What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files sent from a website and stored in the user’s web browser while user is browsing a website.
When users visit the same website again, the browser sends cookies back to the website allowing the website to recognise the user and remember things like personalised details or preferences.
More information about cookies and details of how to manage or disable them can be found on www.aboutcookies.org. Please note that if you choose to opt-out of receiving cookies, you may lose some features and / or functionality of hibergene.com
Which cookies do we use?
When you use the hibergene.com website the following types of cookies can be set on your device:
As you travel around our site, there are times when we need to remember technical information about you as you go from page to page. We use this technical information in many ways to enhance your user experience. This cookie contains no personally identifiable information and only stays in place until you end your session.
We use web analytics services to recognise your browser or device and to identify whether you have visited specific services we offer previously. This information is anonymous and only used for statistical purposes. It allows us to track information, such as how many individual users we have and how often they visit our website.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced and more personal features.
Some examples of such features include:
- Remembering your preferences and settings such as redirect to mobile version of the site when you are browsing with a smart phone
- Remembering your favourites when browsing particular websites
- Remembering when you’ve voted in a poll or rated a something so that you don’t do this more than once during your visit.
Managing cookies in your browser
Most current browsers allow you:
- Block third party cookies
- Block cookies from particular sites
- See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis
- Block all cookies from being set
- Delete all cookies when you close your browser
You can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for more information on how to manage and remove cookies across a number of different internet browsers.
You should be aware that you will lose any preferences if you delete cookies, which includes where you have opted out from cookies (as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set). In additional if you block cookies completely many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our Online Services for these reasons.
Managing analytics cookies
Along with logfiles, we use Google Analytics to analyse what people view on our website. Google Analytics isn’t personal information – it doesn’t know who you are.