Countrywide Cookie Information

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information which are stored on your computer by your web browser. The information in cookies is sent to you by websites, and when you visit pages on the site, your cookies are sent back to the website. This allows site owners to store things like your options and preferences and show you personalised information the next time you visit a page.

We use cookies to store information for the following reasons:

What will happen if I block cookies?

If you block cookies, a large number of the features on the site will not work, or may work but with unexpected problems. You will be unable to log in, it will be more time consuming to carry out searches because you will have to enter your criteria every time, the site may appear to load considerably slower, and you may find some information which would normally be presented to you is hidden or missing.

How do I block cookies?

Most modern web browsers will allow you to configure them to either block cookies entirely or to ask whenever a new cookie is created. The way to accomplish this varies from browser to browser.

If you need assistance to do this http://www.allaboutcookies.org has further information for many browsers.

Our Cookie Policy

To make full use of our website your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them.

Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the 'key' that, once you're signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from countrywide.co.uk, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for. You'll also find information about 3rd party cookies further down.

Cookie name
Cookie purpose

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Load Balancing Cookie

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These are our Google Analytics Cookies which help us to track the number of visitors to our site, new visitor numbers, response to marketing activity and browsing times. That information helps us to improve the website and your shopping experience, and to make our marketing campaigns relevant. The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by the relevant teams at Countrywide and Google and never shows any confidential information.

Flash Cookies

On our website we may display video content using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your experience as a user. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, but they're managed differently by your browser.

If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings. Please bear in mind though, that if you disable Flash cookies for our site you'll be unable to access certain types of content on the site, such as videos.

Third Party Cookies

When you visit Countrywide.co.uk you may notice some cookies that aren't related to us. 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 we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Some of the business partners that may set cookies on our site include:

Partner name
What their cookies used for

AddThis

AddThis is the world's largest social infrastructure and data platform. The company creates easy ways for users to share content and enjoy more personal experiences across the web while providing increased traffic, engagement and data for web publishers. (Formerly known as Clearspring Technologies.)

ScoreCardResearch

Full Circle Studies is a leader in the Internet market research industry. Companies across a wide variety of industries turn to Full Circle Studies to conduct research to better understand the likes and dislikes of consumers. The reports that are compiled from these projects help these companies to improve their products and services.

Investis

Investis are a company specialising in digital IR and corporate communications for public companies.

Countrywide ‘Share’ Tools

If you take the opportunity to 'share' Countrywide.co.uk content with friends through social networks – such as Facebook and Twitter - 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.

To Enable Cookies

If you're not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet:

How to check cookies are enabled for PCs

Google Chrome

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

Mozilla Firefox

Safari

How to check cookies are enabled for Macs

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX

Safari on OSX

Mozilla and Netscape on OSX

Opera

All other browsers

Please consult your documentation or online help files.

Banner Advertising

This type of advertising is designed to provide you with a selection of products based on what you're viewing on Countrywide.co.uk, which are presented to you by our agency when you visit other selected websites. The technology behind these adverts is based on cookies. Find out more about cookies, and why and how we use them, via the 'What are cookies' section.

Your privacy

Please be assured that the data contained in the cookie used in these adverts is completely anonymous and doesn't contain any of your personal details.

Disabling Banner Adverts

We would like to continue to display content that's relevant to you; however, you can choose to opt out of this type of advertising permanently. Please note though, that if you delete your cookies too, we'll no longer know that you've opted out, so the banners may re-appear when you visit other selected websites.

You may also wish to visit this website to learn more about the cookies on your device set by other companies, and opt out of them if you wish.(Opens in a new window - please note that we can't be responsible for the content of external websites.)

Our website uses cookies so that we can provide a better service. Continue to use the site as normal if you’re happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.
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