What is a cookie?
A cookie, also known as a browser cookie, is a text file containing small amounts of information which a server may download to your computer, mobile or tablet when you visit a website or use an app. These files are neither a virus nor spyware.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage or remove them, please visit AboutCookies.org.
A session cookie for a website only exists whilst the user is reading or navigating the website. When the user closes their web browser these cookies are usually removed.
A persistent cookie for a website exists on a users computer until a future date. For example the cookie expiry date could be set as 1 year, and each time a website is accessed over this period the website could access the cookie.
A secure cookie can only be used via HTTPS. This ensures the cookie data is encrypted, reducing the expose to cookie theft via eavesdropping.
First-party cookies are cookies set with the same domain (or its subdomain) as your browser’s address bar. Third-party cookies are cookies set with domains different from the one shown on the address bar. The web pages on the first domain may feature content from a third-party domain. Privacy setting options in most modern browsers allow you to block third-party tracking cookies.
What cookies does Prime Estate Agents use?
These cookies are used by our site to work out whereabouts in the country you are in from the information supplied by your browser. This information is then used to display local content within a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous.
Analytic and Performance cookies
These cookies are used to track navigation through our website, and deliver consistent experiences across all page visits. Examples include,
- Video streaming speeds that are compatible with your browser
- Number of visits to a page
- Which terms were last used when searching for properties
These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited our website before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual visitors we have, how often they visit and where they originated from.