Cookie Policy

Last updated: 14-Nov-18

When you visit Communisis Digital Ltd’s* website at, the site may place a small amount of information on your device, for example, your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. This information consists of small files known as ‘cookies’. In some browsers our site will create local storage and session storage as well as cookies. Local storage and session storage are another type of file placed on your device that can hold data. They will often appear when a website has video or audio content. You can delete local storage and session storage in the same way that you delete cookies.

Some third party sites will also use pixels (also known as clear gifs, web beacons or web bugs) in conjunction with cookies. Pixels are code used on a web page or in an email notification. They are used to learn whether you’ve interacted with certain web or email content. This helps measure and improve services and personalise your experience. You cannot delete pixels but you may be able to turn off features using this technology through the third party’s site and account settings.

We use cookies to help us understand how people interact with the website so we can make improvements and to help us develop the website in an informed way for our visitors.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our site.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit Further information on Google cookies, local storage and data collection may be found in Google’s policies: the links are set out below.

Cookies we use on this website

Here are some further details of the cookies we use on this site.

1. Google Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics to help us analyse traffic to our site. The cookies are:

  • Name: __ga
  • Purpose: Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users
  • Typical content: Randomly generated number
  • Expires: 2 years
  • Name: __gat
  • Purpose: Google Analytics cookie used to throttle the request rate
  • Typical content: a number
  • Expires: 10 minutes

Further information about Google Analytics cookies may be found at the links below:

Google’s privacy policy
Information about Google Analytics
Opt out of Google Analytics

2. Google Maps cookie

Our contact page contains a Google map of our location. Google places the following cookie:

  • Name: __NID
  • Purpose: Preference cookie (e.g. user’s preferred language; may also be used by Google to customise adverts on Google sites)
  • Typical content: unique identifier with randomly generated number
  • Expires: 6 months

Further information about Google cookies may be found at the links below:

Google’s privacy policy
How Google uses cookies
Types of cookie used by Google

3. Closed cookie

A cookie is set to indicate that you have closed the cookie banner notice:

  • Name: __panel_cookie
  • Purpose: to indicate a website visitor has closed the cookie notice
  • Typical content: “closed”
  • Expires: 1 week

4. Other cookies

Please note that if you are signed into a third party account when you visit our site then further cookies and local storage or session storage may be set by that third party. For example, if you are signed into a Google account in your browser when you visit our site, Google will set a range of other cookies (and storage) related to your account and to other Google products and services. Please see Google’s privacy policy above for further information.

Privacy policy

For further details of how we and the wider Communisis group handle personal information on websites, please see the Communisis PLC privacy policy.

About us*

Communisis Digital Ltd operates the site. We are a Communisis group company, registered in England & Wales with company no. 04133016. Our registered office is at Communisis House, Manston Lane, Leeds LS15 8AH.