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Cookie Policy

In operating hqo.co (“the Site”), we may use a technology called “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Site gives to your browser when you access the Site. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the Site and help us analyze Site usage more accurately. For instance, our Site may set a cookie on your browser that allows you to access the Site without needing to remember and then enter a password more than once during a visit to the Site. In all cases in which we use cookies, we will not collect Personal Data except with your permission. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of the Site’s features.

In addition, this Site enables the use of the Adobe Flash Player. Adobe’s Flash Player is used by the vast majority of websites that offer video and other interactive content. By default, your use of the Adobe Flash Player generates “flash cookies” (also known as “persistent identification elements” or “local shared objects”). The Adobe Flash Player (and similar applications) use flash cookies to remember user settings, preferences and usage similar to the browser cookies referenced above. You can disable, delete and control the degree to which you accept flash cookies by accessing your Adobe Flash Player management tools directly through the settings manager for Adobe Flash, located here. If you do not allow flash cookies to take any disc space on your computer, you may not be able to take advantage of or participate in certain features on this Site. Our Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies, flash cookies, and similar files by Company only and does not cover the use of cookies, flash cookies, and similar files by any third-party advertisers or websites linked to this Site.

How long do cookies stay on your device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a persistent or session cookie.

  • Session cookies – These are temporary cookies that stay on your device until you leave the website.
  • Persistent cookies – These cookies stay on your computer after you have finished browsing until they expire or are deleted.

Who controls cookies that are placed on your device?

“First party cookies” are cookies that we control and place on your device. “Third-party cookies” are cookies that another party controls but are placed on your device when you visit our website.

Third party cookies help us provide a service or function of the website but we may not control how the third party uses the information collected through the cookie. You should refer to the relevant third party’s own privacy and cookie policy to understand how they use cookies.

How can I control cookies?

You can control how cookies are used via your internet browser. You can usually find these settings in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS

You can also:

Impact of not agreeing to cookies

If you do not accept cookies some of the functionality of our websites and applications may be reduced.

Google Analytics

We may use cookies to track the performance of marketing efforts using Google Analytics. We may also use cookies to understand how advertising performs. Again these cookies cannot uniquely identify you. The amount of time these cookies are stored by Google may vary. Find out more information about Google’s use of cookies in advertising.

Social media advertising

We may also use cookies to track the performance of paid digital advertising campaigns via social networks, for example LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. We may also use these cookies for remarketing, which is where we use the data from the cookie (past visits to our website) to provide Risland advertisements on their websites.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about how we use cookies, you can contact us using the details below [email protected]

Updates to this policy

We may update this policy from time to time.

When we make a material change to this policy, we’ll provide you with a prominent notice e.g. by displaying a notice of changes on our website.