Privacy

What is the HHSG Privacy and Cookie Policy?

To make full use of the personalised features on herefordhsg.co.uk, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them. The HHSG does not share any information about you, or sell information about you to any marketing company or 3rd party. Our cookies don’t store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the ‘key’ that, once you’re signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from herefordhsg.co.uk, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. When you visit the herefordhsg.co.uk you may notice some cookies that aren’t related to the Herefordshire H&S Group. If you go on to a web page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, The Met Office you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.What are Cookies?Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. At the herefordhsg.co.uk we use cookies to keep track of what pages viewers have visited, login information for members and to make loading of pages quicker and easier for when you return to our site. Cookies are not software. They can’t be programmed, can’t carry viruses, and can’t unleash malware to go wilding through your hard drive. Only the Web site that sent you the cookie can read it. As soon as you leave a site, its cookie sits dormant, waiting for your return. The exceptions are third-party cookies also known as “tracking cookies” placed by an entity (usually a marketing or advertising company) that’s interested in tagging visitors. Often they make sure a user won’t be hit with the same ad twice; others guarantee that someone who says they have an interest in sports gets different ads than someone who likes gadgets. Please note that cookies can’t harm your computer. We don’t store personally identifiable information such as names, addresses details in cookies we create, but we do use information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors, or to determine pages that are most often visited or those that are least visited. Data collected for example Operating systems or screen resolutions help us determine the way the website is designed and layed out. This way we can continually improve the information available to those using this website. We’re giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we’re honest and clear about your privacy when using our website. We know you’d expect nothing less from us, and please be assured that we will never sell or use your information for marketing or selling purposes. Further information about cookies If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org – please note that we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites. Should you wish to contact us direct in relation to our privacy policy please email us here: amber@herefordhsg.co.uk and we will respond to any questions or concerns you may have.