1. What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files or pieces of information stored on your computer or mobile phone (smartphone or tablet) when you visit our site. A cookie usually contains the name of the webpage/application it comes from, its duration (i.e .how long it will stay on your device), and a value, which is usually a unique random number generated.
Cookies can do this because our site can read and write these files, allowing them to recognize and remember important information that will make using our site more convenient for you (for example, by saving the preference settings).
3. Which are the different types of cookies that we use?
The cookies we use may either be permanent or temporary, ours or of third parties.
- Permanent cookies are used to store your login information so that you remember your settings for future logins to our site. The permanent cookie is saved as a file on your computer and remains there until you close your browser. The cookie can be read by the website which created it when you visit it again.
- Temporary cookies are used to enable certain features of our website and services, to better understand how you interact with our site, and to monitor the overall use and website traffic routing. Unlike permanent cookies, these cookies are temporarily deleted from your computer when you close your browser. They usually store an anonymous user session ID on your computer, allowing you to browse a website/application (for example) without having to log in to each page.
- First-party cookies are our own cookies, which we use to enhance your experience. They are associated with a user's personal information. No third party has access to the information we collect through our own cookies.
- Third-party cookies are installed on our site by third-party service providers, including advertising cookies. These third party providers install their cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit our site, so that you allow them to deliver their services. You may find more information about these cookies in their privacy policies.
a. Basic Cookies
Basic cookies are absolutely essential for our website to operate and for the use of its services and functions. Without these necessary cookies, our site will not function properly and we may not be able to make the site or certain services or features you require available.
We also use technical cookies, which allow our site to remember the choices you make (such as your language or your current location) for customization and personalization purposes. These cookies do not collect information about you that may then be used for advertising purposes or to remember the pages you have visited.
- In the case of Age gate cookies, HCI installs a cookie on your computer that stores the information you enter on the screen asking you to state your age.
These cookies are essential for the operation of the Website and are mandatory to use.
b. Analytics Cookies
Our site may also use Google Analytics cookies. These cookies collect information about how you use and move around our site. For example, they will track the most visited pages, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to analyze trends, manage the site, track user movements on our site, and collect demographic information about the userbase as a whole.
Our website uses the following Analytics Cookies:
Google Analytics, which provides us with information on how visitors use our site. They are permanent and installed by Google.
To avoid being tracked by Google Analytics cookies on the websites you visit, check http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
1. For how long are cookies stored?
Cookies will remain on the user's computer after the first installation for as long as permitted by law.
2. How to control the cookies on our website
In addition to the cookies that are considered necessary, the cookies described above will only be installed on your computer if you continue browsing after reading the notice on the homepage.
Analytics Cookies for user analysis
Please be aware that if you clear or disable cookies you may not be able to view part of our site or use certain features or you may find out that some parts of the site either do not function properly or do not function at all.
If you use different devices to view or access our site (e.g. from your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), you need to make sure that each browser on each device is tailored to fit your preferences as regards cookies.
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