Visitors to our website
When someone visits hastingsgroup.uk we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting the website.
We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The following sections detail the cookies we use and why.
Strictly necessary cookies
Your website session will launch with these automatically in place as they are essential to the function of the website.
Web server identification cookie (PHPSESSID). This cookie is generated so that the web server can identify users of the site and their behaviour on the site. This cookie is temporary and expires when you close your browser.
Content Management System cookie (CONCRETE5). This cookie is set by our Concrete5 content management system. It stores basic information for a user to maintain the website. No personal information is stored, and it is encrypted. This cookie is temporary and expires when you close your browser.
Content Management System cookie (CONCRETE5_csrf_token). This cookie is set by our content management system and is used as security prevention to protect against Cross-Site Request Forgery, used when a form is submitted. This is a persistent cookie and will be remembered by your browser for the next time you visit the website.
Google Analytics (_utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz). These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. For an overview of privacy at Google, visit www.google.com/policies/privacy.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your log in details) and customised preference settings (e.g. text size). These cookies are also used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or using a map, which is what we use them for on our website. Information collected by "functionality cookies" cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. The "functionality cookies" on our website only collect anonymous information.
You Tube (APISID, HSID, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SSID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE). These cookies are needed for playing videos on our website. They are used by YouTube to store user preferences when viewing pages containing embedded video content within our website. They also collect anonymous information, e.g. how often a video is played and whether it is shared by our visitors. For an overview of privacy at Google, visit www.google.com/policies/privacy.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.