Cookie Policy

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.

Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.

Your consent applies to the following domains: www.hnis.co.uk

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: Our website does not display advertisements but embedded media (e.g. YouTube videos) may use cookies to personalize the advertisements that they show so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help such advertisers to keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.

The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

The below list details the cookies used in our website.

CookieDescription
_ga (Google Analytics)Used by Google Analytics to hold a unique ID for generating statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Data is sent to the United States.
_gat (Google Analytics)Used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate between browser-side scripts and their servers. Data is sent to the United States.
_gid (Google Analytics)Used by Google Analytics to hold a unique ID for differentiating between users and generating statistical data on website usage. Data is sent to the United States.
_utm.gif (Google Analytics)Used by Google Analytics to log details about the users browser and computer. Data is sent to the United States.
_utma (Google Analytics)Used by Google Analytics to track the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Data is sent to the United States.
_utmb (Google Analytics)Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit. Data is sent to the United States.
_utmc (Google Analytics)Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit. Data is sent to the United States.
_utmt (Google Analytics)Used by Google Analytics to throttle the rate of requests between the browser-side analytics scripts and their servers. Data is sent to the United States.
_utmz (Google Analytics)Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the website. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Data is sent to the United States.
_uv_id (slideshare.net)Collects data on the user's visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.
bcookie (slideshare.net)This cookie is used by slideshare.net to identify the visitor through an application . This allows the visitor to login to a website through their LinkedIn application for example. Data is sent to the United States.
language (slideshare.net)Used by slideshare.net to note the user's preferred language. Data is sent to the United States.
SERVERID (slideshare.net)This cookie is used by slideshare.net to assign the user to a specific server for delivering the slideshare content. Data is sent to the United States.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.