Cookies Make Websites Work Better
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites or sometimes by emails. They provide useful information to companies, which helps in all sorts of ways. For you, it means you can use the site more efficiently and save time by not having to re-enter details each time you visit. They also make sure you receive the most relevant information from us.
The types of cookies we use are divided into four categories:
1. Necessary cookies
These cookies let you move around a website and use all it's features. Without them, you wouldn't be able to do things like interact with web pages, fill in forms or buy from an online shop. These cookies help keep you secure.
2. Performance cookies
These simply help improve the way a website works. They tell us how people use each page, which ones are most commonly viewed, or whether any error occurred.
3. Customisation cookies
These cookies store your personal settings such as font sizes, volume level, or remember basic information that you've entered, so next time you visit our website it's all there for you. For example, if you choose to ask the website to remember your username for your login, you won't have to enter it the next time you need it.
Here's a list of our essential cookies and how we use them:
- SESS cookies set a unique session id. It can be used for remembering a given name if you post a comment for example. It expires when you close the browser.
- Utma; utmb; utmc and utmz: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors are coming from and the pages they visited. This information will be saved beyond the end of the session and will be available at the next visit.
4. Advertising cookies
These cookies help us to advertise our HotSpring® products across the Internet. We use Google AdWords remarketing services which will display relevant ads tailored to you based on what parts of the HotSpring® website you have viewed by placing a cookie on your device. This cookie does not in any way identify you or give access to your computer. The cookie is only used to say, "Person X visited page Y, so show this person ads relating to page Y." Google AdWords Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you.
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