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Cookie Notice

Updated March 2020

At Erudus Ltd we use cookies and similar technologies (e.g., pixels and ad tags) to collect data (e.g., device IDs) to recognize you and your device(s) on, off and across different services and devices where you have engaged with us via

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:

  1. detail what cookies we set when you access and use or via third party services with whom we may partner with
  2. 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.

We use both first party and third party cookies. First party cookies are those set by ourselves on Third party cookies are those set by others who we may partner with to track your behavior on other sites for ad targeting and other ad-related purposes. We may also allow some third parties to use cookies to enable you to access their services via, such as YouTube videos, or social media platforms. Further details are provided in the table below or via the relevant third party’s Privacy and Cookie Notices.

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 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:

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.
_gid Session
_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 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 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 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
VSC Session
remote_sid Session
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
Facebook Refer to Facebook Cookie Policy Persistent and Session Cookies enable Facebook to offer their products to you and to understand the information they receive about you, including your use of other websites and apps, whether or not you are registered or logged in. For further details please refer to
LinkedIn Refer to LinkedIn Cookie Policy Persistent and Session CLinkedIn uses both persistent cookies and session cookies to help recognise you as an existing user, so it's easier to return to LinkedIn or interact with their services without signing in again. For further details about the cookies used, please refer to
Issuu Refer to Issuu Cookie Policy Persistent and Session Cookies and usage data is used by Issuu to understand how you use their site and to improve your experience. This includes essential functionality, performance and advertising purposes. For further details please refer to
Twitter Refer to Cookie Policy Persistent and Session Twitter uses cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to operate their services and to help provide you with a better, faster, and safer experience. For further details please refer to
Albacross Refer to Albatross Cookie Policy Persistent and Session Albatross employ cookies on their sites in order to recognise a return visitor as a unique user. For further details please refer to

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, Panther House, Asama Court, Newcastle Business Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7YD



Telephone: 0333 1218999