Cookie Policy

Use of Cookies by Shropshire Homes  

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. 

The cookies we use are either necessary for the site function or analytical which provides use with information on how our site is being used by visitors, which helps us improve it. 

We have set our cookies so that information collected is anonymised and there is no direct means to identify you as an individual; there will be a unique visitor ID allocated and saved to your browser if you accept the use of all cookies. This ID is used by us  to track your browsing of our website and can also be used by third parties such as Google to track your browsing of other websites. 

The cookies we are using are listed in the table below:

 

Type

Name

Purpose

Duration

Analytic 

_ga 

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.

2 Years

Analytic 

_gid

Installed by Google Analytics, this cookie stores information on how visitors use the site, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that is collected includes the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.

1 day

Analytic 

_gat

This cookie is set by Google and is used to distinguish visitors to the site and provides analysis of browsing behaviour. 

1 minute

Analytic 

_hjid

This is a Hotjar cookie that is set when a visitor first lands on a page and assigns a Hotjar ID used for reporting visitor browsing on the site. 

1 Year

Analytic 

_hjFirstSeen

This cookie is set by Hotjar to identify a new visitors first session on the site. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar saw this user.

30 minutes 

Analytic 

_hjIncludedInPageviewSample

This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that user is included in the data sampling defined by you’re the site's pageview limit.

2 minutes

Analytic

_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress

This cookie is set by Hotjar - This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a visitor. 

30 minutes 

Necessary

ct_pointer_data

ct_ timezone

ct_check_js


 

Used to prevent spam on the sites comments and forms and acts as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site. This cookie is also used for storing dynamic variables from visitor’s browser.

Session

Necessary

apbct_timestamp

ct_fkp_timestamp

apbct_prev_refer

Used to prevent spam on our comments and forms and acts as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site. This cookies is also used to collect information about the current visitor’s browsing.

Session

Necessary

apbct_cookies_test

Used to prevent spam on our comments and forms and acts as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for this site. This cookie is used also to validate other cookies, so they can’t be spoofed.

Session

Necessary

OptanonConsent

This cookie remembers your consent preference 

3 months

Necessary

OptanonAlerBoxClosed

Records that the cookie banner has been closed when cookie preferences chosen

Session

 

You can find out more information about Google and Hotjar privacy and data safeguarding by using the following links:

Google Privacy & Safeguarding          

 Hotjar Privacy 

 

Changing your Browser settings for cookie preferences 

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and close’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.