What is a cookie
 
A cookie, also known as a browser cookie, is a text file containing small amounts of information. A server may download this information to your computer, mobile or tablet when you visit a website or use an app.
 
Different types of cookies are used to do different things. They can let you navigate between different pages on a website efficiently. They can remember preferences you have given and help us identify ways to improve your overall site experience. Others are used to provide you with advertising which is more tailored to your interests.They also measure the number of site visits and the most popular pages visited.
 
First party and third party cookies.
Each type of cookie can be set and controlled by the operator of the website which the user is browsing such as GOLDSBOROUGH ESTATES. This is known as a ‘first party cookie’. A third party such as Facebook, for example to display advertisements and social sharing features is known as a ‘third party cookie’.
 
Due to their core role of enhancing and enabling usability or site processes, disabling certain cookies may prevent you from using certain aspects of the GOLDSBOROUGH ESTATES website, such as generating a quote or placing an order.
 
Broadly speaking, there are two different types of browser cookie:
 
(1) Session cookies are stored in the computer's memory during a user's browsing session and are automatically deleted from the user's computer when the browser is closed or the session is deemed to have ended.
 
These cookies usually store a session ID that is not personally identifiable to users, allowing the user to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly. They are widely used by commercial web sites; for example to keep track of items that a consumer has added to a shopping basket.
 
Session cookies do not collect any information from the user's computer and they expire at the end of the user's browser session. They can also become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a specified length of time.
 
(2) Persistent cookies are stored on the user's computer and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies can be used to retain user preferences for a particular website, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions.
 
Persistent cookies usually assign a unique ID to the user’s browser and they are usually configured to identify a user for a prolonged period of time, from days to months or even years.
 
How does GOLDSBOROUGH ESTATES use cookies.
We only use browser cookies to measure non-personal information, for example to learn about the behaviour of visitors to our website and how they respond to our marketing communications. The more we learn, the more easily we can provide relevant and interesting content and services. The first person cookies set by GOLDSBOROUGH ESTATES do not contain any personally identifiable information.
 
What cookies does GOLDSBOROUGH ESTATES use on this website?
A list of all the types of cookies used on this website is set out below.
 
Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies let you move around the website and use essential features such as accessing secure areas of the website and identifying you as being logged in. These cookies don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, however, as they are required for the proper operation of the website. If you prevent them, we cannot guarantee how it will perform.
 
Analytics cookies/Performance cookies
We use these cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. This includes details of the site where the visitor has come from and the total number of times a visitor has been to our website. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. We use the information to improve our website and enhance the experience of its visitors. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
 
Application or site specific cookies/Functionality cookies
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using the website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
 
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make such as your user name, language or the region you are in. From this they provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
 
Advertising/Targeting cookies
From time to time, cookies are used to collect information about your browsing habits in order to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.
 
The cookies are usually placed directly by third party advertising networks. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
 
However, this policy does not cover the use of third party cookies. This will be covered by that third party’s privacy policies and practice and we would recommend that you take a look at these which in most cases will be found on that company’s website.
 
Which 1st party cookies does this site use?
 
 
 
 
Cookie
Name
Purpose
More Information
.NET
ASP.NETSessionid
This cookie is used in order to enable the site to function correctly and we regard its use as essential.
 
When a user connects to an ASP.NET application, a unique session ID will be affiliated with the user. If nothing is put in the session however, no cookie will be sent to the browser. This means that the user will get a new session ID the next time a new url is open or the page is refreshed. If something is put on the session, ASP.NET will issue a cookie called ASP.NET_SessionId. This cookie contains the user's session ID and the cookie will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser).
 
 
 
ASP.NET
 
 
 
 
 
 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899918
 
 
 
 
Generic authorisation/roles cookie
 
 
.ASPROLES
 
 
It is set when you log into a secure area of the site. It contains information about your login expiry and roles. The information is encrypted. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser
 
 
.NET
MIFormAuth
 
Contains authentication information and is only created whilst the user is logged in.
 
 
 
Which 3rd party cookies does this site use?
 
We use various persistent cookies for some of the above reasons. Here are some of the most important ones, although this is not a comprehensive list.
 
Cookie
 Name
 Purpose
More Information
The following cookies are focused on web analytics and helping us improve our understanding of visitors and their site usage
Kentico CMS
UrlReferrer
The HTTP referrer identifies the URL of the page from which a user originated. Referrer logging is used to allow websites and web servers to identify where people are visiting them from. This is for promotional security and statistical purposes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_referrer
 
VisitorStatus
Sets the visitor status (unknown/first visit/more visits).
Kentico CMS
CurrentVisitStatus
Sets current visit status (throughout current day) - new visitor, returning visitor for the web analytics module for the page views/visits reports.
Kentico CMS
ViewMode
Sets different number value for the Design mode, Live site, etc
Kentico CMS
MenuItemViewMode
The mentioned cookie ensures that the page will be displayed in the correct view mode. Sets a different number value for the Design mode, Live site, etc.
Kentico CMS
CMSPreferredUICulture
Sets the user preferred UI Culture.
Google Analytics
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.  The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Google stores the information collected by the cookies on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.  Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Unless you opt-out of the Google Cookie, by using this site you consent to the use of the Google Cookie and any information generated by Google Analytics.
Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
 
 
 
 
And for information on how to opt-out from all Google Analytics cookies (from all sites not just from GOLDSBOROUGH ESTATES) visit
 
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
 
 
How can you control the use of cookies?
 
Your use of the website constitutes your consent to this website setting cookies on your device.
 
If you do not want the website to set cookies on your device then you should either:
not use the site
or
delete GOLDSBOROUGH ESTATES cookies having visited the site
or 
you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting. 
 
The ‘Help’ menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of the website's essential features, we recommend you leave them turned on.
 
A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry. This can be found at www.youronlinechoices.eu. The guide contains an explanation of the IAB's self-regulatory scheme to allow you greater control of the advertising you see.
 
Learn more about cookies
To find out more about cookies, search in Google or visit aboutcookies.org or allaboutcookies.org (which is run by the Internet Advertising Bureau Europe). 

 

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