What are cookies?
We use the term 'cookies' to refer to all technologies which store or access information stored on the device that you use to access the Online Services, such as your computer, tablet or mobile phone. For example, we use http cookies, which are small data files (typically made up of numbers and letters) that are downloaded when you access our Services and allow us to recognise your device.
Cookies may tell us whether you have visited the Online Services before or whether you are a new visitor.
There are different types of cookies, for example:
- Cookies served directly by Savills PLC ('first party cookies') and cookies served by third parties, for example data analytics companies ('third party cookies'); and
- Cookies which endure for different periods of time, including those that only last only as long as your browser is open (referred to as 'session cookies') and which are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are 'permanent cookies', meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. For example, they recognise your device when you open your browser and browse the internet again.
Which cookies do we use and why do we use them?
The following paragraphs set out the different categories of cookies that we may use and why we use them.
(a) Essential website cookies
- These cookies are necessary to provide you with some of the features of the Online Services, such as supporting log in forms.
Types of cookies which may be used: CraftSessionID
(b) Performance and Analytics cookies
- These cookies allow us to monitor how the Online Services are used and perform and therefore improve your user experience of our Online Services. For example, we receive information on the number of visitors to our sites and the most popular pages on those sites. We only use the information we receive from these types of cookies in aggregated form. These cookies may be served by third parties, such as Google Analytics.
Types of cookies used: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmz, _gat, _ga, _gid
How can you exercise your cookies choices?
Cookies are an important part of how our Online Services work, so you should be aware that if you choose to refuse or remove cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of the Online Services.
Website (Browser) Opt-Out:
Most browsers accept cookies by default. You may be able to change the settings to have your browser refuse certain cookies or notify you before accepting cookies. To do so, please follow the instructions provided by your browser which are usually located within the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" facility. Some third parties also provide the ability to refuse their cookies directly by clicking on an opt-out link.
To limit interest-based advertising on your mobile device, you can review and adjust the settings provided by your device manufacturer, such as “Limit Ad Tracking” for iOS or “Opt-out of interest-based ads” for Android.
For further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
25 May 2018