A cookie is a small file sent to your computer, mobile phone, tablet or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are sent by a web server to a web browser to enable the server to collect information from the browser and recognize your device on future visits. These types of files serve a number of different purposes such as remembering your preferences. Cookies help us to provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us to analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website to tailor it better to our users’ needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Cookies do not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer; this may, however, prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


We may not respond to web browser 'do not track' signals. If you would like additional information about online tracking and various opt-out mechanisms, please see https://allaboutdnt.com/.

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Our website may contain links to other websites that are owned and managed by third parties. Those websites have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for them.

Cookies used on this site

Performance cookies: Cookies that provide us with information usage of our website, such as which pages have been visited the most and how users move around the site. These cookies allow us to customise the website to improve the user experience.

Necessary cookies: Cookies that are essential for the provision of the site. If they are blocked by your browser settings, parts of the website may not work properly.

Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the provision of enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these functions may not work properly.

Statistics cookies: These cookies give is the essential information we need to ensure our websites are engaging and easy to use for visitors.

Targeting cookies: These cookies are used by Westcon and our advertising partners to build a profile of your interests which can be used to provide targeted advertising which is more relevant.

Name Description Purpose Lifespan
__cf_bm This cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management. Functionality 30 minutes
_ga The _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. Statistics 2 years
_gat_gtag_UA_51509974-1 Set by Google to distinguish users. Analytics 1 minute
_gat_UA-51509974-1 A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. Analytics 1 minute
_gid Installed 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. Analytics 1 day
AnalyticsSyncHistory Used to store information about the time a sync with the lms_analytics cookie took place for users in the Designated Countries Other 1 month
bcookie LinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser ID. Other 2 years
bscookie This cookie is a browser ID cookie set by Linked share Buttons and ad tags. Other 2 years
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Analytics" category. Necessary 1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Necessary" category. Necessary 1 year
CookieLawInfoConsent Records the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie. Necessary 1 year
lang This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website. Other Session
li_gc Used to store consent of guests regarding the use of cookies for non-essential purposes Other 2 years
lidc LinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data center selection. Other 1 day
UserMatchHistory Linkedin - Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences. Analytics 1 month
vuid Vimeo installs this cookie to collect tracking information by setting a unique ID to embed videos to the website. Analytics 2 years
_ga_SM6GE1X6E7 This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. Analytics 2 years