What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that websites stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It allows the website to remember your actions and preferences over a period of time, such as remembering accesses and browsing habits, so that you don't have to re-enter them each time you return to the site or navigate from one page to another.

When you visit the HEROES website, you will be prompted to accept or refuse cookies.

Cookies can also be used to establish anonymised statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.

First party cookies

Are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.

Persistent cookies

Are cookies saved on your computer and that are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.

Web analytics tool cookies

We use web analytics tool cookies for tracking visitors behaviour in order to obtain general information for the users of the website (type of browsers used; operating systems; device types, etc). We use this information to prepare aggregated, anonymous statistics reports of visitors’ activity.

Third party cookies

HEROES is active on two social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter) with the purpose of strengthening our online presence and visibility. These social platforms may set cookies for sharing content or for producing access statistics. The presence, number and status of cookies may depend on how you use the platforms concerned before or while visiting HEROES website.

How do we use cookies?

The HEROES website mostly use first-party cookies. These are cookies set and controlled by HEROES, not by any external organisation.

A number of our pages use cookies to:

  • Store visitor preferences.
  • Make our websites operational.
  • Gather analytics data (about user behaviour)..

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.