• Our Privacy Policy and Use of Cookies

    Hilson Moran are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We don't collect personal data and we don't use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

    If you would like to learn more about cookies, please visit ICO website - http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_the_public/topic_specific_guides/online/cookies.aspx.

    If in any state you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, 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 browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

    Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

    Cookies used on our website

    The following cookies are used in order to deliver the reliable and user friendly service to all users.

  • Name

    Type Purpose Expiration
    ASP.NET_SessionId Session,
    strictly necessary
    This cookie is the default one used by the site to uniquely identify the user's session on the site and relates the visitor's unique session to server side data. Our application uses the session to track the user's progress in wizards or for passing data which cannot be stored locally. The cookie will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser).

    For more information visit MSDN Reference

    End of session
    Ecm Session,
    strictly necessary
    This cookie is used by the Ektron application to store information about the anonymous and logged in visitor, including language, currency, user culture, and site information. For authenticated users, the user id and a unique ID are stored, and compared with the values on the server to determine valid authentication. End of session (when you close your browser)
    EkAnalytics Persistent,
    Analytics cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. 1 year from date of visit or update
    EktGUID Persistent,
    This cookie is used to track visitors to the site. A unique identifier for the current visitor is generated for all visitors, including anonymous visitors, and assigned to the visitor at the time they first arrive on the site. We use this information to uniquely identify the user when they perform unauthenticated actions on the site, such as commenting on content, and also to compile reports on visitor usage. 1 year from date of visit or update
    Collapse_(n) Persistant,
    Where (n) is a number. Used to track state of collapsed/expanded panels, expires after 10 days 10 days
    x Persistant,
    Used by expanding panel routines (cookie detection), expires after 10 days. 10 days

    Google analytics cookies, for more information visit Google analytics privacy overview and to opt out Google analytics, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

    Name Type Purpose Expiration
    _utma Persistent,
    Please visit Cookies set by google analytics for more information. 2 years from date of visit or update
    _utmb Persistent,
    Please visit Cookies set by google analytics for more information. 30 minutes from visit or update
    _utmc Session,
    Please visit Cookies set by google analytics for more information. End of session
    _utmz Persistant,
    Please visit Cookies set by google analytics for more information. 6 months from date of visit or update


  • Types of Cookies

    Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

    These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

    Category 2: performance cookies

    These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

    Category 3: functional cookies

    These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

    Category 4: targeting cookies

    These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.