Cookie notice

Achilles uses cookies and web beacons on its website and in some emails we send. This cookie notice explains more about cookies and why we use them. It also explains how you can control and opt out of receiving them.

We update this cookie notice from time to time in response to changes in applicable laws and regulations and to changes on our website. When changes are made, we will update the ‘Last Updated’ date at the top of this page.

Please review this cookie notice periodically to check for updates.


Cookies are small text files and web beacons are small graphic images. They are downloaded to your device when you visit a website or receive certain emails unless you have set your browser to stop them.

We use several types of cookies that have been developed by Google, FaceBook, LinkedIn and HubSpot. The types of cookie and web beacons we use on our website include:

Strictly necessary cookies

These are essential to the operation of our website and enable you to browse and use all features of the website.

Functionality / preference cookies

Functionality cookies remember the choices you make when you visit our website. This includes, for example, your choice of language and text sizing. They remember your preferences on return visits and tailor your use of our website.

Statistics / analytics cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information about your use of our website such as the pages you visit most often, how you arrived at our website and error message you receive. These do not collect any personal information and are used to improve our website performance.

Marketing cookies / pixels

These are placed by trusted third-party suppliers to Achilles and help us count visitors to our website from advertisements we have placed on other websites or from emails we have sent to you. They provide aggregated information which we use to monitor the success of our marketing campaigns. We collect information about your use of our website to advertise using remarketing services, including Google Ad Words, to serve you ads that relate to your activity on our site.

Further technical details of each cookie used on this website can be found by going to our [cookie table]. You can also learn more about cookies by going to



You can manage and delete cookies and web beacons through your web browser. Each browser manages cookies differently, but you can learn more about cookie settings in the most common browsers using the links below:
Safari for Mac
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If you have any questions about our use of cookies or web beacons you can contact us at

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Domain Cookie Name Description Duration PHPSESSID Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages. Session catAccCookies UK Cookie Consent WordPress plugin. Stores the user’s cookie consent for the current domain 30 days
Cloudflare _cfduid Used to by Cloudflare to help protect against DDOS attacks. 1 year


Functional / Preference Cookies

Domain Cookie Name Description Duration _icl_visitor_lang_js Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website 24 hours wpml_browser_redirect_test Determines language selection for website visitors and redirect the website visitor to the correct language based on location. This language setting is then stored. Session
Linked-In lang Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website Session


Statistics / Analytics Cookies

Domain Cookie Name Description Duration _dc_gtm_UA-# Associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts. Without it, other scripts may not function correctly. 1 day _ga Monitors the use and performance of our website –distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number 2 years _gid Used to distinguish users on Google Analytics in order to count user visits and traffic sources so that we can measure and improve the site performance 1 day Collect Used to send data to Google analytics about your device and behavior. Usage of the site by your devices and marketing channels is tracked Session


Marketing Cookies & Pixels

Domain Cookie Name Description Duration _fbp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products from third party advertisers. 3 months
Google Analytics _gat This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites 1 day
Hubspot _hssrc This cookie is used to keep track of a visitor’s identity. It is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts. 13 months
Hubspot _hstc Used for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session). 13 months
Hubspot _ptq.gif Sends data to the marketing platform Hubspot about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Session Ad/ga-audiences Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites. Session bcookie Browser ID cookie for sharing the content of the website via social media 2 years bscookie Browser ID cookie for tracking he use of embedded services 2 years BizoID LinkedIn Ad analytics to enable user-based content 29 days fr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products from third party advertisers 3 months
Hubspot hubspotutk This cookie keeps track of sessions. This is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp. Session
Double click IDE Used to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user 1 year
Twitter i/adsct The cookie is used by in order to determine the number of visitors accessing the website through twitter advertisement content. Session lidc Used by Linkedin for tracking the use of embedded services 1 day Pagead/1p-user-list# Pending Session
Twitter Personalization_id This cookie is set by Twitter – The cookie allows the visitor to share content from the website onto their Twitter profile. 2 years
Double click Test_cookie Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies 1 day tr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products from third party advertisers Session UserMatchHistory LinkedIn Ad analytics used to track visitors on multiple websites in order to present relevant adverts based on visitor preferences 29 days