Privacy and Cookie Policy

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Cookie Policy

Brown Shipley Cookies

Our website (“Site”) 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. By continuing to browse the Site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

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.

Cookies improve your browsing experience by:

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the Site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

How we use cookies

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

My Brown Shipley

The Cookies used in My Brown Shipley are necessary to ensure the functionality of the Site and to allow data to be passed between different online web pages. Ultimately the cookies are used to keep your information safe and secure when using My Brown Shipley. The following list identifies the cookies used:

Cookie NameExpires
Tan cookieWhen you close your browser or timeout session (15 minutes)
JSESSIONIDWhen you close your browser or timeout session (15 minutes)
_pk_id2 years
_pk_ses30 minutes

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this Site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do things better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the Site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Cookie NameExpires
_utma2 years
_utmb30 minutes
_utmcwhen you close your browser
_utmx2 years

Google’s privacy policy is available at:

We use AddThis, a popular social bookmarking toolbar, to allow you to share content such as news releases via social media sites including Facebook and Twitter. It uses cookies to find out how pages are shared so website owners can find out what their visitors like, and it may also use that data to deliver tailored advertising on other websites you go on to visit.

When you share content via social media, these sites may set a cookie if you are also logged in to their service. We don’t control third party cookies but we recommend you visit the relevant website for more information.

Cookie NameExpires
AUTH_TOKENWhen you close your browser

 Twitter Cookies

Twitter may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to improve their service including understanding user interaction, monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing. Twitter’s privacy policy page.

Cookie NameExpires
k7 days
guest_id2 years
original_refererEnd of Session (Date not set)
external_referer1 day
_twitter_sessEnd of Session (Date not set)

YouTube Cookies

YouTube uses cookies to help maintain the integrity of video statistics and prevent fraud. As the Brown Shipley site develops we may introduce some video content from our official Brown Shipley YouTube channel; when we do this, we use the privacy-enhanced mode which means YouTube can’t set a cookie unless a user clicks on the video to begin playback.

Cookie NameExpires
use_hitboxEnd of Session (Date not set)
PREF3650 days

LinkedIn Cookies

LinkedIn cookie, introduced by the LinkedIn share button. Used to track which pages the user visits to collect them. For more information visit LinkedIn’s privacy policy page.

Cookie NameExpires
leo_auth_tokenLess than one day
JSESSIONIDDate not set
bcookie730 days
visit730 days
PersistenceCookieLess than one day
NSC_MC_QH_MFPLess than one day
langDate not set
leo_auth_tokenLess than one day
NSC_MC_WT_DTQ_IUUQLess than one day

Storing your preferences

Our Site may in the future allow us to provide you with options to improve your visit – remembering information you put into a form for example. Currently the Site sets a master cookie which identifies you from page to page to enable these features to happen. However, currently no data is stored or used by this cookie.

Cookie NameExpires
SESS1 month

Enabling a better experience

Our Site uses a technology called JavaScript to make the way things look more pleasing on the page. The Site identifies if your browser has JavaScript enabled and then sets a cookie so that it knows this is the case for the duration of your visit.

Cookie NameExpires
Has_jsWhen you close your browser

How can you manage your cookies?

Browser settings: Most browsers can be altered to prevent your computer from accepting cookies, although this may mean that some of the features of this Site (and other sites) will not work properly and may restrict your user experience.

These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

Turn off anonymous Google Analytics cookies: You can install a Google Analytics browser “plug in” to prevent the website sending information about your visit to Google Analytics. More information about this can be found below.

Useful Links

If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit