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Cookie Policy

What are cookies and why?

Cookies are tiny text files, which often include a unique identifier that are placed on your device (such as laptop or iPad) when you visit a website.

We use cookies to do things like:

  • Improve the user experience, by remembering your key information in order to avoid repetition and show you things that might be relevant to you
  • Allow our website to work properly and help keep it secure
  • Help us understand how people use the website

Why do we use cookies?

Performance cookies:

These cookies are used to help us analyse and improve the performance of our website, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is. They also help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur. These cookies help us see how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit.

Sometimes cookies are managed for us by third parties, but we don’t allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

Identification cookies:

These are used to help us customise website content based upon your selections.

We use identification cookies to remember choices you have made and show you when you’re logged in to the website.

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may mean you are unable to access certain features or services. Preventing these cookies may stop us remembering that you didn’t want a specific feature or service.

Targeting cookies:

We use targeting cookies to personalise content and to show material we think would be of interest to you. These are used to send you relevant information and see which content you use.

Third party cookies

There are a number of third parties which provide us with content and functionality on our website, some of whom will use cookies. The site also has social interaction links (such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). HCM doesn’t control any cookies that may be sent when using these external websites. For more information on these, it is advised to check their cookie policies.

Consent and how to withdraw, control and/or delete cookies

By using our site you accept the use of Performance, Identification and Targeting cookies.

It is possible to remove cookies or block them from recording this information. This is generally found within the Options menu then Privacy section of your particular browser. Each browser is slightly different and constantly updating. For more information consult the Help menu of your browser.

This information has been provided to show our commitment to legislation regarding cookie awareness so that you can understand what cookies we use and why we use them. This ensures transparency in the data collected on you.

Further information: https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/

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