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About this Cookies Policy

This Policy explains what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies, how that information is used and how to control the cookies preferences.
If you want to learn more about who we are, how we use, store, and keep your personal data secure and how you can contact us please read our Privacy Policy.
You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the cookie management bar on our website.
Your consent applies to the following domain:



Websites: All Xpand IT websites under the master domains: and
Cookies: Small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory.
Web beacons: Electronic images that may be used in our websites that help us to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage, and campaign effectiveness.


Why do we use cookies or similar technologies?

In order to provide a personalized service to our users, it is necessary to memorize and store information about how you use our websites via cookies. These files contain reduce amounts of information downloaded to the computer or other device used.
On each subsequent visit, your internet browser sends these cookies back to our website to enable recognition and memorization of your user preferences.


How do we use cookies?

As most of the online services, our websites use first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the websites to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.
The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.


How can you control the cookies preferences?

You can manage your cookies preferences by clicking on the “Settings” button and enabling or disabling the cookies categories on the popup according to your preferences.
If you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Cookies Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.
In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies.


What type of cookies can you find on our websites?

We use different types of cookies, which enable three types of functionalities, with different degrees of optimization of the browsing experience and service levels:
(i) Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that remain stored in the browser until the user leaves the webpage, so no record is left on the user’s hard drive. The information gathered by these cookies is used to analyze site traffic patterns, which enables us to improve the content and navigability of the site.
ii) Permanent cookies: these cookies are stored in your browser and are used when you return to our website.
iii) We also use web beacons to help deliver these cookies and gather usage and performance data. Our websites may include cookies and web beacons from third-party service providers like Click Dimensions, Pardot, AdRoll, Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel.


What cookies do we use on our websites?

The cookies used on our website are grouped into the following categories.
The below list details the cookies used in our website.
cli_user_preferenceThis cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.
CookieLawInfoConsentCookieYes sets this cookie to record the default button state of the corresponding category and the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-[CATEGORY]Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Analytics" category .
viewed_cookie_policyUsed by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin to store whether or not the user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.
_GRECAPTCHAUsed by Google reCAPTCHA, which protects our site against spam enquiries on contact forms.
Analytics sets this cookie to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.
uuid2The uuid2 cookie is set by AppNexus and records information that helps differentiate between devices and browsers. This information is used to pick out ads delivered by the platform and assess the ad performance and its attribute payment.
VISITOR_PRIVACY_METADATACookie used by Youtube and used to track and enrich the users privacy settings on the Youtube platform.
_hjTLDTestTo determine the most generic cookie path that has to be used instead of the page hostname, Hotjar sets the _hjTLDTest cookie to store different URL substring alternatives until it fails.
_hjFirstSeenHotjar sets this cookie to identify a new user’s first session. It stores the true/false value, indicating whether it was the first time Hotjar saw this user.
SRM_BUsed by Microsoft Advertising as a unique ID for visitors.
SMMicrosoft Clarity cookie set this cookie for synchronizing the MUID across Microsoft domains.
PugTPubMatic sets this cookie to check when the cookies were updated on the browser in order to limit the number of calls to the server-side cookie store.
msd365mkttrsIt allows the use of a specific form that sends the data filled in by the user to Microsoft Dynamic 365.
IDEGoogle DoubleClick IDE cookies store information about how the user uses the website to present them with relevant ads according to the user profile.
KRTBCOOKIE_*Pubmatic sets this cookie to register a unique ID that identifies the user's device during return visits across websites that use the same ad network.
li_sugrLinkedIn sets this cookie to collect user behaviour data to optimise the website and make advertisements on the website more relevant.
MRThis cookie, set by Bing, is used to collect user information for analytics purposes.
msd365mkttrMicrosoft Dynamic 365 collects information on user behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used in order to optimize the relevance of advertisement on the website.
CLIDUsed by Microsoft Clarity. The cookie is set by embedded Microsoft Clarity scripts. The purpose of this cookie is for heatmap and session recording.
CMPSCasaleMedia sets CMPS cookie for anonymous user tracking based on users' website visits to display targeted ads.
_te_Adroll Group registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
_hjSession_*Hotjar sets this cookie to ensure data from subsequent visits to the same site is attributed to the same user ID, which persists in the Hotjar User ID, which is unique to that site.
_hjSessionUser_*Hotjar sets this cookie to ensure data from subsequent visits to the same site is attributed to the same user ID, which persists in the Hotjar User ID, which is unique to that site.
anjAppNexus sets the anj cookie that contains data stating whether a cookie ID is synced with partners.
ANONCHKThe ANONCHK cookie, set by Bing, is used to store a user's session ID and verify ads' clicks on the Bing search engine. The cookie helps in reporting and personalization as well.
_fbpUsed by Facebook to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising, after visiting the website.
_gcl_auGoogle Tag Manager sets the cookie to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.
_hjIncludedInSessionSample_*Hotjar sets this cookie to determine if a user is included in the data sampling defined by your site's daily session limit.
_hjRecordingEnabledHotjar sets this cookie when a Recording starts and is read when the recording module is initialized, to see if the user is already in a recording in a particular session.
_hjRecordingLastActivityHotjar sets this cookie when a user recording starts and when data is sent through the WebSocket.
_clckMicrosoft Clarity sets this cookie to retain the browser's Clarity User ID and settings exclusive to that website. This guarantees that actions taken during subsequent visits to the same website will be linked to the same user ID.
_clskMicrosoft Clarity sets this cookie to store and consolidate a user's pageviews into a single session recording.
__ar_v4This cookie is set under the domain DoubleClick, to place ads that point to the website in Google search results and to track conversion rates for these ads.
_gidUsed by Google Analytics registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website
UserMatchHistoryUsed by LinkedIn for Ads ID syncing.
_ga_*Used by Google to distinguish users.
_gat_UA-*Used by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.
bcookieUsed by LinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser ID.
YSCUsed by Youtube to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.
yt.innertube::nextIdUsed by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
yt-remote-connected-devicesUsed by YouTube to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.
_gaUsed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
yt.innertube::requestsUsed by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
yt-remote-device-idUsed by YouTube to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.
cookietestThis cookie checks if the user has cookies enabled on his browser.
AnalyticsSyncHistoryUsed by LinkedIn to store information about the time a sync with the lms_analytics cookie took place for users in the Designated Countries
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgressHotjar sets this cookie to detect a user's first pageview session, which is a True/False flag set by the cookie.
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgressHotjar sets this cookie to detect a user's first pageview session, which is a True/False flag set by the cookie.
langUsed by LinkdIn to remember a user's language setting to ensure displays in the language selected by the user in their settings.
lidcUsed by LinkedIn to facilitate data center selection.
bscookieUsed by LinkedIn remembering that a logged in user is verified by two factor authentication.
wpml_browser_redirect_testUsed by WPML WordPress plugin and is used to test if cookies are enabled on the browser.
_icl_visitor_lang_jsUsed by WPML WordPress plugin. The purpose of the cookie is to store the redirected language.
CONSENTUsed by YouTube via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEUsed by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.
cxssh_statusCurrently being analyzed and have not been classified into a category as yet.
li_gcUsed by Linkedin to store consent of guests regarding the use of cookies for non-essential purposes.
MUIDIdentifies unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites. These cookies are used for advertising, site analytics, and other operational purposes.
CMPROCasaleMedia sets CMPRO cookie for anonymous usage tracking and targeted advertising.
CMIDCasale Media sets this cookie to collect information on user behaviour for targeted advertising.
__adroll_sharedAdroll sets this cookie to collect information on users across different websites for relevant advertising.
__adroll_fpcAdRoll sets this cookie to target users with advertisements based on their browsing behaviour.
__adrollThis cookie is set by AdRoll to identify users across visits and devices. It is used by real-time bidding for advertisers to display relevant advertisements.
frUsed by Facebook to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.


Contact us about privacy questions

If you have any questions or want more information about the use of cookies in our websites, please contact us via [email protected].
Additional information will be provided to you without undue delay and in full compliance with the law.


Cookies Policy review

We may revise this policy and make changes to it whenever necessary or required, so users are advised to consult it periodically.
Following each revision, the older version will be updated, and all the updates will become an integral part of the Policy.