Cookie Policy

We use cookies across our websites to improve their performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.


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 the 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

Affino cookies


Name Description Expiry
TEL User’s phone number to pre-fill forms 30 days
MOBILE User’s mobile number to pre-fill forms 30 days
LCOMPANY User’s company to pre-fill forms 30 days
LASTNAME User’s last name to pre-fill forms 30 days
FIRSTNAME User’s first name to pre-fill forms 30 days
EMAIL User’s email to pre-fill forms 30 days
COUNTRY User’s country to pre-fill forms 30 days
COMPANY User’s company name to pre-fill forms 30 days
CJOBTITLE Users job title to pre=fill forms 30 days
AVATAR User’s avatar to display on login screen 30 days
cookie.JSESSIONID session identifier 1 year
cookie.PreCache cache flag 1 year
cookie.PreCacheCheck cache check flag
cookie.Affino_Visitor daily visitor cookie Never
.AFFINO_TC tracking cookie Never
.AFFINO_MC Metering cookie
.AFFINO_MCA Metering cookie - store viewed articles
cookie.Affino_x_CartID Cart cookie, where x is the Store Profile code
cookie.OrderReferer URL of the order referrer
cookie.RVP recently viewed products - last 10 products stored
cookie.AFFINO_x Affino system cookie
cookie.AFFINO_xHTTPS Affino system cookie for SSL
cookie.AFFINOLIVE_x Affino system ready flag
cookie.OnPageFeedbackxyz On Page Feedback Design element cookie where x is the Channel code, y is Section code and z is Item code
cookie.Affino_cookiePolicy cookie policy accepted
cookie.contactlist_tab_active Contact Lists control side active tab tracking
cookie.accounts_tab_active Accounts control side active tab tracking
cookie.contacts_tab_active Contacts control side active tab tracking
cookie.Affino_BrowserMode browser, web or mobile mode
cookie.LiveEditSwitch live editor switch
cookie.AFFINO_XLOGIN_CHECKED cross domain login
cookie.Affino_Control control side layout
cookie.Affino_ControlWideScreen widescreen control side layout
cookie.Affino_ControlTopNav top navigation control side layout
cookie.AFFINO_CONTROLHELP help control side help show/hide
cookie.LogContentView store content view
cookie.ShowGuideLine live edit help show/hide
cookie.FriendInvite friend invite
cookie.Affino_displayTaxonomyx Meta information Design element where x is the cell code
cookie.ao3pcba store daily visit for audit


Event Hub cookies


Name Description Expiration
_ga Google analytics 2 years
token Authentication token 1 year
tab Saves your last agenda session day 1 year


PL DataHub cookies


Name Description Expiration
_ga Google analytics 2 years
token Authentication token 1 year


Careers cookies


Name Description Expiration
_ga Google analytics 2 years
ref Reference to the Procurement Leaders staff member that referred you 1 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