What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive, mobile phone or other device you use to access websites.
Cookies can’t harm your computer. We don’t store personally identifiable information in the cookies we create, but they are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses our website. Cookies are essential for the effective operation of our website. They are also used to tailor the products and services offered and advertised to you, both on our website and elsewhere.
What are cookies used for?
The main purposes for which cookies are used are: –
1. For technical purposes essential to effective operation of our website.
2. For HSL to market to you, particularly web banner advertisements and targeted updates.
3. To enable HSL to collect information about your browsing patterns.
How do I disable cookies?
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. Details on how to do this can be found here: Web browser settings.
What happens if I disable cookies?
This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off.
Useful information about cookies can be found at: All about cookies.
A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at: Your online choices.
Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section.