WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small file made up of letters and numbers, which is downloaded onto your computer, smartphone, or mobile internet device when you access a website.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. They do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages on a website efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
TYPES OF COOKIES
Cookies fall into the following different categories:
Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to move around a website and use its features. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. Your consent is not needed to use this type of cookie and they cannot generally be disabled.
Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website (e.g., what pages they go to most often). The information these cookies collect is aggregated and is, therefore, anonymous. Such cookies are only used to improve how a website works.
Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make (such as your username, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They can also be used to remember changes that you have made to text size and fonts.
Advertising Cookies: 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. 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.
Social Media Cookies: These cookies permit members of various Social Media websites including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn the ability to Like, share and bookmark various pages on our website. You should view details of the cookies which they operate on the relevant Social Media websites.
In addition, cookies will be either “session cookies” or “persistent cookies”.
Session cookies; are cookies which are deleted when you finish browsing a website (and are not stored on your computer longer than this).
Persistent cookies; are cookies which continue to be stored on your device after you have finished using a website, so that the website provider can remember your preferences the next time you use it; and “first party” or “third party” cookies.
First party cookies; are cookies set by the website you have browsed (i.e., the website displayed in the uniform resource locator (URL) window).
Third party cookies; are cookies set by a website other than the one you are browsing.
WHAT COOKIES DOES OUR WEBSITE USE?
In this section we:
- list the cookies we use on our website;
- provide you with information about the source of the cookies;
- describe the purpose of the cookies; and
- tell you when each cookie will expire.
|_ga||Google Analytics cookie|
|_ga_KGV9K43Z0X||Google Analytics cookie|
|_gat_UA-47268135-1||Google Analytics cookie|
|_gcl_au||Google Tag Manager conversion linker cookie|
|_gid||Google Analytics cookie|
|_hssc||HubSpot (chatbot) session cookie|
|__hssrc||Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session.|
|__hstc||HubSpot’s main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).|
|hubspotutk||A HubSpot cookie that keeps track of a visitor’s identity|
|messagesUtk||This cookie is issued by HubSpot and used to recognize visitors who chat with HAYNE Solutions via the chat tool. If the visitor leaves the site before they’re added as a contact, they will have this cookie associated with their browser.|
|catAccCookies||If HAYNE Solutions chats with a visitor who later returns to this site in the same cookied browser, the chatflows tool will load their conversation history|
|_fbp||Facebook Pixel unique identifier cookie|
|_uetsid||Bing Ads cookie|
|_uetvid||Bing Ads cookie|
Other than “Strictly Necessary Cookies”, which are essential for the functioning of our website, if you do not wish to accept all of the cookies used on our website, you can set your internet browser settings to reject, restrict or block some or all of the cookies we use. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. Please note that, if you do set your browser to reject, restrict or block some or all of the cookies we use, you may not be able to use all of the features of our website.
We would like to draw your attention, in particular, to the fact that our website uses Google Analytics cookies. Information collected by Google Analytics cookies will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America in accordance with its privacy practices.
To prevent Google Analytics cookies being set, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add On – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
If you wish to opt out of interest-based advertising, see https://youronlinechoices.eu (or if located in the Americas see https://preferences-mgr.truste.com)
For more information on how to control cookies and limit personal data processing, see https://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/five-top-tips
For comprehensive information on how to change your cookie settings in a wide variety of different web browsers see; https://aboutcookies.org
Where our website contains links to other sites or resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only and we have no control over the content of those sites or resources or the cookies they use.