Cookies Policy

Visitors to our websites

When someone visits we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be transparent about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Use of cookies by CDC Group plc

As a result of new UK legislation relating to the use of cookies and similar technologies, cookies on websites can only be used with the specific consent of the website user. CDC Group plc uses cookies in the operation of its website in a number of areas and these cookies apply to visitors to its website.Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.CDC Group plc does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about any user of the website.  If desired however, it is possible to restrict or block the cookies we use on our website within browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within the browser should explain how to do this.The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Domain name & Cookie namePurposeLifetimeType*Data cookie holdsIs it linked to data held – ASP.NET_SessionIdCDCGroup – necessary for running web siteBrowser SessionSNAutomatically set when visiting any pages running on the ASP.NET platform – essential for the running of web sites using ASP.NET.n/a – __utmaGoogle Analytics – necessary to track visitor information2 yearsTODTracks of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookien/a – __utmbGoogle Analytics – necessary to track visitor information30 minutesTODTakes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a siten/a – __utmcGoogle Analytics – necessary to track visitor informationBrowser SessionTODTakes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a siten/a – __utmzGoogle Analytics – necessary to track visitor information6 monthsTODKeeps track of where the visitor came fromn/a – cookiepolicyWebsite Cookies Acceptance – mandatory for displaying Cookie warning1 yearSNThis cookie is used to remember if a user has already seen the cookies messages and it therefore does not need to be displayed againn/a; – __stidShare This – necessary to share content of cdcgroup website1 yearTODEnables of use of Share This toolbars for sharing web pages on various social networking servicesn/a – __unamShare This – necessary to share content of cdcgroup website12 hoursTODCookie set by ShareThis for sharing website content across social media networksn/a – __usetShare This – necessary to share content of cdcgroup website8 hoursTODThe cookie Indicates when a user has been cookied so that we don’t repeat the task in the next 8 hours.n/a

SN – Strictly necessary
S – Setting led
TOD – Tracking own domain
T3P – Tracking 3rd party


  • Page URL is the specific character string that constitutes a reference to an internet resource
  • Cookie name is the name of the cookie which is placed on your computer
  • Purpose is a brief description of the reason for using the cookie
  • Lifetime is the length of time between when the cookie is set and when it expires
  • Type is to be selected from the drop down list and is one of the four type legends listed above
  • Data cookie holds is to provide further information on the data you are holding, particularly in relation to anything which may be client sensitive
  • Linked to other data is to provide further information on the cookies’ relationship with any other sites or cookies

For more information on Google cookies:

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

YouTube cookies

We may embed videos from our official YouTube channel. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Search engine

The search engine on our website is designed to be as easy to use as the popular search engine Google. It employs standard content management system site indexing search and uses no external appliances / hardware used.