Use of cookies by Arup Virtual Engage

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
Cookie Name Purpose
Essentials ve-project-essentials
These cookies are used to determine whether the user has visited the site before. We use them to check whether the cookies menu should be displayed on entering the site and if the welcome popup has been displayed previously. They help to improve the initial experience when launching the site for the first time.
Performance ve-project-performance This cookie allows the user to specify whether they want to allow information to be collected and passed to our Universal Analytics provider. This won't remove the Universal Analytics cookie, but it will ensure no data is collected.
Universal Analytics (Google) _ga
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data.

Third Party Cookies

In order to provide a better experience for the user, we leverage multiple third-party applications. Some of the applications may set cookies of their own. We have no control over these cookies but have outlined their use in the table below.
Cookie Name Purpose
Live Chat __livechat These cookies are used for the purpose of identification of a particular user when using the third-party chat platform. They help to ensure the services provided are much more widely available and easier to use.
Online Surveys AWSALBCORS
Our surveys are hosted on a third-party platform. These cookies simply register which server-cluster is serving the visitor. It is used in context with load balancing on cloud infrastructure to optimise user experience.
Vimeo Player player
We sometimes embed videos from our official Vimeo channel. Vimeo’s embeddable video player uses cookies that are considered essential to the video player experience. There are no analytics or advertising cookies.
YouTube PREF*
We sometimes embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.