Introduction to Cookies

Hampshire-energy.coop (HREC) uses cookies. This page explains what cookies are, what HREC uses cookies for and what each cookie on the site does. It also explains how to manage your cookie preferences.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the website on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like personalised details or user preferences.

What does HREC’s website use cookies for?

We use cookies for a few different reasons.

1.    Strictly necessary cookies are essential to make the site work. Examples of this are the cookies we need to make the donation and events registration forms work.

2.    Functional cookies improve your experience of the site, remembering your preferences, such as your accessibility settings, helping to make the site accessible to users with different needs.

3.    Performance cookies are used to help improve the performance of our site and help us learn what works best so that we provide you with the best experience.

4.    We use functionality from social websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google +1 to allow you to share content from our site on these social networks and use their functionality. These sites use third party functionality cookies to allow this to work.

5.    We may also use third party behavioural advertising cookies to help make our advertising to you as relevant and useful as possible.

If you would prefer that we did not use cookies to provide the features and benefits described above, but still wish to use our site, most browsers allow you to prevent cookies being stored on your computer.

You may visit the All About Cookies website where you will find all the information you need to manage your web privacy. Please note that disabling certain cookies may restrict your ability to use HREC’s website.