Website cookie policy

1) Cookies and similar technologies

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer or electronic device when you access our website. Similar technologies include web beacons, action tags, local shared objects ('flash cookies') and single-pixel gifs. Such technologies can be used to track users' actions and activities, and to store information about them. We use these cookies and/or similar technologies on this website for the following purposes:

We use Google's analytics service (Google Analytics) to record site traffic. Google use these cookies to collect anonymous data, which we can then evaluate using their reporting tools.


2) Information collected

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. While we may obtain information about your computer or any other electronic device which you use to access our website, such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this information will not usually identify you personally.

In certain circumstances we may also collect personal information about you but only where you voluntarily provide it (e.g by completing an online form) or where you purchase goods or services from us.


3) Consent for cookies

In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested, or essential to the inherent functionality of the website (e.g to enable you to store items in a shopping basket and/or to use our check-out process).


4) Third-party cookies

We work with third party suppliers who may also set cookies on our website. These cookies and their third party owners, are included in the table below. These third party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third party.


5) Cookies and similar technologies used on this website

The following cookies/similar technologies are used on this website:

Statistical Cookies
Cookie name Provider Purpose description Expiry
_ga benchevents.com Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website 2 years
_gat benchevents.com Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate Session
_gid benchevents.com Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website Session
dtCookie pardot.com Unclassified Session
exp_last_activity benchevents.com Contains information on what date the user last visited the website. Used to generate statistical data. 1 year
exp_last_visit benchevents.com Contains information on what date the user last visited the website. Used to generate statistical data. 1 year
exp_tracker benchevents.com Contains information on what date the user last visited the website. Used to generate statistical data. Session
Marketing Cookies
Cookie name Provider Purpose description Expiry
collect google-analytics.com Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Session
lpv106592 pardot.com Unclassified Session
pardot pardot.com Unclassified Session
visitor_id# benchevents.com Unclassified 10 Years
visitor_id# event.benchevents.com Unclassified 10 Years
visitor_id# pardot.com Unclassified 10 Years
visitor_id#-hash benchevents.com Unclassified 10 Years
visitor_id#-hash event.benchevents.com Unclassified 10 Years
visitor_id#-hash pardot.com Unclassified 10 Years
Unclassified Cookies
Cookie name Provider Purpose description Expiry
exp_csrf_token benchevents.com Unclassified Session
pardot event.benchevents.com Unclassified Session


6) How to turn off cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the websites below tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, some of our website features may not function as a result.

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

The All About Cookies website is a free resource for marketers and consumers which explains what cookies are and how they are used.

For further information on cookies generally visit aboutcookies.org or the Information Commissioner's webpage on cookies ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/