Cookie policy

Information about our use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. [By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.]

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Cookies used within the main website

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Analytical / performance



Google Analytics Page views, source and time spent on website are part of the user website activities information we can see with this cookie. This information cannot be tracked back to any individuals as it is displayed as depersonalised numbers; helping to protect your privacy whilst using our website.
It allows us to identify which content is popular, helping us to provide you with reading and viewing materials which you will enjoy and find useful in the future.
Should you not wish for your website visits to be recorded by Google Analytics, you are able to opt-out with the addition of a browser add-on, Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Targeting Google Analytics – Remarketing We use this to display adverts on third party websites to our past site users, based on their past visits. Data collected is only used in accordance with our privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy
Analytical / performance Google Analytics Advertiser We use the features of the Google Analytics Advertiser, to helps us better understand site visitors, via anonymised data. This can include collecting information from:
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform integrations
  • Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
  • Remarketing with Google Analytics

This information is collected along with anonymous identifiers. It allows us to understand what type of users visit the site, which then allows us to improve the website’s offerings for a better user experience.

Analytical / performance Google AdWords We use Google AdWords to see which pages led to our users submitting contact forms to us, which allows us to create a more effective marketing campaign and make better use of our paid search budget.  
Analytical / performance


DoubleClick We use DoubleClick cookies and remarketing codes on our website to record user activity. The information we collect allows us to create targeted advertising in future work and across Google’s network of partners. These cookies are created if a first time visitor remains on the page for greater than 60 seconds.
Functionality Website Optimiser Our website optimiser uses cookies to remember your search history. The information collected is anonymous and not personally identifiable and allows us to generate more relevant results for your searches in the future.  
Functionality Visitor Tracking We often record and monitor user’s behaviour around a website to analyse how we can improve its performance.  


Please note: third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 90 days.

Cookies used within the myhrtoolkit application

The cookies we use within the myhrtoolkit application are “analytical” cookies. They allow us to recognise and count visitors and to see how users move around the site whilst using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. You can find more information about the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in this table

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Functionality – Essential Session ID
This is a session cookie generated by PHP, a technology we use to code our websites. This cookie is necessary for the core functionality of the site and we use this cookie to log you in and remember your settings. The cookie is deleted when the browser is closed.
Functionality – Essential Cloudflare cookies, names subject to change Our network security partner places sessions cookies which are used to identify a connection using their services. No personal data is stored in the cookie, and used solely to distinguish a valid connection from a spurious connection attempt. Any cookies used are deleted when the browser is closed.
The names of the cookies may be subject to change. See CloudFlare’s Cookie policy, and this blog article for more details.
Functionality – Essential various Aside from the PHP session ID cookie which is essential for a user to be able to use the application, technologies used within the application may generate further temporary cookies to improve user experience.
These cookies will fall into two groups:
Security – These cookies store a unique, session- or page-based token to identify that you have authorised yourself with our server.
Session State – These cookies store information about the state of certain preferences, such as the column ordering on a report.
Any cookies used are deleted when the browser is closed.
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