Cookie Policy

Last Updated: October 29, 2020

At Absolute Results, we know you care about how your personal information and customer data is used and shared. We take your privacy seriously and are committed to providing you with superior service while protecting your privacy and safeguarding your data.

What Are Cookies?

For modern websites to work according to visitor’s expectations, they need to collect certain basic information about visitors. To do this, a site will create small text files which are placed on visitor’s devices – these files are known as cookies. Cookies are uniquely assigned to each visitor and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to the visitor. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a visitor’s device.

Cookies do various jobs which make the visitor’s experience of the internet much smoother and more interactive. For instance, cookies are used to remember the visitor’s preferences on sites they visit often, to remember language preference and to help navigate between pages more efficiently. Much, though not all, of the data collected is anonymous, though some of it is designed to detect browsing patterns and approximate geographical location to improve the visitor experience.

How We Use Cookies

When you visit our websites or use any of our online products or services, we use cookies to help analyze web traffic and personalize the content that you see. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

The information collected by cookies is used to:

  • Help you navigate through our website;
  • Help you register, login, and provide feedback to us;
  • Analyze your use of our services and/or applications; and
  • Personalize and improve the service we offer you by understanding your preferences.

We may use transparent images in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. This information is used to enable more accurate reporting, improve the effectiveness of our marketing, and make our websites and services better for our users.

We also use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google, to better understand how you use our websites and services. Google Analytics collects information, such as how often you visit the website, what pages you visit and what other sites you used prior to visiting. Google may use the information to personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Google’s ability to use and share information is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better browsing experience, by enabling us to understand which pages you find useful and which you do not.

The Cookies We Use

The cookies we use are broken down into the following four categories:

These cookies are essential in order for you to browse the website and use its features, such as logging in to your account. They do not collect any information that identifies a visitor.

Cookie Name:Description:First or Third Party Cookie:Expiration:
CookieScriptConsentThis cookie is used by Cookie-Script service to remember visitor cookie consent preferences. It is necessary for cookie banner to work properly. First Party 6 months
newsletter_leads Anonymously counts the days passed between sessions. First Party 2 weeks
pageviewCount Anonymously counts the number of pages viewed by a visitor. First Party 2 weeks

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website. For instance, which pages you visit most often. They do not collect information that identifies a visitor, and are only used to improve how a website works.

Cookie Name:Description:First or Third Party Cookie:Expiration:
lissc Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services Third Party 1 year
_ga Used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number. First Party 2 years
_gid Used to count the number of pages visited. First Party 1 day
_gat_UA-154741872-2 Records the number of visitors to our website First Party 1 minute
_hjTLDTest When the Hotjar script executes we try to determine the most generic cookie path we should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can First Party session be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, we try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed. First Party session
_hjid Anonymously tracks website usage patterns for improving our website. First Party 1 year
_hjIncludedInPagevie wSample This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by this site’s pageview limit. First Party 2 minutes
_hjAbsoluteSessionIn Progress This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie. First Party 30 minutes

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make, such as your use name, language, or geographic location. This information is used to provide enhanced, more personalized features, and may be anonymized to prevent identification of a visitor. These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Cookie Name: Description: First or Third Party Cookie:Expiration:
lang Used to store language preferences, potentially to serve up content in the stored language. Third Party session
lang LinkedIn Cookie to store language preferences, potentially to serve up content in the stored language Third Party session

These cookies are used to deliver ads that are more relevant to your and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an ad, as well as to help measure the effectiveness of a campaign.

Cookie Name:Description: First or Third Party Cookie: Expiration:
UserMatchHistory This cookie is used to track visitors so that more relevant ads can be presented based on the visitor’s preferences. Third Party 1 month
lidc This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie that ensures the proper functioning of this website.Third Party 1 day
bcookie This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie for sharing the content of the website via social media. Third Party 2 years
bscookie Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. Third Party 2 years
PHPSESSID Cookie generated by application based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables, for example maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages. First Party session

How to Manage Cookies

It’s your choice whether to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline or erase cookies if you prefer. Any preferences will be lost if you do choose to decline cookies, and we do not recommend that you do so when using our website because you may lose some functionality.

In order to change your browser’s cookie preferences, please check the following instructions, specific to your browser:

Google offers an opt-out mechanism for the web available here.

If you would like to change your cookie preferences for our website, please contact us or click on the cookie settings icon at the bottom-left of your screen (California and EU visitors only).