OUR COOKIE POLICY


At Hivemind ("we", "us", "our"), we strive to honour the privacy and security of any data we collect from visitors using our website, whilst we act as a personal data controller under relevant data protection rules and regulations. Our website uses cookies, in combination with pixels, local storage objects, and similar devices (collectively, “cookies” unless otherwise noted) to distinguish you from other users of the website. This helps us improve our service and provide you with a good experience.


This cookie policy (“Cookie Policy”) describes the types of cookies we use on the website and our purposes for using them.


Please read our Cookie Policy carefully for details about why we use cookies and the information they collect from and about you. For more information about our privacy practices, please review our privacy policy.


1. COOKIE DEFINITIONS


A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your device.


First and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is 'first' or 'third' party refers to the domain placing the cookie.


i. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g. cookies placed by our website domain).


ii. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.


Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. These are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.


Session cookies: these cookies 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. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.


2. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE AND WHY?


Generally, our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the website and allows us to improve it. The cookies we may use on the website may be categorised as follows:


i. Strictly Necessary


ii. Performance


iii. Functionality


Some cookies may fulfil more than one of these purposes.


Strictly Necessary cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas. Without these cookies, we cannot provide the requested services.


We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:



If you prevent these cookies, we can't guarantee how the website or the security on the website will perform during your visit.


Performance cookies collect information about how you use the website, e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how the website works, understand the interests of our users and measure the effectiveness of our advertising.


We use performance cookies to:



Functionality cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.


We use 'Functionality' cookies for such purposes as:



Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties


Targeting cookies are used to track your visit to the website, as well as other websites, apps and online services, including the pages you have visited and the links you have followed, which allows us to display targeted ads to you on the website.


We may use targeting cookies to:



3. HOW TO DELETE AND BLOCK OUR COOKIES


You can refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to disable the setting of cookies; see below for more information on how to do this. Please note that disabling these cookies may affect the functionality of the website, and may prevent you from being able to access certain features. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site. Please note that our partners may also use cookies, over which we have no control.


Changing your cookie settings:
The browser settings for changing your cookie settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.



To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/.


For any questions feel free to contact us at support@hvmd.io