Cookies & Copyright

Cookie Statement


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below, and then some details their purpose, and what to do if you do not consent to any specific cookies being used. Please note however that since we only use cookies where they will be of benefit, any failure to consent may limit your use of this sit.

Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies:

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.


Category 2: Performance Cookies:
These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Category 3: Functionality Cookies:
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
These are the cookies used on our site

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Session ID cookie


Standard ASP.NET cookie containing the user’s session ID.

Expires as soon as user navigates away

Authentication cookie


Used to store whether or not the user is logged in

Expires as soon as user navigates away

Cookie Notice cookie


Checks if the cookie policy has been displayed to the user

Expires: 2 year

Cookie Level cookie


Checks what cookie level the user has acceptedthe cookie policy

Expires: 1 year

Visitor Status cookie


Sets the visitor status (unknown/first visit/more visits)

Type: Integer, Expires: 1 year

URL Referrer Cookie


User URL referrer. Remembers the page the user last visited.

Type: Url String, Expires: 1 day

Form State Cookie


Utilised for a check if the form state needs to be restored. Decides if the submitted fields in the form should be repopulated.

fields in the form should be repopulated. Type: Integer - ID, Expires: 10 minutes

Google Analytics


Utilised by Google Analytics to track visitor’s data on the website.

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Preferred Culture cookie


Storing details of the users preferred CMS culture

Type: Culture Code, Expires: 1 year

Preferred UI Culture cookie


Stores the preferred UI culture of the user

Type: Culture Code, Expires: 1 year

Current Theme cookie


Sets the current chosen theme

Type: Integer - ID, Expires: 23 hours

Current Device Profile cookie


Sets what type of device the user is using

Expires: 1 year

View Mode cookie


Stores the user's current view mode (Edit, Preview, Design, etc.)

Type: Integer, Expires: 1 day

You may be able block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.

If you do not consent to cookies being placed, you must notify us of the cookies to which you do not consent.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after twelve months.


By accessing and continuing to use this website users acknowledge and undertake to comply with this disclaimer.  Serco on behalf of the Hawkhills retain the right to amend this disclaimer as and when it deems appropriate without notice.

The Hawkhills endeavours to ensure that the data and other material in this website are correct and complete, but does not accept liability for any error made or omission from this website.  The development of Hawkhills products and services is continuous and published information May not be up to date.  It is important to check the current position with the Hawkhills.  To the extent permitted by law, the Hawkhills disclaims all warranties, express and/or implied, as to the accuracy of any information contained on this website.

Nothing on this web site shall be taken as being an inducement or invitation to any person to invest or otherwise deal in Serco Group plc shares.  The information on this website should not be relied on for any specific purpose and no representation or warranty is given as regards its accuracy or completeness.

Serco on behalf of the Hawkhills shall not be liable for any claims or losses of any nature, arising indirectly or directly from use of the data or material on this site, neither is it responsible for damages or losses caused by any delays, defects or omissions that May exist in the services, information or other content provided on this website, whether actual, alleged, consequential or punitive.

All contents of this website and any downloads thereof are owned by Serco Group plc or indirectly through one of its subsidiaries.  All rights reserved. Serco Group plc, Serco House, 16 Bartley Wood Business Park, Bartley Way, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 9UY.  You are responsible for obeying all copyright laws and we permit you to make copies of this website as necessary incidentally acts during your viewing of it; and you May take a print for your personal use of so much of the site as is reasonable for private purposes.  All other use is strictly prohibited.  Serco is a tradeMark of Serco Group plc and you May not frame this site nor link to a page other than the home page without our express permission.

Access of this website for any illegal, unlawful or unauthorised purpose is strictly prohibited.

Use of any Hyperlink 

Neither Serco Group plc nor any of its subsidiaries are responsible for the content on any other website, including through which you May have gained access to our website or to which you May gain access from our website. 

Where we provide a hyperlink to a third party’s website, we do so because we believe in good faith that such a website contains or May contain material which is relevant to that on the Hawkhills website.  Such a hyperlink does not signify that Serco Group plc or its subsidiaries have reviewed or approve of the connected third party’s website or its contents and in certain instances a hyperlink May connect you to a third party’s website containing views contradictory to those expressed on our website or otherwise held by Serco Group plc and its subsidiaries.

Jurisdiction of this Website

Your use of this website and the downloads from it, and the operation of these terms and conditions, shall be governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.  The English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of your use of this website.

In the event that any or any part of the terms contained in these terms and conditions shall be determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term shall to that extent be severed from the remaining terms that shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

You acknowledge and agree that all proprietary rights in the information received shall remain the property of Serco on behalf of the Hawkhills.  Reproduction, redistribution and transmission of any information contained in the website is prohibited. 

Access to this website is confirmation that you have understood and accepted these terms.

About Us

The Hawkhills is located in the Yorkshire countryside in the market town of Easingwold. Overlooking magnificent parkland, the Hawkhills benefits from being close to the historic City of York.