Northgate Cookie Policy

Essential

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website and enable core functionality such as to keep it secure and to obey regulations that apply to us. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Performance and Targetting

These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works. Targeting cooked record your visit to the website and pages you have visited. 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.

Northgate uses cookies and other similar technologies on our websites to improve the experience of visitors to our websites. We have published this cookie policy to help you understand how these cookies function. Please read this cookie policy carefully because it contains important information. This policy should be read together with our privacy policy which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information generally.

Last updated: June 2021

Cookies are small text files that are placed and stored on your device (eg computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you access most websites on the internet They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to owners of the site. Cookies allow a website to recognise your device and remember if you’ve been to the website before. Cookies can be read by the originating website on each subsequent visit and by any other website that recognises the cookie.

The Northgate website uses cookies in order to make the website easier to use, to support the provision of information and functionality to you, as well as to provide us with information about how the website is used so that we can make sure it is as up to date, relevant and error free as we can. We also use cookies to ensure that our online adverts reflect the interests of web users.

Our website uses the following types of cookie:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.

Functional/performance cookies. These 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.

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.

Third Party Cookies Please note that the following third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control, although we may receive services from these third parties (including, for example, for targeted advertising purposes and website analytics). These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies, targeting cookies, or cookies relating to the functionality of the website:

Bing Ads, Facebook, LinkedIn, Doubleclick, Google Ads, Google Analytics, Hotjar.

The table below gives more details about the specific Cookies used and why.

 Cookie Name  Description


 Expiry  Type
 cookieconsent_status Cookie Consent tracks if the Cookie consent message has been accepted and whether or not you have allowed the use of additional Cookies.

 

 1 Year  Strictly Necessary
ARRAffinity
ARRAffinitySameSite
AntiForgery Token
Windows Azure Web Sites, by default, use these cookies to ensure subsequent requests from a user are routed back to the web site instance that the user initially connected to. In other words, Windows Azure Web Sites assumes that a web site is not stateless

 

 6 months  Strictly Necessary
 _ga, _gat, _gid, dc_gtm_UA-4399898-7

 

Google Analytics - These Cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The Cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

 

 2 Years  Performance
 _gcl_au Google Analytics Cookie tracks how many users click certain buttons on the site, such as sending us contact forms, allowing us to track conversion.

 

 2 Years  Performance
 _HJtldTest, When the Hotjar script executes we try to determine the most generic cookie path we should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable).

 

 Session  Performance
 cuvid Click Dimensions cookie that is typically written to the browser on the first visit to the site from that browser. This is used to determine unique visitors to the site and it updated with each page view.

 

 2 Years  Performance
 cusid Click Dimensions cookie that is used to establish and continue a user session with the site. This enables us to see how long pages are viewed for and the page viewed next. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on the site for longer than 30 minutes.

 

 30 minutes  Performance
 cuvon  Click Dimensions cookie used to signal the last time a visitor viewed the page.

 

 30 minutes  Performance
 MUID, MUIDB  Microsoft cookies used to anonymously identify user sessions to help us measure the effectiveness of marketing campaigns

 

 1 Year  Performance
 _uetvid, _uetsid Used by Google Tag Manager to store and track visits across websites

 

 16 days  Performance
 ai_session, ai_user Microsoft Application cookies used to collect information about how the site is statistically being used by multiple users with regards to performance and any errors that might occur.

 

 1 Year  Performance
 CalltracksINFO, calltracksUID Used for dynamic number replacement to track statistics on calls and their usage

 

 Session  Performance
 NVH_Subscribe Cookie tracks how many users complete newsletter subscription, allowing us to track conversion.

 

 2 Years  Performance
 _vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}_combi:
_vis_opt_exp_31_combi
_vis_opt_exp_39_combi
_vis_opt_exp_20_combi
_vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}_goal_{GOALID}:
_vis_opt_exp_31_goal_1
_vis_opt_s
VWO cookies used on our pages to display new optimised content to visitors and collect information on user’s interaction with features that appear on those pages. This helps us to test features and better understand and support our users with content more relevant to their interests.

 

 100 days  Targeting
 _vis_opt_test_cookie, _ VWO cookie created to detect whether cookies are enabled or not.

 

 Session  Targeting
 _vwo_ds,  VWO cookie used as part of site feature testing at user level

 

Depends on the retention period of the account  Targeting
 _vwo_sn VWO cookies for site feature testing within an individual site visit or session

 

 30 minutes  Targeting
 _vwo_uu_id, _vwo_uuid_{CAMPAIGNID}, _vwo_uuid_v2 VWO cookies that enable us to segment testing results

 

 10 years  Targeting
 _hjIncludedInSample,
_hjIncludedInPageViewSample
_hjIncludedInPageViewSample
Cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that user is included in the data sampling defined by Northgate site’s limit

 

 30 minutes  Targeting
 _hjid Hotjar cookie that is set when the website user first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. This ensures that behaviour in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.

 

 1 Year  Targeting
 _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress Hotjar - This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.

 

 30 minutes  Targeting
 personalization_id Twitter – This cookie is used to collect information about users browsing behaviour for marketing purposes including digital display and social media advertising.

 

 3 months  Targeting
 _fpb  Facebook cookie used to store and track website visits  3 months  Targeting
 

 

Manage the Use of Performance & Targeting Cookies

You may disable Strictly Necessary Cookies by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions. Our website provides the ability for you to confirm or change your Performance and Targeting Cookie preferences at any time. The Cookie warning on the website landing page allows you to ‘Allow Cookies’, ‘ Decline’ or opt to ‘Manage Cookies’. If you choose to manage the Cookies you can opt to ‘Enable’ or ‘Disable’ the Performance and Targeting Cookies used on the website.

 

 

Changing Your Mind
You may change your settings at any time by returning to this page and clicking the button in the table above. Note any change you make will change the Cookies set from that point and not retrospectively.

More About Cookies
To find out more about Cookies, including how to see what Cookies have been set and how you can manage and disable them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

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