What are cookies?
A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which are placed by a website within a computer or device through your web browser; the cookie is subsequently sent back to the same website by the browser.
Cookies are designed to assist your computer or device to remember something the user has done within that website, e.g. remembering that the user has logged in, or which buttons have been clicked.
The cookies we use
|Name of Cookie||Purpose||Strictly Necessary|
|_utm.gif||Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor’s browser and computer.||No|
|_utma||Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most
recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.
|_utmb||Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the web site. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a web site visit.||No|
|_utmc||Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a web site visit.||No|
|_utmt||Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.||Yes|
|_utmv||Saves user-defined tracking parameters for use in Google Analytics.||No|
|_utmz||Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. used by Google Analytics.||No|
|_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||No|
|_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||No|
|_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||No|
Third party cookies
When you visit independecehomes.co.uk you may notice some cookies that aren’t related to the site. If you go on to a web page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so please check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
Managing your cookies
How to check cookies are enabled on iOS Safari:
- Tap on the ‘Settings’ application from your home screen.
- Find and tap on the ‘Safari’ menu item.
- Under the ‘Privacy & Security’ section tap on the ‘Block cookies’ menu item.
- Select any option other than ‘Always block’.
How to check cookies are enabled on android internet browsers:
- Tap on the ‘Settings’ application from your home screen or under ‘Apps’.
- Under the ‘Device’ section tap on the ‘Applications’ menu item.
- Find and tap the ‘Internet’ menu item.
- Find and tap the ‘Privacy’ menu item. Enable ‘Accept cookies’
If you have any queries about the data we hold about you please email our Data Protection Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data we hold about you.