Updated March 2020
We are fully committed to compliance with the requirements of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR.
About our Cookie Notice
This notice aims to:
- detail what cookies we set when you access and use Erudus.com or via third party services with whom we may partner with
- explain the purpose of setting these cookies
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website, App or other software system such as an online portal. Cookies are widely used and can do a number of things, such as remembering your preferences, recording how you use the site as well as counting the number of people looking at and/ or using the site.
Gaining your consent
Where the cookies we set are not strictly necessary for providing you with our services, we will ask for your consent to collect this data. Our consent is shown when you access Erudus.com and enables you to opt in to the different types of cookies we use.
How long cookies and similar technologies are retained
The cookies and similar technologies we use are either persistent or session based.
Persistent cookies are files which stay in one of your browsers subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period set. These cookies are particularly useful for recognising you and your settings when you return to the site and thus improves your overall experience.
Session cookies are temporary files which are erased when you close your browser.
Managing your cookies via your web browser controls
You can use your web browser to:
- delete all cookies;
- block all cookies;
- allow all cookies;
- block ‘third-party’ cookies (ie, cookies set by online services other than the one you are visiting);
- clear all cookies when you close the browser;
- open a ‘private browsing’ / ‘incognito’ session, which allows you to browse the web without recording your browsing history or storing local data such as cookies (you should however be aware of the limitations of this feature in a privacy context); and
- install add-ons and plugins that extend browser functionality.
To find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers please select from one of below:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
The table below shows the cookies we use and the reason for using them.
|Cookie||Cookie name||Retention Purpose||Location of Processing|
|Analytics||_ga||2 Years||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how you use Erudus.|
|_gat||1 Day||Used by Google Analytics for statistical purposes.|
|e.gif||Session||Used to distinguish different users coming from the same IP address.|
|nQ_visited||1 Year||Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows Erudus.com to obtain data on your usage behaviour for statistical purposes.|
|Marketing||ads/ga-audiences||Session||Used by Google Ad words to re-engage visitors to Erudus.com based on your online behaviour across websites.|
|nQ_cookield||1||A unique ID is set for the session and used to recognise you upon re-entry and implement any preference choices you have already made. This cookie also allows us to trcack you on multiple websites for content marketing purposes.|
|YouTube||PREF||8 Months||We embed videos from YouTube within Erudus.com. When selecting to watch a video, YouTube may set cookies on your computer. For full details please refer to the Privacy and Cookies Notice at https://policies.google.com/privacy.|
|Vimeo||Player||2 Years||Third party cookies are used to enable access to video content, via Vimeo and to collect analytics data such as how long you have watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals. For further details please refer to the Cookie Notice at https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy.|
Our contact details
Should you wish to discuss this Cookie Notice with us, you can contact us via our contact us page on our website or via post, email or telephone as follows:
Postal Address: Erudus Limited, Mikasa House, Asama Court, Newcastle Business Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7YD
Telephone: 0333 1218999