Cookie Policy

Digital Engineering Awards (“We”, ‘Our’, “Us”) are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your Personal Data. We advise you to carefully read this cookie policy (“Policy”), together with Digital Engineering Awards website privacy policy so that you are aware of how, where, and why we use your Personal Data.

By clicking "Accept" or “I agree” on the cookie banner, you give us your consent to store and access cookies and other technologies as described in this cookie policy.”

  • PURPOSE – We use cookies and other technologies to ensure that any person who uses our website gets the best possible experience. In this Policy, we have provided detailed information about how and when we use cookies.
  • APPLICABILITY – This Policy applies to all individuals visiting our website and to all the data that is collected through cookies.
  • WHAT IS A COOKIE - Cookies are alphanumeric files containing small amounts of information, which are placed on to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. It allows us to recognize your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions. Cookies can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Without them, using the web can be a cumbersome experience. Loss of the information stored in a cookie may make the website experience less functional but should not prevent it from working. Cookies cannot access any other information on your computer.
    1. Persistent/Permanent cookies - Persistent cookies helps us recognise you as an existing user, so it’s easier for you to return to our website without signing in again. After signing in, the persistent cookies stay on your browser and will be read when you return on to our sites. These remain on your computer/device for a pre-defined period.
    2. Performance cookies - Cookies that help us measure the performance of the website and improve your experience (We do not store any Personal Data when we use performance cookies).
    3. Session cookies - Session cookies only last for as long as the session exists (they get erased when the user closes the browser).
    4. Functional cookies – Functional cookies allow us to improve your experience by remembering any settings you have chosen.
    5. Marketing Cookies – Marketing cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customized website experience.
    6. Targeting Cookies – Targeting cookies collect user information and use it to build a profile of visitor interests and then show personalized ads for that specific user (We do not store any data when we use targeting cookies).

    As for the domain to which the cookies belong, they are either:

    1. First-party cookies- which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain.
    2. Third-party cookies – which are stored by a different domain to the visited page's domain. This can happen when the webpage references a file, such as JavaScript, located outside its domain. Please find a list of third-party cookies by clicking here.
  • USE OF COOKIES – We use Personal Data captured through cookies to make your interaction with us faster and more secure. They may be used for the following purposes:
  1. Preferences – Cookies allow our websites to remember the information that changes the way the site behaves or looks, such as your preferred language or the region you are in. Remembering your preferences enables us to personalise and display advertisements and other contents for you.
  2. Security/Optimization – Cookies allow us to maintain security by authenticating users, preventing fraudulent use of login credentials and protect user data from unauthorized parties. We may use certain type of cookies that allow us to block many types of attacks, such as attempts to steal content from the forms present on our website.
  3. Processing – Cookies enable the website to work efficiently. Basis such cookies, we are able to deliver services that a website visitor expects, like navigating around web pages or accessing secure areas of the website.
  4. Advertising – We use cookies to make advertising more engaging to our users. Some common applications of cookies are made to select advertising based on what’s relevant to you, to improve reporting on campaign performance and to avoid showing ads you would have already seen. Cookies capture data about how you interact with our website, which includes the pages that you visit most.
  5. Communication – We may use data collected via cookies to communicate with you, for sending newsletters, seeking your opinion and feedback and providing you services and promotional materials.
  6. Analytics and Research - We may use cookies to better understand how people use our products/services so that we can improve them.
  • COOKIES DEPLOYED – The following cookies have been deployed on our website:
Cookie Name Description / Purpose Type of Cookie Expiration
_uetsid To store and track visits across websites First-party 1 day
_hjSession_1166054 Holds current session data and ensures subsequent requests in the session window are attributed to the same session. Third party 30 minutes
lnt_gdprconsent Used for cookie consent Session 1 year
_fbp When the Meta Pixel is installed on a website, and the Pixel uses first-party cookies, the Pixel automatically saves a unique identifier to an _fbp cookie for the website domain if one does not already exist. First-party 3 months
_ce.s User identification and authentication, User preference storage, A/B performance testing, Usage pattern assessment and traffic analysis, Advertisement performance assessment First-party 1 year
_hjFirstSeen Identifies a new user’s first session. Used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions. Third party 30 minutes
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress Used to detect the first pageview session of a user. Third party 30 minutes
_ga Used to throttle the request rate and to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. First-party 2 years
outbrain_cid_fetch For conversion tracking First-party 5 minutes
_hjSessionUser_1166054 Set when a user first lands on a page. Persists the Hotjar User ID which is unique to that site. Ensures data from subsequent visits to the same site are attributed to the same user ID. Third party 1 year
cebs Used to track the current user session internally. Session session
_uetvid To store and track visits across websites. First-party 1 year
_lfa This cookie is set by the provider Leadfeeder. This cookie is used for identifying the IP address of devices visiting the website. First-party 2 year
_gid This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. First-party 1 day
_gat_UA-57982319-1 Google uses this cookie to distinguish users. First-party 1 minute
utm_source Getting UTM values from url and storing them in the cookies Session session
utm_medium Getting UTM values from url and storing them in the cookies Session session
utm_term Getting UTM values from url and storing them in the cookies Session session
utm_content Getting UTM values from url and storing them in the cookies Session session
utm_campaign Getting UTM values from url and storing them in the cookies Session session
referrer_link Store the referrer link in cookie Session session
landing_page_link Store the landing page link Session session
last_visited_page Store the last visited page of user Session session
aikno_doc It stores the status value of the aikno_doc as 1 or empty Session session
form_success Stores the status of the form submission as 1 or empty Session session
industry4now-whitepaper Stores the value on the cookie for the path /Industry4_NOW/solutions Session session
virtual_foundation Stores the value 1 or empty to check the status. Session session
  • DISABILING COOKIES – In case you do not want to receive cookies, most browsers allow you to control cookies through their setting preferences. You may find further information on how to disable cookies or manage your cookie settings for the commonly used browsers in the following list:
  1. Click here for Google Chrome
  2. Click here for Internet Explorer
  3. Click here for Microsoft Edge
  4. Click here for Firefox
  5. Click here for Safari
  • ANALYTICS TOOLS – We use various analytics tools and third-party technologies including Google Analytics, Leadfeeder, and CrazyEgg to collect and analyze cookies. We have contractual relationship with these third-party analytics companies, who collect this information and may combine this data with other information that they already have independently collected from other websites. Many of these companies collect and use data under their own privacy policies.

You may opt-out from

  • Google by clicking here
  • Leedfeader by clicking here
  • CrazyEgg by clicking here
  • CHANGES TO THE POLICY – This Policy is effective as of 6th August 2022 We reserve the right to update or change this Policy at any time, and we will provide you with the updated Policy when we make any substantial updates at the earliest either through email or by providing a prominent notice of change on the website. You should check the Policy periodically. Your continued use of the website after we post any modifications to the Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Policy.