The types of cookies we use
For how long they work and for what purposes they are used
How to change your cookie settings and opt-out
Who are, we and how can you contact us?
Our website is www.thistleinitiatives.co.uk includes our sub-domains, we own and operate. When we refer to site we mean website.
When we refer to “you” we mean you as a user or visitor of our site.
You have full control and may at any time change or withdraw your cookie consent – See section 8 below “How you can change your cookie settings, including opting out”.
3. What is a Cookie?
There are different types of cookies that are used for different purposes.
A cookie may contain information about the site itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognise your web browser when returning to the site, additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie, and the lifespan of the cookie itself.
The word “cookies” or “cookie data” also covers information about IP and MAC addresses and other information about your device collected by technologies embedded within the site.
Cookies are used to enable certain features (e.g. logging in), to track site usage (e.g. analytics), to store your user settings (e.g. timezone, notification preferences), and to personalise your content (e.g. advertising, language).
4. Session cookies vs. persistent cookies
Session cookies only last as long as your online session. This means they will disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser, and therefore sometimes referred to as temporary cookies. Typically, session cookies are used to remember what a user put in their basket when browsing a site.
Persistent cookies are different. These cookies are sometimes called permanent cookies. They will stay on your computer or device after you close your browser. These types of cookies will expire according to the time specified in the cookie. You can see the specific duration of each persistent cookie as detailed in section 7.
5. What’s the difference between first and third-party cookies?
First-party cookies are cookies that are set by the site you are visiting and it’s only this site that can access and read these cookies.
Third-party cookies are set by someone other than the owner of the site you’re visiting. As an example, some pages have content from other sites like YouTube. YouTube may set their own cookies on your browser when you play the video from YouTube. Cookies set by other sites and companies (i.e., third parties) can be used to track you on other sites that use the same third-party service.
We may engage third parties to assist with maintenance, operation, creation or functionality of our site, e.g, analytics providers and content partners. We grant these third parties access to selected information to perform specific tasks on our behalf.
6. Types of cookies and how we use them
Necessary cookies are required for the basic functionality of our site to work. We use necessary cookies to make it possible for you to be able to use all of the services we provide during your visit to our site and ensure the content provided works correctly.
We also use necessary cookies to help with ensuring you are given the option to accept or reject cookies, block non-necessary cookies from working until you give consent, and remember your cookie settings and choices. The cookies also help keep track of, if, and when, you gave consent to analytical cookies, T&Cs, and email marketing. These necessary cookies are also used for payment processing.
It’s not a requirement to accept nor possible to reject the use of strictly necessary cookies as they are core for the functionality of our site.
For details of the necessary cookies we use, what we use them for, the specific cookies providers, and each cookie’s duration please refer to Cookie Declaration
Statistics cookies gather Analytical information. We use this information to make our site even better. The information collected via the Statistics cookies track how you use our site during your visit. It helps us understand visitor usage patterns, identify, and diagnose problems or errors you may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving the site experience.
We will only set statistics cookies on your device if you give us your consent.
For details of the statistics cookies we use, what we use them for, the specific cookie providers, and each cookie’s duration, please refer to Cookie Declaration.
Preference cookies are used in collecting information about your device and any settings you may configure for the purpose of remembering these settings when you’re visiting our site (like language and timezone settings, favourite sports). With this information, sites can provide you with customised, enhanced, or optimised content and services. Without these cookies, you will still be able to use our site, however, you may not receive the best of our service.
We will only set functionality preference cookies on your device if you give us your consent.
For details of the functionality cookies we use, what we use them for, the specific cookie providers, and each cookie’s duration: please refer to Cookie Declaration
Marketing & advertising cookies
Targeting/advertising cookies are used in determining what promotional content is more relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. Sites may use them to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns, and the quality of content presented to you.
These cookies may be set by the site you’re visiting (first party) or by third-party services. Targeting/advertising cookies set by a third-party service may be used to track you on other sites that use the same third-party service.
We will only set advertising/targeting cookies on your device if you give us your consent.
For details of the advertising/targeting cookies we use, what we use them for, the specific cookie providers, and each cookie’s duration please refer to Cookie Declaration
7. How you can change your cookie settings, including opting out
As part of our cookie solution, we always ask for your consent to cookies, except for necessary cookies, before placing cookies on your device.
We also always give you the option to change your consent. If you at one point gave consent to non-necessary cookies on our site, you can always change which cookies you wish to give consent to. This can be actioned by visiting Cookie Declaration
If you browse sites from multiple devices, you may also need to update your settings on each individual device.
Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your experience of a site, blocking all cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content on the site.
9. Who are we and how can you contact us?
Here is our company information:
Thistle Initiatives Limited, a company registered in England at 2nd Floor, 4 St Paul’s Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AY
We are a member of the Thistle Initiatives Group of companies.
10. More Information
More information about cookies, including how to block them or delete them, can be found at http://www.aboutcookies.org/
This policy was last reviewed and updated: May 2022
Your consent applies to the following domains: www.thistleinitiatives.co.uk
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Cookie declaration last updated on 8/19/22 by Cookiebot:
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
|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|
|_grecaptcha||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.||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|_GRECAPTCHA||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.||179 days||HTTP Cookie|
|CookieConsent||Cookiebot||Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|embed/v3/counters.gif||Hubspot||Used to implement forms on the website.||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|PHPSESSID||www.thistleinitiatives.co.uk||Preserves user session state across page requests.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|rc::a||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|rc::b||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|rc::c||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|test_cookie||Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.||1 day||HTTP Cookie|
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
|__hssc||Hubspot||Identifies if the cookie data needs to be updated in the visitor's browser.||1 day||HTTP Cookie|
|__hssrc||Hubspot||Used to recognise the visitor's browser upon reentry on the website.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|__hstc||Hubspot||Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes.||179 days||HTTP Cookie|
|_clck||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||HTTP Cookie|
|_clsk||Microsoft||Registers statistical data on users' behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.||1 day||HTTP Cookie|
|_cltk||Microsoft||Registers statistical data on users' behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||1 day||HTTP Cookie|
|_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||1 day||HTTP Cookie|
|c.gif||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.||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|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||HTTP Cookie|
|hubspotutk||Hubspot||Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes.||179 days||HTTP Cookie|
|vuid||Vimeo||Collects data on the user's visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
|__ptq.gif||Hubspot||Sends data to the marketing platform Hubspot about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|_gcl_au||Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.||3 months||HTTP Cookie|
|_uetsid||Microsoft||Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement - This also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement.||1 day||HTML Local Storage|
|_uetsid_exp||Microsoft||Contains the expiry-date for the cookie with corresponding name.||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|_uetvid||Microsoft||Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.||1 year||HTML Local Storage|
|_uetvid_exp||Microsoft||Contains the expiry-date for the cookie with corresponding name.||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|ANONCHK||Microsoft||Registers data on visitors from multiple visits and on multiple websites. This information is used to measure the efficiency of advertisement on websites.||1 day||HTTP Cookie|
|IDE||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|MUID [x2]||Microsoft||Used widely by Microsoft as a unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking by synchronising the ID across many Microsoft domains.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|pagead/1p-conversion/#||Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement - This also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement.||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|pagead/1p-user-list/#||Tracks if the user has shown interest in specific products or events across multiple websites and detects how the user navigates between sites. This is used for measurement of advertisement efforts and facilitates payment of referral-fees between websites.||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|pagead/landing [x2]||Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement - This also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement.||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|SM||Microsoft||Registers a unique ID that identifies the user's device during return visits across websites that use the same ad network. The ID is used to allow targeted ads.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|SRM_B||Microsoft||Tracks the user’s interaction with the website’s search-bar-function. This data can be used to present the user with relevant products or services.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|