Cookie Policy

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This page describes Hot Lemon’s cookie policy, which applies to this website and our mobile applications (for example our mobile website).

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files which are planted by this website on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.

WHAT TYPES OF COOKIE ARE THERE?

Broadly speaking, there are four types of cookie: strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies, functionality cookies and targeting or advertising cookies.

  • strictly necessary cookies are essential to navigate around a website and use its features. without them, you wouldn’t be able to use basic services like shopping baskets and e-billing.
  • performance cookies collect anonymous data on how visitors use a website; they can’t track users, and are only used to improve how a website works.
  • functionality cookies allow users to customise how a website looks for them: they can remember usernames, language preferences and regions, and can be used to provide more personal services like local weather reports and traffic news.
  • advertising and targeting cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you, but can also limit the number of times you see an advertisement, and be used to chart the effectiveness of an ad campaign by tracking users’ clicks. they can also provide security in transactions. they are usually placed by third-party advertising networks with a website operator’s permission, but can be placed by the operator themselves. they can remember that you have visited a website, and this information can be shared with other organisations, including other advertisers.

Additionally, these cookies break down into two further sub-types.

  • persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. they are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
  • session cookies are temporary. they allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. a browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

HOT LEMON’S USE OF COOKIES

Hot Lemon only uses “strictly necessary cookies”, “performance cookies” and “functionality cookies” within our website. These cookies do not collect any personal information about you that can be used to identify you, nor do they track your internet usage, other than the pages you visit within Hot Lemon’s website.

Google’s Analytic service

The only persistent cookies that Hot Lemon uses are part of Google’s Analytics service.

The cookies that Google’s Analytic service uses are named:

  • _utma
  • _utmb
  • _utmc
  • _utmz

The following extract details Google’s Analytic’s use of cookies:

“This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your 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 website operators 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. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.”

Please see Google’s Privacy Policy (www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/)

HOW TO TURN COOKIES OFF

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. Generally you have the option to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies. Visit the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu on your browser to change settings.

The following links provide more browser specific information on how to manage cookies:

  • internet explorer (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955)
  • firefox (http://support.mozilla.org/en-us/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer?redirectlocale=en-us&redirectslug=cookies)
  • chrome (http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647)
  • safari (http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5000)
  • opera (http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/).

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information about cookies can be found at the following websites:

  • information commissioner’s office (http://www.ico.gov.uk/)
  • about cookies (http://www.aboutcookies.org/)
  • all about cookies (http://www.allaboutcookies.org/)
  • wikipedia article on cookies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/http_cookie)
  • your online choices (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/)

If you have any queries regarding Hot Lemon’s cookie policy, please contact us on contact@hot-lemon.com.

CHANGES TO OUR COOKIE POLICY

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. However, we advise that you check this page regularly to keep up to date with any necessary changes.

CONSENT

By continuing to use our site, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be.

If you do not accept this Cookie Policy please do not use this site.