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How we use cookies

In this section you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit the WSG website and how to reject or delete those cookies.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a data file that a website sends to your browser which then stores it on the device that you are using to browse the website.

Cookies are an extremely common technology for remembering certain information about a visitor between web pages. The vast majority of websites currently make use of cookies and they are commonly used for a wide range of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • login
  • remembering preferences
  • tracking visitors
  • targeting adverts

Web sites use cookies mainly because they save time and make the browsing experience more efficient and enjoyable. Web sites often use cookies for the purposes of collecting demographic information and to profile users for marketing purposes. This information helps people running a website to see what parts of the site are popular and which sections need improving to make the experience better for the visitor.

This document is designed to give you, the user information on the specific cookies used on the WSG website.

How to control and delete cookies

WSG will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set on the WSG, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the WSG website.

WSG also uses a number of external application and widgets who set cookies on the WSG website on our behalf in order to deliver certain services and features. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these organisations, as well as information on how to opt-out, please review the table below.

Cookie Name Purpose 
Google Analytics The WSG website uses Google Analytics; a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the WSG website and compile reports for us on website activity. This cookie does not collect information that identifies an individual. How to reject or delete these cookies http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
YouTube We use YouTube to show some of our video content and YouTube may set cookies on your browser in order to display the video and monitor non-attributable statistical information. Information on YouTube's privacy policy can be found here http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/ 
LinkedIn widget LinkedIn cookie, placed by the LinkedIn widget. This cookie is used to track which pages the user visits and if activiated pass that information to LinkedIn to include on the users profile. For more information visit LinkedIn's privacy policy page.
AddThis widget We use a 'AddThis' widget to make it easier to share content found on the WSG website. The cookies are set by the third party. AddThis has provided privacy information and an opt-out on their website http://www.addthis.com/privacy
Twitter Timeline widget Twitter cookie, placed by the Twitter timeline widget. More information about Twitter cookies can be found here https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies

Cookies set by Third Party sites

To improve your website experience; we sometimes embed video content from websites like YouTube, display twitter timeline widget with latest Tweets of member firms and display LinkedIn company profile of member firms. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. WSG does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Sharing Tools

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the WSG website carries embedded 'share' buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles, meeting information with their contacts through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. WSG does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Main cookies used on the WSG website

Below is a list of the main cookies used on the WSG website, and what each is used for.

Cookies used by WSG Site

Name wsg
Purpose Allows maintaining the session variables when user visits member only pages on website.
Expires 365 days if "Remember me" checkbox checked when logged in otherwise at the end of session.
Name wsg_loginredirect
Purpose It's used to remember URL to redirect to after user logs in.
Expires 1 day or as soon as user is redirected
Name cookiebar
Purpose Remembers acceptance of cookie policy
Expires 30 day

Cookies used by Google Analytics

Name _utmv 
Purpose The __utmv cookie gets set on the user's computer, so that Google Analytics knows how to classify that visitor. This allows WSG to segment users while using Google Analytics. This segmenting applies to many areas including location, browser used & search terms.
Expires At the end of session
Name  _utmb & _utmc 
ID 121978953.35.10.1334650573
Purpose The _utmb & _utmc cookies work to calculate how long a visit lasts. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site.
Expires At end of session

Name  _utmz 
ID  121978953.1334650573.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)
Purpose  The __utmz cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what links were clicked, what keyword was used, and where a user was in the world when they accessed a website. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source /medium/keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction.
Expires  6 months 

Name   _utma
ID  121978953.2053793008.1334650573.1334650573.1334650573.1 
Purpose  This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.
Expires   This cookie is what is called a "persistent" cookie, as it will not expire until deleted by the user

Cookies used by LinkedIn widget

LinkedIn cookie, placed by the LinkedIn widget. This cookie is used to track which pages the user visits and if activiated pass that information to LinkedIn to include on the users profile. For more information visit LinkedIn's privacy policy page.

Name  leo_auth_token 
Expires  Less than one day 
Source  Linkedin.com 

Name  JSESSIONID 
Expires  End of session 
Source  Linkedin.com 

Name  bcookie 
Expires  730 days 
Source  Linkedin.com

Name  visit 
Expires  730 days 
Source  Linkedin.com

Name  PersistenceCookie 
Expires  Less than one day 
Source  Linkedin.com 

Name  NSC_MC_QH_MFP 
Expires  Less than one day 
Source  Linkedin.com 

Name  Lang 
Expires  End of session 
Source   Linkedin.com 

Name  NSC_MC_WT_DTQ_IUUQ 
Expires  Less than one day 
Source  Linkedin.com

  

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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