Cookies in use on Hoffman websites

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Hoffman only uses cookies in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information, we will be upfront about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

Some cookies (‘website function cookies’) are purely there to allow our website to work – e.g. to remember the passwords to private sections. Others are connected to third parties to allow other things to happen. Here we explain those cookies, how we use them and why.

Universal Analytics (Google)

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our websites, where visitors have come to the sites from and the pages they visited. We use the information to help us improve the website and to see whether we have been mentioned in articles or on other sites online that we otherwise might not have been aware of.
Click here to read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data

Adwords (Google)

We occasionally run online advertising campaigns to attract visitors to specific pages, events and content on our website. These cookies allow us to display ads that are relevant to specific users and to track whether our campaigns are attracting visitors.
Click here to read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data


We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter, we have included sharing buttons on our site which may install cookies. We also have a ‘feed’ from our social media channels. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Payments and bookings

When you make a booking or buy an item from our website, Hoffman UK does not see any of your payment information. To allow this to happen, we use third-party services that may also use cookies: our event booking system (Event Espresso) our payment gateway (Worldpay) and our shop checkout mechanism (PayPal). Most of these cookies are just required for the payment process to work and don’t remain on your browser once you have left the site. Others do remain on your internet browser. Read more here:
Event Espresso Privacy Policy
PayPal Privacy Policy
WorldPay Privacy Policy

Can I disable cookies?

You can accept, decline, or set your browser to alert you when cookies are sent to your web browser. There are links below that may help you to do that – however, be aware that certain functions of our site may not work properly if you turn stuff off:

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site. Sorry. It’s been a pleasure.