Cookies Policy


HUD Studio Limited (“HUD”) is committed to protecting your privacy. HUD aims to provide trustworthy, industry-leading products and services so that you can focus on building meaningful connections. HUD’s approach to privacy is to provide you with clear information about HUD’s data collection and use practices.

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, what types of cookies are placed on your device when you visit HUD’s website (the “Website”) or use HUD’s mobile app service (the “Service”) and how HUD uses them.

This Cookie Policy does not address how HUD deals with your personal information and data generally. To learn more about how HUD processes your personal information, please see HUD’s Privacy Policy here.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to or accessed from your web browser or your device's memory. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) from which the cookie originated, the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e., when it expires) and a randomly generated unique number or similar identifier. A cookie also may contain information about your device, such as user settings, browsing history and activities conducted while using HUD’s services.

Are there different types of cookies?

First-party and third-party cookies

There are first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are placed on your device directly by us. For example, HUD uses first-party cookies to adapt the HUD Website to your browser's language preferences and to better understand your use of HUD’s Website. Third-party cookies are placed on your device by our partners and service providers. For example, HUD uses third-party cookies to measure user numbers on HUD’s Website or to enable you to share content with others across social media platforms.

Session and persistent cookies

There are session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies only last until you close your browser. HUD uses session cookies for a variety of reasons, including to learn more about your use of HUD’s Website during one single browser session and to help you to use HUD’s Website and Service more efficiently. Persistent cookies have a longer lifespan and aren't automatically deleted when you close your browser. These types of cookies are primarily used to help you quickly sign-in to HUD’s Website and Service again and for analytical purposes.

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Other technologies such as web beacons (also calls pixel tags or clear gifs), tracking URLs or software development kits (SDKs) are used for similar purposes. Web beacons are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited the Website or Service or opened an e-mail that HUD has sent them. Tracking URLs are custom generated links that help us understand where the traffic to our web pages comes from. SDKs are small pieces of code included in apps, which function like cookies and web beacons.

For simplicity, we also refer to these technologies as "cookies" in this Cookie Policy.

What do we use cookies for?

Like most providers of online services, HUD uses cookies to provide, secure and improve HUD’s Website and Service; including by remembering your preferences, recognizing you when you visit HUD’s Website, and personalizing and tailoring ads to your interests. To accomplish these purposes, HUD also may link information from cookies with other personal information HUD holds about you.

When you visit HUD’s Website, some or all of the following types of cookies may be set on your device.

  • Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through HUD’s Website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
  • Analytics cookies: These cookies help us understand how HUD’s Website is being used, how effective marketing campaigns are, and help us customize and improve HUD’s Website for you.
  • Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously re-appearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, selecting advertisements that are based on your interests and measuring the number of ads displayed and their performance, such as how many people clicked on a given ad.
  • Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on HUD’s Website through third-party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.

How can you control cookies?

There are several cookie management options available to you. Please note that changes you make to your cookie preferences may make browsing HUD’s Website or using the Service a less satisfying experience. In some cases, you may even find yourself unable to use all or part of HUD’s Website or Service.

Browser and devices controls

Some web browsers provide settings that allow you to control or reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. The procedure for managing cookies is slightly different for each internet browser. You can check the specific steps in your particular browser help menu.

You also may be able to reset device identifiers by activating the appropriate setting on your mobile device. The procedure for managing device identifiers is slightly different for each device. You can check the specific steps in the help or settings menu of your particular device.

Social Cookies

To allow you to share content on social media, some features of this Website and the Service use social media plugins (e.g., Twitter™ "Share to Twitter"; or LinkedIn™ "in" buttons). Depending on your social media account settings, HUD automatically receives information from the social media platform when you use the corresponding button on HUD’s Website or Service.

To learn more about social media cookies, HUD suggests you refer to your social media platform's cookie policy and privacy policy.

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Google Analytics

HUD uses Google Analytics, which is a Google service that uses cookies and other data collection technologies to collect information about your use of the Website and services in order to report website trends.

You can opt out of Google Analytics by visiting or by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on at

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about this Cookie Policy, here's how you can reach us:


Online: Contact Us Form

By post:

Privacy Officer
HUD Studio Limited
PO Box 5800 Victoria St West
Auckland 1142, New Zealand