Cookies Policy

This policy sets out what cookies are, how the Hurst website uses them, and your options relating to their use.

What are ‘cookies’?

When services are delivered on the internet, it sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, such as your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies.

A cookie is a small piece of information sent from a website to your computer to help recognise your device in order to improve your browsing experience. If you prefer not to accept a cookie, you can still navigate the website like a normal user. Any information gathered through the use of cookies is compiled on an aggregate, anonymous basis.

Which cookies are used on the Hurst website?

The Hurst website displays an overlay window notifying users that cookies are used and asking them to give their consent for this. When a user accepts this by clicking ‘OK’, a cookie is set to make sure Hurst’s website remembers this and does not show them the window again for a set period of time.

The Hurst website also displays an overlay window inviting site visitors to join our mailing list. If a user dismisses this window, a cookie is set to make sure Hurst’s website remembers this and does not show them the window again for a set period of time.

The Hurst website also uses a number of third-party services, some of which may also set a cookie. These services are listed below with an explanation of how each is used:

Google Analytics – Records metrics related to website traffic
Facebook – A ‘Like’ button appears on the Hurst website
Twitter – An embedded list of highlighted Tweets
YouTube – Embedded videos
AddThis – Provides the sharing buttons
Stripe – Processes card payments for purchases made through the Hurst website

We do not control the dissemination of cookies set by third-party services and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Do I have to agree to cookies?

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you should be able to change your browser settings to prevent this. You should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This should then give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. If you do not change your browser settings and continue to use the Hurst website, Hurst will infer that you have consented to the use of cookies for the purposes set out in this policy.

Where can I get more information?

Further information about cookies can be found on the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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