Cookies policy

This site uses cookies, we can categorise these as essential and non-essential. This article sets out to explain what cookies are set, who is setting them and why they are set.

You can set your preference for the use of cookies on this website via the cookie settings page.

Essential cookies

Essential cookies are required for this site to function. Consent for these types of cookies is not required and they will be automatically set on your first visit. You can remove these cookies, doing so may cause the site to not function or perform as intended.

Cookie preferences
New and returning visitors to our site will see a pop-up information bar, it contains a message to inform you that this site uses cookies. A cookie will be set to remember your preference for the setting of non-essential cookies.

Name Purpose Expires
_cookieprefs To let us know you’ve dismissed the cookie bar notice and to store your preference for the use of non-essential cookies 1 year

Qube shopping bag
For our shopping bag to function we need to set cookies on your device. These cookies are set when you add, remove or edit an item in your bag. They are also used for the processing of your application form.

The ‘ql_cd’ cookie will automatically renew its expiry time on each subsequent visit / page request, if the cookie is still valid and not expired.

Name Purpose Expires
PHPSESSID To enable essential shopping bag functionality On browser close
ql_cd To identify returning users and retrieve their shopping bag contents 48 hours

We use CloudFlare to enhance the speed in which our site is delivered to you. It is also used to protect our site from any malicious DDoS attacks and restrict access from certain geographic locations.

CloudFlare sets the following cookie automatically on your first visit, it can only be removed by yourself via your browser settings. You can learn more about this cookie on the CloudFlare website.

Name Purpose Expires
_cfduid To improve our site security by identifying trusted web traffic  1 year

Non-essential cookies

Non-essential cookies are intended to enhance the site for both our users and us. They are not essential to its functionality or performance.

Non-essential cookies can include both first and third party cookies. First party cookies are set under our domain of, third party cookies are set by a third party service under their own domain.

Agreeing to the use of non-essential cookies may enable tracking of how you use this site, this information may be used with other services for both analytical and advertising purposes. Where possible we have provided a link on how to opt out of tracking.

On opting out of the use of non-essential cookies, any services using these types of cookies will cease to function. Non-essential cookies previously set will remain on your device, you can remove these cookies using your browser / device settings. Information on how to do so can be found here.

First party cookies

We use Google Analytics to identify how you interact with our website. This allows us to track its performance and make necessary improvements for the benefit of yourself and other visitors.

The information gathered by Google Analytics includes:

  • how you arrived at our website
  • what pages you viewed on our website
  • how long you spent on our website
  • what device, browser and operating system you used
  • your geographic location based on your anonymised IP address

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us identify how many users visit our site by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years
_gid This helps us identify how many users visit our site by tracking if you’ve visited before 24 hours
_gat This is used to throttle the rate in which page requests to our site are made 1 minute

Intercom messenger
We use Intercom messenger to engage with our users and assist them in real-time with any questions they may have.

To allow the messenger application to function we must store a cookie to allow our users to continue their conversation if they refresh the page or leave and then return to the site at a later time.

Name Expires
intercom-id- To allow our users to engage in conversations with us 9 months

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Name Issuer Purpose Expires
IDE Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. 1 year
1P_JAR Advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes  1 month
CONSENT Unknown On session end
DV Unknown On session end
NID Google tracking cookies 6 months
NID Google tracking cookies 6 months
BizoID LinkedIn insights and ads tags 6 months
UserMatchHistory LinkedIn insights and ads tags 1 month
bcookie Share buttons and ad tags 2 years
lang Unknown On session end
lang Unknown On session end
lidc Unknown 1 day
fr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers 3 months

Third party cookies

YouTube / Google Maps
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Removing cookies

You can remove any previously set cookies by using your browser / device settings, below are links on how to do this for the most popular browsers and devices.

Desktop / iOS / Android

Desktop / iOS / Android

Desktop / iOS

Internet Explorer