Cookies Policy

This policy will explain how this website utilizes cookies in order to provide clear and relevant information to users on what options the user has in terms of controlling what happens when he/she accesses our website. The policy uses the term “Cookies” to refer to cookies and similar technologies covered by the law (for example, Local Shared Objects – commonly referred to as “flash cookies”, web beacons or bugs, including transparent clear gifs). The information gathered by our website, concerns data that allows us to identify web users/visitors by associating and processing them with other data kept by third parties (for example, the IP address, domain and registration numbers of the computers and all mobile devices used by people connecting to the website). This data is used and processed for statistical purposes only.
This document is an integral and substantial part of the Privacy policy and the information notice contained in it complies with the provisions set out by the e-Privacy Directive 2002/58/EC, as amended and in force, the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”) and any other related national and European data protection and data privacy laws and regulations including any relevant opinions and guidelines issued by local data protection authorities. As such, this Cookies Policy should be read and understood as one. We recommend, therefore, that you also read our Privacy policy to know more about HPD Innovation Lab’s commitment to data protection.
Cookies Defined

Cookies are small pieces of information, normally consisting of just letters and numbers, which online services provide when users visit their respective websites. Software on the user's device (for example a web browser) can store cookies and send them back to the website next time they visit. This data is then processed by the owners of the respective website for statistical purposes only.
Different Types of Cookies
• Session and Persistent Cookies
o Session Cookies: These are cookies which expire at the end of a user’s web browsing session (normally when a user exits their web browser). These cookies enable websites to recognise and link the actions of a user during a browsing session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what items/products a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a website.
o Persistent Cookies: These are cookies which can be stored for a longer period of time in comparison with Session Cookies. They can allow the preferences or actions of the user across a website (or across different websites) to be stored. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site or to target advertising. The length of time between a cookie being set and expiry is set by the website operator. A user can also delete previously set persistent cookies manually or configure the browser settings to delete cookies at a set interval.
• First Party and Third-Party Cookies
o First Party Cookies: These cookies are set directly by the website the user is visiting, i.e. the URL displayed in the browser's address bar.
o Third Party Cookies: These are set by a domain other than the one the user is visiting. This typically occurs when the website incorporates elements from other sites, such as images, social media plugins or advertising. When the browser or other software fetches these elements from the other websites, they can set cookies as well.
Managing Cookies

Some cookies are still reasonably necessary or important but they are not strictly essential and, therefore, require user’s consent. For these cookies (i.e. performance and functionality, advertising/targeting), we request your consent (by the “accept all cookies” button in our cookie banner or through our cookies settings or through your browser cookie settings) before placing them on your device.
If you do not wish to give consent or wish to withdraw your consent to any non-essential cookies at any time, you will need to modify your preferences in the cookies settings or delete, and block or disable cookies via your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. Otherwise you should use the 'help' option in your internet browser for more details or you can click on one of the links below to go directly to the user manual for your browser:
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Internet Explorer
Please note that disabling or blocking some or all of the categories of cookies will affect the functionality of the website and may impact/limit your access and experience with our website and the services we are able to offer.
Any of your cookies preferences are limited to this website only and not to other third-party owned websites or any other webpages, which may be hyperlinked to this website. For more information on cookies used by those websites, please refer to the specific privacy notice or cookie policy of those websites.
Cookies that we use
• Google Analytics: Google Analytics uses “cookies”, in the form of text files placed on your computer and or mobile devices. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. Google use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog (if applicable), where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.
However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
For more details on how Google processes your data, please visit Google’s Privacy policy.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit (compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 8–11, Safari, Firefox and Opera).
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Changes to Cookie Policy

We may update this Cookies Policy and we would encourage you to review the policy from time to time to stay informed of how we are using cookies. This Cookies Policy was last updated in July 2020.