Cookies Policy


Spring Technology Staffing Services Limited (“Spring”, “Spring Technology”,“we” or “us”) is committed to providing you with the best online experience while visiting the spring.com website (the “Website”). To achieve this, we utilise our own and standard third-party cookies to obtain data about your online behavior while you are on the Website, and we also track how often you visit the Website. The information we collect is anonymous and does not identify you as an individual, unless you provide us with your information by completing in a form, or through another feature offered on the Website. Where personal information is collected by spring.com, such collection is covered by our Privacy Policy, available here.

There is an index below, so you can go straight to the bits you want if you prefer.

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What we track

We do not use any intrusive cookies on the Websites to collect your personal information. We use industry standard third-party cookies such as Google Analytics to track your behavior online and gain statistical information at an aggregated level in the following ways:

  • We track the number of visits to the Website, where each visitor came from (i.e. the website you visited prior to coming to the Website) and where each visitor goes to from the Website (i.e. the website you visit after leaving ours).
  • A cookie is stored on your device for no longer than the period defined in the section “Cookies used on spring.com” section below which is linked to your IP address. Cookies are small text files that your web browser stores on your device. This allows us to track whether you return to the Website.

How to manage cookies

The first time you visit our Website, you will be displayed with a banner providing you with information about cookies and linking to this Cookie Policy and informing you that by continuing your navigation you will accept to the placing of cookies on your terminal.

Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our systems will issue cookies each time you access the Website.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the storing of cookies. This will remove all details from the cookie. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website or use certain functionality.

Third-party cookies

Throughout your journey on the Website you may also notice content from third parties. We may also offer you the opportunity to further engage with us and share information with others using social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. This content is added so we can keep you up to date with carefully selected information that you may find relevant or of interest, however this can result in these third-party providers storing additional cookies on your device that we have no control over. Consequently, we suggest you check the websites of any such third parties and their privacy policies for more information about their cookies and how you can manage them.

Cookies used on spring.com

The Website may contain links to third party websites. If you follow a link to any these third-party websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy and cookie polices and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these third-party websites.

Below are the cookies used by spring.com including details on their purpose and other information you may find useful. Please note however that if you choose to access third party sites through spring.com that the cookies listed below may not form a comprehensive list.

Cookie Name 

Purpose 

Type  

Lifespan 

Description 

ASP.NET_

SessionId

Strictly Necessary

First party

Persistent

General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.

_ga

Performance

First party

2 years

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.  By default, it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

_mkto_trk

Performance

First party

2 years

This cookie is associated with an email marketing service provided by Marketo. This tracking cookie allows a website to link visitor behaviour to the recipient of an email marketing campaign, to measure campaign effectiveness.

ai_user

Performance

First party

1 Year

This cookie name is associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statistical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique user identifier cookie enabling counting of the number of users accessing the application over time.

ai_session

Performance

First party

1 Day

This cookie name is associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statistical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique anonymous session identifier cookie.

_gat_UA-

6477269-1

Performance

First party

1 Day

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

_gid

Performance

First party

1 Day

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google.  It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

__utma

Functionality

Third Party

2 Months

This domain is owned by Google. The main business activity is: User Accounts sub-domain. Cookies in this domain have lifespans between 1 month to 2 years.

GAPS

Functionality

Third Party

2 Months

This domain is owned by Google. The main business activity is: User Accounts sub-domain. Cookies in this domain have lifespans between 1 month to 2 years.

LSID

Functionality

Third Party

2 Months

This domain is owned by Google. The main business activity is: User Accounts sub-domain. Cookies in this domain have lifespans between 1 month to 2 years.

SID

Targeting

Third Party

Persistent

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time.

HSID

Targeting

Third Party

Persistent

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time

APISID

Targeting

Third Party

2 Months

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear.

SSID

Targeting

Third Party

2 Months

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear.

VISITOR_

INFO1_LIVE

Targeting

Third Party

1 Year

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos

PREF

Targeting

Third Party

4 Years

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference, can be used to personalise ads on google searches

APISID

Targeting

Third Party

Persistent

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

LOGIN_INFO

Targeting

Third Party

Persistent

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

NID

Targeting

Third Party

1 Year

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear.

GPS

Targeting

Third Party

1 Day

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

SSID

Targeting

Third Party

Persistent

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

IDE

Targeting

Third Party

Persistent

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange

LOGIN_INFO

Targeting

Third Party

Persistent

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

SID

Targeting

Third Party

2 Months

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time.

SAPISID

Targeting

Third Party

2 Months

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear.

YSC

Targeting

Third Party

Persistent

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

LOGIN_INFO

Targeting

Third Party

Persistent

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
 

id

Targeting

Third Party

2 Months

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange

LOGIN_INFO

Targeting

Third Party

Persistent

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
 

HSID

Targeting

Third Party

2 Months

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time

SAPISID

Targeting

Third Party

Persistent

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

LOGIN_INFO

Targeting

Third Party

Persistent

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.


Changes to this Policy

The terms of this Policy may change from time to time. We shall publish any material changes to this Policy appropriate notices either on this website or contacting you using other communication channels.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to privacy@spring.com.