What is a Cookie ?

A cookie is a small text file containing letters and numbers that we store in your browser or on the hard drive of your computer.

Why do we use Cookies?

We use cookies for a number of reasons:

1. Essential and  Functionality Cookies

These allow us to ensure that our site works properly for our users. For example: that the search functionality acts correctly; that your preferences are remembered across the site, and that you know you are logged in to your account as you move from page to page.

2. Performance Cookies

With these cookies we are able to record how you use our website and make sure we update it to be as useful as possible for our users.  

We are able to look at this data and analyse statistics such as how long people are spending on a particular page, how quickly they leave the site or which pages they most often view next.

We also use the information to work out statistics on website use, the effectiveness of our adverts, resolving errors and testing the design of our website.

 3. Tracking Cookies

Sometimes we will allow trusted advertisers to place cookies on your computer when you visit our website.  These cookies will be used by our carefully selected partners to help deliver relevant advertising to those who have previously visited our website. For example,  if you visit our website and view a particular property, our advertising partners might then use that information to present you with adverts while on other internet sites of similar properties in your chosen location.

 

What Cookies do we use?

There are two different types of cookies:

Session cookies - these are temporary and are erased when you close your browser at the end of your browsing session. The next time you visit that particular site it will not recognise you and will treat you as a completely new visitor as there is nothing in your browser to let the site know that you have visited before.

Persistent cookies - these remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire. How long a cookie remains on your browser depends on how long the visited website has programmed the cookie to last. Persistent cookies store your username and unique ID but do not contain any information that personally identifies you, such as a name or address. We use persistent cookies when you log on to our site to stop you having to re-type information

How do I block Cookies?

You 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.

What cookies are on our site?

Below is a table showing the current cookies in use by our website along with some information about each one.

 

Company / Provider

Cookie Name

Party

 

Purpose

WebTrends

ACOOKIE

WT_FPC

1st Party

3rd Party

2 years

10 years

Webtrends uses cookies only for tracking visitor sessions and identifying new visitors from returning visitors. When a visitor visits a web site, the web server records the visit information to the web server's log file, and when Webtrends performs an analysis of a web logs it can identify the use of cookies by visitors. It does not collect personable identifiable information.

Google Analytics

__utma

__utmb

__utmc

__utmz

ff

__utmx

3rd Party

3rd Party

3rd Party

3rd Party

3rd Party

3rd Party

2 years

30 minutes

Not set

6 months

2 years

2 years

Google uses cookies only for tracking visitor sessions and identifying new visitors from returning visitors. When a visitor visits a web site, the web server records the visit information to the web server's log file, and when Google performs an analysis of a web logs it can identify the use of cookies by visitors. It does not collect personable identifiable information.

Google (DoubleClick)

Id

3rd Party

2 years

Google uses this cookie to record how users got to the site and if they saw or clicked on any advertising.

Struq

3602

3818

3810

2402

3340

1166

3061

3777

1166

3811

3814

3815

3177

3179

3169

3rd Party

 

12 months

Stuq is an advertising company that uses cookies to record which pages of our website you have visited so that in can serve relevant advertising to users when on other pages on the internet.

Right Media

1165977

1165736

1165755

1165737

1165700

1165734

1165754

1165756

3rd Party

 

3 months

Right Media is an advertising company that uses cookies to record which pages of our website you have visited so that in can serve relevant advertising to users when on other pages on the internet.

 

Specific Media

‘Barratt Homes - Brochure Request Page’

‘Barratt Homes - Landing Page Pixel’

‘Barratt Homes - Register Account Page’

‘Barratt Homes - Request A Call’

3rd Party

 

12 months

Specific Media is an advertising company that uses cookies to record which pages of our website you have visited so that in can serve relevant advertising to users when on other pages on the internet.

Barratt

.EPiServerLogin, 

EPiDPCKEY,

.ASPXRoles

1st Party

2hrs

Cookies used for authentication and roles. Only used if you log in to the website.

Barratt

ASP.NET_SessionId

1st Party

20 Minutes

Session cookie sent to the web browser. Used when you open the browser and then go to a website that implements ASP.NET session state. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

Barratt

InvestorMode

1st Party

30 days

Used to maintain state of the buy to let info switch in the website header.

Barratt

SearchResultsView

 

1st Party

30 days

Used to store user preferences for the search view. Eg List view or Map view.

1st Party – this means the cookie is owned by Barratt

3rd Party – this means the cookie is placed by one of our partners

 

Further Information about cookies is available at the below websites:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org  

http://www.youronlinechoices.eu