About Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers), sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies On This Website

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.

Cookie Type Purpose
Google Analytics
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Persistent These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use this website. We use the information to compile reports to help us improve our website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form (this includes information such as the number of visitors to this site, how they reached this site and the pages they visited).Google’s policy overview can be found here
Google Display Network& Google Adwords Persistent & Session The Google Display Network use cookies to gather general information about the pages visitors visit on “heathhallbc.co.uk” as well as processing visitors’ IP addresses to collect other non-personally identifiable information, in order to place users of our website into “market segments”. This includes data about the country, city or region where users are located and users’ domain name (e.g. what ISP you use). It then places advertisements onto pages users subsequently visit which it believes people in specific market segments will find relevant. User data is anonymous.Conversion tracking cookies are only set on a site visitor’s browser if the visitor has clicked on an advert delivered by Google, and the advertiser has selected conversion tracking. We purchase Adwords adverts which use cookies to determine how many people who click our adverts end up purchasing our products and services. These cookies expire within 30 days and all site visitor data is anonymous.More information on Google’s advertising policies can be found here. Google’s Ads Preference Manager can be found here

How We Use Cookies

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

  • to recognise your computer when you visit our website;
  • to track you as you navigate our website;
  • to improve the website’s usability;
  • to analyse the use of our website;
  • in the administration of this website;
  • to prevent fraud and improve the security of the website.

Blocking Cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

  • in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector;
  • in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

Deleting Cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

  • in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so here);
  • in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.

Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Contact us

This website is owned and operated by Heathhall Business Centre Ltd.

If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy, please contact us by email (to webmaster@heathhallbc.co.uk)