Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files stored in your device when you access most websites on the internet. In this context, we use the term device to mean the device you use to access the internet, such as your computer, laptop, mobile phone or tablet.

Each of our websites, www.hydro-int.com; plc.hydro-intl.com; www.hydro-consultancy.com/; www.engineeringnaturesway.co.uk/; and www.savetherain.info (each a Website and collectively the Websites) uses cookies in order to make the website easier to use and to support the provision of relevant information and functionality to you. Cookies also provide us with information about how our Websites are used so we can keep our Websites as up to date, relevant and error free as possible. Further information about the types of cookies in use on each of our Websites is set out in the table below.

We use two types of cookies:

  • Session cookies – these expire when you close your browser and do not remain on your device.
  • Persistent cookies – these are stored in the longer term on your device (ie these cookies do not expire when you close your browser).

Most of the cookies used by our Websites are persistent cookies.

By using this Website (that is, the Website indicated in your browser address bar) you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device, as further described in this policy. Please note that cookies will be set the moment you visit this Website.

You can choose to manage the cookies we use on our Websites through your browser settings at any time. For more information about how to do this, and about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.  Further information about the cookies used on each of our Websites is set out below.

Please note that preventing cookies may impact on the functionality or performance of this Website, or any other Website you visit, or prevent you from using certain services provided through those Websites. If you choose to prevent cookies, we cannot guarantee access to the services provided through the Websites nor be sure how the Websites will perform during your visit. Preventing cookies will also affect our ability to update our Websites to cater for user preferences and improve their performance.

Please note that some of the cookies used by our Websites are operated and controlled by third parties (please see below for further information).  Please refer to the Further Information section below for further details on the third party cookies used by the Websites.

The categories of cookies we currently use on each of our Websites are set out below.  The cookie categories are based on the category definitions contained in the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie guide.

Cookie category Details Website(s) on which the cookies are used
Strictly necessary Strictly necessary cookies are essential to enable you to move around the Website and use its features and/or services. These cookies let the Website provide services at the request of users. Each of the Websites may use strictly necessary cookies from time to time.
Performance Performance cookies allow us to update the Website to cater for Website user preferences and improve performance. They collect information about how the Website is used, eg which pages users visit most often and where error messages are delivered. These cookies generally don’t collect information that identifies individuals.

These cookies may include Google Analytics cookies or other analytics cookies.  These cookies may be set by addins used by the Website that are operated and controlled by third parties (including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Lockerz); we do not have access to the information collected by these cookies.

Each of the Website(s) in the right hand column uses performance cookies to:

  • Provide statistics on how the Website is used (including selections that you have made and services that you have viewed, during your use of the Website).
  • Gather non-user specific technical data regarding usage of the Website and provide statistics on how the Website is used.
  • Provide and track the effectiveness and operation of videos embedded into the Website.
  • Track Website user activity in respect of affiliate and third party links and report such activity to those affiliates and third parties (to allow them to improve their websites).
  • Provide feedback to partners that one of our visitors also visited their website. This lets our partners improve their website.
  • Help us improve the Website by measuring any errors that occur.
  • Test different designs of our Website.
www.hydro-int.com

plc.hydro-intl.com

www.hydro-consultancy.com/

www.engineeringnaturesway.co.uk

www.savetherain.info

Functional Functional cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make and any customisations you make to Website pages during your visit. They are necessary to provide features and services specific to individual users.

Each of the Website(s) in the right hand column uses functional cookies to:

  • Remember settings you’ve applied to the Website such as layout, text size, preferences and colours.
  • Remember settings based on the region in which you are located, including remembering which region-specific Website you have selected to be your default Website.
  • Remember if we’ve already asked you if you want to fill in a survey.
www.hydro-int.com

www.engineeringnaturesway.co.uk

Targeting or advertising cookies These cookies collect information about your browsing habits to enable us to measure the effectiveness of our advertising and marketing campaigns.  We do not use online behavioural advertising on any of our Websites.

This information may be shared with other organisations where those organisations provide advertising or marketing services on our behalf.

Each of the Website(s) in the right hand column uses targeting/advertising cookies to:

  • Link to social networks, who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites; we do not have access to the information collected by the cookies used for this purpose.
  • Provide us with information on your visit to the Website so that we can measure the effectiveness of our advertising and marketing campaigns.  This information will identify you as the individual who visited the Website, either as a result of one of our advertising or marketing campaigns or following completion of one of our online forms.
www.hydro-int.com

(the targeting/advertising cookies used by this Website track individual users that visit the Website as a result of clicking on a hyperlink in one of our email marketing campaigns).

www.engineeringnaturesway.co.uk

Further Information

Further general information about cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org

To read the International Chamber of Commerce Cookies Guide visit: www.international-chamber.co.uk/blog/2012/04/02/launch-of-icc-uk-cookie-guide/

For further information about Google Analytics, visit www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html and to prevent being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For further information about the cookies used by YouTube, visit www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

For further information about the cookies used by Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

For further information about the cookies used by Twitter, visit twitter.com/privacy

For further information about the cookies used by Lockerz, visit support.lockerz.com/cookie_policy