Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer as the website’s user. They are designed in a way to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular website user and the website, and can be accessed either by your computer or the web server. They contain information which is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They enable basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
We also use two unclassified cookies which are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of those individual cookies.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Necessary||__cfduid||Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.||bufferapp.com||1 year||HTTP|
|Necessary||SESS#||Preserves users states across page requests.||reddit.com||Session||HTTP|
|Analytical/performance||_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||thehubmalta.com||2 Years||HTTP|
|Analytical/performance||_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||thehubmalta.com||Session||HTTP|
|Analytical/performance||_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||thehubmalta.com||Session||HTTP|
|Analytical/performance||__smVID||These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our website but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.||thehubmalta.com||29 days||HTTP|
|Targeting cookies||lidc||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn , for tracking the use of embedded services.||linkedin.com||Session||HTTP|
|Targeting cookies||__smSessionId||These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.||sumo.com||Session||HTTP|
|Targeting cookies||__smToken||This cookie is set once you login to Sumo and is checked to verify whether you are logged into Sumo or not.||thehubmalta.com||1 year||HTTP|
If you don’t want to store cookies on your hard drive, you can block them. In doing so you might prevent some sections of this website from displaying correctly. You might even get a message that which tells you that you that cookies are needed to view the site. Cookies are blocked by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.