Date of last revision: August 2021

This notice describes the cookies we use on our website, , and the purposes for which we use them.

By clicking the “accept and continue” button that will pop up the first time you use our website from a device, you consent to cookies being deposited on your device for the purposes set out in this policy.

1. Information about us

Our website is operated by Cygnet Search UK Ltd, incorporated in England and Wales with company number 12049388 and having its registered office at The Bloomsbury Building, 10 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SL (whom we refer to as “we” and by related terms such as “our” and “us”).

2. What are cookies and how do we use them?

A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website. We use cookies on our website to:

  • recognise your computer or device when you use our website
  • obtain information about your preferences
  • carry out research and statistical analysis
  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

In most cases, we will need your consent to the operation of cookies. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested.

3. What cookies do we use?

Strictly necessary cookies

These are placed on your computer to enable our website to operate.

Performance cookies

Performance (or analytical) cookies help us to count visitors and understand which pages are most and least popular, and how long a visit lasts, which allows us to improve our site design. They also allow us to understand when our website is busiest, so that we can keep it running smoothly at peak times. These cookies are provided by Google.

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies recognise your computer or other device when you return to our website. They allow our website to remember certain choices that you make, which allows us to personalise content for you.

The table below details the cookies that we use:

Cookie Name Purpose More Information
Google Analytics _ga
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. This cookie is deleted at the end of your session.

Note: third-party links, and advertising cookies

Our website contains links to third-party websites, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube. Each one that you visit will place cookies on your computer. The owners of third-party websites are responsible for the cookies they set. We have no control over this or the technologies used by third-party websites, and accept no responsibility for them.

We do not use persistent cookies or similar technologies (known as action tags, single pixel gifs and web beacons) to provide country-specific content or assess information about your visits to this site. These cookies may be used within third-party advertisements on the site.

4. Managing cookies

When your device is used for the first time to visit our website, you will see a banner displayed, telling you that cookies are being used. You can either close down your visit to our website at this point or continue your visit.

If you do not want to accept cookies, or you wish to enable, disable or delete them, you can change your browser settings. If you do this, please be aware you may lose some of the functionality of our website.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit