Privacy and Cookies

This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use our website.

Visitors to our website

We collect anonymous information about the use of our website to find out information such as the parts of our site that are most and least used.

When someone visits we use standard web server logging to record requested website pages and files and the IP address from which requests are made. The IP address does not identify individual users.

We also use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect information such as pages visited, actions taken, location of the user (at the level of region or city) and technology used. This information is anonymous.

What information do we collect about you?

We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so – for example, to provide services or information more tailored to your needs, to communicate with you, or to improve our services. Usually this is your name, organisation, email address and enquiry or preferences.

People who make an enquiry via the website

If you submit an enquiry form on our website we will securely retain your contact details and enquiry until you request us to delete your details by emailing [email protected].

People who sign up to receive newsletters via the website

If you sign up to receive newsletters on our website we will securely retain your contact details and preferences until you request us to delete your details by emailing [email protected] or following the ‘unsubscribe’ link on a newsletter email.

Your name, organisation, email address and preferences will be held securely on MailChimp’s servers. View MailChimp’s privacy policy.

People who make a comment on a website article

If you make a comment on a website article we will require you to have, or create, a Disqus account. View Disqus’ privacy policy.

People who apply for a job at Headscape

If you apply for a job with us, and if your application is not successful in the first instance, we may retain your personal information for up to twelve months so that we can consider you for other positions that may become available. If you would prefer us not to retain your personal information for recruitment purposes, please email [email protected].

Retention of personal information

In some cases, there are legal requirements to keep personal data for a minimum period, for example if it must be retained by court order or where Headscape is under a contractual obligation to retain it. If there is no such legal requirement, Headscape will only keep the personal data for so long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, or as expressly consented. If we no longer need your personal information, we will delete it. Even if we delete your personal data, it may persist on backup media for an additional period of time for legal, tax or regulatory reasons, or for legitimate and lawful business purposes.

Sharing of information

We will not share or sell your personal information with any other organisation except as described below in the case of a business transfer.

Business transfers

In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganisation, dissolution or similar event, personal data may be part of the transferred assets. You acknowledge and agree that any successor to or acquirer of Headscape (or its assets) will continue to have the right to use your personal data and other information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.


We use cookies on Headscape’s website to track user activity and to enable various types of functionality. While we will endeavour to keep the list below updated, the site relies on many third party services and the list may therefore become out of date if those services alter the cookies they use.

Please note that all of these Cookies exist to enable functionality on the website and not for advertising purposes. If you do not wish these cookies to be tracked you can disable them in your browser, but this may negatively effect your experience on the site.

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this website:

First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

First party cookies

Name Purpose
w3tc_referrer WordPress W3 Total Cache plugin cookie. Stores a session ID needed to aid the website performance. Expires at the end of the session.
PHPSESSID Used by WordPress to identify a specific user session. Expires at the end of the session.
wwsgd_visits Used by the ÒWhat Would Seth Godin DoÓ WordPress plugin to display customised messages depending on whether a visitor has visited the site before.
__jid Expires at the end of the session.
Cookies with names prefixed by __utm Stores information used by Google Analytics to track user activity on the site.

Third party cookies

Name Purpose
UID, UIDR, CSCompanyWebSite, CSCompanyWebLang, CSCompanyWebSession, CSCookieTest Used by the comScore service to help measure audience size.
pid, k, guest_id, _twitter_sess, original_referer, external_referer, js, Twitter cookies which allow content from Twitter to be shown on website pages and pages to be shared on Twitter.
disqus_unique, testCookie Used by the Disqus service to enable commenting on articles.
__qca, mc, d Used by the Quantcast service to collect anonymous information about your usage of the site. This information includes IP address, referrer, search terms and time of use.
datr, lu, s, locale, c_user, xs Facebook cookies which allow sharing of a page on Facebook.
JSESSIONID Used by the Viddler video hosting service to enable videos to be embedded in the site.

If you have any questions or concerns about the cookies use on this site feel free to drop us a line at [email protected] and we will do our best to help.