This page contains some useful information about cookies and how we use them on our website.
What are cookies?
Web cookies are small pieces of data which are sent from our website, these are stored in your web browser whilst you're visiting our website.
How cookies help us to make our website better for you
The data that we collect can help us to monitor how popular certain pages are and track the impact of any changes that we implement, to make our website easier for you to use or provide you with more relevant content.
What cookies do we use on our website?
The information below outlines which cookies are used on our site and what they do.
First party cookies
First party cookies are set by the website you're visiting and they can only be read by that site, in this case homelet.co.uk.
This is a 'session cookie' which is only stored temporarily until your browser is closed.
Third party cookies
Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of a website you’re visiting. For example, our website may contain embedded content from YouTube or Twitter, and these sites may set their own cookies, this means that the descriptions we provide are to the best of our knowledge at the time of writing.
Sometimes websites might use a third party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on their website. These may also have the capability to track your browsing across different sites. We do not use third party advertising cookies on our website.
We use Google Analytics to track general visitor behaviour on our site. Google Analytics cookies don’t allow us to identify you personally. They're used to collect information such as, which pages are visited on our site, the average time spent on our site and track the traffic sources to our site. Here's a list of the cookies we use and what they do.
Each unique browser that visits a page on homelet.co.uk is provided with a unique ID via the "__utma" cookie. This means that subsequent visits to our website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same unique visitor.
This cookie is used to track traffic sources and your navigation through our website.
"__utmb" and "__utmc"
Google Analytics uses these two cookies to establish a session. These cookies will expire at the end of your browsing session.
This cookie is used to remember your basic preferences such as whether you want search results in English or whether you have opted for a Safe Search setting.
This cookie is used to identify you to Twitter, if you do not have a Twitter account or never accessed the Twitter.com website directly then Twitter will assign you a unique code to track your visit to the Twitter feed.
In order to show official HomeLet tweets on the HomeLet website, we need to use the official Twitter Application Programming Interface (API). This API creates a cookie, which would be stored by your browser called “k”. This cookie contains the IP address of the visitor.
This is used by Twitter for the 'share' buttons that are embedded in some of our pages
__jid, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, UID and UIDR
These cookies are used by Disqus on our news and blog pages, they allow you to sign in to Disqus and comment on our news or blog posts.
Managing your cookies
By using our website you’re agreeing that we can place cookies on your device. If you want to visit our site without cookies being saved to your device, you can block and delete cookies through your browser settings.
For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit allaboutcookies.org.
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What if you’re using a mobile or tablet?
For information on how to manage cookies on your mobile phone or tablet browser, please see the manual for your device.
We hope you find this page useful, if you have any further questions about cookies on our website, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can do this on our contact us page.