Cookie Policy & Preferences

Cookie preferences

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What is a Cookie?

In internet browser terms cookies refer to small bits of information that are sent from a website to your browser and vice versa and which are stored on your computer. Websites have no memory and so cannot remember data or a user’s preferences on their own. Cookies allow browsers to store information from individual sites such as the display preferences you might have set. They are entirely specific to you and are used to keep a record of how you use a website and any preferences that you may have set. They use a special session ID to identify who you are, so that no personal information is ever exchanged.

Depending on the use, cookies can be stored on your computer for different lengths of time. Session cookies will remember you for the length of time you have a browser open and are looking at a site, but are deleted when you close the browser. Persistent cookies are not deleted when the browser is closed but will continue to remember you for a set amount of time.

Why are they used?

Cookies can be used for a variety of different reasons; to remember personal preferences on a website, to remember your name during a visit to a site, to store log in status or to show you relevant information on your next visit. They are also used by companies to track your use of their website and see where you’ve clicked and how long you’ve been on a page, in order to improve the site performance and layout for future users.

Third Party Cookies

Third party cookies differ from other cookies as they are set by a separate company to the website that is being visited. They allow these companies to see what you might have been looking at on a specific site, and use this information to show you relevant data on other sites that they are linked to. They are also used by social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to allow you ‘Like’ or tell your friends about the site.

How we use Cookies

Cookies used on Weston Homes site never store any personal information and they cannot infect or install anything on your computer.

Below is a list of cookies we currently use on our sites or allow to be used by carefully selected third parties and details of how they are used:

Cookie Uses
ASP.NET_SessionId This gives each user an anonymous user ID which is used to identify the user whilst navigating around the site. It allows us to respond to your actions, for instance, logging in to MyNewHome or searching for properties whilst you are browsing. The site wouldn’t work for you without it.
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz Used by Google Analytics and Adwords to track your movements around the site, where you click and what you look at the most. We use this information to be able to improve the experience of the website for you.
These cookies can only be seen by Weston Homes and Google and will never contain any personal information.
DoubleClick This cookie is used by Google Adwords to target specific marketing at visitors to our website. We use the information from this cookie to be able to show you specific advertising messages relating to Weston Homes developments on Google search and other sites that use Google Advertising.
Hotjar A technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time people spend on which pages, what links they choose to click, what information users are drawn more to, and what information on pages isn’t seen, etc.) This enables us to build and maintain  our service with user feedback to ensure our customers and stakeholders have the best website experience. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behaviour and their devices. This includes a device’s IP address (processed during your session and
stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf.

Other Cookies

You may also find some of the following cookies on our site whilst you are browsing. These cookies are not controlled by Weston Homes but are part of tracking systems from third party companies. They are used by social media networks and provide sharing services for pages on the Weston Homes sites.

Third Party Cookies Uses
PREF, NID, BEAT, ULS, HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISID, SID Used by Google+ to keep track of anything posted to the social network.
k, guest_id, auth_token_session, secure_session, twll, dnt, twid, _twitter_sess, auth_token Used by Twitter to monitor when sites are tweeted about or sites are linked to on Twitter.
c_user, datr, lu,xs, sub, p, act, presence Used by Facebook to monitor when sites are ‘liked’ or linked to on Facebook.

Managing Cookies

If you want to stop websites from placing cookies on your computer, it is possible to make changes in the options of your web browser. You should note however, by doing this some functions of the Weston Homes websites may not work correctly.

To help find the correct options we’ve linked to the online guides below for the most up to date and popular browsers available:

Alternatively, to find out how more please refer to individual browser documentation or help files.

We will only collect this information if you have given your consent to cookies.

Further Information

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