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What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.

What sort of cookies does Hall Mead use?

Generally, our cookies perform couple of functions:

  1. Essential cookies - Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to ensure they can access the pages. If a user opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that a site entitles them to.
  2. Persistent Cookies - Are stored on a user’s computer in between browsers sessions, this allows the user to be remembered. Persistent Cookies may be used for a variety of reasons, including remembering users preferences, and choices when using the site.

Can a website user block cookies?

As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites.

The first time you accessed our website after 17th July 2012, you should have seen some information which explained that by continuing to access our site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions on how to manage Cookies below.

Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain our website will not work properly.

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