We want to ensure that you enjoy browsing our website. In order to enhance your experience, we place cookies onto your computer. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and to target the content displayed to the user’s interests.

By using our website you agree that, unless you have set your computer's browser to reject them, we can place the types of cookies set out below on your device and use that data in accordance with this policy.

You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu for a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies/.

Types of cookies

There are two broad types of cookies - 'first party cookies' and 'third party cookies':

  • First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the website operator to your computer, and are often used to recognise your computer when it revisits that website and to remember your preferences as you browse the website.
  • Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the website operator, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when you visit other websites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes.

In addition, cookies may be either 'session cookies' or 'persistent cookies'. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself, is reached. We use both session and persistent cookies.

Cookies we use:

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate.
ARRAffinity when user leaves the website Used to distribute traffic to the web site on several servers in order to optimise response times. 

Other third-party cookies

You may notice some other cookies that are not related to the Cinven website whilst visiting www.cinven.com. Some of our pages may contain embedded content such as YouTube videos, Twitter feeds, Facebook likes or Google plus shares, and you may receive cookies delivered from these websites. Cinven does not govern the publication of third-party cookies. To understand more about their cookies and privacy statements, please visit the relevant websites.

Changing your cookie preferences

The "Help" menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser's cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. Below is some helpful guidance about how to make these changes.

Internet Exporer

If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer and you wish to block Cinven's website cookies, you can perform the following:

  1. On your browser tools menu, select 'Internet Options'
  2. Click on the 'Privacy' tab and then on the 'Sites' button
  3. Type into the 'Address of website' field:
  4. www.cinven.com
  5. Click on the 'Block' button
  6. Click on the OK button

Other browsers

Guidance on how to block Cinven's website cookies on other browsers can be found below:

More detailed information on disabling cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org. However, please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.