visited our site; expires 2 years after your last visit to this site
_utmb: Length of your visit; Expires 30 minutes after your visit or after 30 minutes of inactivity
_utmc: Length of your visit; Expires when you close your browser
_utmz: Your entry point to our site; expires 6 months after it was last set
Dhigna also uses the following Qualtrics cookie to track usage of our online polls:
Dhigna sets cookies that enable us to manage your visits to our website including individual sessions and selections made during your visit. Specifically, we use:
My-Dhigna-Country: Automatically directs you to your country of choice
My-Dhigna-Country-Location: Automatically directs you to your country of choice
hide-rss-notice: (Chrome users only): Tells us if you've already seen our RSS notice
Some cookies on this website are strictly necessary and cannot be disabled.
sessionID: Indicates which areas of the site you can access
NSC_mc-gjthmpcbm: Routes your request to view a webpage to the correct server
NOTE: None of the above cookies contain personal identification information.
Social media cookies set unique, non-personally identifiable IDs that track social media including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and share user habits.
The following social media cookies are set by AddThis:
loc -Expires in two years
Ssh two years - Expires in two years
Ssc - Expires in two years
uid - Expires in two years
bt - Expires in two years
bT2 - Expires in 8 months, 13 days
_atuvc - Expires in two years
uit - Expires in 24 hours
di - Expires in two years
dt - Expires in 30 days
-BCSI-CS-efabbcd182c55536: Expires at the end of each session
While each cookie has a unique function, the overriding purpose of “add this cookie”s is to construct visitor interest models and user habits. Each cookie stores non-personally identifiable IDs in a random string of letters or numbers or both.
Data we collect will be held by Dhigna Limited. We use this data to:
- Protect you from fraud and keep improving security
- Study how people use our websites and apps and our other services, so we can improve them
- Decide which of our products, services and offers may be relevant for you
- Tailor the marketing you see on social media, apps and other websites
We do not sell your personal information to outside organisations.
Except in the case of technical or strictly necessary cookies, the use of which does not require the User’s informed consent, the Publisher will place cookies on the User’s computer only with the User’s prior informed consent. Users may give their consent either by clicking on “Accept all cookies” or by adjusting the settings whereby users freely choose to approve particular cookies, through the cookie settings panel displayed by the Publisher the first time the user accesses the Website or the App.
Links to Other Sites
Dhigna is not responsible for the contents of linked websites not our own, including, but not limited to, links to other Dhigna Group companies outside the UK or Ireland herein referred to as "other sites." We do not review nor endorse the content of other sites and are not liable for products or service they provide.
Dhigna is not responsible or liable for the privacy of data collected by other sites cookies or the content or advice they provide.
How to Control and Delete Cookies
For more information on how to remove cookies on a wide variety of browsers, visit About Cookies.
Please Note: Restricting cookies may impact the functionality of our website and alter your experience