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Cookie Policy

In the context of digital interactions, a ‘cookie’ refers to a small piece of data that is stored on the user’s computer or mobile device by the web browser while browsing a website. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information or to record the user’s browsing activity. They play a crucial role in enhancing user experience and enabling certain functionalities on websites.

When a user visits a website, the site may generate cookies that are stored on the user’s device. These cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or to another website that recognises that cookie. The primary purpose of cookies is to identify the user and possibly prepare customised web pages or to save site login information for future use.

There are various types of cookies, each serving different purposes. These range from ‘essential’ cookies, necessary for the functionality of the site, to ‘performance’ cookies that collect information about the use of the website, and ‘targeting’ cookies that are used to deliver more personalised content and advertising tailored to the user.

We give you the option when first visiting the website to accept all cookies or manage the cookies which will be stored between visits. Essential cookies help the website work and disabling them may affect some website features.

For further information about cookies, please visit

http://www.aboutcookies.org or http://www.allaboutcookies.org

How We Use Cookies

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

The list below contains information on the cookies we use on our site and what they are used for. Google services may use your personal data when you give consent. This is explained in Google’s privacy and terms.

test_cookie

Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.

_cf_bm

This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.

_cfuvid

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Used to count the number of sessions to the website, necessary for optimizing CMP product delivery.

li_gc

Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain

JSESSIONID

Preserves users states across page requests.

CookieConsent

Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain

bscookie

This cookie is used to identify the visitor through an application. This allows the visitor to login to a website through their LinkedIn application for example.

om-country

This cookie is used to determine the preferred country setting selected by the visitor.

lidc

Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimize user experience.

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Collects data on the user’s navigation and behavior on the website. This is used to compile statistical reports and heatmaps for the website owner.

_clsk

Registers statistical data on users’ behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.

_ga

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

_ga_#

Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit.

_clck

Collects data on the user’s navigation and behavior on the website. This is used to compile statistical reports and heatmaps for the website owner.

_hjTLDTest

Registers statistical data on users’ behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.

_hjSessionUser_#

Collects statistics on the visitor’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been read.

_hjFirstSeen

This cookie is used to determine if the visitor has visited the website before, or if it is a new visitor on the website.

_hjIncludedInSessionSample_#

Collects statistics on the visitor’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been read.

_hjSession_#

Collects statistics on the visitor’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been read.

_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress

This cookie is used to count how many times a website has been visited by different visitors – this is done by assigning the visitor an ID, so the visitor does not get registered twice.

__hstc

Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes.

hubspotuk

Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes.

_hssrc

Used to recognise the visitor’s browser upon reentry on the website.

_hssc

Identifies if the cookie data needs to be updated in the visitor’s browser.

AnalyticsSyncHistory

Used in connection with data-synchronization with third-party analysis service.

CLID

Collects data on the user’s navigation and behavior on the website. This is used to compile statistical reports and heatmaps for the website owner.

_cltk

Registers statistical data on users’ behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.

td

Registers statistical data on users’ behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.

__ctmid

This cookie is necessary for the call-tracking functionality used by the website operator – The cookie sets an ID for the specific user, which allows the website’s support team to recognize the user when calling their support, as well as seeing the user’s navigation on the website.

OptiMonkShopAttributes

Implements pop-up advertisement on the website.

OptiMonkVisitorAttributes

Implements pop-up advertisement on the website.

MR

Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences.

SRM_B

Tracks the user’s interaction with the website’s search-bar-function. This data can be used to present the user with relevant products or services.

SM

Registers a unique ID that identifies the user’s device during return visits across websites that use the same ad network. The ID is used to allow targeted ads.

MR

Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences.

ANONCHK

Registers data on visitors from multiple visits and on multiple websites. This information is used to measure the efficiency of advertisement on websites.

MUID

Used widely by Microsoft as a unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking by synchronising the ID across many Microsoft domains.

_gcl_au

Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.

_fbp

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

lastExternalReferrer

Detects how the user reached the website by registering their last URL-address.

lastExternalReferrerTime

Detects how the user reached the website by registering their last URL-address.

pagead/landing

Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement – This also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement.

IDE

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

ads/ga-audiences

Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites.

pagead/1p-user-list/#

Tracks if the user has shown interest in specific products or events across multiple websites and detects how the user navigates between sites. This is used for measurement of advertisement efforts and facilitates payment of referral-fees between websites.

_fbp

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

_gcl_au

Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.

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Sends data to the marketing platform Hubspot about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

viral-links/v1/tracking

Tracks the individual sessions on the website, allowing the website to compile statistical data from multiple visits. This data can also be used to create leads for marketing purposes.

UserMatchHistory

Ensures visitor browsing-security by preventing cross-site request forgery. This cookie is essential for the security of the website and visitor.

li_sugr

Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant.

bcookie

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

HUBLYTICS_EVENTS_53

Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement – This also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement.

optiMonkClient

Implements pop-up advertisement on the website.

optiMonkSession

Implements pop-up advertisement on the website.

optiMonkClientId

Collects information on what products the visitor has viewed and the content of the shopping-cart. This is used to increase the website’s conversion rate through targeted advertisement and product promotions through emails.

The Google Analytics service will recognise the areas of the website that you have visited and this may be used by Google and other trusted third-party vendors to deliver targeted and relevant advertisements when you leave our website. This service is provided by Google and you can find out more about this and how to opt-out here – https://policies.google.com/privacy.

If you have any questions about the cookies on our website please contact us at Cornish Mutual on 01260 541400 or hello@hillsgreen.co.uk or by writing to The Old Barn, Holly House Estate, Middlewich Rd, Cranage, Middlewich, CW10 9LT.

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