HSQE

Cookie Policy

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INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer (if you consent to us using cookies). Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer or device hard drive.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.

Our cookies help us to:

  • Make our website work smoothly as you would expect
  • Save you having to log in every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Offer you content
  • Improve the speed and security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages easily across social media networks
  • Continuously improve our website
  • Make our marketing more efficient

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are consenting to this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

Website Function Cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Allowing you to view and add information to the site
  • Tailoring content to your needs

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so-called “analytics” programs also tell us how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

cookie_ga _gidPerformancepurpose
Google Universal Analytics_ga _gidPerformanceDistinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number. Used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the site’s analytic reports.
Google Universal Analytics_gatPerformanceLimits the collection of data on high traffic sites.
Hotjar_hjidPerformanceUsed to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. Ensures that behaviour in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
Hotjar_hjIncludeInSamplePerformanceUniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample.
Woocommercewoocommerce_ items_in_cart woocommerce_ cart_hashStrictly necessaryContains the end user’s cart information.
Craft webCraftSessionIdStrictly necessaryFunctions as an anonymous session identifier.
CloudflareCRAFT_CSRF_TOKENStrictly necessaryIdentifies trusted web traffic.
SevensevencookietestFunctionalityChecks to see if the browser is set to block or allow cookies.
Sevensevendriftt_aidFunctionalityAnonymous identifier token.
Scoresearch cardUIDPerformanceProvides a uniquely assigned, machine-generated user ID and gathers data about activity on the website.
Scoresearch cardUIDRTargeting / advertisingSet to measure the number and behaviour of website visitors.
Windows AzureARRAffinityStrictly necessaryUsed for load balancing to make sure visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.
Pinterest_pinterest_sess _pinterest_referrer _auth _routing_idFunctionalityAllows users to share pictures via Pinterest / the "Pin It" button. Pinterest can collect statistical information about usage of their service.
Django web developmentcsrftoken csrf-tokenStrictly necessaryDesigned to help protect a site against a particular type of software attacks on web forms.
LinkedInJSESSIONIDStrictly necessaryUsed to maintain an anonymous user session by the server
LinkedInbscookieTargeting / advertisingTracking the use of embedded services.
LinkedInlissc lissc1 lissc2Unclassified LinkedIn HTTP cookies
Microsoft MSNlidcFunctionalityEnsures the proper functioning of the website.
Microsoft MSNbcookieTargeting / advertisingUsed for sharing content of the website via social media.
LinkedInlangFunctionalityUsed to store language preferences, potentially to serve up content in the stored language
Twitter Google accountspersonalization_id GAPSTargeting / advertisingGathers information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have been before visiting the site.
Twitter_twitter_sessFunctionalityAllows website visitors use Twitter-related features from within the web page they are visiting.
Twitter_sl gtCollects anonymous data and monitors how users navigate and interact with the site and twitter services.
Twitterguest_idTargeting / advertisingIdentifies and tracks the website visitor.
Twitterexternal_refererAllows the site to integrate the Twitter live feed.
DoubleClick (Google)NIDTargeting / advertisingHelps build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites.
GrammarlyuznMbeMlXe fnrDENh2QK gnar_containerId grauth experiment_groupsGrammarly functioning and analytics to optimise user’s data as entered during purchase and correct any spelling or grammar

Other Technologies

If you register to receive updates from us by email, you will receive emails which will contain a web beacon. This will take the form of a small, transparent image, which is embedded in each email. It will be used to send information such as your IP address, when each email was viewed, from what device and from which geo-location. We use information about email usage to compile reports and to help us to improve our communications.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 3 years.

 

Your Consent

By using our website, you agree that we can place both essential and non-essential cookies on your device.

If you would like to block cookies from our website then you can set your browser to do so, by following the instructions on this page.

If you share the use of a device, accepting or rejecting the use of cookies will affect all users of that device.

 

Contact Us

If you have any queries concerning our use of your personal information, please email info@hsqe-partnership.co.uk

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