Hushkeys Cookie Policy

Hushkeys is owned, developed and operated by Netiqet Labs Ltd (“we”), a company registered in England and Wales. Our company registration number is 09545220 and our registered office is at 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, England, N1 7GU.

This cookies policy (“Policy”) describes the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use such cookies when you use our website www.hushkeys.com and our iOS application (together, the “App”).

By using the App, you consent to the cookies described below being deposited on your computer or device for the purposes set out in this Policy.

1. What are Cookies and how do we use them?

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access the App. We use cookies on the App to:

  • recognise you whenever you use the App (this speeds up your access, as you may not have to log on each time);
  • obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;
  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content and services and to help us better understand our users’ requirements and interests;
  • target our marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your tastes;
  • improve your online experience.

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will usually include information about your computer or other electronic device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information.

We may also collect personal information about you in connection with the App and our services. Any personal information we collect will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on the App. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested.

2. Consent to Cookies

3. Cookies used on the App

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of the App. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into any secure areas of the App.

Analytical/performance cookies

They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the App when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the App works, for example, by helping us to ensure that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to the App. This enables us to personalise our content for you, and remember your preferences.

Targeting cookies

These cookies record your visit to the App, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the App and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

4. Third-party cookies

We may work with third-party suppliers who may also set cookies on the App. These third-party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third party.

5. Google Analytics

This web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. helps us to analyse how people use the App. It counts the number of visitors and tells us about their behaviour overall, such as typical length of stay on our site or the average number of pages a user views.

This information generated by the cookie about your use of the App will be transmitted to and stored by Google on their servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the App, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity.

We use the information to improve the App and generally enhance your experience.

For more information about Google Analytics, please visit:

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

You can prevent Google Analytics from tracking your browsing by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-Out browser add-on which is available from the following address:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

6. How to turn off cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of the App. For further information about cookies and how to disable them, you may wish to view this guide from the Information Commissioner’s Office.