Cookie Policy

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through “Internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them”

Our use of cookies

Cookies for improving service

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.

Name: _utma
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years

Name: _utmb
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: _utmz
Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
Expires: 6 months

By using our website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code . To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please go to Google’s opt out page

Others cookies

HMC may link you to Twitter, YouTube and other third party sites. Cookies will appear from these sites if the links are followed. Please go directly to the relevant website to find out how they manage cookies.

How to manage cookies

For more information on how to control, delete and disable cookies, you may wish to visit ‘about cookies’ (http://aboutcookies.org/) which contains comprehensive information on how to manage cookies on a wide variety of browsers. Please note that managing cookies may affect the functionality of the websites you visit.