Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters which is stored on your device (computer, phone, tablet) when you visit a website. When you visit this website again, the cookie allows the site to recognise your browser. Cookies may store specific information about users’ browsing habits, such as their preferences and which pages they have visited. This information is anonymous; cookies do not store personal details about users.

This website uses a number of first-party cookies to enhance your use of this website as well as to provide us with information that we can use to improve the site. By continuing to use this website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

We use the following types of cookies on this website:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, complete forms or make use of e-billing services.
  • Functionality cookies. These are not strictly necessary, but enhance your user experience. They are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • 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 easily. We use Google Analytics for this purpose, which places a number of first party cookies on your device. The information generated by these cookies about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google does not associate this information with any other data held by them. For more information, please click here. You can also read the Privacy Policy for Google Analytics hereTo opt out of Google Analytics, you can use the following browser add-on: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Different cookies are stored for different lengths of time. For example, cookies used to establish a unique user session expire 30 minutes after your last page view, but cookies which allow us to identify whether you are a new or return visitor are set to expire after 2 years.

Most browsers allow you to control which type of cookies can be stored on your device or refuse cookies altogether. For more information see: www.aboutcookies.orgHowever, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Please note that third party applications which are used or linked to on several pages on this site (including, for example social media and payment services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at secretariat@hcvnetwork.org.