Cookies on the HACO site
Our cookies and those of third parties can be used to record the surfing behaviour on various websites and to enable us to recommend articles that are relevant to your interests.
What are cookies?
The term ‘cookies’ is often used as a collective noun to describe various techniques, such as HTML cookies, Flash cookies, scripts, web beacons, and pixel tags. For each of these techniques a small text file is placed by a web server on a visitor’s hardware, which can be read in the event of further use of the relevant site. For the sake of convenience these techniques are referred to collectively as ‘cookies’. They are used, for example, to ensure the security of the visitors and the website, to preserve settings, to log in to the websites, and to tailor the content of the websites to users.
The types of cookie on the HACO site
The cookies on our websites can be divided into the following categories:
Essential cookies: These cookies are necessary for navigating our website safely and for using the functions, such as access to the secured parts of the sites. Without these cookies it is not possible to load or provide core functionalities on our website, such as logging on to your account, displaying dynamic elements, or loading live information.
Analytical cookies: These cookies collate information on the quality and effectiveness of our websites; on the way in which visitors use the site, such as information about the most frequently visited pages and the number of error messages displayed.
Widgets and media plug-ins: Cookies are often used to display videos and other media correctly. In addition, cookies help social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter check whether you are logged on and enable you to ‘like’ content or to forward it to friends. Depending on your chosen settings, these external parties can also use such information for advertising purposes.
Cookies can be placed whilst you are visiting the HACO site either by ourselves or by external parties. These external parties could be advertising networks, social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter, and video platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo.
It is usually easy to remove cookies, and many browsers offer a range of optional settings for dealing with cookies. Click on one of the icons underneath to go directly to the instructions for your browser. Bear in mind that once you remove cookies you will once again need to input your preferences or log in on some websites. Furthermore, certain settings concerning cookies can affect the how our website works.
Questions and complaints
If you have any questions, comments, or complaints in the light of the above information, please do not hesitate to contact us.