Cookie Policy

1 Who we are

We are CirrusHQ Ltd (CirrusHQ), a company incorporated in Scotland with registered number SC405771 and having our registered office address at 1 Eliburn Office Park, Livingston, Scotland, EH54 6GR.

2 Cookie Notice

This Cookie Notice was last updated on 21 February 2020.

3 Information about our use of cookies

Our website ( or any other domain name registered in our name) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Purpose Expiry


The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialized state data. On the Action website, it is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie.

Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used:

Maintaining a logged-in status for an admin user between pages

This cookie is essential for our site to enables us to :

(a) Recognise an admin user when they return to our site.

When the browsing session ends




Cookie that keeps track of which cookies you approved. 1 hour




Cookie that keeps track of which cookies you approved. 1 hour




This cookie controls whether you have read our Cookie Policy on Possible values are Accept and Reject. 1 year




This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. 2 years


_gat_gtag_<property ID>


Used to set and get tracking data

Used to throttle request rate.

1 minute




_gid is used to distinguish users 24hrs



Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

4 Managing cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, 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 site.

5 Other Information

We also use analytic services to help us understand how effective our content is, what interests our users have, and to improve how this website works.  In addition, we use web beacons or tracking pixels to count visitor number and performance cookies to track how many individual users access this website and how often.

This information is used for statistical purposes only and we do not use such information to personally identify any user.

6 Data Protection

For more information, please see our Privacy Notice.