Cookies on this website

What are cookies and how do they benefit you?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. We use cookies on the following Hayward Group owned sites:

Using cookies helps us to improve your experience on our website. Some of the ways that using cookies benefit you include:

  • helping to make our website function properly
  • remembering when you are logged in
  • remembering your settings between visits
  • allowing you to share pages on social networks
  • helping us to improve our website for you
Giving us consent to use cookies

We take your continued use of our website, along with your choice to browse with cookies enabled in your browser settings to mean that you are happy to do this. You are freely able to turn off cookies if you wish (this is explained below), however doing so will mean the website does not function as intended.

How we use cookies
Website function cookies

These cookies enable functions on our website; without them the website cannot function in the way you’d expect. Some of these functions include providing you access to secure areas of the website and providing search functionality.

Social website cookies

Our website allows you to share our content on social networks (such as Facebook and Twitter). Cookies are set by AddThis which provides us with lots of sharing buttons in one package.

Visitor statistics cookies

These cookies collect information anonymously on how visitors are using our site (for example how long they spend on the site, what pages they look at etc.) and this helps us to understand how visitors interact with our website and improve the website accordingly. To do this we use a number of third-party services including Google analytics and Opentracker.

Advertising cookies

These cookies track visitors across websites. This helps to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and therefore more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers. For this purpose, we use services provided by DoubleClick (owned by Google).

Turning cookies off

If you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can do so by changing your browser settings. The exact way will depend upon your internet browser (the settings are usually found under privacy or security). Please be aware, however, that doing so will limit the functionality of our website and others.