We aim to improve the way in which we provide information and deliver our services and, when we do so via our website, we sometimes do so by collecting information using cookies. Cookies are small files that we put on your computer if you agree which enable different users to be distinguished from other users to help us make our website and services better for our users, clients and contacts. For example, cookies are used to:

  • Recognise that you have entered a username and password so you don’t have to do it for every page.
  • Help protect ClearlySo against threats such as cyber-attacks.
  • Quantify how many users are using a website or other services, to ensure there is sufficient capacity and services are properly displayed and provided.
  • Collect and analyse anonymised data to help understand how users use different parts of a website to help understand users’ interests and improve our services.
  • Recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times.

A cookie is created the first time a user visits our website and is updated when the user visits the site again. It is used internally by various processes and systems to improve efficiency and provide information about usage of the website. For example:

  • The IP address used to connect your computer, laptop or device to the internet.
  • Details of your web browser version and type, operating system and platform relevant ­to the device you are using.
  • Information about your visit including the route you take through and from the website (including date and time); pages that you viewed; lengths of visits to certain pages and page interaction information.

This sort of information is typically anonymous but may identify you in certain circumstances (including where a user who is, for example, an investor member is accessing a membership section of the website, or you complete an online form providing your contact details). Where it does identify you, we treat the information as personal information (and process it in accordance with our Privacy Notice).

Cookies may be created by certain third parties, such as news or video providers accessed via our website.

We use the following categories of cookies on the website:


The cookies defined under this category are absolutely essential for the website to function. Hence they are loaded by default, irrespective of user consent.

Cookie Type Duration Description
__cfduid 1 11 months This cookie is set by Cloudflare. The cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.
PHPSESSID 0 This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
viewed_cookie_policy 0 1 hour This cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not the user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.


Analytics cookies help us understand how our visitors interact with the website. It helps us understand the number of visitors, where the visitors are coming from, and the pages they navigate. The cookies collect this data and are reported anonymously.

Cookie Type Duration Description
_dc_gtm_UA-61263074-1 0 1 minute This cookie is installed by Google Tag Manager and is used to track activity on our web pages.
_ga 0 2 years This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gid 0 1 day 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. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
GPS 0 30 minutes This cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location
prism_475737407 1 4 weeks This cookie is associated with ActiveCampaign and is used to track the activity of users on the ClearlySo website. We use ActiveCampaign to analyse and create reports of our web traffic and improve the user experience of the ClearlySo website.
YSC 1 This cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.


Advertisement cookies help us provide our visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns.

Cookie Type Duration Description
IDE 1 2 years Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 1 5 months This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.


You can also disable cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting up of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you will not be able to access all or parts of our website. Here are some links to guidance on how to disable cookies using some popular browsers:



If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice or Cookies Policy. Please contact us via  and please mark the message for the attention of the CEO.