Cookie Policy

This notice explains how we use cookies and similar technologies on our websites and mobile applications to help provide you with the best possible online experience. New regulations will change the way in which the use of cookies is governed in the future and we’ll update this notice once those changes come into effect.

There are several different types of cookies which we use for a range of objectives when you visit and accept them through our webpage when you initially visit our website. We may use Cookies to authenticate you as a new visitor to our website, which in turn improves your browsing experience as you navigate through our pages and services.

Necessary Cookies

Data processed so that the website can work: delivering its pages and interaction, keeping limited logs so that we can maintain it, that sort of thing.

Measurement Cookies

Data collection so that we can improve the site’s performance (technical, visibility online, the effectiveness of the content). It involves some partner technologies: Google Analytics (but not its “Advertising Features”) Google Tag Manager Infinity Call Tracking.

Advertising Cookies

Data collected so that Croud can show you advertising, which may be personalised. It’s also so that we can measure the delivery and performance of the advertising we place. Data collection for advertising relies on measurement, so enabling this means you enable measurement too (above). The tech partners involved are: Bing DoubleClick Facebook Google AdWords Google Analytics (including its “Advertising Features”) LinkedIn.


Name: _ga

Expires: 2 years

Details: 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.


Name: _gid

Expires: 1 day

Details: Used to distinguish users. Contains 4 types of information:

1. “GA1”

2. “2” stand for cookie version and top level domain respectively.

3. “1069090413″ is a random number generated for the current session

4. “1495603968” is the timestamp of when this session had started. Combination of 3.) and 4.) are Session IDs, and these Session IDs help Google Analytics group the entire user journey for each session. Session IDs change after each session– thereby causing the value in cookie to change also.