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Cookie Policy

Last updated: 05 March 2024

This page explains what cookies are, how we use them on the websites of Sifted, and your options for controlling them. We have also included some useful links so you’re able to find out more about cookies.

What are cookies

Cookies (or similar technologies) are pieces of information which include a unique reference code that a website transfers to your device to store and sometimes track information about you. A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session (“session cookies”) and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used, for example, to remember you when you return to the site and will last for longer (“persistent cookies”). Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to your device and are sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit (if they last longer than a web session) or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Some of the cookies used by our sites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services (such as interest-based advertising and web analytics) on our behalf.

What do we use cookies for

Your consent applies to and all its subdomains. We use the following categories of cookies on our websites:

Category 1: Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential for certain activities such as storing cookie consent state, distinguishing between humans and bots, distributing traffic to the website to optimise response times, and enabling you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website or areas with paid-for content. Without these cookies, the services you have asked for, like logging into our website and using e-billing services cannot be provided. Because such cookies are essential for using a site, these cookies cannot be turned off without severely affecting your use of the website.

Category 2: Statistics Cookies

These cookies collect information on how people use our websites. For example, we use Google Analytics and MixPanel cookies to help us understand how customers arrive at our site, browse or use our site and highlight areas where we can improve our website such as navigation, user experience and marketing campaigns. The data stored by these cookies never shows personal details from which your individual identity can be established.

Category 3: Preferences Cookies

These cookies remember choices you make, such as the country you visit our website from, language and search parameters. These can then be used to provide you with an experience more appropriate to your selections and to make the visits more tailored and pleasant. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Category 4: Marketing Cookies

These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. The cookies are usually placed by third-party advertising networks. They remember the websites you visit and that information is shared with other parties such as advertisers.

How to view your cookie settings and change them

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your device, please refer to the help and support area on your internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.

Please refer to the useful links below for the most popular browsers:

Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our websites.

To manage your cookie consent preferences, please refer to Consent box at the top of this page.

Use of pixels in emails

Our emails may contain a single, campaign-unique “web beacon pixel” to tell us whether, and how many times, our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links or advertisements within the email. We use this information for purposes including:

Determining which of our emails are more interesting to users; Determining users’ activity and engagement with our products and services; Informing our advertisers (in aggregate) how many users have clicked on their advertisements.

The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should select to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML via your email provider settings.

Other useful links

You can also learn more about cookies in general by visiting which includes additional, useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browsers.

For more general information about online behavioural (interest-based) advertising and how it uses cookies, you may wish to visit

To get additional details on EU cookie law, you can visit