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This Cookie Policy explains how DD Products & Services Ltd ("Company", "we", "us", and "our") uses cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our websites at https://ddgroup.com, ("Websites"). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

In some cases, we may use cookies to collect personal information, or that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner DD Products & Services Ltd are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described below.

As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information.

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties).

 

Essential website cookies:

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.

 

Name: ASP.NET_Sessionld

Purpose: Used by Microsoft .NET-based sites to maintain an anonymised user session by the server. This cookie expires at the end of a browsing session which is determined by the application configuration.

Provider: Microsoft

Service: .NET platform

Country: United States

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: session

 

Name: .ASPXANONYMOUS

Purpose: Enables the site to maintain an anonymous user ID to track unique users within a session without them logging in or otherwise identifying themselves.

Provider: Microsoft

Service: .NET platform.

Country: United States

Type: http_cookie Expires in: 2 months 8 days

 

Performance and functionality cookies:

These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are nonessential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.

 

Name: MR

Purpose: Microsoft MSN cookie. Used to measure the use of the website for internal analytic

Provider: bat.bing.com

Service: Microsoft

Country: United States

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 7 days

 

Name: ARRAffinity

Purpose: Used by websites running on the Windows Azure cloud platform for load balancing. Provider: Azure

Service: Azure

Privacy Policy Country: United States

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: session

 

Name: ai_user

Purpose: It collects telemetry information and statistical usage for the Microsoft Application Insights software. It is able to recognise users on return visits by storing unique identif iers.

Provider: Azure

Service: Azure

Policy Country: United States

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 11 months 30 days

 

Name: ai_session

Purpose: Monitors the performance of the iperceptions portal of applications running on Azure

Provider: Azure

Service: Azure

Country: United States

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 30 minutes

 

Name: _RequestVerification Token

Purpose: This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery.

Provider: www.ddgroup.com

Service: Microsoft Country: United States

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: session

 

Analytics and customisation cookies:

These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our Websites for you.

 

Name: _gid

Purpose: keeps an entry of unique ID which is then used to come up with statistical data on

website usage by visitors. It is a HTTP cookie type and expires after a browsing session. Provider: Google

Service: Google Analytics

Country: Sweden

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 1 day

 

Name: #collect

Purpose: Sends data such as visitor's behavior and device to Google Analytics. It is able to keep track of the visitor across marketing channels and devices. It is a pixel tracker type cookie whose activity lasts within the browsing session.

Provider: Google

Service: Google Analytics

Country: United States

Type: pixel_tracker

Expires in: session

 

Name: _ga

Purpose: It records a particular ID used to come up with data about website usage by the user. It is a HTTP cookie that expires after 2 years.

Provider: Google

Service: Google Analytics

Country: Sweden

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 1 year 11 months 29 days

 

Name: MUID

Purpose: Sets a unique user id for tracking how the user uses the site. Persistent cookie that is saved for 3 years

Provider: bing.com

Service: Bing Analytics

Country: United States

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 1 year 24 days

 

Name: gat#

Purpose: Enables Google Analytics regulate the rate of requesting. It is a HTTP cookie type that lasts for a session.

Provider: Google

Service: Google Analytics

Country: Sweden

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 1 minute

 

Advertising cookies:

These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

 

Name: User Match History

Purpose: These cookies are associated with a B2B marketing platform, formerly known as Bizo, which is now owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-do main is connected with LinkedIn's marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on Linkedin profile data, to improve targeting.

Provider: linkedin.com

Service: LinkedIn.

Country: United States

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 30 days

 

Name: _gcl_au

Purpose: Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.

Provider: .ddgroup.com

Service: AdSense

Country: Sweden

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 2 months 29 days

 

Name: _fbp

Purpose: Facebook tracking pixel used to identify visitors for personalised advertising. Provider: .ddgroup.com

Service: Facebook

Country: Sweden

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 2 months 29 days

 

Name: _uetvid_exp

Purpose: Contains the expiry-date for the cookie with corresponding name.

Provider: www.ddgroup.com

Service: Google Tag Manager View Service Privacy Policy Country: United States

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: persistent

 

Name: _uetsid

Purpose: Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present morer elevant advertisement - This also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement.

Provider: .ddgroup.com

Service: Google Tag Manager

Country: Sweden

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 1 day

 

Name: _uetsid

Purpose: Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement - This also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement

Provider: www.ddgroup.com

Service: Google Tag Manager

Policy Country: United States

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: persistent

 

Name: bcookie

Purpose: Used to optimise the range of advertising on Linkedin

Provider: linkedin.com

Service: Linkedin Ad Analytics

Country: United States

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 1 year 11 months 30 days

 

Name: test_cookie

Purpose: A session cookie used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.

Provider: .doubleclick.net

Service: DoubleClick View Service Privacy Policy Country: United States

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 15 minutes

 

Name: _uetvid

Purpose: Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.

Provider: www.ddgroup.com

Service: Google Tag Manager

Country: United States

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: persistent

 

Name: ga-audiences

Purpose: Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites

Provider: www.ddgroup.com

Service: AdWords View Service

Privacy Policy Country: United States

Type: pixel_tracker

Expires in: session

 

Name: _uetsid_exp

Purpose: Contains the expiry-date for the cookie with corresponding name.

Provider: Google

Service: Google Tag Manager

Country: United States

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: persistent

 

Name: lidc

Purpose: These cookies are associated with a B2B marketing platform, formerly known as Bizo, which is now owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-domain is connected with LinkedIn's marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targeting.

Provider: linkedin.com

Service: LinkedIn

Country: United States

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 1 day

 

Name: _uetvid

Purpose: Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.

Provider: Google

Service: Google Tag Manager

Country: Sweden

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 1 year 24 days

 

Social networking & Other cookies:

These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Websites through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.

 

Name: bscookie

Purpose: Cookie used for Sign-in with Linkedin and/or for Linkedin follow feature on 3rd partywebsites

Provider: www.linkedin.com

Service: Linkedin Ad Analytics

Country: United States

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 1 year 11 months 30 days

 

Name: ARRAffinitySameSite

Purpose: Used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.

Provider: MS Azure

Service: MS Azure

Country: United States

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: Session

 

Name: Al_sentBuffer

Purpose: Used to distribute website traffic across multiple servers to optimise response times.

Provider: www.ddgroup.com

Service: MS Azure

Country: United States

Type: html_session_storage

Expires in: Session

 

Name: Al_buffer

Purpose: Provider: www.ddgroup.com

Service: MS Azure

Country: United States

Type: html_session_storage

Expires in: session

 

Name: Analytics Sync History

Purpose: Used in conjunction with “Al_buffer” with the number of server (Azure) data updates. This synergy also allows the web to detect any duplicate server data updates.

Provider: linkedin.com

Service: LinkedIn

Country: United States

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 30 days

 

Name: lang

Purpose: Records which language the user has chosen.

Provider: linkedin.com Service:

Country: United States

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: session

 

Name: li_sugr

Purpose: Allows the user to be matched with their LinkedIn behaviour.

Provider: linkedin.com

Service: LinkedIn

Country: United States

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 2 months 29 days

 

Name: epi_Recommendations

Tracking Sessionld

Purpose: Tracks users behaviour so the web site can show interesting products to the user.

Provider: www.optimizely.com

Service: Optimizely

Country: United States

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 4 hours

 

Name: epi_Recommendations

Tracking: Userld

Purpose: Tracks users’ behaviour so the web site can show interesting products to the user.

Provider: www.optimizely.com

Service: Optimizely

Country: United States

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 11 months 30 days

 

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Yes – we use a variety of tracking technologies. Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

Do you serve targeted advertising?

Yes – using cookies and tracking pixels we customise the adverts shown to you the user.

Third parties may also serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.

How often will you update this Cookie Policy?

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at: marketing@ddgroup.com