When it comes to cookies, our main policy is transparency.
Cookies are small pieces of data which are stored for you on your computer by your web browser. They're used to improve your online experience by almost every website, including our own - which is one of the reasons we think it's important that you understand how cookies work, what they're for, and when they're being used. We want to make sure you're comfortable using them - so you can get the most out of hunterbayfield.com.
We'll run through the basics about cookies on this page - and explain how we comply with the new EU Cookie legislation, introduced last year.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device used to access the internet, whenever you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise the device you are using. At hunterbayfield.com, we use cookies for a variety of reasons, such as to determine preferences, let users navigate between pages efficiently, verify the user and carry out other essential security checks. See the section "How cookies make our website safer and easier to use", below for more examples. Some of the functions that cookies perform can also be achieved using alternatives to cookies. This policy refers to 'cookies' throughout, however it may refer to these alternative mechanisms where appropriate.
More information about cookies can be found on allaboutcookies.org
What has changed, and how does this affect me?
As part of a change in legislation, all websites are now required to provide additional information on what cookies are, how they are used and what benefits they bring.
You may also find from time to time that the third parties we work with and link to via hunterbayfield.com have their own cookie policy and may ask you to set your cookie preferences with them
Do cookies mean I could get cold calls or junk mail?
We never use the data gathered through cookies to contact you via post, email or phone. We may use cookies to show you subtly tailored content on our site of things we think you might be interested in.
Can cookies pass on my personal information to others?
We will never pass on data stored in cookies. We would only ever pass on data with your consent, such as passing information to PayPal if you to subscribe to our toolkits for example.
How cookies make our website safer and easier to us
Cookies allow us to tailor the content of our website to suit your interests.
Finally, we use 'analytics' cookies to help us make our website better for those who visit it regularly. They help us work out what users like and don't like and how we can improve things for you.
When we include links to other websites, please bear in mind they will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit. We recommend you read their policies as hunterbayfield.com is not responsible or liable for their privacy practices.
How we work with trusted third parties
Third parties are trusted suppliers to hunterbayfield.com, and include our insurance policy providers as well those partners who provide important functionality to our website.
The only time cookies would enable us to share your information is when you have given us express consent to pass it on to a trusted third party.
You may also find from time to time that the third parties we work with and link to via hunterbayfield.com have their own cookie policy and may ask you to set your cookie preferences with them.
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available here
Our advertisers/payment services providers may also send you cookies
We publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests.
To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using DoubleClick DART cookies.
You can opt out of the use of the DART cookie or manage your preferences by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.
To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy.
How you can manage your cookies
The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to change your cookie preferences for this website or any other websites, you can do so using your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will show you how to do this.
However, please remember that cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our website. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it could affect how our website works. For example, if your browser is set to disable 'session' cookies, although you will still be able to view our public website, you won't be able to log on to secure areas of the site such as my toolkit.
More about your privacy
To find out more about how hunterbayfield.com protects your privacy when using our website, see our Site Terms and Privacy Statement.

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