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Cookies Notice

This Cookie Notice explains how we use cookies and other tracking technologies through our website.

This Cookies Notice is to be read alongside our Privacy Policy which explains how we use personal information. If you do not accept our use of cookies please disable them following our guidance below.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Cookies Notice notifies you of:

(1) What are web cookies?

(2) Why do we use cookies?

(3) Website cookies acceptance

(4) Turning cookies off

(5) Updating our Cookies Notice

(6) Cookies used

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to The Productivity Group by sending an email to dpo@bethebusiness.com. Please reference this Cookies Notice in your subject line.

Questions & Answers

Web cookies are small files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by a website when you visit it. They contain details of your browsing history on that website and distinguish you from other users. Cookies send data back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or allow another website to recognise the cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and, for instance, remember your preferences and generally improve your online user experience. Like most websites, we use cookies.

Although this Cookies Notice refers to the general term “cookie”, which is the main method used by this website to store information, the browser’s local storage space is also used for the same purpose and we may use other tracking technologies through this website such as web beacons. As a result, the information included in this Cookie Notice is likewise applicable to all such tracking technologies that we use.

You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

  • To let you do things on our website – for example, cookies enable you to log in to secure areas of our website
  • To collect anonymous statistics – the information collected by cookies enables us to improve the website through usage figures and patterns. For example, it is really useful to see which pages of the website – and therefore which of our services – are the most popular and how users are interacting with them
  • To improve your experience of our website – for example, to prevent you having to re-enter details when you have already done so, or by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily
  • Measuring how cost-effective our advertising is – as a non-profit organisation, we need to watch our advertising spend carefully. Cookies are used to help us see how many people who click our adverts go on to do something further and to help make advertising content more relevant to your interests

The table below provides more information about the cookies and other tracking technologies we use and why.

By closing the cookies warning box when you visited the website you have consented to our use of cookies as updated from time to time. In particular, you consent to cookies being stored on your computer and/or mobile device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, most browsers let your turn off either all or third-party cookies. What you are able to do depends on which browser you are using. If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out above, please set your browser to reject cookies. However, please be aware that this may impair or limit your ability to use our website. The option to do this is usually found in the options, settings or preferences menu of your browser or mobile device.

We may update our use of cookies from time to time and consequently we may update this Cookies Notice. We therefore recommend that you check this Cookies Notice regularly.

Name of cookie: Firstname

Owner: Bethebusiness

Purpose of cookie: Stores user’s first name when logged in. Used in main menu.

Duration: 30 days

Name of cookie: Region

Owner: Bethebusiness

Purpose of cookie: Stores user’s region when logged in. Used for fetching related articles

Duration: 30 days

Name of cookie: DSID

Owner: Doubleclick

Purpose of cookie: Used to show relevant advertisement to viewer across the web

Duration: 4 days


Name of cookie: IDE

Owner: Doubleclick

Purpose of cookie: Used to show relevant advertisement to viewer across the web

Duration: 1 year 4 days


Name of cookie: PHPSESSID

Owner: Bethebusiness

Purpose of cookie: For tracking user sessions

Duration: Session


Name of cookie: _ga

Owner: Google/Bethebusiness

Purpose of cookie: Analysis and statistics about navigation of website

Duration: 2 years


Name of cookie: _gat

Owner: Google/Bethebusiness

Purpose of cookie: Analysis and statistics about navigation of website

Duration: 1 day


Name of cookie: _gid

Owner: Google/Bethebusiness

Purpose of cookie: Analysis and statistics about navigation of website

Duration: 2 days


Name of cookie: _hjlncludedInSample

Owner: Hotjar

Purpose of cookie: Cookie placed to store anonymised statistics

Duration: Browser session


Name of cookie: _hjid

Owner: Hotjar

Purpose of cookie: Cookie is placed to store a unique user ID

Duration: 1 year


Name of cookie: cookiewarning

Owner: Bethebusiness

Purpose of cookie: Set up when user has seen cookie warning pop-up, to prevent repeat viewing

Duration: 30 days


Name of cookie: _cfduid

Owner: Bethebusiness

Purpose of cookie: The cookie is used by cdn services like CloudFare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.

Duration: 30 days