Cookies Policy

The Hoover website may store information about you using cookies (files which are sent by us to your computer or other access device) which we can access when you visit our site in future. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies as descibed in this policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things.

The following table outlines the cookies which may be set on your device when using the Hoover website:

Cookie Name Purpose More Information
Google Analytics _utma
_utmb
_utmc
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the website into Google Analytics. This is used throughout the website. http://www.google.com
/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Cookie Notice Hoover.CookieNotice This cookie is set when a visitor visits the Hoover website for the first time. The cookie is used to display the notice about cookies. On the SDA website, the notice is only shown the first time as cookies are required for the e-commerce website to function.
Basket Information ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie stores information about the user's basket and is set as soon as the user adds an item. The cookie is deleted when the user completes the order or closes the browser.
Order Information ASP.NET_SessionId This cookies stores information about the user's order and is set as soon as the user signs in after adding an item to the basket. It also keeps track of the checkout stages the user has been to so the user can be redirected to the right stage if the user leaves the checkout to navigate to other products. The cookie is deleted when the user completes the order or closes the browser.
Discount ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is set when the user enters a valid discount code to remember it against their order and is deleted when the user completes the order or closes the browser.
My Account ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is set when the user logs in to checkout an order, review the order history or account information. The cookie is deleted when the user completes the order or closes the browser.
AddThis uid
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Allows users to share the page to their preferred social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google +1. This functionality is made available on the SDA product pages. http://www.addthis.com
/privacy#.T7Dk7utYua8
AddThis __atuvc This cookie is set once a user visits an SDA product page and is used to provide Analytics and insight to AddThis http://www.addthis.com
/privacy#.T7Dk7utYua8
Twitter [Various] These cookies are used/set by Twitter and are used on the SDA Product page to enable sharing. http://twitter.com/privacy
Google +1 [Various] These cookies are used/set by Google and are used on the SDA Product page to enable sharing. http://www.google.com
/policies/privacy/
Facebook [Various] These cookies are used/set by Facebook and are used on the SDA website. https://www.facebook.com
/about/privacy/
Survey ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is set when a user answers a survey on the MDA website.
YouTube [Various] These cookies are set when a user visits a page with a YouTube video embedded. http://www.google.com
/policies/privacy/

Third party cookies

Please note that on some pages of the Hoover website you may notice that cookies have been set that are not related to Hoover. When you visit a page with embedded content, for example, YouTube or Facebook, these service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser. Hoover does not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. You should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.

How can I disable cookies?

The links below will take you to the Help sections for the major browsers where you can find more information about how to manage your cookies.

Internet Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

Firefox
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Google Chrome
http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Opera
http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Safari
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html

Safari iOS
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677

Android
http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022

Blackberry
http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/32004
/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.jsp

Windows Phone
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/
web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx

Managing your analytics cookies

It is possible to opt out of having your anonymous browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. We use Google Analytics on our website and you can find information on how to opt out here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

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