Cookie Policy

We use cookies on our website (https://www.hubgroup.co.uk/), which amongst other things, help us to improve your experience of our website and to ensure that it performs as you expect it to. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They can improve your experience of using a website, for example, by remembering your preference settings and tracking your use of a website so that it can be improved to meet your needs.

Websites must get consent to send cookies to your computer or mobile device unless the cookies are strictly necessary to provide services to you. You can set your cookie preferences when you arrive at our website or change them at any time by using the appropriate link on the Cookie Notice bar which is displayed on our Home page. Unless the cookie is a strictly necessary cookie, you can withdraw your consent to our cookies at any time even if you have previously consented.

The table below explains what services we use on our website that may store cookies on your system, and why we use them. We may also use cookies that are either a "persistent" or "session" cookie. The difference is that persistent cookies remain on your device between browsing sessions. They are activated each time you visit the website that created that particular cookie. For example, where a "persistent cookie" is used on a website to remember your log-in details, you will not need to enter those details each time you visit that website. Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Strictly necessary

Strictly necessary cookies are essential to enable you to receive a service on a website, such as to log in to a portal. We would not be able to operate our website without using the "strictly necessary" cookies listed below.

Cookie Name Purpose 1st/3d party? Lifespan
Cookie Notice Accepted This cookie remembers your cookie preference. 1st party 1 Month
PHPSESSID The cookie is used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server. 1st Party When your browsing session ends

 

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to help us see how our website is used. In doing so information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit our website, how the website is found (from advertising or referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.

Cookie Name Purpose/Data Stored 1st/3rd party? Lifespan
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmv, _utmz A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser, the times and dates that you interacted with the site recently and the marketing materials or referring pages that led you to the site. 3rd party The longest lasting cookie expires 2 years after your last visit to the website. Others are deleted 6 months, 30 minutes and the moment you close your browser.
_ga Used to distinguish users. 1st Party 2 Years
_gid Used to distinguish users. 1st Party 24 Hours
_gat Used to throttle request rate. 1st Party 1 minute

Google Maps

Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.

Cookie Name Data Stored 1st/3rd party? Lifespan
SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF Various unique identifiers, except for PREF which stores your options such as preferred zoom level. 3rd party Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.

 

YouTube

Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a YouTube video. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of YouTube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account.

Cookie Name Data Stored 1st/3rd party? Lifespan
SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF Various unique identifiers, as well as login information that may relate to a Google account. 3rd party Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Youtube video, although some expire sooner.

 

Google Advertising

Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes an advertisement. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to provide you with relevant advertising based on your usage and history, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account.

Cookie Name Purpose/Data Stored 1st/3rd party? Lifespan
DSID, IDE Tracking cookie used by Google to improve your online experience, including the display of more relevant ads. 3rd party 2 Weeks
IDE Tracking cookie used by Google to improve your online experience, including the display of more relevant ads. 3rd Party 13 Months