Cookies Policy

Updated 25 Jan 2021 
 

1. Why Hart uses cookies 
 

a) We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They allow us to distinguish you from other users, which helps us to improve the Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to: 

i) estimate our audience size and usage pattern; 
ii) store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise the Website according to your individual interests; 
iii) speed up your searches; and iv) recognise you when you return to the Website. 
v) provide the best possible experience for you when using the Website. 

b) Using cookies also allows us to analyse how our visitors use the website. Among other things this allows us to see which parts of the Website are most popular and therefore most useful. 

c) We use web analytics services provided by Google, Inc (“Google”). Google uses cookies, to help analyse how visitors use the Website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 

2. What is a cookie? 

a) A cookie is a tiny piece of computer text put onto your computer’s hard drive by a website and it is used to distinguish you from other users of the website. This means that, when you revisit the website, it recognises you (or rather it recognises your computer) and can personalise its content especially for you. 

b) Cookies also allow websites to monitor how effective their advertising is and help advertising agencies serve up ads that are relevant to your interests as you browse the web. 

c) There are a variety of types of cookies and tracking technologies, which can be broadly divided into the following 4 categories: 

Those that are strictly necessary – (e.g. cookies that enable you to move around our Sites); 

Those that enhance the functionality of our Sites by storing your preferences (e.g. cookies that remember you when you return to our Sites); 

Those that help to improve the performance of our Sites to provide you with a better user experience; and 

Those used for advertising or tracking purposes. 

For further information regarding these categories, please visit the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie Guide
 

3. What cookies do we use? 
 

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below. 
 
 

Cookie Domain Description 
_ga, _gid  hartgroup.org  These cookies are used for Google Analytics  
so we can measure how well our marketing  
strategies are performing and seeing whether  
we are attracting the right demographics for  
our intended audience.  
cookieNotice  hartgroup.org  Used to ensure we don’t show the user the  
cookie notice banner again for another year.  
1P_JAR, APISID, CONSENT,  GoogleAccountsLocale_session, HSID, NID, OTZ, S, SAPISID, SID, SIDCC, SSID, _ga, _gid  google.com  Cookies used by the Google providers, these  
could be dragged in by Youtube, DoubleClick  
or any other Google service.  

4. Can you refuse cookies? 

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting it may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you use the Website and by continuing to use the Website you consent to the use of cookies. 

Managing cookies for each browser differs, so we have provided links to more detailed information for some the more popular browsers: 

Internet Explorer 
Firefox 
Safari 
Chrome 
Opera for MacIntosh 
 

5. Changes to our cookies policy 

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes. 
 

6. Contact information 

If you have any questions or concerns with respect to this policy or the Website you may contact us by email [email protected] or by post at HART, 86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE.