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Cookies

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. This is common practice to improve website performance and experience. Below is some high-level information about Cookies, if you require more information or have any other questions about how we process personal data please go to our Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files transferred and stored by your web browser to your computer or mobile device when you visit or use a website. Cookies allow websites to recognise your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.

Cookies can be considered as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’ cookies depending on the domain that places them. First party cookies are cookies set by a website visited by the user (for example, cookies placed by SSE Enterprise Telecoms for www.ssetelecoms.com). Third party cookies are set by a domain other than that of the website visited by the user, so if a user visits a website and a third-party organisation sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie i.e. Google analytics .

Cookies can also be considered as ‘persistent’ or ‘session’ cookies depending on their duration. Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for the time specified in those cookies. They are activated every time that user visits the website that created the cookies, until the cookies expire or are disabled by the user. Session cookies allow the actions of a user to be linked during a single browsing session. A session starts when a user opens a browser window and ends when the browser window is closed, following which all session cookies are deleted.

How we use cookies

The cookies we use help us in the following ways:

  • To make our website work correctly
  • Remember your settings during and between visits so you don’t have to re-enter information
  • Improve the speed and security of our website
  • Set up web pages so you can share them on social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
  • Personalise our site for you so you can find what you need faster (using third party software such as Hubspot and Webeo)
  • Improve our website for you
  • Improve our marketing so you see messages that are relevant to you

Why do we use cookies on this website?

The cookies used on our website can be broken down into two categories:

  • Strictly necessary
  • Performance

Strictly necessary
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 that 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 then some parts of the site will not work.

Performance
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve site performance. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.
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.

What cookies we have on our website

Advertising:

CookieDomainDescriptionDuration
test_cookie.doubleclick.netThis cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the users’ browser supports cookies.14 minutes
bscookie.www.linkedin.comThis cookie is a browser ID cookie set by Linked share Buttons and ad tags.2 years
IDE.doubleclick.netUsed 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.1 years 24 days

Analytics:

CookieDomainDescriptionDuration
_ga.ssetelecoms.comThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is 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.2 years
_gid.ssetelecoms.comThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.1 day
lissc.linkedin.comThis cookie is provided by LinkedIn. This cookie is used for tracking embedded service.1 year
_hjid.ssetelecoms.comThis cookie is set by Hotjar. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.1 year
_hjFirstSeen.ssetelecoms.comThis cookie is set by Hotjar. This cookie is used to determine if the visitor has visited the website before, or if it is a new visitor on the website.29 minutes
_hjIncluded
InPageview
Sample
.ssetelecoms.comThis cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site’s pageview limit.1 minutes
_hjAbsolute
SessionIn
Progress
.ssetelecoms.comThis cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.29 minutes
_hjIncluded
InSession
Sample
.ssetelecoms.comThis cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site’s daily session limit.1 minutes
__hstc.hs-analytics.netThis cookie is set by Hubspot to store time on site13 months
__hssc.hs-analytics.netThis cookie keeps track of sessions.30 minutes
__hssrc.hs-analytics.netWhenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser.Session
_gat.ssetelecoms.comThis cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites.1 minute

Functional / Necessary:

CookieDomainDescriptionDuration
UserMatch
History
.linkedin.comLinkedin – Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences.30 days
lang.ads.linkedin.comThis cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.session
bcookie.linkedin.comThis cookie is set by linkedIn. The purpose of the cookie is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page.2 years
lidc.linkedin.comThis cookie is set by LinkedIn and used for routing.1 day
lang.linkedin.comThis cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.session
webfonts
cached
ssetelecoms.comThis cookie is used to server cached webfonts.7 days
__cfduid.hs-analytics.netThe 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.30 days
_hjIncluded
InSession
Sample
.ssetelecoms.comThis cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site’s daily session limit.1 minutes
__hstc.hs-analytics.netThis cookie is set by Hubspot to store time on site13 months
__hssc.hs-analytics.netThis cookie keeps track of sessions.30 minutes
__hssrc.hs-analytics.netWhenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser.Session
_gat.browser-update.orgThe 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.30 days

Changing your cookies settings

If you’re happy to let us use cookies when you use our website, you don’t need to do anything.
You can find out how to change your cookie settings and delete cookies on popular browsers at AboutCookies.org.uk.
For more information about Data Protection please visit www.ico.org.uk.

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