We use cookies on our website, which amongst other things, help us to improve your experience of our website and to ensure that it performs as you expect it to. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They can improve your experience of using a website, for example, by remembering your preference settings and tracking your use of a website so that it can be improved to meet your needs.

Websites must get consent to send cookies to your computer or mobile device unless the cookies are strictly necessary to provide services to you.

Unless the cookie is a strictly necessary cookie, you can withdraw your consent to our cookies at any time even if you have previously consented. Although, please do remember that if you do not consent to our functionality cookies, parts of our website may not work.

The table below explains what cookies we use on our website, why we use them and whether they are strictly necessary or another type of cookie e.g. “functionality” or “performance” cookies. We also state in the table whether a cookie is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. The difference is that:

  • Persistent cookies remain on your device between browsing sessions. They are activated each time you visit the website that created that particular cookie. For example, where a “persistent cookie” is used on a website to remember your log-in details, you will not need to enter those details each time you visit that website.
  • Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Some of the cookies listed below are those set by our own website when you visit – www.cbi.org.uk. However, we also have cookies on our website that are set by third parties – not the CBI. For example, to enable us to have YouTube videos played through our website, YouTube places cookies on www.cbi.org.uk. For more information about how YouTube uses cookies and what information they collect, visit https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en-GB/policies/technologies/cookies/).

Eloqua, our third party email marketing provider, may also place cookies on our website or which may be stored in your browser to track the pages that you visit during the session. We will use this information to improve our service to you, including tailoring the content of our emails to include information that reflects the parts of our websites you have visited and shown interest in. To find out more information about what cookies Eloqua uses and what information they collect then you can visit the following websites at https://community.oracle.com/community/topliners/do-it/blog/2013/08/14/what-cookies-get-dropped-when-you-browse-to-an-eloqua-tracked-page and https://www.oracle.com/marketingcloud/products/cross-channel/marketing-to-businesses.html.

Performance

Performance 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. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. Any information collected by these cookies is anonymous. We only use such information to improve our website.

Cookie Name Purpose Persistent/ Session More information
Google Analytics ­_ga _gat These cookies are used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile analytical reports which help us improve our website. The cookies collect information such as the number of visitors to our website, how they arrived there (e.g. directly from the internet or through linking from another website) and tracking which webpages they visited. Persistent Click here for an overview of privacy at Google