Hanson cookie policy

This policy applies to any cookies we use when you access any of our websites including www.hanson.co.ukwww.heidelbergcement.comwww.hanson-sustainability.co.ukwww.hanson-communities.co.ukwww.calumite.ae, www.hanson-drivers.co.uk, www.hansonpensions.co.uk, www.irvine-whitlock.co.uk and safeandhealthyathome.co.uk.

 (“Our Sites”).
Our Sites use "cookies" to help you personalise your online experience. For more information please read About Cookies below.

Cookies Used
The Website uses the following cookies.

"Session" Cookies
PHPSESSID
Removed when you close your browser.

We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you and what you've put in the shopping basket etc. We deem these strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken. More information on session cookies and what they are used for at www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html

Google Analytics
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We use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous. These we deem necessary in order to improve our website and provide data to ensure any improvements are effective.  You can find out more about Google's position on privacy as regards its analytics service at www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html 

Email tracking
Some emails that we send you have no tracking in at all e.g. service emails with invoices attached. Other emails we send may contain tracking so that we can tell how much traffic those emails send to our site. We do not know who has clicked so the data is anonymous.

Some emails we can track, at an individual level, such as whether the user has opened and clicked on the email. We rarely use the information at a personal level, rather we use it to understand open and click rates on our emails to try and improve them. If you want to be sure that none of your email activity is tracked then you should opt out of our emails which you can do via the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email.

About Cookies
A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise the website pages, or register with the Website or services, a cookie helps the website to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on.

When you return to the same website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the website features that you customised.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the websites you visit.