Cookie Policy

COOKIE POLICY

This policy sets out information about our use of Cookies on our website.

“We” or “us” means Apex Training & Development Ltd trading as Alchemist (registered company number SC308699).

Our registered address is Ironworks Business Centre, Castlelaurie Works, Bankside Ind. Estate, Falkirk FK2 7XE

“Website” means https://thisisalchemist.com/

We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a data controller under number Z8287473. If you wish to contact us, please click here.

What is a cookie?

A ‘cookie’ is a type of data file that is stored on your device when you visit a website or perform actions while visiting a website. A cookie file contains information that is transferred to your device’s memory which is recalled when you revisit our site, or when you perform certain actions on your device. Where we refer to a cookie in this policy, this incorporates similar tracking technologies.

Necessary Cookies

When you first visit our website, we only use necessary cookies. This means that additional cookies (called “Optional Cookies” in this policy) won’t be used unless you agree to accept/enable all cookies, or select your own cookie preferences.

Optional Cookies

Optional cookies are used for analytical, performance, advanced functionality and advertising purposes. More information is set out in this policy. Optional cookies help us improve our website and we believe accepting all optional cookies provides you with the best user experience.

Cookies can be “First Party”, i.e. set by us, or “Third Party”, i.e. placed on your device by another organisation when you visit our website. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by an organisation providing a service to us or by our business partners, so that they can advertise products and services to you on our website and elsewhere on the internet. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access third-party cookies stored from other websites; nor can other organisations access the data in the cookies we use on our website.

Changing your preferences

You can select to accept/enable some or all of the optional cookies either within the settings of your own device or by selecting the option provided on our website.

How long will cookies stay on my device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies should expire when you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your device until they expire after a set period or are deleted. For each of the cookies used on our website we have set out the duration in the tables below.

The Cookies we use on our website

Necessary Cookies

Necessary Cookies are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that allow page navigation or enable you to access certain areas of our website. Our website cannot function properly without these cookies. Necessary Cookies can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences but doing so may result in reduced or limited functionality of our website. In some circumstances our website may cease to function as intended if necessary cookies are disabled, deleted or otherwise altered. We do not accept any liability for any loss arising where necessary cookies are disabled, deleted or otherwise altered. We use the following necessary cookies:

Cookie NamePurposeControllerFurther Information (including duration of cookie)
PEPSESSIDThis is a session cookie stored in the computer’s memory only during a user’s browsing session and are automatically deleted from the user’s computer when the browser is closed. This cookie stores a session ID that is not personally identifiable to users, allowing the user to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly. Session cookies are never written on the hard drive and they do not collect any information from the user’s computer. Session cookies expire at the end of the user’s browser session and can also become no longer accessible after the session has been inactive for a specified length of time, usually 20 minutes. This cookie may also be used to store information such as the contents of a shopping cart or to provide feedback messages to users during your browsing session.    20 minutes
cookienoticeThis cookie checks whether you have agreed to our cookie terms and hides the cookie notice panel.  
_cf_bmCloudflare places the cookie on end-user devices that access customer sites protected by Bot Management or Bot Flight Mode.hubspot.comExpires in 30 minutes
_cf_bmCloudflare places the cookie on end-user devices that access customer sites protected by Bot Management or Bot Flight Mode.zoominfo.comExpires in 30 minutes

Optional Cookies

We and third parties like to use cookies on this website to enhance your user experience, personalise content and advertisements, provide social media features, and analyse the traffic/visitor actions on our website. Optional cookies help us to provide you with the experience we intend to provide when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our website and the service we provide.

We need to obtain your consent to use Optional cookies; this is usually by way of a pop-up notice. As set out in this policy, you can change your preference at any time.

Advanced functionality, Analytics and Performance

We use advanced functionality cookies 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).

We use analytical/performance cookies to enable us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors use 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.

We would like to use the following optional advanced functionality, analytics and performance cookies:

Cookie NamePurpose  ControllerFurther Information (including duration of cookie)
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This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a number of cookies in order to evaluate your use of this website and enable us to carry out actions including (but not limited to) : Tracking the number of visitors to this website. Monitoring the number of users on the website at any given time. Analysing popular content on this website. Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. How to reject or delete this cookie
www.google.com  
[Third Party Cookie / 
_tlbcpvUsed to record unique visitor views of the consent banner.termly.ioExpires in 1 year

Advertising

We and third parties want to display adverts that we think are relevant to you. In order to do so we need your consent to use advertising cookies. Even if you do not accept our advertising cookies, where you have accepted advertising cookies on another website they may remain active on our website. You are able to opt out of Google Advertising Features by following the below steps:

  1. Visit the Allow & block ads tab.
  2. In the sidebar, make sure that “Content” is selected.
  3. In the horizontal bar across the top of the page, click the Ad serving tab.
  4. Use the controls on the page to block the ad formats that you don’t want to appear on your web pages

We use the following advertising cookies:

Cookie NamePurposeControllerFurther Information (including duration of cookie)
[Insert Name][Insert brief description of the purpose of the cookie] [Third Party Cookie / Our Cookie][This cookie is session based and is deleted the next time you close your browser] OR [This cookie stays on your device for [INSERT NUMBER] [months / years]

Social Media Cookies

We use social media cookies to allow you to share our website (or parts of it) on social media.

These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. Please note that our social media partners may also use cookies over which we have no control and if you have consented to the use of those cookies elsewhere, as they are on your device without your consent, those cookies will be active. We cannot prevent this. To control the use of these cookies, you will need to contact the controller of that cookie.

We use the following social media platforms:

Cookie NamePurposeControllerFurther Information (including duration of cookie)
10936944840/ Thisisalchemist.comSession based  
px/ Thisisalchemist.comSession based

Welcome to our new identity. We are now Alchemist.

Apex and Interact, our heritage brands have come together to create something new and exciting. 

Our new website is the perfect place to explore what we have to offer. 

Alchemist- one team, one culture, and one pool of associates, all with unlimited potential. 

Welcome to our new identity. We are now Alchemist.

Apex and Interact, our heritage brands have come together to create something new and exciting. 

Our new website is the perfect place to explore what we have to offer. 

Alchemist- one team, one culture, and one pool of associates, all with unlimited potential.