Cookies Policy

Cookies, Analytics and Traffic Data


Cookies are small text files which are transferred from our websites, applications or services and stored on your device. We use cookies to help us provide you with a personalised service, and to help make our websites, applications and services better for you.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that. You are not obliged to accept cookies and you can adjust your browser’s setting to prevent it from accepting cookies on your computer – go to for instructions on how to disable cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of our Websites if you do so.

Our cookies will be:

  1. Session cookies (temporary cookies that identify and track users within our websites, applications or services which are deleted when you close your browser or leave your session in the application or service)
  2. Persistent cookies (cookies which enable our websites, applications or services to “remember” who you are and to remember your preferences within our websites, applications or services and which will stay on your computer or device after you close your browser or leave your session in the application or service).

We use the following different types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies:

These are cookies which are needed for our websites, applications or services to function properly, for example, these cookies allow you to access secure areas of our website.
Performance cookies and analytics technologies
These cookies collect information about how visitors and users use our websites. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor or user. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We only use these cookies to improve how our website, applications and services work.

Functionality cookies:

These cookies allow our websites, applications and services to remember choices you make (such as your user name, job title or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Re-Targeting cookies:

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operators’ permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Web beacons and parameter tracking:

We also use cookies and similar software known as web beacons to count users who have visited our website after clicking through from one of our advertisements on another website or in emails and to collect details of any products or services purchased. These web beacons collect limited information which does not identify particular individuals. It is not possible to refuse the use of web beacons. However, because they are used in conjunction with cookies, you can effectively disable them by setting your browser to restrict or block cookies.

IP Address and traffic data:

We keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by our servers, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, device information, the website that you visited before ours and the website you visit after leaving our site. We also collect some site, application and service statistics such as access rates, page hits and page views. We are not able to identify any individual from traffic data or site statistics.

Social Media:

Portt uses social networking sites, such as [LinkedIn / Facebook / Twitter / etc.], among others. We also work with marketing agencies who specialise in social media, so that we can connect with your social networks. We provide access to our Websites for marketing agencies and business partners so that we can generate interest in our products and services among members of your social networks and to allow you to share product and service interests with friends in your network.

We do not control how your personal information is collected, stored or used by such third party sites or to whom it is disclosed. You should review the privacy policies and settings on any social networking site that you subscribe to so that you understand the information they may be sharing. If you do not want your networking sites to share information about you, you must contact that site and determine whether it gives you the opportunity to opt-out of sharing such information. Portt, an Advanced company is not responsible for how these third party sites may use information collected from or about you.

Cookie List:

Some of the cookies we commonly use are listed below. This list is not exhaustive, but it is intended to illustrate the primary purposes for which we typically set cookies. If you visit one of our websites, the site will set some or all of the following cookies:


Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Cookie NameDescriptionProviderExpiry
__RequestVerificationTokenHelps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.portt.comSession
AECSecurity – ensure that requests within a browsing session are made by the user, and not by other sites.Google6 months
PHPSESSIDTo provide functions across pagesPHPSession
__hsscTo store anonymized statisticsHubSpot30 mins
__cf_bmTo read and filter requests from botsCloudFlare30 mins
SIDCCThe “SIDCC” cookie is used as security measure to protect users data from unauthorised accessGoogle Maps1 year

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
Cookie Name
LangRemembers the user’s selected language version of a websiteLinkedInSession
__hs_opt_outTo store cookie consent preferencesHubSpot6 months
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
Cookie NameDescriptionProviderExpiry
__hssrcTo store a unique session IDHubSpotSession
_gaThe “_ga” cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.Google Analytics2 years from set/update
_gatThe “_gat” cookie is part of Google Universal Analytics and is used by Google to throttle request rate.Google AnalyticsExpires after 2 years
_gidThe “_gid” cookie is part of Google Universal Analytics and is primarily used to track visits to any site which uses Google Analytics.Google AnalyticsExpires after 2 years
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
Cookie NameDescriptionProviderExpiry
SAPISIDThe “SAPISID” cookie is used to play YouTube videos embedded on the website.GoogleExpires after 2 years
APISIDThe “APISID” cookie is used to play YouTube videos embedded on the website.GoogleExpires anytime between 6 months to 10 years.
SIDTo provide ad delivery or retargeting, provide fraud preventionGoogleExpires anytime between 6 months to 10 years.
HSIDTo provide fraud preventionGoogle2 years
SSIDThe “SSID” cookie is used to play YouTube videos embedded on the website.GoogleExpires anytime between 6 months to 10 years.
AnalyticsSyncHistoryUsed to store information about the time a sync took place with the lms_analytics cookieLinkedIn30 days
li_sugrTo store browser detailsLinkedIn3 Months
NIDThe “NID” cookie is used to play YouTube videos embedded on the website.GoogleExpires anytime between 6 months to 10 years.
1P_JARTo provide ad delivery or retargetingGoogle1 month
OTZThe “OTZ” cookie is used by Google analytics to track website traffic informationGoogle Analytics1 month
LidcTo store performed actions on the websiteLinkedIn1 day
BcookieTo store browser detailsLinkedIn2 years
hubspotutkTo store and track a visitor’s identityHubSpot13 Months
__hstcTo store time of visitHubSpot13 months
_gcl_auTo store and track conversionsGooglePersistent
UserMatchHistoryTo provided ad delivery or retargetingLinkedIn30 days

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can manage your cookie preferences by clicking the cookie icon on the bottom left of the page.