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Website Usage - Cookie Policy

The content of this website is for your general information and use only and does not constitute legal advice. No warranty, whether express or implied, is given in relation to such information.

The following information, together with our general terms and conditions, sets out how our website uses and protects any information which you give our organisation, when you use this website.

Hoffman Briggs is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, when using this website, then you can be assured that it will be used only in accordance with the following terms and conditions.

Hoffman Briggs may change this policy, without notice, by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time, to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect:

We may collect the following information (where you have given it to us):

  • Your name
  • Your contact information, including e-mail address
  • Your demographic information, such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather:

We require this information to understand your needs, provide you with a better service, and, in particular, for the following reasons:

  • Internal record-keeping
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information which we collect online.


What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer's hard drive, when you visit a website. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the site owners, such as which pages you find useful or not. A web browser normally deletes session cookies, when it quits. A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data which you choose to share with us. Cookies are used on this site to maintain functionality as you move among pages.

How we use cookies

Our website uses first-party cookies, allowing us to distinguish you from other users of the website. They maintain functionality as you move among pages and help us to improve our site. We also use some widely used third-party social media plugins as marketing tools and to provide convenience tools for our visitors, which create cookies.




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Browser Session


This cookie is automatically set, when you land on the website. It enables functionality among pages and is essential for parts of the site to operate (for example, a login function cannot work without it).

It is held temporarily and is deleted, when you close your web browser. It does not contain personally identifiable information and is anonymous.

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Google Analytics

  • __utma – it ascertains the number of times a visitor has been to website. It expires after two years.
  • _utmb - it detects when a unique user session. It expires after 30 minutes.
  • _utmc – it determines when to create a new session for a website visitor. It’s a session cookie and expires when you exit the browser.
  • _utmz – it tracks how you found us and calculates traffic and navigation within the website. It expires after six months.

These cookies identify which pages are being used. This helps us to count the number of visitors, which pages they visited and where they have come from, so that we can improve the way our website works.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form. We report on this activity in aggregate and use this information solely for the purposes of monitoring and improving our website.

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An overview of Google’s Privacy Policy

To opt out of Google Analytics, use its Opt Out Tool


How to manage your cookies

Cookies are sent to your browser by a website and then stored in the cookies directory of your device. To check and update your cookies settings, you will need to know what browser you are using and what version. You can usually find this out by opening the browser (just as if you were going to use the Internet) and then clicking on 'Help' and then 'About'.

To find out how to allow, block, delete and manage the cookies on all standard web browsers, go to www.allaboutcookies.org and select the browser and version you are using. You’ll also find information about how to delete cookies from your computer.

If you choose to have your browsers refuse cookies, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of this website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. These links are provided for your convenience, to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s) and we have no responsiblity for the content of the linked website(s). Once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection or privacy of any information which you provide, while visiting such sites - which are also not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following way:

  • If you do not want to receive news or information from Hoffman Briggs, you may change your mind and opt out at any time, by writing to or e-mailing us: mary@hoffmanmale.co.uk    

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties, unless we have your permission or are required to do so by law. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting, if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you, under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please write: Regus House, Windmill Hill Business Park, Whitehill Way, Swindon, SN5 6QR

If you believe that any information which we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or e-mail us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrec: mary@hoffmanmale.co.uk I Regus House, Windmill Hill Business Park, Whitehill Way, Swindon, SN5 6QR


Your Consent

By submitting your information, you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy. If we change our privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page and may place notices on other pages of the website, so that, at all times, you may be aware of the information which we collect and how we use it. Continued use of the service will signify that you agree to any such changes.


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