Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to improve your experience when you browse our website and also allows us to develop our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small text file that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. We do not have access to the information from cookies stored on your computer.

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that check your login status.

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how 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.

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We may also share this information with Google and ShareThis as referred to below.

cookie_notice_accepted This cookie is set by a WordPress plugin “Cookie Notice” when the user accepts our website’s Cookie policy by clicking on the button “I accept” when visiting our website for the first time.

Google Analytics cookies. These are used to monitor information, which is collected anonymously, to track patterns and trends in our website.

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

PHPSESSID – As you browse around the pages on this site, the session cookie tells the website that you are the same person requesting the webpages, and not a new visitor to each page. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information about you and is only stored on your computer.

__stid – ShareThis cookie adds the share button on the site to activate LinkedIn shares.

__unam – is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors “click-stream” activity, e.g. web pages viewed and navigated, and time spent on pages.

_ga – Google Analytics cookie

_gid – Google Analytics cookie

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

How do I change my cookie settings? – Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you have any further queries about the cookies we use, please feel free to contact us by email on office@hiforensic.com.