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Cookies and How We Use Them

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.

This website uses cookies, and some features of this site will not function if you do not allow cookies. 

Visiting Hilditch Group Ltd [HGL] websites or mobile apps with your browser settings adjusted to accept cookies tells us that you want to use HGL products and services and that you consent to our use of cookies and other technologies to provide them to you as described in this notice and in our Privacy Policy.

Cookies are unique identifiers that we transfer to your device to enable our systems to recognise your device and to provide features such as storage of items in your watched items list. Any reference to “sites” includes all our HGL websites, mobile apps or other software. For information on the use of your personal information, see our Privacy Policy.

We also use cookies for other purposes, including:

  • Identifying you when you sign-in to our site. This allows us to provide you with features such as creating a list of watched items and setting your preferred language, as well as other customised features and services we provide.

  • Conducting research and diagnostics to improve our content, products and services.

  • Improving security.

Cookies allow you to take advantage of some of the website's essential features. For instance, if you block or otherwise reject our cookies, you will not be able to use any HGL products and services that require you to Sign In.

Browser Settings

The Help feature on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.

Internet Advertising

  • HGL does not display interest-based advertising using information you make available to us when you interact with our sites, content, or services.

  • We do not provide any personal information to advertisers or to third party sites. However, we may use information about you (such as demographic information) from offline and online sources that we may use for statistical purposes.

We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that these third party sites may use, and the information practices of these third party websites are not covered by our Privacy Policy or this notice. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices.

Types of Cookie

The International Chamber of Commerce has specified several types of Cookie, some of which we use on our websites:

  • Strictly necessary cookies

    These cookies are essential for the functionality of the website and its features.

  • Performance cookies

    These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website - for example Google Analytics Cookies.

  • Functionality cookies

    These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.

Below we explain all the cookies that we use, grouped according to the International Chamber of Commerce Criteria:


Strictly necessary cookies

Cookie NameDescriptionDuration
ASP.NET_SessionId This is a cookie which is used to identify the user's session on the web server. This cookie is stored only temporarily during a browsing session and is deleted from the user's device when the browser is closed. Session
.Hilditch Form authentication cookie. This cookie is stored only temporarily during a browsing session and is deleted from the user's device when the browser is closed. Session
__RequestVerificationToken This is an anti-forgery token. It is stored only temporarily during a browsing session and is deleted from the user's device when the browser is closed. Session
__cfduid This cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. This cookie is stored only temporarily and is deleted from the user's device after 60 hours. 60 hours
cookiePolicy This cookie is used to save your cookie preferences. Permanent


Performance cookies

Cookie NameDescriptionDuration
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, _ga, _gid We ask Google to anonymously track your use of this website to help us compile website statistics. 6 months from set / update


Functionality cookies

Cookie NameDescriptionDuration
SelectedForcedLanguage Stores the language that a user has selected for viewing the website. Session
UserAccountName Stores the user account name (only if the user has selected this option in the Login window). 1 year
CookiesWindow Stores whether or not a user has accepted Cookies. 10 years
scrollCookie Stores window scroll positions to help users end up where they left off when navigating backwards and forwards through windows. Session
optimizelyBuckets This Optimizely cookie allows us to deliver a consistent user experience on successive page loads. 10 years
optimizelyEndUserId This is a unique Optimizely user identifier, which is a combination of timestamp and random number. No other information about you is stored. 10 years
optimizelySegments Stores Optimizely Segment information. 10 years