Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the 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 use of cookies is now standard for most websites. If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can manage and control them through your browser, including removing cookies by deleting them from your ‘browser history’ (cache) when you leave the site.

How do we use cookies on our website?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. Cookies are used to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website, and allow us to improve our website.

We use the following types of cookies:

Cookie Type

Description

Necessary

These are cookies that are essential for the operation of our website. They help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the website may not function properly without these cookies.

Preferences

These cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Statistics

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around on our website when they are using it. These cookies help us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies provide statistics on how our website is used, help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur, etc.

Marketing

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Performance/Security

These cookies help improve the performance of websites and ensure the availability and security of websites.

Unclassified

Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

 

Other cookie types

Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

First Party – these cookies are set by us to give you the best user experience and to make sure our website is performing as it should.

Third Party – these cookies are set by our third party providers such as Google. We use Google Analytics to see how many people visit our site and how they use it, allowing us to make any necessary changes so that you have the best experience possible.

First party cookies

Cookie Name

Cookie Type

Purpose

Duration

cookieconsent_status

Preferences

Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain.

Persistent

JSESSIONID

Necessary

General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.

Session

property_search_city

Preferences

Provides functionality to the Property Search tool. Remembers the last city searched.

Persistent

property_search_state

Preferences

Provides functionality to the Property Search tool. Remembers the last state searched.

Persistent

property_search_zip

Preferences

Provides functionality to the Property Search tool. Remembers the last zip code searched.

Persistent

Third party cookies

Some pages use third party services or software, such as maps, online videos or social networking features. Many of these services may set cookies in your browser.

AddThis

AddThis's privacy policy

Cookie Name

Cookie Type

Purpose

Duration

__atuvc

Necessary

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.

Persistent

__atuvs

Necessary

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service.

Session

di2

Necessary

Keeps track of expiry dates of other cookies used by the AddThis social sharing platform.

Persistent

loc

Necessary

Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).

Persistent

ouid

Unclassified

 

Persistent

uid

Necessary

Creates a unique, machine-generated user ID. AddThis, which is owned by Clearspring Technologies, uses the user ID to make it possible for the user to share content across social networks and provide detailed statistics to various providers.

Persistent

uvc

Necessary

Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.

Persistent

vc

Unclassified

 

Persistent

CloudFlare

CloudFlare's privacy policy

Cookie Name

Cookie Type

Purpose

Duration

__cfduid

Performance/Security

Used by the content network Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic, and to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare It does not contain any user identification information.

Persistent

DoubleClick

How DoubleClick uses cookies

Cookie Name

Cookie Type

Purpose

Duration

__gads

Marketing

This cookie is associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Its purpose is to do with the display of advertisements on the site.

Persistent

IDE

Marketing

Used by Double Click for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online advertisements.

Persistent

Google Analytics

Google's privacy policy | Opt out of Google Analytics

Cookie Name

Cookie Type

Purpose

Duration

__utma

Statistics

Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit.

Persistent

__utmb

Statistics

Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.

Session

__utmc

Statistics

Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.

Session

__utmt

Statistics

Used by Google Analytics to throttle the speed of requests to the server.

Session

__utmt_gwo

Statistics

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics. It appears to be a variation of the __utmt cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

Persistent

__utmz

Statistics

Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics.

Persistent

_ga

Statistics

Used by Google Analytics to register a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Persistent

_gid

Statistics

Used by Google Analytics to register a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Session

Google Maps

Google's privacy policy | Opt out of Google Analytics

Cookie Name

Cookie Type

Purpose

Duration

APISID

Necessary

Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.

Persistent

HSID

Necessary

Persistent

NID

Necessary

Persistent

SAPISID

Necessary

Persistent

SID

Necessary

Persistent

SIDCC

Necessary

Persistent

SSID

Necessary

Persistent

Housefax

Cookie Name

Cookie Type

Purpose

Duration

ARRAffinity

Necessary

This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.

Session

Incapsula

Cookie Name

Cookie Type

Purpose

Duration

incap_ses_xxx_xxxxxx

Performance/Security

Used by Incapsula's Web Application Firewall (WAF). These cookies preserve user states across page requests. It improves performance and security of the website.

Session

visid_incap_xxxxxx

Performance/Security

Persistent

Listhub

Cookie Name

Cookie Type

Purpose

Duration

lhac

Unclassified

 

Persistent

MortgageLoan

Cookie Name

Cookie Type

Purpose

Duration

gwcc

Necessary

Integration of widget from Mortgageloan.com to provide mortgage rates.

Persistent

Managing cookies on your device

You can restrict or block cookies which are set during your use of the website by changing your browser’s settings. Some pages and features may not work if you completely disable cookies, but many third party cookies can be safely blocked.

Check information in your browser’s help section for specific instructions on how to manage cookies. Alternatively, more information on the use of cookies can be found on the website www.allaboutcookies.org.

Update

We reserve the right to modify this cookie policy from time to time. It is your responsibility to regularly verify whether you have read and consented to the latest version of the applicable cookie policy.

This Cookie Policy was last updated on 05/18/2018.

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