What is in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or whether you are logged into a site to protect your privacy.
Types of cookies
- Essential cookies
- Non-essential cookies
- Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable. We will ask you to accept these types of cookies before processing them.
- Analytics and customisation cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate to help us understand how our websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our website for you. We will ask you to accept these types of cookies before processing them.
- Advertising/marketing cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing. We will ask you to accept these types of cookies before processing them.
- Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our website through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too. We will ask you to accept these types of cookies before processing them
What to do if you do not want non-essential cookies to be processed
Some people find the idea of a website storing any information on their computer or mobile device intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without their knowledge. Although Avado cookies are quite harmless, you may not want us to process them.
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
The Avado website does work without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies. For example, you won’t be able to see the homepage banner, which often showcases customer promotions and discounts.
Adobe Flash Player Cookies
The Adobe Flash Player, used to provide services such as MyWeb Presenters, is also capable of storing information on your device. However, these cookies cannot be controlled through your web browser. Some web browser manufacturers are developing solutions to allow you to control these through your browser, but at the present time, if you wish to restrict or block Flash Cookies, then you must do this on the Adobe website.
Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you.
Examples of cookies set by Avado and our suppliers:
|test_cookie||.doubleclick.net||Advertisement||This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.|
|_fbp||.avadolearning.com||Advertisement||This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.|
|fr||.avadolearning.com||Advertisement||The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisments to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.|
|bscookie||.www.linkedin.com||Advertisement||This cookie is a browser ID cookie set by Linked share Buttons and ad tags.|
|sc_at||.snapchat.com||Advertisement||The cookie is set by Snapchat. This cookie is used for advertising purpose. It shows relevant ads to the users by tracking user behaviour on Snapchat.|
|B||.yahoo.com||Advertisement||This Cookie is used by Yahoo to provide ads, contents or analytics.|
|_ga||.avadolearning.com||Analytics||This 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.|
|_gid||.avadolearning.com||Analytics||This 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 website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visted in an anonymous form.|
|_gcl_au||.avadolearning.com||Analytics||This cookie is used by Google Analytics to understand user interaction with the website.|
|_gat_UA-77560574-1||.avadolearning.com||Analytics||This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.|
|__hstc||.avadolearning.com||Analytics||This cookie is set by Hubspot and is used for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).|
|hubspotutk||.avadolearning.com||Analytics||This cookie is used by HubSpot to keep track of the visitors to the website. This cookie is passed to Hubspot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.|
|lang||.ads.linkedin.com||Functional||This 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.|
|bcookie||.linkedin.com||Functional||This cookie is set by LinkedIn. The purpose of the cookie is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page.|
|lidc||.linkedin.com||Functional||This cookie is set by LinkedIn and used for routing.|
|_scid||.avadolearning.com||Functional||This cookie is set by Snapchat. This cookie is used to serve and store Snapchat Pixel unique ID of the User.|
|lang||.linkedin.com||Functional||This 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.|
|__hssc||.avadolearning.com||Functional||This cookie is set by HubSpot. The purpose of the cookie is to keep track of sessions. This is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp.|
|__hssrc||.avadolearning.com||Necessary||This cookie is set by Hubspot. According to their documentation, whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session.|
|UserMatchHistory||.linkedin.com||Other||LinkedIn – Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences.|