What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files which are sent to a user’s computer or mobile phone from a website and are stored on the hard drive of the user’s device. Cookies are designed to make your visit to a website and internet browsing experience smooth and user friendly.
On Hay Group websites, users can manage and/or delete cookies as they wish. Information about how to do this is provided in the section How to manage cookies.
Cookies on Hay Group websites are used in a number of ways. A list of the cookies used across Hay Group sites can be seen in the below table, the main reasons we have cookies on Hay Group sites is to:
- Remember your choice: the acceptance cookie
- Remember you: the log-in cookie
Some Hay Group sites allow users to login and require a cookie to retrieve personal information and account details. It also remembers that you logged in so you can browse multiple pages and do things like download content without being asked for your log in details each time.
- Save your preferences: the shopping cookie
Similar to the log in cookie but also remembers a visitors language and currency preference and the items added to the shopping cart.
- Provide data for improving our websites: the Google Analytics cookie
Hay Group uses Google Analytics to collect top level information about how people use its sites. Google analytics provides the information we need to improve the user experience and serve up the content our visitors find most useful.The Google Analytics cookies store information about what pages people visit, how long they are on the site, how they got there and what they click on.
Information supplied by Google Analytics helps Hay Group analyse site traffic to identify areas to improve in order to provide our visitors with a better experience.
Analytics cookies do not collect or store users’ personal information (for example, names or addresses), so this information cannot be used to identify individuals. For an overview of privacy at Google click here
Log in cookie
Remembers that a visitor has logged in (so you don’t get asked to log in each time you visit a page).
Remembers language and currency selection. Remembers items added to the shopping cart. This one is set as we couldn’t make the site work without it. These cookies are deleted when the browser is closed.
Provide information on visits to our site, no personal information on an individual is recorded. Please visit the Google policy page for more information.
How to manage cookies
To manage or delete any of these cookies, please go to your web browser settings. More information can be found on how to do this for all major web browsers at www.aboutcookies.org.
Please note that removing cookies may cause our websites to lose functionality. For queries please contact us