Cookie Policy

Last Updated October 2018

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose More information
_ga Google Universal Analytics This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
 
The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
For more information:
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
_gid Google Universal Analytics This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
 
The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
For more information:
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
__gads DoubleClick for Publishers This cookie is associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Its purpose is to do with the showing of adverts on the site, for which the owner may earn some revenue.
 
The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising
For more information:
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
__atuvc AddThis This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.
 
The main purpose of this cookie is: Functionality
For more information:
https://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy/
Chargify Chargify This cookie is associated with Chargify, a plateform commonly used to manage subscription. It stores anonymised information on subscription you may have purchased on the CEO Magazine.
 
The main purpose of this cookie is Functionality.
For more information:
https://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy/


Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 18 months.