Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small piece of data stored by a website within a browser on the website visitor’s computer. We use cookies to help us to improve our site and to provide us with information about usage of the website. Certain third parties also place cookies on your device when you browse our website.

The web browsers you are currently using will allow you to have some control over the saving of cookies on your computer, tablet or smartphone through your browser settings. For further information about cookies, including how to view which cookies have been saved to your device as well as how manage, delete and block cookies, visit

Our website may save cookies on your device as soon as you visit any page unless you have set your browser to refuse cookies. We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on or for their websites. CIO Connect does not control the dissemination of these cookies; these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example third party services have their own cookies, which are controlled by them. You should check the third party websites for more information about these (see below).

Cookies we use on our website and the purposes they serve:

Provider Cookie Expiry Purpose More Info
CIO Connect __qca
These are persistent cookies that last for up to 5 years. These first party cookies are set by this website to track anonymous information on how visitors use our site, to confirm they have read the cookie notification and to keep track of their region preferences. CIO Connect Cookie Policy
Share This __uset
Most of the cookies expire a maximum of 12 months These third party cookies are used to track which pages are being shared and by whom. Share This Privacy Policy
Google Analytics __utma
__utma is a persistent cookie. __utmb and __utmc are session cookies that last up to a maximum of 30 minutes. __utmz is a persistent cookie that lasts for 6 months. These third party cookies are saved to your device to allow us to use the Google Analytic service. They collect anonymous information on how visitors use our site. We use these to create website usage reports including the number of visitors, which websites they have come from to get to our site and the pages that were visited. Google Privacy Policy
CIO Connect Member Login wordpress_test_cookie
These are session cookies. Browsers normally delete these when closing. These first-party cookies allow users to log in to the Members’ Area. CIO Connect Cookie Policy
CIO Connect Preferences comment_author_xxxxx
These cookies expire after a maximum of 24 months. These first-party cookies store details entered if a visitor leaves a comment, and store their preferences when logged in to the Members’ Area. CIO Connect Cookie Policy