HomeViews Platform Limited (HomeViews, we, us, our)
Updated 10th March 2020
- what cookies are;
- how you can manage cookies used on our website;
- further information; and
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, smart phone, tablet or other electronic device if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device’s hard drive and some cookies may collect personal data about you. You can find more general information about cookies at: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
We want you to understand the different types of cookies that are used on our website. We use a variety of types of cookies for the following purposes:
- Strictly necessary cookies: these are cookies strictly necessary for the performance of our website, for example cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website and use your Google sign in.
- Performance cookies: these cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies: these cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting and advertising cookies: these cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose, so that when you are on another website or social media platform, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our website. We may also show you advertising on our website based on your browsing patterns on other websites that we have obtained from our advertising partners.
You can find more information about the individual non-essential cookies we use on our website and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie Title / Name||Purpose||Duration*||More Information|
|cookieconsent_status||To record whether you have accepted that homeviews.com can store cookies on your device.||365 days|
|Universal Analytics (Google)|
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our website, where visitors have come to our website from and the pages they visited.||1 year||Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data|
|Advertising||90 days||Google uses one or more cookies for advertising they serve across the web. One of the main advertising cookies on non-Google sites is named ‘IDE‘ and is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net.|
|Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.||Removed at the end of the browser session|
|We use Intercom to provide interactive responses to website visitor questions. This cookie provides a unique and anonymous identifier.||9 months|
|This cookie is used to keep track of chat sessions via the Intercom interface.||1 week||Intercom cookie description|
|This cookie is used as part of allowing visitors to log in to homeviews.com using their Google Account, if they wish.||Does not expire.||Required for use of Login with Google functionality. If a visitor logs in to the website using their Google Account additional secure cookies will be stored for the duration of the session to provide verification that the visitor is logged in.|
|UserMatchHistory||LinkedIn Ads ID syncing||30 days||LinkedIn Cookies and opt out.|
|bcookie||LinkedIn Browser ID cookie||2 years||LinkedIn Cookies and opt out.|
|lidc||LinkedIn Used for routing||1 day||LinkedIn Cookies and opt out.|
|lissc||LinkedIn provides no information about this cookie||365 days||LinkedIn Cookies and opt out.|
|bscookie||LinkedIn Secure Browser Cookie||2 years||LinkedIn Cookies and opt out.|
|lang||Linkedin Sets default locale/language||Removed at the end of the browser session||LinkedIn Cookies and opt out.|
*Duration means the period that our cookies are installed on your device. At the expiry of this period, you will be asked to agree to the cookies again through our browse-wrap consent.
To deactivate the use of third party advertising cookies, you may visit the relevant third party’s website to manage the use of these types of cookies.
How to manage cookies on our website
Cookies do lots of jobs on our website. However, most browsers allow you to disable them if you would like to. If you disable cookies, you may find that you have a less personalised experience on our website and that certain parts of our website do not work at all or do not work correctly.
If you use Microsoft Edge:
If you use Internet Explorer:
If you use Safari:
If you use Chrome:
If you use different devices, make sure you configure the settings of the corresponding browser according to your preferences.
If you wish to opt-out of tracking by Google Analytics across all websites you can do so here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Except for essential cookies, our session cookies will expire after your browsing session.