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.
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
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