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Some of the features on the Emerald websites require the use of cookies.

Cookies enhance your experience using our website and help to personalise the service you receive.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at:

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

Cookies may be stored by the browser for a single session or for a longer period of time:

  • Session cookies are deleted every time the browser is closed down.

  • Persistent cookies are not deleted but will be stored for a set duration. Your browser will provide tools to manage cookies, including the option to delete persistent cookies.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.

Emerald site and third party cookies
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These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.

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Used to maintain login throughout a single session, also to toggle occasional site settings e.g. language, text-only (visually impaired) or full graphical view. Session Emerald
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These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

  mp_ Used to evaluate the Mixpanel analytics service. Mixpanel is used to track user activity on the Emerald site only and subsequent analysis enables us to improve content and service delivery.
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Google Analytics cookies. These track number and duration of visits to the Emerald website as well as details and keywords of searches that led the user to the site. Google Analytics cookies do not identify individual users and every website using Google Analytics deploys a different set of cookies – visitors are not tracked across multiple sites. Persistent
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Google
  _hjid Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behaviour in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID. Persistent Hotjar
 

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Used to enable tester feedback to be captured using forms provided by Qualtrics. Session Qualtrics

 

These cookies remember choices you have made to improve your experience.Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as marked lists. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

  ACTIVE_TAB Used to maintain the state of a page if the user navigates away, for example to log in, then returns to the original page. Session Emerald

 

These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.Targeting cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are placed on our website by our chosen advertising, marketing and analytics providers, social media platforms and search engines with our permission. These cookies remember that you have visited our website and this information is shared with our chosen providers. They collect information about your browsing activities on our website and allow our providers to track you when you visit other websites, platforms or search engines, so that they can serve our adverts to you. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

The partner organisations that supply these additional services provide a mechanism for you to opt out of any tracking and personalisation. Details of how to do this are given below.

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The Emerald website allows users to post links to Emerald content on their social networking profiles via the ShareThis service. ShareThis cookies record which sites and pages have been "shared" and advertisements that users see on subsequent sites may reflect this. On clicking the ShareThis icon, users can opt out of any tracking by ShareThis (a further cookie, st_optout, records this). See the ShareThis privacy policy for more information. Persistent ShareThis
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A number of information pages on the Emerald website display advertisements and these are selected based on the page they appear on and the user's browsing history as recorded by the DoubleClick cookies. On clicking the AdChoices link on each advertisement, users can opt out of any tracking by DoubleClick. See the Google privacy policy for more information.
 
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These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.Managing/blocking cookies

You can manage cookies from this site, including blocking or deleting them, by changing the settings in the browser you use, e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.

Find out how you can do this by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/