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Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies. We will ask you to consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit our website. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

(1) Credit

This document was created using an SEQ Legal template.

(2) About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

(3) Cookies on this website

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.

We may send to you the following cookies: 

Name

Details

Nature of the Cookie

Lifespan

__utma

This Cookie is used to identify unique visitors to our sites. The results are sent to client's Google Analytics account so that client may see how many unique visitors come to this site based over a period of time.

1st Party

2 years

__unam

The "__unam" cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors "click-stream" activity e.g. web pages viewed and navigated, and time spent on pages, and counting number of unique users that share content and how many page views are generated from the resulting share. This service only personally identifies visitors if they have separately signed up with ShareThis for an account with them and given them their consent.

1st Party

15 months

__utmb

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine the visitor session times on our sites. Each time you visit a new page on the site the cookie is set to expire within 30 minutes, if it does not find an existing cookie, a new one is created.

1st Party

30 minutes

__utmc

This cookie, in conjunction with __utmb, is used by Google Analytics to determine visitor sessions. Unlike __utmb this cookie does not have an explicit pre-set expiry date. it determines whether a new session should be created based on whether you have previously closed your browser, re-opened it and come back to the site.

1st Party

When browser closes

__utmz

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine the type of referral used by each visitor to arrive at our site. The cookie determines if the user has come directly to the site or via a search engine, email or email campaign. This data is used to understand how users arrive at the website.

1st Party

6 months

.DV3

This cookie is used to keep track of whether a user is authenticated and logged in the site or not. If a "remember me" option was chosen when registering or logging in, then this may be a persistent cookie, otherwise it will be removed when the browser is closed.

1st Party

When browser closes / 6 months

ASP.NET_SessionId

This is a cookie that is required by .Net applications like the 4MAT website and is only used for the duration of a user's visit to the site. It is not persisted to their hard drive. This cookie is used to identify the user between page loads as you navigate around the site. It allows the website to remember certain settings such as what workflow you are in the middle of, and whether you have saved anything to your job basket. This cookie is removed each time that you close your browser.

1st Party

When browser is closed

isParamsPinned

Cookie set to store and remember page controls or fields preferences set by users. It's precisely used on parts of the website to remember whether a section of the page e.g. a panel of menu options has been "pinned", by the user, to remain open or not.

1st Party

When browser is closed

_pk_ses.35.f06b

Cookie is used to recognise a returning visitor - It is a core requirement for javascript tracking

1st Party

30 mins

_pk_id.35.f06b

Cookie is used to group page views within visits - It is a core requirement for javascript tracking. This cookie stores non-personally identifiable information

1st Party

2 years

DisplayedCookiePopup

Cookie set to store and remember that the visitor has already seen a cookie notification alert so it won’t repeatedly display

1st Party

1 year

ShortListVacancyId

Cookie set to store details about any jobs you shortlist, so it can remember these when you return to the site, even if you are not logged in or registered

1st Party

3 months

ShortlistVacancyApplicationType

Cookie set to store details about any jobs you shortlist, so it can remember these when you return to the site, even if you are not logged in or registered

1st Party

3 months

ShortlistVacancyRewrite

Cookie set to store details about any jobs you shortlist, so it can remember these when you return to the site, even if you are not logged in or registered

1st Party

3 months

ShortlistVacancyStatus

Cookie set to store details about any jobs you shortlist, so it can remember these when you return to the site, even if you are not logged in or registered

1st Party

3 months

ShortlistVacancyTitle

Cookie set to store details about any jobs you shortlist, so it can remember these when you return to the site, even if you are not logged in or registered

1st Party

3 months

__stid

The main purpose of this cookie is to ensure that the website's content sharing functionality works smoothly when users consume and share content via email, facebook, twitter, etc. stid is a random unique identifier and is used to associate users with topics of interest, based upon the content they consume and share, on the 4MAT website. Cookie is set because of the presence of social media sharing buttons on some of the pages of the site. Generally involved in user ID tracking and analytics about how website content is shared and might also monitor/track user-browsing behaviour.

3rd Party

12 months

__uset

This cookie is used to indicate when a user has been cookied so that the task is not repeated in the next 8 hours. Cookie is set because of the presence of social media sharing buttons on the pages of the site. Generally involved in user ID tracking and analytics about how website content is shared

3rd Party

8 hours

visit

One of the LinkedIn cookies that are introduced by the LinkedIn social share button which are used to track which pages the user visits to collect them (cookies)

3rd Party

2 years

lidc

One of the LinkedIn cookies that are introduced by the LinkedIn social share button which are used to track which pages the user visits to collect them (cookies)

3rd Party

End of Browser session

lang

One of the LinkedIn cookies that are introduced by the LinkedIn social share button which are used to track which pages the user visits to collect them (cookies)

3rd Party

End of Browser session

bcookie

One of the LinkedIn cookies that are introduced by the LinkedIn social share button which are used to track which pages the user visits to collect them (cookies)

3rd Party

2 years

X-LI-IDC

Used by LinkedIn for social integration and analytics including Share buttons where this cookie is set by LinkedIn to allow a visitor to share content from the website on LinkedIn

3rd Party

End of Browser session

leo_auth_token

One of the LinkedIn cookies that are introduced by the LinkedIn social share button which are used to track which pages the user visits to collect them (cookies)

3rd Party

< 1 day

L1e

One of the LinkedIn cookies that are introduced by the LinkedIn social share button which are used to track which pages the user visits to collect them (cookies)

3rd Party

End of Browser session

JSESSIONID

One of the LinkedIn cookies that are introduced by the LinkedIn social share button which are used to track which pages the user visits to collect them (cookies)

3rd Party

End of Browser session

IN_HASH

This cookie records some of the site user’s recent web journey and so may be personal.

3rd Party

End of Browser session

BC_BANDWIDTH

Detects initial bandwidth capability for progressive download deliveries where the video quality is adjusted for the most appropriate viewing experience - this cookie is enabled by default and stores non-personally identifiable information

1st Party

End of Browser session

FourmatDeviceCookie

Stored information on what device the user is visiting the site on - e.g. mobile, desktop PC, tablet, etc. If you have chosen the mobile or desktop links, to use that version of the website, this stores your preference. If you disallow or delete the cookie, you will see the view of the site chosen by Atkins device detection system and not your own choice This cookie stores non-personally identifiable information

1st Party

End of Browser session

PREF

This cookie will track user preferences and serve up related content or adverts within an embedded YouTube video

3rd Party

2 years

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Unique identifiers given to each computer/mobile device to allow tracking of views of YouTube video embedded in a page. Data is only used in aggregate. Cookie also seems to determine which version of the Youtube homepage you get if you visit it;

3rd Party

8 months

YSC

This cookie is set by the YouTube video service on pages with embedded YouTube video, when the user clicks 'Play' on the video player

3rd Party

End of Browser session

(4) How we use cookies

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes: 

  1. to recognise your computer when you visit our website;
  2. to track you as you navigate our website, and to enable the use of the different features on our website;
  3. to improve the website’s usability;
  4. to analyse the use of our website;
  5. in the administration of this website;
  6. to prevent fraud and improve the security of the website;
  7. to personalise our website for you including targeting advertisements which may be of particular interest to you. 

(5) Third party cookies

When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.

Our advertisers/service providers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies: 

  1. to track your browser across multiple websites;
  2. to build a profile of your web surfing;
  3. to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.

In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

We publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using the DART cookie. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/ or using the NAI's (Network Advertising Initiative's) multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. However, these opt-out mechanisms use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.

(6) Cookie preferences

You can manage your preferences relating to the use of cookies on our website by visiting: [URL].]

(7) Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example: 

  1. in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector; 
  2.  in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

(8) Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer: 

  1. in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
  2. in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.

Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

(9) Contact us

This website is owned and operated by 4MAT.

If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy, please contact us by email (to enquiries@weareaspire.com, by telephone to 0207 612 3800 or by post to

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4MAT

Centennium House

100 Lower Thames Street

London

EC3R 6DL

United Kingdom

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