Use of cookies

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website. We use cookies (and other online tracking devices such as web beacons, action tags, Local Shared Objects, single-pixel gifs) on this website:

  • to recognise you when you visit this website;
  • to obtain information about your preferences and where you found us;
  • to carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our client requirements and interests;
  • to target our marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively; and
  • to make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your computer or other electronic device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally. In certain circumstances we may collect personal information about you – but only where you voluntarily provide it (eg by completing an online form). For more information about this, please see our Privacy Policy.

In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested.


_ga Used by Google Analytics ( to distinguish unique users of the Harcus Parker website, by using a randomly generated number as the unique identifier. Expires after 2 years
_gid Used by Google Analytics to understand the user journey (or session) a visitor to the Harcus Parker website takes when using the site. Expires after 24 hours
_gat Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Expires after 10 mins
AMP_TOKEN Contains campaign related information for the user. Expires after 30 seconds to 1 year
_gac_ This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc which uses cookies to show us how visitors found and explored our site, and how we can enhance their experience. It provides us with information about the behaviour of our visitors (eg how long they stayed on the site, the average number of pages viewed) and also tells us how many visitors we have had. Expires after 90 days

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. If you want to restrict or block any of the above cookies, you should do this through the web browser settings. Please bear in mind that you will need to do this for each browser on your device(s).


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