COOKIE POLICY FOR LONDON SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND MARKETING

This is the Cookie Policy for London School of Design and Marketing, accessible from https://lsdmlondon.com/

 

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality. As you read this notice, you are acknowledging to be informed about the use of cookies by this website, as mandatory by EU and international law.For more general information on cookies see https://aboutcookies.org/

 

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case, they are used to provide a service that you use.

 

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

 

The Cookies We Set

  • Forms related cookies
    When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
  • Site preferences cookies
    In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

 

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimizations our users appreciate the most.
  • Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.
  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twiter will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

 

Cookies list

The necessary cookies help make a website usable by allowing basic functions such as page navigation and access to areas of the website. The website does not work properly without these cookies.

 

NameExpirePurpose
__lc.visitor_id.#999 daysThis cookie is used in context with load balancing – This optimises the response rate between the visitor and the site, by distributing the traffic load on multiple network links or servers.
__lc_cid3 yearsNecessary for the functionality of the website’s chat-box function
__lc_cst3 yearsNecessary for the functionality of the website’s chat-box function
lc_window_stateSessionNecessary for the functionality of the website’s chat-box function
wordfence_verifiedHuman1 dayThis cookie is used to protect the website against malware or other types of cyber-attacks

 

The preferences cookies allow a website record information that alter the appearance or behavior of the website, such as your preferred language or the region you are located.

 

NameExpirePurpose
__lc_vvSessionAllows the website to recognise the visitor, in order to optimize the chat-box functionality
lc_sso8712566999 daysAllows the website to recognise the visitor, in order to optimize the chat-box functionality
__lc2_cid3 yearsStores a unique ID string for each chat-box session. This allows the website-support to see previous issues and reconnect with the previous supporter.
__lc2_cst3 yearsStores a unique ID string for each chat-box session. This allows the website-support to see previous issues and reconnect with the previous supporter.
message_textSessionStores a unique ID string for each chat-box session. This allows the website-support to see previous issues and reconnect with the previous supporter.
__livechat_lastvisit3 yearsStores when the user last used LiveChat
_icl_visitor_lang_js1 daySaves the user’s preferred language on the website
__livechat3 yearsUsed to hide the user’s personal customisation of LiveChat.
3rdpartySessionUsed to hide the user’s personal customisation of LiveChat.
main_window_timestamp#SessionUsed to hide the user’s personal customisation of LiveChat.
recent_windowSessionUsed to hide the user’s personal customisation of LiveChat.
langSessionSet by LinkedIn when a web page contains an embedded “Follow us” panel
wfvt_#1 dayRemembers the user’s submitted data when a comment is submitted in a blog post. The purpose is to autopopulate form fields for subsequent comments, in order to save time for the user
wpml_browser_redirect_testSessionSaves the user’s preferred language on the website

 

The statistical cookies help website owners understand how visitors interact with their websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

 

NameExpirePurpose
_ga2 yearsRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gid1 dayRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gat1 dayUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
lc_window_stateSessionNecessary for the functionality of the website’s chat-box function
_hjid1 yearSets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes
_hjidPersistentSets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes

 

The marketing cookies are used to track visitors to websites. The intention is to display engaging ads to the individual user.

 

NameExpirePurpose
_fbp3 monthsUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
trSessionUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
_gcl_au3 monthsUsed by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services
_hjIncludedInSampleSessionDetermines if the user’s navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder.
ads/ga-audiencesSessionUsed by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites
bcookie2 yearsUsed by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.
bscookie2 yearsUsed by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.
lidc1 dayUsed by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.
fr3 monthsUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
GPS1 dayRegisters a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location
IDE1 yearUsed by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
langSessionRemembers the user’s selected language version of a website.
pagead/1p-user-list/#Sessiongoogle page ad
PREF8 monthsRegisters a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites
test_cookie1 dayUsed to check if the user’s browser supports cookies
UserMatchHistory29 daysUsed to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE179 daysTries to estimate the user’s bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos
YSCSessionRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen
yt-remote-cast-installedSessionStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-session-appSessionStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-session-nameSessionStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-fast-check-periodSessionStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-connected-devicesPersistentStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-device-idPersistentStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

 

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information you can contact us through our contact form.