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Cookie Policy

We use cookies to enhance your experience with us. Cookies give us an understanding for how our web service is being used and helps us with development and improvements. cookies are passive text files that are stored in the internet browser on your device such as your computer, mobile phone or tablet, when you are using our services. See also our Privacy Policy regarding the handling of your personal information. Your browser or device will usually allow you to change the settings for the usage and extent of cookies, as well as for cookies currently being stored. Please see your browser or device reference information to understand how to adjust your settings.

_tt_session - Strictly Necessary

We use it to keep the context of a user (e.g. keep them logged in).

cid - Strictly Necessary

We use it for identifying candidates in our chat so that you can resume conversation after leaving the jobsite or careersite page.

referrer - Targeting Cookies

We use it to identify the address of the webpage that linked to us.

cookieconsent_dismissed - Performance

We use it to not show you the cookie consent bar once you accepted it.

ti - Performance

We use it to know which pages a visitor is browsing on.

Cookies used by our service providers

We use the following service providers to analyse the use of the Services. Each service provider gathers information about the Services by means of cookies and this information is used to create reports with usage information. You can find information about the service providers’ privacy policies and practices at the URLs below.

Google Analytics - Performance

Doubleclick - Targeting

Facebook - Targeting

New Relic - Performance

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website to recognise your device the next time you visit.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing and allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username.

What sort of cookies does Procurement Leaders use?

1. Essential cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify members and ensure they can access the member-only pages. If a user opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that a membership entitles them to.

 2. Performance cookies

We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.

3.Functionality cookies

We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your preferences, such as which sections of the website you want to see when you log in.

4.Behaviourally Targeted Advertising Cookies

Procurement Leaders and our advertisers sometimes use cookies to serve you with targeted advertisements that we believe are relevant to you and your interests.

We also use or allow third parties to serve cookies. For example, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.

List of cookies we use


TELUser’s phone number to pre-fill forms30 days
MOBILEUser’s mobile number to pre-fill forms30 days
LCOMPANYUser’s company to pre-fill forms30 days
LASTNAMEUser’s last name to pre-fill forms30 days
FIRSTNAMEUser’s first name to pre-fill forms30 days
EMAILUser’s email to pre-fill forms30 days
COUNTRYUser’s country to pre-fill forms30 days
COMPANYUser’s company name to pre-fill forms30 days
CJOBTITLEUsers job title to pre=fill forms30 days
AVATARUser’s avatar to display on login screen30 days
cookie.JSESSIONIDsession identifier1 year
cookie.PreCachecache flag1 year
cookie.PreCacheCheckcache check flag
cookie.Affino_Visitordaily visitor cookieNever
.AFFINO_TCtracking cookieNever
.AFFINO_MCMetering cookie
.AFFINO_MCAMetering cookie - store viewed articles
cookie.Affino_x_CartIDCart cookie, where x is the Store Profile code
cookie.OrderRefererURL of the order referrer
cookie.RVPrecently viewed products - last 10 products stored
cookie.AFFINO_xAffino system cookie
cookie.AFFINO_xHTTPSAffino system cookie for SSL
cookie.AFFINOLIVE_xAffino system ready flag
cookie.OnPageFeedbackxyzOn Page Feedback Design element cookie where x is the Channel code, y is Section code and z is Item code
cookie.Affino_cookiePolicycookie policy accepted
cookie.contactlist_tab_activeContact Lists control side active tab tracking
cookie.accounts_tab_activeAccounts control side active tab tracking
cookie.contacts_tab_activeContacts control side active tab tracking
cookie.Affino_BrowserModebrowser, web or mobile mode
cookie.LiveEditSwitchlive editor switch
cookie.AFFINO_XLOGIN_CHECKEDcross domain login
cookie.Affino_Controlcontrol side layout
cookie.Affino_ControlWideScreenwidescreen control side layout
cookie.Affino_ControlTopNavtop navigation control side layout
cookie.AFFINO_CONTROLHELPhelp control side help show/hide
cookie.LogContentViewstore content view
cookie.ShowGuideLinelive edit help show/hide
cookie.FriendInvitefriend invite
cookie.Affino_displayTaxonomyxMeta information Design element where x is the cell code
cookie.ao3pcbastore daily visit for audit

Event Hub cookies

_gaGoogle analytics2 years
tokenAuthentication token1 year
tabSaves your last agenda session day1 year

PL DataHub cookies

_gaGoogle analytics2 years
tokenAuthentication token1 year

Careers cookies

_gaGoogle analytics2 years
refReference to the Procurement Leaders staff member that referred you1 year

Can visitors block cookies?

When you accessed our site, you should have seen an overlay which explained that by continuing to access our site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions from

Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly

More information

More detail on how businesses use cookies can be found at

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Contact Us

Procurement Leaders is responsible for processing your personal information as above. Procurement Leaders complies with applicable data protection rules. If you have any question, please contact us


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