Cookie Policy

Our website (the "Website") uses cookies and other device identifying technologies to provide the Website and to understand how the Website is used.  You can read more about the types of cookies we use, why we use them and how you can exercise your cookies choices below.  

 

What are cookies?

We use the term 'cookies' to refer to all technologies which store and access information on the device that you use to access the Website, such as your computer, tablet or mobile phone.  For example, we use http cookies, which are small data files (typically made up of numbers and letters) that are downloaded when you access our Website and allow us to recognise your device.  We also use technology like pixel tags and software kits to perform a similar function.

We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors and to better understand how the Website is used.  Cookies may tell us whether you have visited the Website before or whether you are a new visitor.

There are different types of cookies, for example:

  • Cookies served directly by Hostmore plc ('first party cookies') and cookies served by third parties, for example advertisers and data analytics companies ('third party cookies')

 

  • Cookies which endure for different periods of time, including those that only last as long as your browser is open (referred to as 'session cookies'). These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies survive after your browser is closed. For example, they recognise your device when you open your browser and browse the internet again. 

 

Which cookies do we use and why do we use them?

We use the following different categories of cookies in relation to the Website:

Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are necessary for the Website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Website will then not work.

Performance cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of the Website. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Website. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited the Website, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

For example, we use the free metrics tool Google Analytics to measure a wide range of site metrics, like visits to the Website. Google Analytics tracking uses cookies in order to provide meaningful reports visitors to the Website.

However, Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data about visitors to the Website, and none of the information collected can be traced to an individual or used for marketing on an individual basis.  You can find out more about Google analytics cookies here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Functional cookies: These cookies enable the Website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly

Cookie name
Source
Purpose
Duration of cookie
Type
wixLanguage
Hostmore plc
Used on multilingual websites to save user language preference
12 months
Functional
svSession
Hostmore plc
Used in connection with user login
2 years
Functional
_wix_browser_sess
Hostmore plc
Used for system monitoring/debugging
session
Performance
_wixCIDX
Hostmore plc
Used for system monitoring/debugging
3 months
Performance
_gid
Hostmore plc
Used to measure audience engagement
24 hours
Performance
_gat
Hostmore plc
Used to measure audience engagement
1 minute
Performance
_gali
Hostmore plc
Used to measure audience engagement
30 seconds
Performance
_ga
Hostmore plc
Used to measure audience engagement
2 years
Performance
__utmz
Hostmore plc
Used to measure audience engagement
6 months from set/update
Performance
__utmc
Hostmore plc
Used to measure audience engagement
End of browser session
Performance
__utmb
Hostmore plc
Used to measure audience engagement
30 minutes from set/update
Performance
_utma
Hostmore plc
Used to measure audience engagement
2 years from set/update
Performance
fedops.logger.sessionId
Hostmore plc
Used for stability/effectiveness measurement
12 months
Performance
bSession
Hostmore plc
Used for system effectiveness measurement
30 minutes
Performance
TS*
Hostmore plc
Used for security and anti-fraud reasons
Session
Strictly Necessary
smSession
Hostmore plc
Used to identify logged in Website members
Session
Strictly Necessary
consent-policy
Hostmore plc
Used for cookie banner parameters
12 months
Strictly Necessary
SSR-caching
Hostmore plc
Used to indicate the system from which the Website was rendered
1 minute
Strictly Necessary
XSRF-TOKEN
Hostmore plc
Used for security reasons
Session
Strictly Necessary
hs
Hostmore plc
Used for security reasons
Session
Strictly Necessary

How can you exercise your cookies choices?

You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies. However, they are an important part of how our Website works, so you should be aware that if you choose to refuse or remove cookies, this could affect the availability and/or functionality of the Website. 

If you do not want the Website to use cookies, you may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your internet browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. For more information about cookies including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies please go to www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. For a video about cookies, please visit: www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies.


To opt out of Google Analytics visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Contact us

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, please contact our Data Protection Manager at dataprotection@hostmoregroup.com.