COOKIE POLICY

Last Updated on 25th May 2018

This cookie policy (“Cookie Policy”) relates to the website http://www.hmvellagroup.com/ and/or any sub-website and/or associated domains (and/or sub-domains) of  http://www.hmvellagroup.com/ (hereinafter referred to as the “Site” owned by Hal Mann Vella Group). In this Cookie Policy, “We”, “Us”, “Our”, “Ourselves” and/or “Hal Mann” shall refer to Hal Mann Vella Group plc (C 5067) and “You” and “Your” and “User” refer to an identified or identifiable natural person being the user of this Site and/or client of any of Hal Mann’s services. Our full details, including contact details, can be read below.  For more information about how We process Your Personal Data, please read Our Master Privacy Policy.

Our Site uses a technology called “cookies”. A cookie is an element of data (usually a very small file) that a website can send to Your browser, which may then store it on Your computer or mobile device.  These cookies allow Us to correctly operate the Site and/or to provide You with web pages or content that are tailored to You. For example, some cookies remember Your custom preferences. This information can, in some cases, be carried from one visit of our Site (or related site) to the next (for example, to help You avoid having to re-enter certain information when You visit the same page later. Some of these cookies require Your consent (as explained below). 

Some cookies are created for each session when You visit Our Site, while others are persistent and may remain for a number of months or years to facilitate Your access to Our Site. 

We absolutely respect Your right to privacy. We use cookies to ensure the fuctionality of our Site and to make Your website experience better.  You can remove any cookies already stored on Your computer or mobile device (as explained below) but this may prevent You from using parts of this Site or may cause You to see this message, or part thereof, again.  

 Apart from the cookies We make use of Ourselves, various third-party cookies may also be stored on Your computer or mobile device, including Google Analytics (GOOGLE ANALYTICS SITE). We strongly suggest that You read the cookie policies of any such third-party cookies. 

We divide cookies into two main categories namely:  

 1.  ESSENTIAL COOKIESThese are strictly necessary to ensure that the Site functions in Your everyday use of it or for Us to provide You with the service(s) You expect from Us. Cookies used for the sole purpose of carrying out or facilitating the transmission of a communication will also be considered as essential cookies. We do not require Your consent to use such essential cookies but You may still block or delete them (see below) 

 Some examples of essential cookies as found in the European Commission’s EU Internet Handbook (see http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm) are as follows: 

  • USERINPUT cookies (session-id) such as firstparty cookies to keep track of the User’s input when filling online forms, shopping carts, etc., for the duration of a session or persistent cookies limited to a few hours in some cases 
  • AUTHENTICATION cookies, to identify the User once he has logged in, for the duration of a session 
  • USERCENTRIC SECURITY cookies, used to detect authentication abuses, for a limited persistent duration 
  • MULTIMEDIA CONTENT PLAYER cookies, used to store technical data to play back video or audio content, for the duration of a session 
  • LOADBALANCING cookies, for the duration of session 
  • USERINTERFACE CUSTOMISATION cookies such as language or font preferences, for the duration of a session (or slightly longer) 
  • THIRDPARTY SOCIAL PLUGIN CONTENTSHARING cookies, for loggedin members of a social network 

NON-ESSENTIAL COOKIESThese are not required for the essential functioning of the Site, although they may greatly enhance Your experience of using Our Site. For example, non-essential cookies may be used for the following reasons: 

  •  PREFERENCESThese cookies would remember Your custom preferences. For example, this helps You avoid having to re-enter certain information when You visit the same page later; 
  • MARKETING. Here, the cookies would be used to gather information about Your browsing habits allowing Us to provide You with more relevant information and material that would be of interest to You; 
  • STATISTICSThese help Us gather information about users on Our Site(s), such as when You first visited the Site and/or how often You access it and at what particular time. These also include cookies that log how You came across the Site, using which search engine or other link. 

WE SHALL ONLY PLACE NON-ESSENTIAL COOKIES ON YOUR COMPUTER OR MOBILE DEVICE IF YOU CONSENT TO THAT SPECIFIC CATEGORY OF COOKIE being placed by way of a pop-up on relevant areas of our Site the first time you visit it and possibly subsequently (if necessary) and/or by accepting this Cookie Policy (or other similarly effective mechanism). This will not prevent You from deleting or disabling cookies by modifying Your browser settings as explained below.  

YOU MAY WITHDRAW SUCH CONSENT FOR NON-ESSENTIAL COOKIES AT ANY TIME BY THE SAME METHOD IN WHICH YOU GAVE IT TO US. 

The specific cookies we use on our Site are as follows

Name of Cookie  Purpose of Cookie  First or Third Party   Session Cookie or Persistent Cookie?  Type (HTTP/Local Storage etc.) 
_ga, _gat, _gid  Delivery of advertisements which are tailored to your activity using Google Analytics.  First party  Persistent  Http 
YSC, PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, GPS  Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes  Third Party  Persistent  Http 

Even if We obtain Your consent to use non-essential cookies or if We use essential cookies (where we don’t need your consent), You can still control Your settings in Your browser to delete or disable cookies. 

If Your browser is NOT configured, by default, to block all or certain cookies, You may manually configure Your browser to either reject all cookies or control which cookies are set on Your computer or mobile device through the Site. Should You wish to reject all or certain cookies used by Our Site, You may modify Your web browser preferences to do so.   

 If You reject ALL cookies (including Essential Cookies) then You might be unable to use some of the features or services available on Our Site and You might also experience a lack of full functionality of the Site.   

Usually, the information on how to change Your options regarding cookies can be obtained by referring to Your operating system’s manual or to the ‘Help’ section of Your web browser, or by contacting Your Internet Service Provider.  

You may also find all the necessary information on how to make the necessary configuration settings by visiting the following helpful site: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/    

Please read Our Master Privacy Policy which, among other things, explains all Your rights as a data subject. 

For more information please feel free to contact us as indicated below. 

Hal Mann is the data controller responsible for processing of Your personal data that takes place via the Site or in the manner explained above. 

If You have any questions/ comments about privacy, You should contact Us at: info@halmannvella.com or by writing to Hal Mann Vella Group plc.  The Factory, Mosta Road, Hal-Lija, LJA 9016, Malta., by phoning Us using telephone number (+356) 21433636 (during normal office hours)