Cookie Policy

How HBF uses cookies on its websites

Cookies are small text files that can be used by web sites to make a user's experience more efficient.

The law states that we can store cookies on your machine if they are essential to the operation of this site but that for all others we need your permission to do so.

hbf.co.uk does use some non-essential cookies. We do not do this to track individual users or to identify them, but to gain useful knowledge about how the site is used so that we can keep improving it for our users. Without the knowledge we gain from the systems that use these cookies we would not be able to provide the service we do.

This site uses different types of cookies.

Cookies used on the HBF website

Here is a list of the cookies we use and why, some may collect personal data.

Name of CookieWhy we use itExpiry
cb-enabled This cookie is used to determine if the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box.1 year
local_storage_support_testThe cookie is used in context with the local-storage function in the browser. This function allows the website to load faster by pre-loading certain proceduresPersistent
langRemembers the user's selected language version of a websiteSession
utm.gifGoogle Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor's brow ser and computerSession
utmaCollects data on the number of times a user has visited the w ebsite as w ell as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.2 years
utmbRegisters a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.1 day
utmcRegisters a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.Session
utmtUsed to throttle the speed of requests to the server.1 day
utmzCollects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics6 months
_pk_id#Collects statistics on the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on th e website and what pages have been read.1 year
_pk_ses#Used by Piwik Analytics Platform to track page requests from the visitor during the session1 day
widgetsettingsUsed by twitterPersistent
i/jot/syndicationUsed by twitterSession
pwk/p.phpUsed by Piwik Analytics Platform to track page requests from the visitor during the sessionSession

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and close’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.