Introduction

This cookie notice (“Cookie Notice”) is intended to inform you how we use “cookies” and similar technologies to collect information about you when you view our website, use our app and/or open our emails (“Service”). Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. This Cookie Notice should also be read in conjunction with our Privacy Notice and our Terms of Use.

 

Cookies and Similar Technologies

“Cookies” (also known as HTTP cookies, web cookies or browser cookies) are simply small pieces of data, which are stored as text files on your computer, whenever you visit certain websites. They include an anonymous unique identifier and their typical purpose is to help sites remember particular actions you may have taken in the past. Information gathered through cookies may include when you have logged into a site, visited certain pages or clicked certain buttons and how you are using the particular website or mobile application.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Hyve Group plc) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. advertising, videos and website analytics services). This means that the information about you collected by those third party cookies will be shared with the relevant third party. The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites. Please refer to the relevant third party website operator’s privacy notice for more information about how they may use such information.

Other similar technologies we may use include pixels.. Pixels are small images on a web page or in an email. Pixels collect information about your browser or device and can set cookies.

 

How long do cookies last?

Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’, meaning that they exist only while your website browser is open and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘permanent cookies’, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed and can be used by websites to recognise your computer when you later re-open your browser and browse the internet again. You can manually delete these.

We use the following types of cookies: 

  • Essential Cookies – Essential cookies are  cookies which are essential for the operation of a website. Essential cookies include cookies such as login cookies and shopping cart cookies. 
  • Analytics/Performance Cookies – Analytics cookies, along with other information, allow websites to calculate the aggregate number of people using a website and which features of a website are most popular. This information is generally used to improve the website. 
  • Social Media Cookies – These cookies are used to personalise your interaction with social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and YouTube. Such cookies recognise users of those social media sites when you view social media content on the website. They also allow you to quickly share content across social media, through the use of simple “sharing” buttons. Some websites may also contain features that enable you to use your social media account to sign in and create/maintain an account with the website you are visiting and to enable the website operator to store your content. This involves the use of cookies.
  • Targeting Cookies – Targeting cookies (also known as advertising cookies) deliver adverts that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement on a website and help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks, with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

The specific types of cookies used on this website and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:


Types of cookie

What they do

Essential Cookies

First Party
(This website’s primary domain)

shoptalk_session (expires end of session)
Used to track important session information for the smooth operation of the website.

Third Party

TitCookieGuardle (expires after 1 year)
This is essential for acknowledging the status of your cookie acceptance.

incap_ses_# (expires end of session)
Preserves the session language across page requests to ensure you are able to navigate the website smoothly. This cookie is set by Investis, the provider of our publicly available financial information, such as current share price.

visid_incap_# (expires after 1 year)
Preserves any user preferences set in the navigation of out financial data, such as period of analysis. This cookie is set by Investis, the provider of our publicly available financial information, such as historical share prices.

Google Tag Manager
This is a tool that helps Shoptalk measure how users interact with website content. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides website owners JavaScript tags (libraries) to record information about the page a user has seen, for example the URL of the page. Google Tag Manager further contains the following cookies:

  • _ga (expires in 2 years): used to distinguish users.
  • _gid (expires in 24 hours): used to distinguish users.
  • _dc_gtm_<property-id> (expires in 1 minute): used to throttle request rate.

Functionality Cookies

First Party

shoptalk_session (expires end of session)
Used to track important session information for the smooth operation of the website.

remember_web (expires end of session)
Used to track important session information for the smooth operation of the website.

Third Party

__cfduid (expires after 6 years)
In order to protect our website from security threats such as hackers and to boost its performance, we route our DNS through CloudFlare. The "__cfduid" cookie is set by the CloudFlare service.

Analytics/Performance Cookies

First Party

slireg (expires after 7 days)
Identifies the SalesLoft server region that the Team's data is on.

sliguid (expires after 5 years)
Provides an anonymous user identifier across multiple requests.

Third Party

Google Analytics:

  • __utma (expires after 2 years): keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the website, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
  • __utmb (expires after 30 minutes): helps calculate how long a visit takes by collecting a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the website.
  • __utmc (expires end of each session): helps calculate how long a visit takes by collecting a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the website. It stays for 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires.
  • __utmz (expires end of each session): keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords used, and where in the world the website was accessed from.
  • __ga (expires after 2 years): used to distinguish users.
  • __gat (expires end of each session): used to determine new sessions/visits.
  • __gid (expires end of each session): used in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
  • vuid (expires after 2 years): records the number of views of our video content. Set by Vimeo.

Marketo:

  • _mkto_trk (expires after 2 years): allows us to collect information about how users engage with our website and links it to other marketing activity they may have received. The cookie includes data such as how a visitor arrived at our website, how often they have visited, and which pages they looked at.

TheTradeDesk:

  • TDCPM (expires after 1 year)
  • TDID (expires after 1 year)
Used to target and serve relevant advertising to consumers and to perform attribution analysis or other analytics regarding advertising audiences, as well as to compile, match and link audiences on behalf of its clients.

Exelate:

  • hsk_350 (expires after 120 days)
  • hsk_8180 (expires after 120 days)
  • EE (expires after 120 days)
  • ud (expires after 120 days)
Used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

Rakuten:

  • rmuid (expires after 1 year)
  • icts (expires after 1 year)
  • pID (expires after 1 year)
  • cID (expires after 1 year)
  • Rp (expires after 1 year)
Used by Rakuten Advertising to collect personal information when you interact with our site. The collection and use of this information is subject to the privacy policy located here and here.

LiveRamp:

  • rlas3 (expires after 1 year)
  • pxrc (expires after 60 days)
Used by LiveRamp to collect personal information when you interact with our site. The collection and use of this information is subject to the privacy policy located here

Adobe:

  • s_fid (expires after 2 years): used by analytics service provided by Adobe's Site Catalyst product suite.
  • s_cc (expires end of each session): allows Adobe Analytics to determine whether or not cookies are enabled in your browser.

Social Media Cookies

First Party

_fbp (expires after 90 days): used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. _mkto_trk (expires after 2 years): allows us to collect information about how users engage with our website and links it to other marketing activity they may have received. The cookie includes data such as how a visitor arrived at our website, how often they have visited, and which pages they looked at.

Third Party

_uid (expires after 2 years)
Uniquely assigned machine-generated user ID.

_di/dt (expires after 1 day)
Maintenance cookies that help manage expiration for other cookies.

_uvc (expires after 2 years)
Measures how often we see an AddThis user.

_psc (expires after 90 days)
Used in recording user sharing and social activity.

_loc (expires after 90 days)
Geolocation, used to help publishers know approximately where people sharing information are located. (State level).

Facebook:

  • xs (expires after 1 year): contains user information session number and secret.
  • presence (expires end of each session): used to contain the user’s chat state.
  • dpr (expires after 7 days): used to support social sharing and the integration of Facebook services.
  • c_user (expires end of each session): contains the user ID of the currently logged in user.
  • datr (expires after 2 years): used to identify the web browser being used to connect to Facebook independent of the logged in user. Plays a key role in Facebook’s security and site integrity features.
  • fr (expires after 90 days): used for marketing purposes.
  • sb (expires after 2 years): used for marketing purposes.
  • spin (expires after 1 day): used for marketing purposes.

LinkedIn:

  • lang (expires end of each session): sets default locale/language.
  • li_oatml (expires after 30 days): member indirect indentifier for conversion tracking, retargeting, analytics.
  • UserMatchHistory (expires after 30 days): LinkedIn Ads ID syncing.
  • lidc (expires after 2 days): used for routing.
  • lissc (expires after 2 years): used for tracking the use of embedded services.
  • li_sugr (expires after 90 days): used for tracking the use of embedded services.
  • bcookie (expires after 2 years): contains Browser ID.
  • liap (expires after 1 year): used for Sign-in with Linkedin and/or for Linkedin follow feature.

Twitter:

  • twid (expires after 2 years)
  • auth_token (expires after 5 years)
  • _twitter_sess (expires end of each session)
  • kdt (expires after 2 years)
  • ads_prefs (expires after 5 years)
  • dnt (expires after 5 years)
  • tfw_exp (expires after 14 days)
  • personalization_id (expires after 2 years)
  • mbox (expires after 2 years)
  • check (expires end of each session)
  • remember_checked_on (expires after 5 years)
  • lang (expires after 2 years)
Enable us to track visitor activity from our Twitter ads on our website, and also to allow users to share content from our websites. They cookies do not provide us with any confidential information relating to your account. Twitter Cookie Policy

 

Consent to use cookies
  • Non-essential Cookies We may only store and access non-essential cookies on your device with your permission. You are not obliged to give consent to our use of non-essential cookies. Further, if you give your consent and then change your mind you can block or delete them (see below).
  • Essential Cookies Please note that we do not need your consent to store and access essential cookies on your device, although you can still block or delete them (see below).

 

Are cookies harmful?

Cookies cannot harm you or your computer. They cannot contain viruses, cannot install harmful software and cannot damage your computer in any way. Furthermore, while Hyve uses cookies to gather encrypted information to improve your user experience, this information is never personally identifiable when collected. We do not use cookies to store any sensitive information, such as name, address or contact details.

 

Cookie 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

 

Disabling/ Removing Cookies

Please be aware that in order to use some Services you will need to allow certain essential or functional cookies. If you block or subsequently delete those cookies, some aspects of our Services may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our Services. 

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies generally (not just in respect of our website). Visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org or http://www.youronlinechoices.com for more information on cookie management and blocking or deleting cookies for a wide variety of browsers. 

Some cookies are dropped by third parties who operate the browser or application through which you access the website (such as Google Chrome – see below). We do not have control of this and you will need to manage those cookie settings through the relevant third party application.

If you do not want to be tracked by Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on (but this will only work on certain browsers). For further information on Google Analytics and its use of cookies, please consult the Google Analytics cookie policy.

 

What about Google Chrome cookies?

Separately to our use of Google Analytics cookies, when you access the website via Google applications such as Google Chrome, Google may collect user information for the purpose of Google serving personalised advertising across your devices. Google is able to place these advertising cookies on the devices used by visitors to the website because we use Google services to run the werbsite. However these cookies are dropped for Google’s own purposes and as such we do not have any control over how or when they are dropped. You will need to opt out of receiving these cookies via your Google settings. For further information about these cookies please see: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en-US. Please note that other browsers may use similar tools.