What are Cookies?


A cookie is a small text file that is used to help your browser navigate through a particular website by storing the cookie file. For example it is used to remember login details so it’s quicker for you to log in as well as in account preferences so you only need to enter the information once.


A cookie usually contains the name of the website that the cookie has come from, the length of time the cookie will last on your computer and a value (normally a randomly generated unique number). To find out more on cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org which are both great resources of information.



Why we use Cookies on the site


We use cookies on HotDrops.com to make your browsing experience more enjoyable as well as understanding how people use the site. Below is an overview of how cookies are used across the site:



Website Analytics


Like many other websites we use Google Analytics to track the number of visits, page impressions and time users spend on the site. Data for Google Analytics is anonymously aggregated and isn’t tracked to an individual user – a list of the analytics cookies can be found here


We also use an internal analytics tool to track behaviour on the site in order to make improvements that we feel will improve the experience for users.


 

Registration/Log in


We use cookies during the registration and login process to make sure we don’t show you further registration and sign up boxes after you’ve logged into the site.




Personalisation


As part of the algorithm used to provide you with a personalised experience we use cookies to remember which content you’ve engaged with on the site so we can be better at recommending similar content in the future.