To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?
A number of our pages use cookies to remember:

your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size
if you have already replied to a survey pop-up that asks you if the content was helpful or not (so you won’t be asked again)
if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site
Also, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work, but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

First party cookies: First party cookies are set by the website you’re visiting. Only that website can read them.

Permanent cookies: Permanent cookies are saved on your computer and are not deleted automatically when you close your browser. A permanent cookie makes it possible to disable the message about cookies on after you have clicked ‘Accept’.

Session cookies: The session cookies are deleted when you close your browser. They are used to verify JavaScript status on your browser (active / not active). They expires at the end of each session.

Web analytics tool cookies: We use web analytics tool cookies for tracking visitors behavior in order to obtain general information for the users of the website (type of browsers used; operating systems; device types,etc). We use this information to prepare aggregated, anonymous statistics reports of visitors activity.

Third party cookies: Hilary Swank Fan is active on various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LiveJournal) with the purpose of strengthening our online presence and visibility. These social platforms may set cookies for sharing content or for producing access statistics. The presence, number and status of cookies may depend on how you use the platforms concerned before or while visiting this website.

What is Facebook’s Cookie Policy?

Facebook uses cookies for a vast range of purposes, from functionality and performance, to advertisements and measurements.

See Facebook’s Cookie Policy here.

What is Twitter’s Cookie Policy?

Twitter uses cookies for a vast range of purposes, from authentication and security, to advertisements and analytics.

See Twitter’s Cookie Policy here.

How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.