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Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit.

They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

3i uses two types of cookie on 3i.com, the full details of which are set out below, including the provider, cookie name, its purpose and when it expires.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. The cookies listed are required for this website to display content correctly and validate your session.

Provider

Name

Purpose

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Windows Azure

ARRAffinity

A cookie used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers to optimise response times.

Session 

3i.com

CookieControl

A cookie to remember that a user has accepted the cookie disclaimer when the website first loads.

24 hours

3i.com

Investor3IAcceptTerms

A cookie to remember that a user has accepted the Investor terms and conditions when the user first comes to the website.

1 year

These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

When you visit 3i.com, we use third-party services, Google Analytics and Hotjar, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. In particular, these cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

Provider

Name

Purpose

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Google analytics

_ga

A cookie to register a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

2 years

Google analytics

_gat

A cookie by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.

1 month

Google analytics

_gid

A cookie to register a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

1 month

Google analytics

#collect

A cookie used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

1 month

Hotjar

_hjid

A cookie set when the visitor first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist a random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behaviour in subsequent visits to that site will be attributed to the same user ID.

1 month

Hotjar

_hjTLDTest

A cookie that allows Hotjar data to be associated with Google Analytics sessions.

Persistent

Hotjar

_hjIncludedInSample

This cookie uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample.

1 month

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’ and click ‘Save and close’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

Alternatively, 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, visit https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

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