This Policy was last updated on 16 December, 2020.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a piece of data (text files), which can be stored on a device, such as a PC, a mobile device or any other device that can store information. Cookies collect information like IP addresses. An IP address is a number assigned to you by your Internet service provider so you may access the Internet. Although we do receive IP addresses, we do not use them to identify you personally or disclose them to others.

ICON uses cookies to help you navigate our website, to assist in the collection of website usage statistics as described herein, and to allow site visitors to personalize their experience by accessing information relevant to their area of interest.

We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts

Below is a detailed list of the cookies we use on our websites. Our websites are scanned with our cookie scanning tool regularly to maintain a list as accurate as possible.

Opt out

We only place non-essential cookies on your device where you have provided your consent.

You can opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on the “manage your cookies” button below.


Mobile Applications

We may also collect certain information about your mobile or handheld device on which mobile applications are downloaded or accessed when you use ICON mobile applications. 

We use Google Analytics for Firebase to collect aggregated metrics about how you use our mobile applications for the purpose of understanding any functional problems and improving our services to you.

Follow the link below for Google’s Privacy Policy

www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the websites to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any directly identifiable information about you such as your name or email address.

Cookie name

Provider

Purpose

Expires

first or third party

AWSELB

Amazon

This cookie name is associated with the Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancing functionality for routing client request on the server.

06/01/2021

First party

_dc_gtm_UA-#

Google

This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page

06/01/2021

First party

_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx

Google

This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page.  Where it is used it may be regarded as Strictly Necessary as without it, other scripts may not function correctly. The end of the name is a unique number which is also an identifier for an associated Google Analytics account.

06/01/2021

First party

RoxenHttpsWizardId

Roxen

This cookie is associated with the site content management system

06/01/2021

First party

AWSELB

Amazon

This cookie name is associated with the Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancing functionality for routing client request on the server.

06/01/2021

First party

AWSELBCORS

Amazon

This cookie name is associated with the Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancing functionality for routing client request on the server.

06/01/2021

First party

(Brightcove) _gid

Brightcove

Used to distinguish users.

06/01/2021

First party

_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx

Google

This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page.  Where it is used it may be regarded as Strictly Necessary as without it, other scripts may not function correctly. The end of the name is a unique number which is also an identifier for an associated Google Analytics account.

06/01/2021

First party

(LinkedIn) dms-src.linkedin.com lang

Google

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active LinkedIn profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain

06/01/2021

Third party

_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx

Google

This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page.  Where it is used it may be regarded as Strictly Necessary as without it, other scripts may not function correctly. The end of the name is a unique number which is also an identifier for an associated Google Analytics account.

06/01/2021

First party

Language

Roxen

Saves the user's preferred language on the website.

06/01/2021

First party

rc::a

Google

This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.

06/01/2021

First party

rc::c

Google

This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.

06/01/2021

First party

DSID

DoubleClick

This cookie is set to note your specific user identity. It contains a hashed/encrypted unique ID.

06/01/2021

Third party

OptanonAlertBoxClosed

OneTrust

It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user.

06/01/2021

First party

OptanonConsent

OneTrust

This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given.

06/01/2021

First party

__cfduid

Cloudflare

Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.

06/01/2021

First party

__cfruid

Cloudflare

This cookie is a part of the services provided by Cloudflare - Including load-balancing, deliverance of website content and serving DNS connection for website operators.

06/01/2021

First party

incap_ses_#

TBD

This cookie is used to maintain security and performance of the website. Relate HTTP requests to a certain session.

06/01/2021

First party

visid_incap_#

TBD

This cookie is used to maintain security and performance of the website. Relates sessions to a specific visitor.

06/01/2021

First party

_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx

Google

This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page. Where it is used it may be regarded as Strictly Necessary as without it, other scripts may not function correctly. The end of the name is a unique number which is also an identifier for an associated Google Analytics account.

06/01/2021

First party

Functional cookies

Cookie name

Provider

Purpose

Expires

First or third party

lang

ads.linkedin.com

Remembers the user's selected language version of a website

30/04/2021

Third party

lang

linkedin.com

Set by LinkedIn when a web page contains an embedded "Follow us" panel.

30/04/2021

Third party

SIDCC

.google.com

Used as a security measure to protect users data from unauthorised access.

31/12/2020

Third party

_bc_uuid

brightcove.com

Audience-enabled players will set a 3rd party cookie and use it to associate viewing data with the same user if Audience Tracking is enabled for their account and the player is using it. If a user ever fills out an Audience lead form, Audience will create a profile for that viewer and all their viewing data will be associated with that profile.

The cookie that Audience will set is named _bc_uuid.

06/01/2021

Third party

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

youtube.com

Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

179 days

Third party

YSC

youtube.com

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

Session

Third party

ads/ga-audiences

Google.com

Used to distinguish users. Session. Functionality cookies. ads/ga-audiences, ads/ga-audiences. Used by Google AdWords to reengage visitors.

 

Third party

Performance cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.

Cookie name

Provider

Purpose

Expires

First or third party

lissc

linkedin.com

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions.  For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

06/01/2021

Third party

_ga

pardot.com

This domain is owned by Pardot, a marketing automation platform which provides lead generation services to businesses.

06/01/2021

Third party

pardot

go.pardot.com

This domain is owned by Pardot, a marketing automation platform which provides lead generation services to businesses.

Session

Third party

pardot

pi.pardot.com

This domain is owned by Pardot, a marketing automation platform which provides lead generation services to businesses.

Session

Third party

lidc

linkedin.com

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions.  For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

06/01/2021

Third party

visitor_id#####

pi.pardot.com

This is a cookie pattern that appends a unique identifier for a website visitor, used for tracking purposes. The cookies in this domain have a lifespan of 10 years.

06/01/2021

Third party

visitor_id#####

go.pardot.com

This is a cookie pattern that appends a unique identifier for a website visitor, used for tracking purposes. The cookies in this domain have a lifespan of 10 years.

06/01/2021

Third party

_gclxxxx

pardot.com

Google conversion tracking cookie

06/01/2021

Third party

test_cookie doubleclick.net

Google

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange

06/01/2021

Third party

lpv36932

pi.pardot.com

This domain is owned by Pardot, a marketing automation platform which provides lead generation services to businesses.

06/01/2021

Third party

visitor_id36932-hash

go.pardot.com

This is a cookie pattern that appends a unique identifier for a website visitor, used for tracking purposes. The cookies in this domain have a lifespan of 10 years.

06/01/2021

Third party

IDE doubleclick.net

Google

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange

06/01/2021

Third party

lang

ads.linkedin.com

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-domain is connected with LinkedIn's marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targetng.

Session

Third party

bcookie

linkedin.com

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions.  For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

06/01/2021

Third party

lang

linkedin.com

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions.  For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

Session

Third party

visitor_id#####

pardot.com

This is a cookie pattern that appends a unique identifier for a website visitor, used for tracking purposes. The cookies in this domain have a lifespan of 10 years.

06/01/2021

Third party

UserMatchHistory

linkedin.com

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions.  For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

06/01/2021

Third party

_gid

pardot.com

This domain is owned by Pardot, a marketing automation platform which provides lead generation services to businesses.

06/01/2021

Third party

__utma .jquery.com

Google

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics.

22 months

Third party

__utmz

Google

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics and identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site.

112 days

Third party

_gclxxxx

Google

Google conversion tracking cookie

06/01/2021

Third party

_gat_UA-

Google

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

06/01/2021

Third party

_gat

Google

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics.

1 day

Third party

Analytics cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.    They do not store directly identifiable information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, our advertising partners will not receive your information via this website.

Cookie name

Provider

Purpose

 

Expires

First or third party

_dc_gtm_UA-#

Google

Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag.

1 day

Third party

_ga

Google

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

2 years

Third party

_gat

Google

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

1 day

Third party

_gcl_au

Google

Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.

3 months

Third party

_gid

Google

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

1 day

Third party

_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress

Hotjar

This cookie is used to count how many times a website has been visited by different visitors - this is done by assigning the visitor an ID, so the visitor does not get registered twice.

1 day

Third party

_hjid

Hotjar

Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes.

1 year

Third party

_hjTLDTest

Hotjar

Detects the SEO-ranking for the current website. This service is part of a third-party statistics and analysis service.

Session

Third party

ads/ga-audiences

Google

Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites.

Session

Third party

bcookie

linkedin.com

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

2 years

Third party

bscookie

linkedin.com

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

2 years

Third party

collect

Google

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

Session

Third party

IDE

Google

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

2 years

Third party

lidc

linkedin.com

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

1 day

Third party

lissc

linkedin.com

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

1 year

Third party

lpv36932

pardot.com

Set by Pardot

1 day

Third party

pagead/1p-user-list/#

google.com

Generated by Google pagead dynamic marketing to track events such as conversions or other meaningful user interactions

Session

Third party

pardot

pardot.com

Used to identify the visitor across visits and devices. This allows the website to present the visitor with relevant advertisement - The service is provided by third party advertisement hubs, which facilitate real-time bidding for advertisers.

1 day

Third party

pardot

Pardot

Used to identify the visitor across visits and devices. This allows the website to present the visitor with relevant advertisement - The service is provided by third party advertisement hubs, which facilitate real-time bidding for advertisers.

Session

Third party

st_samesite

consensu.org

Used by ShareThis to track visitor’s website navigation and preferences - This is used for internal statistics and marketing.

Session

Third party

test_cookie

Google

Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.

1 day

Third party

UserMatchHistory

linkedin.com

Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.

29 days

Third party

visitor_id#

Pardot

Set by Pardot

10 years

Third party

visitor_id#-hash

Pardot

Set by Pardot

10 years

Third party

visitor_id1

Pardot

Set by Pardot

10 years

Third party

PISID

Google

This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites.

2 years

Third party

_pendo_visitorId.352dc7bf-dd10-4cd6-55e4-e43150f0c50e

Pardot

Set by Pardot

77 days

Third party

_pendo_accountId.352dc7bf-dd10-4cd6-55e4-e43150f0c50e

Pardot

Set by Pardot

77 days

Third party

id .doubleclick.net

Google

This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites.

Session

Third party

AMCV_8D6C67C25245AF020A490D4C%40AdobeOrg

Pardot

Set by Pardot

14 months

Third party

webact

Pardot

Set by Pardot

42 days

Third party

pd-sidebar

Pardot

Set by Pardot

9 months

Third party

pdType

Pardot

Set by Pardot

9 months

Third party

wisepops_visits

Wisepops

A technical cookie set by Wisepops, a tool used to displaying pop-ups, the cookie used for storing user session identifier in web application.

22 months

Third party

permutive-id

Google

Cookie set by DoubleClick

21 months

Third party

_pendo_meta.352dc7bf-dd10-4cd6-55e4-e43150f0c50e

Pardot

Set by Pardot

77 days

Third party

wisepops

Wisepops

A technical cookie set by Wisepops, a tool used to displaying pop-ups, the cookie used for storing user session identifier in web application.

22 months

Third party

permutive-session .doubleclick.net

Google

Cookie set by DoubleClick

21 months

Third party

wisepops_session

Wisepops

A technical cookie set by Wisepops, a tool used to displaying pop-ups, the cookie used for storing user session identifier in web application.

 

Third party

visitor_id36932-hash

www.iconplc.com

This is a cookie pattern that appends a unique identifier for a website visitor, used for tracking purposes. The cookies in this domain have a lifespan of 10 years.

Sun Sep 15 09:25:37 UTC 2030

Third party

_gat_gtag_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Google

Google Analytics

Thu Sep 17 08:59:23 UTC 2020

Third party

UID

scorecardresearch.com

 

Mon Sep 05 18:30:04 UTC 2022

Third party

UIDR

scorecardresearch.com

 

Mon Sep 05 18:30:04 UTC 2022

Third party

GPS

Google

 

Thu Sep 17 02:43:21 UTC 2020

Third party

Miscellaneous cookies

Cookie name

Provider

Purpose

Expires

Cookies used (first or third party)

s_cc

Adobe

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, determines whether cookies are enabled in the browser

06/04/2021

Third party

s_sq

Adobe

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, stores information about the previous link clicked within the site

06/04/2021

Third party

To block cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/ and https://wikis.ec.europa.eu/display/WEBGUIDE/04.+Cookies.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.


Notification of changes

As www.iconplc.com and ICON evolve and as privacy laws and regulations change, it may be necessary to revise or update our Cookie Policy. When we do we will also revise the 'last updated' date at the top of the Cookie Policy. For more information on ICON’s privacy measures, please visit the privacy link at the bottom of the iconplc.com website.


Privacy Policy

We also refer you to our Privacy Policy for information on the processing of personal data.

Contact information

Questions or comments related to this policy should be submitted to the ICON Global Data Protection Officer as follows: Global Data Protection Officer, ICON plc, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, Ireland and Data_Privacy_Officer@iconplc.com.