Cookies are files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Your web browser (like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari) then sends these cookies back to our website [or application] on each subsequent visit.
We may also combine this web usage data with other information we have collected about you, and we store this information so we can have a better and more specific understanding of the way people are using our website, and their preferences and interests.
Cookies may be either 'persistent' cookies or 'session' cookies, depending on how long they are used. To stop us setting these cookies you will need to set up your browser to reject all cookies (see more below).
Persistent cookies stay on your device after you have closed your browser, and allow a website to remember your actions and preferences. They are activated every time you visit the website where the cookie was generated. Sometimes persistent cookies are used by websites to provide targeted advertising based on your browsing history. They are stored by the browser and remain valid until their set expiry date (unless you delete the cookie before its expiry date).
Session cookies only last as long as you’re on the website, and they’re deleted when you close your browser. They help us keep track of things like how a particular device is navigating from page to page. This supports the website’s security or basic functionality.
Many of the cookies we use are session cookies. For example, they help us to ensure that your session is secure, and allow you to stay signed in while you move between pages.
Whether a cookie is a first or third party cookie depends on which website the cookie comes from. First party cookies are set by (or on behalf of) the website you’re visiting. All other cookies are third party cookies. We use both first party and third party cookies. You can read more about them below.
Most of our cookies don't store personal data or 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. You will always have to provide your consent by an affirmed action before personal data is processed by a cookie for any reason not included in this Policy.
In most browsers, you can choose to reject cookies and/or turn off tracking features, and we provide instructions on how to do this below. However, please note that by doing so, parts of our website may no longer function as expected. For example, if you delete cookies, any preferences they record will be lost. This includes, for example, where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set.
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.
If you need assistance to do this, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org, where you will find further information for many browsers.
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.
If you take the opportunity to 'share' countrywide.co.uk content 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.
If you're not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet:
If you wish to stop your browser from accepting cookies, see the following pages:
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.
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.
We would like to continue to display content that's relevant to you, but you can choose to opt out of this type of advertising permanently. However, please note 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.
DP004 v3 2018