Cookie Policy 2018-07-25T00:33:59+00:00

Cookie Policy

Cookies & other storage technologies

Cookies are small pieces of text used to store information on web browsers. Cookies are used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones and other devices. Other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, are used for similar purposes. In this policy, we refer to all of these technologies as “cookies.”

We use cookies if you have a HSV Database account, use the HSV Database Products, including our website and apps, or visit other websites and apps that use the HSV Database Products. Cookies enable HSV Database to offer the HSV Database Products to you and to understand the information we receive about you, including information about your use of other websites and apps, whether or not you are registered or logged in.

This policy explains how we use cookies and the choices you have. Except as otherwise stated in this policy, the Data Policy will apply to our processing of the data that we collect via cookies.

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies help us provide, protect and improve the HSV Database Products, such as by personalising content, tailoring and measuring ads, and providing a safer experience. While the cookies that we use may change from time to time as we improve and update the HSV Database Products, we use them for the following purposes:


We use cookies to verify your account and determine when you’re logged in so we can make it easier for you to access the HSV Database Products and show you the appropriate experience and features.

Security, site and product integrity

We use cookies to help us keep your account, data and the HSV Database Products safe and secure.

We also use cookies to combat activity that violates our policies or otherwise degrades our ability to provide the HSV Database Products.

For example: Cookies help us fight spam and phishing attacks by enabling us to identify computers that are used to create large numbers of fake HSV Database accounts. We also use cookies to detect computers infected with malware and to take steps to prevent them from causing further harm. Cookies also help us prevent underage people from registering for HSV Database accounts.

Advertising, recommendations, insights and measurement

We use cookies to help us show ads and to make recommendations for businesses and other organisations to people who may be interested in the products, services or causes they promote.

For example: Cookies allow us to help deliver ads to people who have previously visited a business’s website, purchased its products or used its apps and to recommend products and services based on that activity.

Site features and services

We use cookies to enable the functionality that helps us provide the HSV Database Products.

For example: Cookies help us store preferences, know when you’ve seen or interacted with HSV Database Products’ content and provide you with customised content and experiences. For instance, cookies allow us to make suggestions to you and others.


We use cookies to provide you with the best experience possible.

Analytics and research

We use cookies to better understand how people use the HSV Database Products so that we can improve them.

For example: Cookies can help us understand how people use the HSV Database service, analyse which parts of the HSV Database Products people find most useful and engaging, and identify features that could be improved.

Do other parties use cookies in connection with the HSV Database Products?

Yes, other parties may use cookies on the HSV Database Products to provide services to us.

Third parties also use cookies on their own sites and apps in connection with the HSV Database Products. To understand how other parties use cookies, please review their policies.

How can you control HSV Database’s use of cookies to show you ads?

One of the ways we use cookies is to show you useful and relevant ads on and off HSV Database . You can control how we use data to show you ads by using the tools described below.


You can opt out of seeing online interest-based ads from HSV Database and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the US, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe or through your mobile device settings. Please note that ad blockers and tools that restrict our cookie use may interfere with these controls.

Browser cookie controls:

In addition, your browser or device may offer settings that allow you to choose whether browser cookies are set and to delete them. For more information about these controls, visit your browser or device’s help material. Certain parts of the HSV Database Products may not work properly if you have disabled browser cookie use.