What are cookies?
Cookies and similar technologies are very small text documents or pieces of code, which often include an anonymous unique identifier and which are used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient. When you visit a website or use a mobile application, a computer asks your computer or mobile device for permission to store this file on your computer or mobile device and access information from it. Information gathered through cookies and similar technologies may include the date and time of visits and how you are using the particular website or mobile application.
The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this Site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.
We use first and third party cookies on our Site and in our emails.
First party cookies are cookies placed by us to collect information about you. However, certain cookies available on our Site and in our emails are placed by third party website operators.
How long do cookies last?
All cookies have expiration dates that determine how long they stay in your browser:
Session cookies: These are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser.
Persistent cookies: These usually have an expiration date and will stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them.
What types of cookies are used on this Site and how are they used?
We use the following types of cookies on our Site:
Necessary cookies: These cookies are necessary to provide you with services available through the Site.
Analytics cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how the Site is being used or how effective marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise the Site for you.
Preference cookies: These cookies allow the Site to remember information that changes the way the Site behaves or looks, such as your preferred language or the region you are in. Loss of information stored in a preference cookie may make the experience less functional but should not prevent it from working.
Marketing cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same advert from continuously reappearing, ensuring that adverts are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting adverts that are based on your interests.
For further details about the types of cookies that we use on our Site, please refer to Appendix A below.
Cookies used in emails
Please note that any emails you receive from us may contain cookies or similar technologies to help us to see if recipients have opened an email and understand how recipients have interacted with it. Once you click on an email that contains a cookie, your contact information may subsequently be cross-referenced to the source email and/or the relevant cookie. If you have enabled images, cookies may be set on your computer or mobile device. Cookies will also be set if you click on any link within the email.
If you do not wish to accept cookies from any one of our emails, simply close the email before downloading any images or clicking on any links. You can also set your browser to restrict cookies or to reject them entirely. These settings will apply to all cookies whether included on websites or in emails.
In some instances, depending on your email or browser settings, cookies in an email may be automatically accepted (for example, when you've added an email address to your address book or safe senders list). Please refer to your email browser or device instructions for more information on this.
How can you update your cookies preferences?
You can manage cookies by visiting our cookies preference centre which you can find in the bottom right hand corner of our Site webpage.
If you choose to disable cookies by changing your preferences or your browser settings, this Site and its features may not work in the same way or produce the same personalised experience. If you delete all of your cookies, you will have to update your preferences with us again. As your settings are specific to your device, if you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preferences again.
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Appendix A - Types of Cookies
The table below sets out more information about the individual cookies we may use on our Site and the purposes which they are used.
|This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.||1 day||HTTP Cookie|
|Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimize user experience.||1 day||HTTP Cookie|
|bscookie||This cookie is used to identify the visitor through an application. This allows the visitor to login to a website through their LinkedIn application for example.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|CONSENT||Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website.||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|CookieConsent [x4]||cc.cdn.civiccomputing.com||Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|JSESSIONID||www.techshowlondon.co.uk||Preserves users states across page requests.||Session||
|li_gc||Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain||180 days||
Analytics cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
|Collects data on the user’s navigation and behavior on the website. This is used to compile statistical reports and heatmaps for the website owner.||1 year||
|Registers statistical data on users' behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.||Session||
|_cltk||Microsoft||Registers statistical data on users' behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.||Session||HTML Local Storage|
||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit.||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||Session||HTTP Cookie|
||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|Collects statistics on the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been read.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|Used by Piwik Analytics Platform to identify the referring website from which the visitor has come.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|Used by Piwik Analytics Platform to track page requests from the visitor during the session.||Session||
|AnalyticsSyncHistory||Used in connection with data-synchronization with third-party analysis service.||30 days||HTTP Cookie|
Collects data on the user’s navigation and behavior on the website. This is used to compile statistical reports and heatmaps for the website owner.
This cookie is used in context with the "Cftoken" cookie. The cookie stores a specific ID for the visitor and the visitor's device and browser.
|30 years||HTTP Cookie|
|CLID||Microsoft||Collects data on the user’s navigation and behavior on the website. This is used to compile statistical reports and heatmaps for the website owner.||1 year||
||Registers statistical data on users' behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
This cookie is set by Twitter - The cookie allows the visitor to share content from the website onto their Twitter profile.