The Hive Ltd. (“We”) utilise online identification technologies such as cookies, web beacons, or pixels on our websites for a number of purposes. They help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website, and also allow us to improve our site.
Types of cookie
‘Session’ cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, i.e. until you leave the website.
‘Persistent’ cookies remain in your browser after the session (unless deleted by you).
‘Performance’ cookies collect information about your use of the website, such as webpages visited and any error messages; they do not collect personally identifiable information, and the information collected is aggregated such that it is anonymous. Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works.
‘Functionality’ cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website (such as changes to text size, customised pages) or enable services such as commenting on a blog.
The cookies we use:
We use these technologies to gather tracking information and statistics regarding use of the Websites. For example, we collect information about page visits and navigation to determine what articles and topics are of greatest interest and if users are able to find content easily.
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In order to manage the Websites properly we also log information on our operational systems and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains, browser types, and IP addresses. Statistics are reported in aggregate to our webmasters. We gather this information so that the websites present the best web experience for visitors. Anonymous log information is also an effective information resource.