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.

By using the Independence Homes website and mobile website, you agree to our privacy and cookie policies and consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies by us and our carefully selected third party partners as described in these policies. If you do not agree to such use, please see the Managing Your Cookies section for details on how to adjust your settings.

Our use of cookies

We use cookies to improve the experience of using our website and we do not store sensitive information. Our site uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling us to better understand how our site is used. This, in turn, enables us to improve our site and the information we provide. You do not have to allow us to use these cookies, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of our site, it does enable us to continually improve our site, making it a better and more useful experience for you. If you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from independencehomes.co.uk, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. We have provided some details below.

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.

No
_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:

  1. Tap on the ‘Settings’ application from your home screen.
  2. Find and tap on the ‘Safari’ menu item.
  3. Under the ‘Privacy & Security’ section tap on the ‘Block cookies’ menu item.
  4. Select any option other than ‘Always block’.

How to check cookies are enabled on android internet browsers:

  1. Tap on the ‘Settings’ application from your home screen or under ‘Apps’.
  2. Under the ‘Device’ section tap on the ‘Applications’ menu item.
  3. Find and tap the ‘Internet’ menu item.
  4. Find and tap the ‘Privacy’ menu item. Enable ‘Accept cookies’

Contacting us

If you have any questions about Independence Homes.co.uk or this cookie policy, please contact us by email at info@independencehomes.co.uk, by telephone on 01883 331 777, or by post at 2nd Floor, Quadrant House, 31 – 65 Croydon Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 6PB.

If you have any queries about the data we hold about you please email our Data Protection Officer on dpo@independencehomes.co.uk
Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data we hold about you.