Digital Search Group Limited Cookie Policy

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device. The cookie does not harm your device and stores information which is sent to the website server. Nearly all big websites do this, but why?

Cookies can help websites improve things by:

– Remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
– Remembering information you’ve given (e.g. your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
– Measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
– Managing which adverts you see on websites

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit Or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

How we use cookies on this site
Digital Search Group Limited uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last. We do not use advertising or behavioural retargeting cookies on this site.

Removing and disabling cookies
If you do not wish to accept cookies on to your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. However, this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit. Details on how to remove or disable cookies for various browsers can be found here.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Analytics Cookies

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name Typical Content Expires
__utma Google Analytics 2 years
__utmb Google Analytics 30 minutes
__utmc Google Analytics When you close your browser
__utmt Google Analytics 10 minutes
__utmz Google Analytics 6 months
_ga Google Analytics 2 years
_dc_gtm_UA-18851299-3 Google Tag Manager 10 minutes
__atuvc AddThis 2 years
__atuvs AddThis 2 years
__hssc Hubspot 30 minutes
__hssrc Hubspot When you close your browser
__hstc Hubspot 2 years
hsfirstvisit Hubspot 10 years
hubspotutk Hubspot 10 years
__qca Quantcast 56 weeks
adiLP ResponseTap 30 minutes
adiS ResponseTap 30 minutes
adiV ResponseTap 1 year
adiVi ResponseTap 30 minutes
mt.v Monetate 5 years


Social Site Cookies

We use Facebook, Google + and Twitter counters and follow buttons on our site to promote and display how popular our posts and pages are on these social networks. These counters and buttons may drop 3rd party cookies.

If you would like to know more about these cookies you can find further information in the below privacy pages of the individual networks.

Facebook’s data use policy:

Twitter’s privacy policy:

Google’s privacy policy:

Facebook & Twitter (Social Network – 3rd party cookie)

Name Typical Content Expires
datr Facebook 2 years
lu Facebook 2 years
_twitter_sess Twitter When you close your browser
Pid Twitter 2 years
guest_id Twitter 2 years
k Twitter 6 days
original_referer Twitter When you close your browser