Cookies policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are stored on your computer. Most large websites use these to improve your experience. 

When you enter a site your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flows.

Cookies themselves only record those areas of the site that have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user.

NB: Even if you haven't set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse our site anonymously.

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Information on visitors

During the course of any visit to the Packaging Hub, the pages you see, along with a cookie, are downloaded to your computer. Most websites do this, because cookies allow the website publisher to do useful things like find out whether the computer (and probably its user) has visited the site before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit. 

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies in four ways:

  1. To enhance the security of the site.
  2. To anonymously measure website usage using Google Analytics (see below).
  3. To improve your experience, for example by remembering your settings for this website if you already have an account so you don’t have to keep re-entering them.
  4. To provide content or services from other companies e.g. allow you to share pages with social networks, or show you YouTube videos.

We don’t use cookies to track what you personally do, or pass information about you onto others.

When you visit our site some third-party service providers we use like Google, YouTube or ShareThis may store cookies to provide a personalised experience to you on other sites.

Many of these services provide more information on what their cookies do, and may give the option to opt-out of their cookies.

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You can always clear your cookies completely after visiting our site.

How to see your cookie code

Locate your cookies via your browser settings and click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

Cookies used on this site

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From Google's own Privacy Centre Page: "Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so they can improve it. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors."

Opt out of Google Analytics with Google's own browser add-on

This cookie is set by the Drupal website content management system to record whether the user has javascript enabled, which powers the front page slideshow and helps other features present information appropriately.

This temporary session cookie is set by the Drupal content management system and is deleted as soon as you close your browser.

This cookie is set when you agree to accept cookies on this website so that you don't see the pop-up message requesting cookie consent every time you visit.