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How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. We assume that you are happy to receive all cookies your browser settings allow.

You can change your cookie settings at any time. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Helix website.

In the following links you'll find the information required to manage, delete or block the Cookies within your browser.

Cookies used within this site

Cookies which can improve the website and user experience

Cookie

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Type

Purpose

 

Google Analytics

 

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These cookies are used by Google to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

 

View the Google Analytics privacy policy

 

Cookies which enhance functionality

Cookie

Name

 

Type

Purpose

 

AddThis

 

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Persistent

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Persistent

Persistent

Persistent

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These cookies are set by AddThis when visitors make use of our social sharing functionality. The cookies are used by AddThis to provide analytics and targeted advertising. Note that AddThis may also load additional third-party cookies from their advertising partners.

 

View the AddThis privacy policy

 

 

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AddThis also loads additional third-party cookies which are used to provide analytics and tracking data to other third-parties.

 

These include AppNexus, Affectv and M6D

By using the Helix website you agree we may place these types of cookies on your device.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.