Cookie Policy

We are HWBC

HWBC Limited, of 80 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (“us“, “we” or “our“) uses “cookies” to help improve your browsing experience of the HWBC website (the “Site“). Cookies help us remember details of your visit to the Site including, but not limited to, technical information about your visit e.g. traffic data, location data, your IP address, the previous website from which you reached us and the type of browser you use.

Accordingly, our Privacy Statement will apply to our treatment of the information we obtain via our cookies and this Cookie Policy should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Statement.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your device (e.g. your phone or your computer) for record-keeping purposes. For example, a cookie could allow the Site to recognise your browser, while another could store your preferences and other information, and let you navigate the Site effectively. Cookies can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. To find out more about cookies please see

How are they used on the Site?

This site uses 2 different types of cookie:

  • Session Cookies
  • Persistent Cookies

Session Cookies are temporary cookies that are not persistently stored on your computer or mobile device. They are used to deliver basic functions of a website while you are actively using it – for instance during a registration process. Session cookies are generally erased when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies are those placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site. This allows the site to deliver functions between browser sessions and subsequent visits. This site only places cookies that are specific to this site.

Cookies Used on the Site

  • _ga – first party cookie – expires after 2years – Used to distinguish users
  • _gid – first party cookie – expires after 24 hours – Used to distinguish users
  • _gat – first party cookie – expires after 10 minutes – Used to throttle request rate
  • PHPSESSID – first party cookie – expires after the end of the session – Used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, commonly referred to as a session cookie
  • _hjIncludedInSample – 3rd party cookie – expires after 365 days – Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.
  • wfvt_ – first party cookie – expires after 2years – Cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin which notes information about your general geographic location.
  • wordfence_verifiedHuman – first party cookie – expires after 24 hours – Cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin to protect the site against malicious attacks.

Your consent to Cookies

By using this Site, you agree that we can store and access the above cookies on your device.

Your browser may allow you to set how it handles cookies, such as declining all cookies or prompting you on whether to accept each cookie. But please note that some parts of the Site may not work as intended or may not work at all without cookies.

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may change this Cookie Policy at any time. If we make material changes to the Cookie Policy, we will let you know by posting the changed Cookie Policy on the Site.

It’s important that you review the changed Cookie Policy. If you do not wish to agree to the changed Cookie Policy, then we cannot continue to provide the Site to you, and your only option is to stop accessing the Site.

Contact Us

If you have any queries in relation to this policy or need further information about our cookie practices, please contact us at

Last Updated: June 2018