What is a cookie?
A "cookie" is a text file containing small amounts of information which is stored on your computer, tablet or mobile (device) when you visit a website. There are different types of cookies that are used to do different things, such as letting you navigate from page to page on a website efficiently, remembering preferences you have given a website, and improving your overall experience. Others are used to measure the number of site visits and the most popular pages visited and may be used to provide you with advertising which is more tailored to your interests.
Some cookies are placed on your computer only for the duration of your visit to a website and these are called "session" cookies. These automatically expire when you close down your browser. There is another type of cookie known as "persistent". These cookies remain on your device for a period of time.
Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of this website.
If you would like more information on cookies please click here.
The cookies we use cannot be used to identify you personally. These pieces of information that we gather are used in the following ways:
- Some pages on this site may also contain content embedded from, for example Vimeo, which sets its own cookies to track traffic to that particular video.
Types of cookies
First Party (Functional) Cookies - First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.
Third Party (Analytics) Cookies - Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example YouTube, Vimeo or Flickr, and these sites may set their own cookies. We do not control how these cookies are used and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information.
Session Cookies - Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user's device when the browser is closed.
Persistent Cookies - This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session.
How do I control how my browser interprets cookies?
All recent versions of browsers allow you to control how cookies are stored on your device. You can set your browser to accept or reject all cookies, or only accept certain types of cookies. Please note that some of the cookies are necessary to enable you to move about the site, and if you disable them you may not be able to visit certain areas of the site or access certain content. For more information on how to control cookies please visit here.
Cookies used by digdat
- to ensure the website works correctly
- to remember any preferences you may have given the website
- to collect anonymous data which allows us to see how people arrive at our website and which content is viewed
Below is a list of the main cookies used by digdat:
Cookie Name and Source
ASP.NET_SessionId - digdat
APISID - Google
HSID - Google Security
NID - Google Preferences/Advertising
SAPISID - Google
SID - Google Security/Advertising
SIDCC - Google
SSID - Google
_ga - Google Analytics
_gat - Google Analytics
_gid - Google Analytics
digdat_consent - digdat
[CompanyCode]IYACookie - digdat eg AWIYACookie
.AspNet.ApplicationCookie - digdat
__RequestVerificationToken - digdat
AWSALB - Amazon
Cookies set by the Hotjar Script:
Name, Description and Duration
_hjClosedSurveyInvites - Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a Survey invitation modal popup. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown - 365 Days.
_hjDonePolls - Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in - 365 Days
_hjMinimizedPolls - Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site - 365 Days.
_hjDoneTestersWidgets - Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor submits their information in the Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the same form does not re-appear if it has already been filled in - 365 Days.
_hjMinimizedTestersWidgets - Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site - 365 Days.
_hjIncludedInSample - Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels - 365 Days.
_hjShownFeedbackMessage - This cookie is set when a visitor minimizes or completes Incoming Feedback. This is done so that the Incoming Feedback will load as minimized immediately if they navigate to another page where it is set to show - 365 Days.