HNG Cookie Statement

Information we collect when you visit our sites, view our online ads or promotions, or use our other services

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to distinguish you from other users of this website. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. Cookies can also be used to tailor advertising to your interests through tracking your browsing across websites.

  • On this site, cookies are only used for Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. Firstly cookies can allow extra features such as shopping carts. Secondly the likes of Google Analytics allows those running a site to understand how it is used and so how they can improve the user experience.

However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and perhaps on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

The pop up notice that you can close by clicking the ‘Accept cookies’ button will not usually appear on subsequent visits, you may withdraw your consent at any time by following the instructions on the About Cookies website.

What cookies do

Cookies can’t actually ‘do’ anything. They cannot make copies of themselves nor can they scan, read or modify anything on your device. It is technically impossible for cookies to read personal information. Cookies simply allow a website to recognise users when they return to the website. They can only ever be read or edited by the website that originally created them.

Session cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser and persistent cookies remain on your device after the browser is closed (for example to remember your user preferences when you return to the site).

What type of cookies does this site use?

This site only uses the Google Analytics cookies. These, non essential to the functioning of the site cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to help us improve our site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for Google’s privacy policy in respect of Google Analytics .

Click here to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics across all websites.