What is a cookie?
A cookie is a data text file which a website may attach to your web browser on your PC or mobile when you first visit a website. Once a cookie has been added to your browser it will then recognise you (if using the same device) when you re-visit that same website in the future.
The four types of cookies are as follows:
- Targeting and advertising cookies
- Functionality cookie
- Performance cookies
- Strictly necessary cookies
A cookie does not carry any viruses.
Hugh James refers to the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that act in this way and store information on user/device activity.
Hugh James website cookie tracking
Hugh James uses performance cookies. The primary function of a performance cookie is to track and monitor user activity on a website. A performance cookie will assist with creating web statistics and is used by webmasters who use Google Analytics for their monitoring and analyzing of online activity on their site.
Third party cookies
The Hugh James website also has some 3rd party cookies. There are two types of third party cookies on the site: YouTube cookies and Addthis cookies.
These 3rd party cookies are used by the video sharing site YouTube. These cookies will not store personally-identifiable cookie information. These cookies are installed by YouTube in to your browser and track preferences when you view embedded YouTube video content. These cookies are set when a user plays a video embedded on one of our site pages.
Hugh James uses performance cookies so that we are able to better understand what visitors are doing when they get on to our site, what pages they go to, what navigational route they took to get there and what keywords they have used to find us. Using Google Analytics we are also able to identify some basic geographical data and information on the types of devices which are used by visitors to the website.
By collating and analysing this data we are able to better customise the content and structure of the site to meet the needs of the visitors.
We do not release this data to any third party. We do not use it for promotional purposes.
Withdraw consent to cookie tracking
You are able to block your browser from being able to store cookie tracking information. All browsers should have privacy settings in which you can select the level of cookie tracking that you are comfortable with. For example, Internet Explorer has, within their privacy settings in internet options, a sliding scale from 'accept all cookies' to 'block all cookies' and you can choose exactly where you want your setting to be placed.
If you are unsure as to how to change your privacy and cookie settings go to the help function on your browser and select either privacy settings or disable cookies and follow the instructions.
Consent to cookie tracking on Hugh James websites
Having read our policy should you choose to progress through the website, and have not disabled cookies within your privacy settings, you are consenting to our use of performance cookie tracking.