A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
If you wish to change your Cookie settings you can do this from the ‘Tools’ menu in your browser (usually under security settings). By doing so you may impede your usage of this, and other websites.
Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. These facilitate various tasks such as allowing a website to identify that a user of a particular device is navigating from page to page, supporting website security or basic functionality.
Persistent cookies last after you have closed your browser, and allow a website to remember your actions and preferences for when you next return. Sometimes persistent cookies are used by websites to provide targeted advertising based upon the browsing history of the device but not on this website!
Please visit Wikipedia if you wish to learn about the other ‘types’ of cookie.
|Cookie's name||When created||What is its purpose?||Cookie type|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||When you enter the site||Remembers which browser version you are using and certain choices you make so you do not have to repeat your choices on each page.||Session|
|LastSearch||When you perform a search||Remembers what you searched so you do not need to re-key the information if you return to the search.||Session|
|EstateWeb_CIP_EmailAlerts||When you perform a search||Remembers your user ID for email alerts log-in if you return to the website.||Persistent|
|ctl_cntrlSearch||When you perform a search||Controls what is displayed in search results and how results are displayed; how many per page etc.||Session|
|CMS.User.Profiling.Profile||When you ‘save’ a property||Remembers which properties you have saved into the list.||Persistent|
|Form_Your Name_Forms.RadTextInput||When you submit a form||Variations of this cookie store data from forms you complete & submit so you don’t have to enter it again.||Persistent|