What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers placed by a website onto a user`s computer when they accesses a website. These are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Chrome) on your computer, smartphone or other device. Cookies allow websites to store information about things such as your user preferences, essentially providing a memory for the website so that it recognised a user when they return and can respond as appropriate.

How does colliers.com use cookies?

We use cookies on colliers.com to enhance functionality and improve the performance of our website making a better experience for our visitors. We use them for a variety of reasons such as enabling our visitors to keep a list of properties they are interested in or storing information on which market they are interested in so that they don’t need to navigate from our home page every time they come to the site.

We use two types of cookies on our website persistent cookies and session cookies.

  • Persistent Cookies – are cookies that stay in your web browser between visits to our website
  • Session Cookies – are cookies that are only present when you are on the website and do not stay in your browser when you leave

Cookie Purpose

Cookie Name

More Information

Persistent Cookies

User Tracking

Optify / Gomez / Google Analytics

These cookies are ‘analytical’ cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily.

Location

 

Custom JavaScript code

This code keeps track of last market you visited on our website and where we should send you the next time you visit the website.

Site Search and Property Search

 

Custom JavaScript code

This code keeps details of search parameters and is used to restore search state within the browser navigation.

Saved Properties

 

Custom JavaScript code

This code stores a list of properties saved by a user.

ASP.NET Session

 

.NET Session Framework

Uniquely identifies a user for session data.  This is only used by the Sitecore interface.

Cookie Consent

 cookie:[user]@colliers.com

This cookie is needed to comply with the data privacy laws. It allows us to record if you have allowed us to place cookies on your computer.

Session Cookies

Video

Kulu Valley

We use session cookies when you view a video on our website to see how long this is watched. These cookies are only present whilst you are on our website.

No personally identifiable information is stored in these cookies. All of the information collected by these cookies is kept within Colliers International, we do not disclose any of this information, pass or sell it to third parties.

How do I manage my cookies?

Most browsers are set up to accept cookies. If you want to change your cookie preferences, you can make these through your browser settings or refuse the cookies when you enter the website. Please remember that our cookies are often used to give you certain functionality and without them you may not be able to use some of our website e.g. save properties from our listings.

You can also remove cookies that have already been set in your browser via your browser settings. If you are having trouble doing this or would like more information the website http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ has lots of information on how to do this across a range of browsers. The Microsoft cookies guide is also a great source of information about what cookies do http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx

If you have any questions about how Colliers International use cookies please get in touch with us emea@colliers.com

You can also read more about how we protect your privacy by reading our privacy policy