Cookie Policy

Please read this cookie notice carefully as it contains important information on who we are and how we use cookies on our website. 

This notice should be read together with our Privacy Notice which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information generally, as well as your rights in relation to your personal information and details of how to contact us and supervisory authorities if you have a complaint.

Who we are?

This website is operated by Ascentis, a company incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 06799564, whose registered office is at Ascentis House, 3 Mannin Way, Lancaster, England, LA1 3SW, United Kingdom. 

Our website

This cookie notice relates to your use of our website.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allows us to improve our site.

Throughout our website we may link to other websites owned and operated by third parties to make additional services available to you. These other third-party websites may also use cookies or similar technologies in accordance with their own separate policies. For privacy information relating to these other third-party websites, please consult their policies as appropriate.

To assist you we have included some of these below:

Facebook:

LinkedIn:

Instagram:

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

For further information on cookies generally, including how to control and manage them, visit the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Types of Cookies 

We may use the following types of cookies:

Type

Detail

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

Analytical/performance cookies

They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies

These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose

Consent to use cookies

We will ask for your permission (Consent) to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where they are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested and the operation of our website.

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Blocking Cookies and Changing Settings

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings, for further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

 

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Our use of Cookies

The table below provides more information about the non-essential cookies we use and why:

The cookies we use

Name

Type 

Purpose

Ascentis Website

laravel_session

XSRF-TOKEN

resource_contact_submitted

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies allow users to log in to the Ascentis Website and ensure visitor browsing-security by preventing cross-site request forgery. This cookie is essential for the security of the website and visitor and allows access to protected resources.

Nice (Chat)

AWSALB

ASP.NET_SessionId

AWSALBCORS

raygun4js-userid

i18nextLng

icApiFacadeVip

icAuthUri

icBusNo

icCoBrand

icPointOfContact

icRaygunApiKey

icResolveSourceAddr

icToken

isChatProfileCalled

sessionParameter

isPopOut

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are vital for the functionality of the chat box and successful processing of the session and cannot be disabled. The retention policy of the cookie is set up so that cookie is removed once session ends, therefore does not store any user data after this.

Universal Analytics (Google)

_ga

_gat

_gid 

Analytical cookie

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data

Google Paid Search

ads/ga-audiences

Analytical Cookies

These cookies are "used by Google AdWords to help generate customers based on the visitor’s online

behaviour across websites."

Facebook

_fbp

tr

Analytical Cookie

These cookies identify browsers for the purpose of providing advertisement and site analytics services. Facebook will then be able to better target and optimise advertising. The cookie contains an encrypted Facebook User ID and Broser ID.

YouTube

yt.innertube::nextId

yt.innertube::requests

yt-remote-cast-available

yt-remote-cast-installed

yt-remote-connected-devices

yt-remote-device-id

yt-remote-fast-check-period

yt-remote-session-app

yt-remote-session-name

Strictly Necessary CookiesWe use YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode which may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

LinkedIn

Bcookie

Bscookie

Lang

Functional Cookies

These cookies are used to remember a user's language setting on LinkedIn.com, and to 

identify devices accessing LinkedIn to detect abuse on the platform. These cookies remember a logged in user is verified by two factor authentication. 

LinkedIn

AnalyticsSyncHistory 

Lidc

UserMatchHistory

Analytical Cookies

These cookies are used to facilitate data centre selection and store information about the time that a sync with the lms_analytics cookie took place for users in the Designated Countries.

Lead Forensics

lfuuid

Analytical Cookies

This cookie allows us to store information about your preferences and to provide you with offers that are targeted to your individual interests.

YouTube

CONSENT

Functional Cookie

This cookie is used to detect if a visitor has accepted the marketing category on the cookies banner. As we have YouTube videos on our website, this would enable to user to watch those videos through YouTube as a third party. 

Google 

rc::a

rc::c

Functional Cookies

These cookies recapture cookie used to prevent spam from bots.

How to contact us

If you have questions about this Cookie Notice or the processing of your Personal Data, please contact us at data@ascentis.co.uk

Changes to this document

We keep this document under regular review to make sure it is up to date and accurate. We encourage you to review this page regularly to identify any updates or changes to our cookie notice.

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