We analyze your IP and browser information to determine what’s most effective about our website, to help us identify ways to improve it and eventually to determine how we can tailor our website to make it a more positive and relevant user experience for you.
A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer as a tag that identifies your computer.
While cookies are often only used to measure website usage (such as number of visitors and duration of visit) and effectiveness (such as topics visitors are most interested in) and to allow for ease of navigation or use and, as such, are not associated with any personal data, they are also used at times to personalize a known visitor's experience to a website by being associated with profile information or user preferences.
Over time this information provides valuable insight to help improve the user experience.
Cookies are typically categorized as "session" cookies or "persistent" cookies. Session cookies help you navigate through the HCC website efficiently, keeping track of your progression from page to page so that you’re not asked for information you’ve already provided during the current visit. Session cookies are stored in temporary memory of your device and erased when the web browser is closed.
In contrast, persistent cookies, store user preferences for current and successive visits. They are written on your device's hard disk, and are still valid when you restart your browser. We use persistent cookies, for example, to record your choice of language and country location when visiting a HCC website.
While HCC websites at this time don’t recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, such as "do not track" instructions, you can generally express your privacy preferences regarding the use of most cookies and similar technologies through your web browser. Look under the heading "Tools" (or similar heading) in your particular browser for information about controlling cookies. You can set your browser in most instances to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it or not. You can also generally set your browser to turn off cookies.