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Cookies Policy for Hinckley & Rugby Building Society

Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

If you do not agree to the use of cookies, please modify your browser settings to decline them. Clicking “Help” in the toolbar of many browsers provides instructions. You can find out more about cookies on the All About Cookies website.

However, declining cookies makes it likely that some features and services of this website may not function properly.

About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies used on this website

Session Cookies – these are temporary cookies which are erased once you exit your web browser.  We use these mainly to help keep our services secure.

Persistent Cookies – these cookies remain on your device until they expire or are deleted.  We use these for a number of purposes including retrieving information you have previously provided, remembering your preferences and to collect statistical information.

How we use cookies

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

.    to recognise your computer when you visit our website;

.    to track you as you navigate our website;

.    to improve the website’s usability;

.    to analyse the use of our website;

.    in the administration of this website;

.    to prevent fraud and improve the security of the website;

.    to personalise our website for you.

In addition, 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 by clicking here.

Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

(1) in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector;

(2) in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use certain features on this website.

Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

(1) in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so by clicking here);

in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.

Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Contact us

This website is owned and operated by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.

If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy, please contact us by telephone on 01455 251234,
or by post to Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, Upper Bond Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 1DG.

April 2018