The rules on cookies are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. The Regulations also cover similar technologies for storing information, e.g. Flash cookies. The Regulations were revised in 2011, and the ICO is responsible for enforcing these rules.
You may come across information about cookies on websites and be given choices about how some cookies are used. This might include, for example, being asked to agree to a cookie being used for a particular service, such as remembering your preferences on a site.
the right choices.
Hargreaves Foundry.co.uk puts small text files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information back to Hargreaves Foundry. The following information explains the cookies we use and why:
- Session Cookies – Allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session i.e. remembering what a user has viewed during a browsing session. Note, “session cookies” expire after a browsing session, so are not stored on your device long term. For this reason, session cookies are considered less privacy intrusive than persistent cookies.
- Persistent Cookies – Measuring website usage (Google Analytics) see note below
We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect information about how you use our website at HargreavesFoundry.co.uk. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, for example improving site searches.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit on Hargreaves Foundry.co.uk
- how long you spend on each Hargreaves Foundry.co.uk page
- how you got to the site i.e. web browser
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
The above cookies do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.
We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
Google Analytics sets the following cookies??? See reference document for further information.
Select the browser you use regular from the list below to find information about controlling cookies:
- A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, including and
- New technologies such as Mozilla’s allow you to tell websites not to track you.
- Internet Explorer has a feature called which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.