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The Site and the Services are provided by Hot Drops Limited. We are registered in England and Wales under company number 07364124 and have our registered office at 50 Tollemache Road, Prenton, Merseyside CH43 8SZ. Our VAT number is 126728700.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.
Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser then sends these cookies back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like personalised details or user preferences.
They are referred to as session or persistent cookies, depending on how long they are used:
The cookies used by Hot Drops are vital to provide your site experience, as they enable you to login to the Hot Drops site. Without these cookies your experience of the site would be drastically limited, as you would be unable to access your own account.
When you use our Site and Services, the following 3 categories of cookies may be set on your device:
These cookies are essential in helping you to move around our websites and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, some Services cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.
Some examples of these strictly necessary cookies include:
'foundation_session' cookies – which allow the Hot Drops site to store 'session data' and enable each page to remember things such as the logged-in user ID. Session data is private to that users session and cannot be read by anyone apart from our administrators.
In order to keep our Site and Services relevant, easy to use and up-to-date, we use web analytics services to help us understand how people use them.
For example, we can see which parts of the Site and Services are most popular, identify when errors occur, and test different versions of a page or feature to see which one works best.
Some examples of these analytical cookies include:
'__utmz' and '__utma' cookies - which are used by Google analytics on our behalf. '__utmz' helps us to analyse how people arrive at our site, and navigate around it, to improve usability. '__utma' helps us to learn whether a visitor is a new unique visitor, or a returning visitor.
Trusted third party sites which Hot Drops partner with to improve your site experience may carry their own cookies. Facebook is a site we partner with to enable you to share Hot Drops socially and ‘like’ products or content you find on the site. Hot Drops cannot control how your data is collected or stored when you engage with third party connections, and you should visit these sites individually to modify your browser settings for these, or refrain from engaging with these third party connections whilst using Hot Drops.
You have the ability to accept or to decline cookies from our Site and other third party websites by modifying the settings in your browser. You may, however, not be able to use all of the interactive features of our Site if cookies are disabled.
We may use information held about you in the following ways:
Please be aware that it is possible, though unlikely, that we might be forced to disclose personally identifiable information in response to a legal process of when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, including but not limited to in response to a court order, to law enforcement agency's request or for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
We employ appropriate technical and organizational security to prevent unauthorized access to information that we collect online.
You can visit your account profile page at any time to:
You have the option at any time to request that we: