Privacy

This privacy policy sets out how Hurricane uses and protects any information that you provide when you use this website.

Hurricane is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

Hurricane may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 17 January 2013.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our website, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Disclosure

We do not use or disclose information about your individual visits to the site or information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address, to any third parties.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which a website may request to be placed on your computer's hard drive. This website will ask permission for the cookies to be set. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

We use a cookie to remember your cookie preferences. This has a couple of consequences:

  • If you delete all your cookies you will have to update your preference with us again
  • If you use a different device you will have to tell us your preferences again

The International Chamber of Commerce has a guide for cookie categories:

  • Strictly necessary
  • Performance
  • Functionality
  • Targeting

Strictly necessary

'Strictly Necessary' cookies allow you to move around the website and use essential features like secure areas, shopping baskets and online billing (if present). These cookies don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to make sure you connect to the right service on our website when we make any changes to the way the website works

Cookies we have defined as 'Strictly Necessary' cookies will not be used to gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent these cookies we can't guarantee your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit.

Performance

'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use our website, for example, which pages you visit and whether you experience any errors. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you - all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works and understand what interests users.

We use performance cookies to:

  • Provide statistics on how our website is used
  • Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur
  • Test different designs of our website

Cookies we have defined as 'Performance' cookies will not be used to:

  • Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you on other websites
  • Remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit
  • Target adverts to you on any other website

In some cases, some of these cookies may be managed for us by third parties, but we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

Using our site indicates that you accept the use of 'Performance' cookies.

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.

Functionality

We do not use this type of cookie at present.

'Functionality' cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.

'Functionality' cookies can be used to:

  • Remember settings you've applied such as layout, text size, preferences and colours
  • Share information with partners to provide a service on our website. The information shared is only to be used to provide the service, product or function and not for any other purpose

Cookies defined as 'Functionality' will not be used to target you with advertising on other websites

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may mean we can't offer you some services, and will reduce the support we can offer you. It's also possible that preventing these cookie stops us remembering that you didn't want a specific service.

Targeting

'Targeting' cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.

'Targeting' cookies can be used to:

  • Link to social networks like Facebook, who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites
  • Provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that you may be interested in

Further information about cookies

Useful information about cookies can be found here.

Information on the International Chamber of Commerce UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website.

Cookies use on this website - see below

Used By Name Expiry Date Category Displays relevant cookie information for the website.
EU Cookie Compliance app-decibel-compliance-cookieacceptance When you close the browser Category 1: Strictly necessary This cookie is used to record the types of cookies a user is willing to accept on this web site.
User Preferences app-decibel-regional-language When you close the browser Category 1: Strictly necessary This cookie is used to record a user's language preference.
Google Maps PREF 6 months Category 4: Targeting or advertising These cookies are used to display interactive maps that provide directions or location information. See the Google Maps Privacy Policy for more details.
NID 6 months Category 4: Targeting or advertising
Decibel Insight da_sid When you close the browser Category 3: Functionality These cookies are used to collect information about how people use the website. This allows us to make sure the website is meeting your needs, and help us understand what we could improve.
da_lid 24 months Category 3: Functionality
Google Analytics _utma 2 years Category 2: Performance These cookies are used to collect information about how people use the website. This allows us to make sure the website is meeting your needs, and help us understand what we could improve. See the Google Analytics Privacy Policy for more details.
_utmb 30 minutes Category 2: Performance
_utmc When you close the browser Category 2: Performance
_utmz 6 months Category 2: Performance