Cookie Policy

(1) Introduction

Our website uses cookies, by using our website you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

(2) Credit

This document was created using an SEQ Legal template.

(3) About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies.
A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).
A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

(4) Our cookies

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.
We may send to you the following cookies:

(a) Mobile Website Detector Plugin – We will use this session cookie to check to see if you are visiting our website from a mobile device.

(b) WordPress Setting Cookie – We will use this session cookie to verify if you are logged into the website or not.

(c) WordPress Comment Cookie – We will use this persistent cookie when visitors comment on our site, these cookies are purely for the visitor’s convenience so that they don’t need to re-type all their information again every time they want to leave another comment. These are set to expire a little under one year from the time that they are set.

(d) WordPress Subscribe Plugin – We will use this persistent cookie when our blog readers subscribe to comments on an individual blog post and will then be alerted by email when a new person has left a comment. By ticking the box on our website you have opted-in to receive these notification type emails. We do not have access to the email addresses of those who decide to subscribe. 

When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.

(5) Third Party Cookies

The only third-party cookie set on the He-Van website is for Google Analytics.
We have implemented Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

(6) Cookies and personal information

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

(7) Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

For example:

(a) in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;

(b) in Firefox (version 16) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and

(c) in Chrome (version 23), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on this website.

(8) Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example:

(a) in Internet Explorer (version 9), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at;

(b) in Firefox (version 16), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy” and then “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and

(c) in Chrome (version 23), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.

Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

(9) Contact us – This website is owned and operated by He-Van. 
If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy, please contact us.