Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a file that is stored on your computer when you visit a website. When you revisit the website later or visit a different webpage a copy of the cookie file is sent to the website.

They can be used to store information and have many uses. With the most common being tracking, remembering your details or settings, and to keep you logged in to an account

When are cookies created?

Writing data to a cookie is usually done when a new webpage is loaded – for example after a ‘submit’ button is pressed the data handling page would be responsible for storing the values in a cookie. If the user has elected to disable cookies then the right operation will fail, and subsequent sites which rely on the cookie will either have to take a default action, or prompt the user to re-enter the information that would have been stored in the cookie.

Why are cookies used?

Cookies are a convenient way to carry information from one session on a website to another, or between sessions on related websites, without having to burden a server machine with massive amounts of data storage. Storing the data on the server without using cookies would also be problematic because it would be difficult to retrieve a particular user’s information without requiring a login on each visit to the website.

What cookies do we have and why?

Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient. This website uses cookies.

You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website. 

We store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you do that, the Site may not work properly or you may not be able to receive personalized content.

This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.

By ticking the boxes below, you confirm your consent to these cookies.  You can at any time change or withdraw your consent using the form below. 

Necessary

Necessary cookies make sure the site is able to run and includes your site preferences.

Name cookie Placed by Purpose Expiry
CookieConsent ixico.bbpdev.com Stores your cookie preferences 2 months
PHPSESSID ixico.bbpdev.com Session Session
CookieConsent ixico.bbpdev Stores your cookie preferences 2 months
PHPSESSID ixico.bbpdev Session Session
CookieConsent www.ixico.bbpdev.com:33250 Stores your cookie preferences 2 months
PHPSESSID www.ixico.bbpdev.com:33250 Session Session
CookieConsent ixico.com Stores your cookie preferences 2 months
PHPSESSID ixico.com Session Session
CookieConsent ixico2022.bbpdev.com Stores your cookie preferences 2 months
PHPSESSID ixico2022.bbpdev.com Session Session
AWSALBCORS polaris.brighterir.com Serving the Visitor. 6 days
AWSALBCORS polaris.brighterir.com Optimize User Experience 6 days
AWSALBCORS sirius.brighterir.com Optimize User Experience 6 days
CookieConsent ixico.com Cookie Consent 1 year
laravel_session sirius.brighterir.com Uploading or Renewing Website Content 1 day
rc::a google.com Distinguish between Humans and Bots Persistent
rc::a google.com Distinguish between Humans and Bots Session
XSRF-TOKEN sirius.brighterir.com Browsing-Security 1 day
__hs_opt_out Hubspot Used by the opt-in privacy policy to remember not to ask the visitor to accept cookies again 6 months
__hs_do_not_track Hubspot This cookie can be set to prevent the tracking code from sending any information to HubSpot. 6 months
__hs_cookie_cat_pref Hubspot This cookie is used to record the categories a visitor consented to. 6 months
hs_ab_test Hubspot This cookie is used to consistently serve visitors the same version of an A/B test page they’ve seen before. - https://knowledge.hubspot.com/website-pages/run-an-a-b-test-on-your-page End of the session
__hs_initial_opt_in Hubspot This cookie is used to prevent the banner from always displaying when visitors are browsing in strict mode. 6 months
hs-messages-is-open Hubspot This cookie is set when visitors log in to a HubSpot-hosted site. 7 days
<id>_key Hubspot When visiting a password-protected page, this cookie is set so future visits to the page from the same browser do not require login again. 14 days
The cookie name is unique for each password-protected page.
AI_buffer research-tree.com Limit Data-Server-Updates Session
AI_sentBuffer research-tree.com Limit Data-Server-Updates Session
ai_session research-tree.com Preserves Users States 1 day
ai_user research-tree.com Statistical Usage 1 year

Analytics

With analytical cookies we’re able to track site usage that in return lets us improve the information on the website.

Name cookie Placed by Purpose Expiry
_ga ixico.bbpdev.com Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gat ixico.bbpdev.com Used to throttle request rate 24 hours
_ga ixico.bbpdev Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gat ixico.bbpdev Used to throttle request rate 24 hours
_ga www.ixico.bbpdev.com:33250 Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gat www.ixico.bbpdev.com:33250 Used to throttle request rate 24 hours
_ga ixico.com Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gat ixico.com Used to throttle request rate 24 hours
_ga ixico2022.bbpdev.com Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gat ixico2022.bbpdev.com Used to throttle request rate 24 hours
__hstc Hubspot The main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session). 6 months
hubspotutk Hubspot This cookie keeps track of a visitor's identity. It is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts 6 months
__hssc Hubspot This cookie keeps track of sessions. This is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. 30 mins
__hssrc Hubspot Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session. End of the session

Marketing

Marketing cookies are used to track the success of our advertising campaigns.

Name cookie Placed by Purpose Expiry
GPS .youtube.com Video integration Session
PREF .youtube.com Video integration 2 years
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE .youtube.com Video integration 6 months
YSC .youtube.com Video integration Session
HSID .google.com reCAPTCHA 2 years
SAPISID .google.com reCAPTCHA 2 years
NID .google.com reCAPTCHA 6 months
SID .google.com reCAPTCHA 2 years
SIDCC .google.com reCAPTCHA 3 months
SSID .google.com reCAPTCHA 2 years
IDE .doubleclick.net Serving targeted advertisements that are relevant to you across the web 1.5 years
LinkedIn Ads LinkedIn Please see for the full table for more details - https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/cookie-table