Categories of cookies in use

The categories of cookies in use are described as follows:

CategoryDescription of Category
AnalyticsAnalytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics and the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
FunctionalFunctional cookies help to perform certain functionalities like sharing content of the website on social media platforms, collect feedback, and other third-party features.
PerformancePerformance cookies are used to understand and analyse the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better use experience for visitors.
OtherThese are cookies that have yet to be categorised.

Cookies in use

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

CookieDomainCategoryDescriptionDuration _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session, and campaign data, and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.2 years by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.1 day
UserMatchHistorywww.linkedin.comFunctionalLinkedIn sets this cookie for LinkedIn Ads ID syncing.1 month
lang.linkedin.comFunctionalLinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user’s language setting.session
bcookiewww.linkedin.comFunctionalLinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser ID.2 years
lidcwww.linkedin.comFunctionalLinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data centre selection.1 day
langwww.linkedin.comFunctionalLinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user’s language setting.session
bscookiewww.linkedin.comFunctionalLinkedIn sets this cookie to store performed actions on the website.2 years
AnalyticsSyncHistorywww.linkedin.comOtherNo description1 month
li_gcwww.linkedin.comOtherNo description2 years cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to restrain request rate and thus limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.1 minute

How to change cookie settings

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