We and our business partners use information collected  about your use of our website through cookies and other technologies (such as pixel tracking) to recognise you, to help provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and to display information that matches your interests.

What are cookies

A cookie is a small information file stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone to help us remember who you are and information about your visit. Most major websites use cookies.

What cookies are used on this website

The cookies we and our business partners use on this website are broadly grouped into the following categories:

Essential - These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart, or to allow communication between your browser and the website.

Analytical/ performance cookies - We use analytical cookies to help us understand how users engage with our website. An example is counting the number of visitors and to see how many visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Without this cookie, if you visited the website once each week for three weeks we would count you as three separate users. We would find it difficult to analyse how well our website was performing and improve it without these cookies.

User Cookies - We use cookies to improve your experience by remembering your preferences so we know how you like to use our website. Examples of this would be remembering you so that you are served with the same content, to remember you when you come back to the site or to remember that you like logging in via Facebook or other social media sites.

Social Sharing - We use cookies to allow you to share content directly on the social networking/sharing sites, like Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Examples would be if you wanted to “like” or “tweet” about a business or product advertised on our website.

Interest-Based Advertising - You will have noticed that when you visit websites you will be shown adverts for products and services you may wish to buy. The money made by website owners for showing third party adverts on their websites often pays for the cost of running the website and therefore usually allows you to use the website without having to pay a registration or usage fee. hibu like many businesses place adverts for itself and its customers on a range of its partners websites and also sends email marketing campaigns. However, to try and ensure that the adverts and email marketing messages you see are relevant to you we use cookies to collect information about the types of things that interest you, for example websites you visit and the geography that you are based in. Having these cookies does not increase the number of adverts or email marketing messages you will be shown, but simply makes the ones you do see more relevant.

How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies?

When you first visited this website you will have been shown a message bar drawing your attention to the fact that this website uses cookies and inviting you to review this cookie policy and manage your cookie preferences. If you do not set your preferences despite this prompt a cookie preference cookie will be dropped confirming that you consent to us using the cookies detailed in this cookie policy, this cookie preference cookie will last for no more than 5 years.

Please note that we can’t always control third party cookies stored on your machine from our website and setting your cookie preferences with us will not stop those third party cookies from being stored on your machine, you must manage these cookies directly with the relevant third party, please see our “Third Party Cookies” section below for more information.

If you have previously consented to us storing cookies on your machine but then change your mind, you can do the following:

  • delete the cookies from your browser. Most browsers also allow you to prevent all or some cookies being stored on your machine in the future. For more information on how to delete or disable cookies from your browser please use the “help” function within your browser or alternatively visit www.allaboutcookies.org. By deleting our cookie preference cookie the next time you visit this website the cookie message bar will appear again inviting you to again reconsider your preferences; and/or
  • go to Cookie Preferences and resubmit your preferences to us; and/or
  • if you only want to reject some or all of the third party cookies you will need to visit the relevant third party’s website directly to manage cookies stored on your machine by them. Please see our “Third Party Cookies” section below.

    Please be aware that disabling cookies may impact the functionality of this website.

Pixel Tracking

A tracking pixel is a small piece of code containing an image that is placed on a webpage you visit that is used among other things to target and/ or remarket ads. When employed as a targeting or remarketing tool, the information is collected in an anonymous cookie, which is then used by our advertising to display targeted advertisements to select individuals. For example, if you visited our website searching for florists, you may be served a special offer advertisement from a flower shop when you visit Facebook, Twitter, or another website later on.

Third party cookies

Some of the cookies described above are stored on your machine by third parties when you use our website. Third parties may also read cookies on your browser to collect information or to serve content or advertisements to you. We have no control over these cookies or how the third parties use them. They are used to allow that third party to provide a service to us, for example analytics. For more information on these cookies and how to disable them, please see the third party’s individual privacy policy listed below:

 

Third Party Type of cookies (excluding essential cookies) More information and how to opt-out
Facebook Social Sharing

Facebook store cookies which allow the Facebook “Like” social sharing functionality but only if you click on the Facebook “Like” button on our website or log in to your hibu account using your Facebook account.
http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Twitter Social Sharing

Twitter also store cookies which allow their social sharing functionality including the “Tweet” function and to generate usage information during your visit to our website.
http://twitter.com/privacy
Google Analytics

Google provide anonymised data about the visits made to our website.

Social Sharing

Google also store cookies which allow the “Google +” social sharing functionality.

Interest-Based Advertising

Google cookies also collect data for the purpose of interest-based advertising.
http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
ShareThis Social Sharing

ShareThis store cookies which allow the social sharing functionality on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
http://sharethis.com/privacy#sthash.crUJeCWm.dpbs
iPromote Interest-Based Advertising

iPromote cookies also collect data for the purpose of interest-based advertising.
http://www.ipromote.com/privacy-policy/
Qualaroo Interest-Based Advertising

Qualaroo cookies also collect data for the purpose of interest-based advertising.
https://qualaroo.com/privacy-policy/
Infectious Media Interest-Based Advertising

Infectious Media cookies also collect data for the purpose of interest-based advertising.
http://www.infectiousmedia.com/cookie-policy/
QuantCast Interest-Based Advertising

QuantCast cookies also collect data for the purpose of interest-based advertising.
http://www.quantcast.com/how-we-do-it/consumer-choice/privacy-policy/
Linked In Interest-Based Advertising

Linked In cookies also collect data for the purpose of interest-based advertising.
http://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie_policy

If you want to know more about how cookies work and how to manage or delete them, visit the World Wide Web Consortium’s website.

We may update this policy from time to time so you may want to check it each time you visit our website.  We last changed this policy on 20 August 2015.