Cookie Policy

Last updated 25 May 2018

What are Cookies?

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. The table below explains the cookies we use on the Hutchinsons Network website and why. Please note we only use cookies to enhance the functionality on the website and do not use cookies to attempt to identify you for the purposes of processing your data in any way.

The Policy sets out what cookies are, why Hutchinson Networks uses Cookies on its websites and your options relating to their use.

Who are ‘we’?

Hutchinson Networks is a thought leader in ideas and technology. With on-the-ground experience in 80+ countries we span the globe, delivering next generation solutions and services to large multinationals, critical public-sector infrastructure and growing start-ups. Headquartered in Edinburgh our solution architects and engineers are trained and accredited in the latest technologies, guiding clients on the right blend of on-premise, hybrid or cloud services that meets their needs.

Do I have to agree to cookies?

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you should be able to change your browser to prevent that. You should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This should then give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. If you do not change your browser settings and continue to use our websites we will infer that you have consented to us using cookies for the purposes set out below.

Why do We use cookies on our websites?

We use cookies so that We can give you a better experience when you return to our websites. In particular we use cookies to:

Cookies can be disabled using the “Cookie Control” tool in the bottom-left of the website. Web browsers also offer control over cookies through the browser settings, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

Our websites may feature embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party Website for more information about these.

Examples of Cookies we Use

Cookie name Purpose
PHPSESSID As you browse around the pages of the website, the session cookie tells the website that you are the same person requesting the webpages, and not a new visitor to each page. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.
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These cookies are set and used by Google Analytics to gather information about your visit to our website.
_cfduid Our website uses “Cloudflare”, a performance and security system. This cookie helps it determine trusted visitors to the website.
wfvt_xxxxxx, wordfence_verifiedHum an Our website uses “Wordfence”, a security plugin. These cookies help it distinguish between malicious visitors to the website and genuine people.
EU_COOKIE_LAW_CON SENT This cookie tracks whether you have consented to the use of cookies on the site. This will change as the cookie consent model is updated.


When you visit our website you are presented with a cookie control message. You can disable cookies by clicking the “Learn More” link on this area. Web browsers also offer control over cookies through the browser settings, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or