- What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a text-only string of information that is stored in the cookie file of your internet browser when you visit certain web pages. It helps the website function properly. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, how long it will be stored for, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Cookies use a unique number which we then match up to this information in our secure database if you are logged in.
Please note that the cookies we use don't store personally identifiable information such as your name or credit card details. They also cannot harm your computer. The information stored in cookies is encrypted.
We do have a partnership with a carefully-selected and monitored supplier who may set cookies during your visit to be used for remarketing. This shows you different products and services based on what you appear to be interested in. For more information, and to opt out of this form of cookie, please visit the Struq website (opens in a new window- please note that we do not operate this external website).
- Our Cookies Policy
We can only provide you with certain features of our website if your computer, tablet or mobile phone accepts cookies. Accordingly, please note that if you disable cookies you may not be able to use all the features of our website.
You can accept or decline cookies by modifying the setting in your browser.
Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for. You'll find information about third party cookies in the next section.
For further information on Google Analytics please refer to the Google website
X-Mapping-knedbibi cookieThis cookie is used to ensure that you are kept on the same web server throughout your journey through the website. JSESSIONID, TESTCOOKIE, cy_track_user, NSC_uftu.dbq-iuuqt cookiesThese cookies are used by the Mastercard Secure and Verified by Visa services, which use a password system as an extra level of credit card security. comment_author and comment_author_email cookiesThese are set only on our blog, and are used if you make a comment. The blog remembers your email address and name if you make a comment in future.
- Third Party Cookies
We work with some third party suppliers to enable features on our website or to improve our online advertising. These suppliers may set cookies on our website. These include:
- Sharing with Facebook and Twitter
If you 'share' Hobbs content on social networks through the links on our product pages, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control these cookies, so for more information on them please see the third-party websites such as Facebook or Twitter.
Our website uses social plugins from the social networking site facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins can be identified by one of Facebook's logos or the word "Like". When you visit our pages, a direct link is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plug-in and the Facebook server receives information concerning your visit of the website as well as further data like your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like button" when you are logged on to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. For further information, please refer to the data privacy statement of Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. If you have a Facebook account and do not want Facebook to collect data about you from our website and connect it to your member data saved on Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website and clicking the Facebook note.