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Cookies Policy

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Cookies Policy

We use cookies on our websites so that we can tailor the content to you, ensure it’s working the way it should and make improvements. A cookie is a small file that is sent to your computer or mobile phone which contains information that allows us to recognise that you have used our website before. Cookies are safe and secure and are commonly used on websites.

A cookie typically contains:

  • The name of the server the cookie was sent from
  • The lifetime of the cookie
  • A unique identifier (usually a number)

How cookies work

When you visit the HTMTC website, the pages that you see and cookies are downloaded to your device. Our website server sends the cookie and uses this number to recognise you when you return to a site or browse from page to page. Only the server that sends a cookie can read it, and therefore use, that cookie.

This file is stored on your computer's (or phone's) hard drive. All websites can send a cookie to your browser if your browser settings allow it. Many websites do this to track online traffic flow.

Types of cookies

Cookies can be categorised from their life span:

  1. Session or temporary cookies: these cookies expire when you close your browser or when the session times out
  2. Persistent or permanent cookies: these are usually stored on your hard disk and survive across multiple sessions but have a longer expiration date

Controling or deleting cookies

You can easily control and disable cookies through your browser settings, all browsers are different, further information how to do this can be found with a simply Google search i.e. "how to disabled cookies".