COOKIE POLICY

 

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Our websites use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer (or internet-enabled device) by websites you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work and to improve their efficiency, as well as to provide website usage information to the website owner.

WHY DO WE USE COOKIES?

Our websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our websites in order to help us to improve your experience when you browse our websites. For example, they allow you to navigate between pages efficiently and to log in to areas of the websites for which you choose to register.

WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies enable us to collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here to visit Google’s website for further details on analytics cookies

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

Our websites link through to third party websites (including, for example for the delivery of podcasts) which may also use cookies over which we have no control. We recommend that you check the relevant third party’s privacy policies for information about any cookies which may be used.

CONSENT AND CONTROL

When you sign up via our websites to receive services which we are aware use performance or targeting cookies or clear gifs (see above) or their equivalent, we will inform you as part of the registration process and ask you to consent to these. If you do not wish to consent then please do not sign up for the service.

If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by any websites, you can generally do this through your browser settings. The “Help” function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org which contains information on how to block cookies from a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.

Please note that by deleting or blocking cookies, our websites may not function correctly and you may not be able to access certain areas.

CHANGES

We may need to update this Cookie Policy in the future and so encourage you to review this Cookie Policy periodically to stay informed about how we are using cookies. This cookie policy was last updated July 2016.

FURTHER INFORMATION

You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and for a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Cookie Policy, please email privacy@hsf.com.