Cookies Policy

1. Our use of cookies

Our website may use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our Site. Here you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit our Site and the purposes for which we use those cookies. The Site is owned and operated by Dusted Design Partners Limited (trading as Dusted), company number 05030292 (‘we’, ‘our’, ‘us’ as applicable). For further detailed information about this Site, please see our Privacy Policy.

By continuing to use this Site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies in the manner described in this policy.

2. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your browser or the hardware of your computer or other device to allow a website to recognise you as a user when you return to the website, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (a ‘persistent cookie’). Other similar files work in the same way and we use the word ‘cookie’ in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

Cookies are an extremely common technology for remembering certain information about a visitor to a website. The vast majority of websites currently make use of cookies and they are commonly used for a wide range of tasks. We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Site.
  • Analytical cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site 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 Site and to embed functionality from third party services. This enables us to integrate useful services provided by third party providers into our Site.

This Cookie Policy gives you information on the specific cookies used on this Site.

3. How to control and delete cookies

When you accessed the Site, you were presented with a message that notified you of our use of cookies. We had to use a cookie to present you with that notice. If you continue to use the Site, more cookies and other tracking technologies will be placed on your computer as described in this Cookie Policy in order to enhance your user experience whilst on the Site. By continuing to use the Site, you are agreeing to the use of such cookies and tracking technology.

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this Site (or, indeed, on any other site) you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how. If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit All About Cookies which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies. Please note that, as these websites are not owned or operated by us, we are not responsible for any of the content on them.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on this Site.

4. Main cookies used by us on our Site

A list of the main cookies used by us on this Site together with details about what each is used for can be found in the table below.

5. Third party cookies

We also use and work with a number of third party suppliers and partners who set or read cookies on this Site. We do not have any control over these cookies. Whilst we provide a summary of the third party cookies used in the table below, you should also check the relevant third party’s privacy policy using the links in that table for more information about how these cookies are used.

The third party cookies used in connection with this Site include:

  • Analytics cookies. We use cookies to help us collect information that allows us to analyse web traffic to our Site. The information collected via the cookies, which is anonymous, is sent to a third party that operates analytics tools which we use to analyse the information collected and improve the Site’s performance.
  • Social media cookies/plugins. We include a variety of social media features on the pages of the Site that record your interactions with those features with your accounts with various social networking sites (e.g. LinkedIn). For these to work, the social networking site will set/read cookies through our Site to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
  • Embedded third party content. Some of the content on our Site (e.g. maps or videos) is provided by online services operated by third parties. When you visit a page containing content from one of these services, a cookie may be set by the relevant third party.

A list of the third party cookies used in connection with this Site can be found in the table below.

6. E-mail tracking

Some of the e-mails we send to you may contain a ‘web beacon pixel’ (clear GIFs) or tracked links which allows us to identify when you have opened the e-mail and to verify which links contained in the e-mail you have accessed. We use this information to determine which parts of our e-mails are of most interest to you.

You can delete the pixel by deleting the e-mail. If you do not wish to download the pixel to your computer or other device, you can ensure this by selecting to receive e-mails from us in plain text rather than HTML, or not opening pictures in your e-mail.

Alternatively you can unsubscribe from our mailing list by using the unsubscribe tool in the e-mail.

7. Changes

We may make changes to this Cookie Policy at any time by sending you an e-mail with the modified Terms or by posting a copy of them on the Site. Any changes will take effect 7 days after the date of our e-mail or the date on which we post the modified terms on the Site, whichever is the earlier. Your continued use of the Site after that period expires means that you agree to be bound by the modified policy.

8. Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about cookies or your privacy when using this Site, please contact us using the form on our website.

9. List of the main cookies used by us on this Site

NameDescriptionPurposeDomain
BIZOIDThis is a Microsoft MSN first party cookie to enable user-based content.Targeting/advertisingads.linkedin.com
1P_JARThis cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.Targeting/advertisinggoogle.com
CONSENTThis cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.Targeting/advertisinggoogle.com
IDEThis cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.Targeting/advertisingdoubleclick.net
JSESSIONIDGeneral purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.Strictly necessary.nr-data.net
NIDThis cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to help build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites.Targeting/advertisinggoogle.com
__CFDUIDCookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.Strictly necessaryhs-analytics.com
dusted.com
hs-scripts.com
hubspot.com
__HSSRCThis cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. It is reported by them as being used for website analytics.Performancedusted.com
__HSTCThis cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. It is reported by them as being used for website analytics.Performancedusted.com
_GAThis 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. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.Performancedusted.com
_GIDThis cookie name is associated 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.Performancedusted.com
BCOOKIEThis is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie for sharing the content of the website via social media.Targeting/advertisinglinkedin.com
HUBSPOTUTKThis cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. HubSpot report that its purpose is user authentication. As a persistent rather than a session cookie it cannot be classified as Strictly Necessary.Functionalitydusted.com
LANGUsed to store language preferences, potentially to serve up content in the stored language.Functionalityads.linkedin.com
LIDCThis is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie that ensures the proper functioning of this website.Functionalitylinkedin.com
MF_USERThis cookie name is associated with Mouseflow analytics software for recording user interactions on a website. This is a unique user identifier cookie, with a reported lifespan of around 90 days.Performancedusted.com
NQ_COOKIEIDThis cookie is an analytics cook to help identify potential B2B customers and uniquely identifies their session.Functionalitydusted.com
NQ_VISITIDThis cookie is an analytics tool to help uniquely identify a visitor.Functionalitydusted.com