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Pig Hub Cookie Statement

www.pighub.org.uk does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. If this should change in the future, we will inform visitors and provide guidance on how to control and delete these cookies.

There are, however, cookies used on this website to help improve your user experience by:

• remembering settings, to provide access to your services (session cookies)

• remembering information you’ve given (e.g. your login details) so you don’t need to keep entering it (persistent cookies)

• measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs (third party cookies)

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.

About cookies in general

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier.

Some websites will also use cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based for example, on your location and/or browsing habits.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

What is in a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

There are five categories of cookies:

First party cookies: First party cookies are set by the website, you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.

• This www.pighub.org.uk site does not use first party cookies.

Third party cookies: Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example YouTube or Flickr, and these sites may set their own cookies. A website might also use a third party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on their website. These may also have the capability to track your browsing across different sites.

• It is important to note that advertising cookies are not set for visitors to our www.pighub.org.uk website. This site does use a third party analytics company (Google Analytics) to provide anonymous visitor statistics to enable us to improve the performance of our website. This analytics function sets its own cookie to perform this service. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This information cannot be used to identify who you are and we do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Session cookies: Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.

• This www.pighub.org.uk site uses session cookies to enable you to move around the site and to provide you with certain basic features.

Persistent cookies: This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed.

• Thiswww.pighub.org.uk site uses this type of cookie to store a unique code that allows the website to recognise a returning user if you tick “Remember me next time” when logging in.  No personally identifiable information is recorded.

Flash cookies: Many websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video and game content to their users. Adobe utilise its own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users.

• Thiswww.pighub.org.uk site does not use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video content to our visitors.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of the website.

• This www.pighub.org.uk site will not work without session cookies.

Web browser cookies: If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers. 
Third party cookies: AHDB does not control the dissemination of third party cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about controlling their cookies. The third parties cookies which may be used while visiting this site are Google Analytics.