Laboratory Fit-Out and Refurbishment

Cookie Policy

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third ­parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”).

They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in.

Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).

How do we use cookies?

The Hoare Laboratory Engineering website at (the website) uses cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons and some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users. We also use cookies for analytics if consent has been given.

Functional First Party Cookies

The table below provides details of the First Party Cookies that the websites uses. These cookies are essential for the website to perform basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions, as well as to save the contents of “carts” and process payments for eCommerce functionality.

Cookie Name Expiry Description
wordpress_test_cookie Session Set by WordPress when visiting the login page, used to check if the browser is set to allow or reject cookies
wordpress_sec_hash Session WordPress cookie to store authentication details
wordpress_logged_in Session Used by WordPress to indicate if user is logged in and who they are
wp-settings-time- 1 year Used by WordPress to customise the view of the dashboard
ga-disable-UA- Session Handles disabling of Google Analytics
cookie_notice_accepted 30 days Used by WordPress to determine if the cookie notice banner has been accepted

Non-Functional Third Party Cookies

The table below provides details of the Non-Functional Third Party Cookies that the website uses, these cookies are not essential for the website to work correctly and are used for gathering site analytics, they are only set if consent has been given and all analytics data is anonymised.

Provider Cookie Name Expiry Description test_cookie Session Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies
Google _ga 2 years Registers a unique ID used by Google Analytics to generate analytics data
Google _gat 1 minute Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
Google _gid 25 hours Registers a unique ID used by Google Analytics to generate analytics data

Controlling Cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit (EU based) or (US based). On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.

You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on or by not clicking on the ‘Accept’ button displayed in the Cookie banner at the bottom of the website, you can also click on the close icon to the right of the banner. The site will still operate as expected and not accepting the analytics cookies will not impact your experience.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, you can find the most relevant contact details in our Privacy Policy