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The Hub’s website uses cookies to identify you from other users using this website. In this process we gather information which is necessary to provide you with a worthy experience whilst browsing through the website. It helps us to personalise the content, provide social media features and also to get to know better the website’s traffic. Cookies assist the Company to be in a position to share statistics about your surfing experience on our website with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. When you continue to browse this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies

Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer as the website’s user. They are designed in a way to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular website user and the website, and can be accessed either by your computer or the web server. They contain information which is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They enable basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

We also use two unclassified cookies which are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of those individual cookies.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:


Cookie Name  Purpose  Provider  Expiry  Type 
Necessary __cfduid Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. 1 year HTTP
Necessary SESS# Preserves users states across page requests. Session HTTP
Analytical/performance _ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 Years HTTP
Analytical/performance _gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate Session HTTP
Analytical/performance _gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Session HTTP
Analytical/performance __smVID These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our website but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable. 29 days HTTP
Targeting cookies lidc Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn , for tracking the use of embedded services. Session HTTP
Targeting cookies r/collect Unclassified Session Pixel
Targeting cookies __smSessionId 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 operator’s 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. Session HTTP
Targeting cookies __smToken This cookie is set once you login to Sumo and is checked to verify whether you are logged into Sumo or not. 1 year HTTP
Unclassified initref Pending Session HTTP
Unclassified loid Pending 2 years HTTP


Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

If you don’t want to store cookies on your hard drive, you can block them. In doing so you might prevent some sections of this website from displaying correctly. You might even get a message that which tells you that you that cookies are needed to view the site. Cookies are blocked by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.

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