Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way. There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your favourite properties, preferences and analyse how well our website is performing.

What sort of cookies does guinnesshomes.co.uk use?

Generally, our cookies perform up to four different functions:

  • Essential cookies
    Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website.
  • Analytics cookies
    We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use this website and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.
  • Functional cookies
    We use functionality services like Matterport which allows us to show you 3D tours of our homes. You’ll be asked to confirm you accept the terms of loading this content.
  • Entertainment cookies
    We use entertainment service like YouTube to promote our social content where this is relevant to the page you are visiting.  You’ll be asked to confirm you accept the terms of loading this content.

Can I block cookies?

As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites.  The first time you accessed our website you should have seen a privacy widget which explained which cookies are essential and which cookies you are able to block.  You can also use your browser settings to disable our cookies and if you would like to do this then please follow the instructions below. Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.  All non-essential cookies on the guinnesshomes.co.uk website are disabled by default.

Do you track whether I open emails?

Our emails may contain a single, campaign-unique “web beacon pixel” to tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links within the email. We may use this information for purposes including determining which of our emails are more interesting to users, to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them.  The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should disable automatic downloading of images in your email program.

Where can I find more information?

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at  www.allaboutcookies.org

How can I manage cookies?

As we explain in our Cookie Policy, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites. If you do disable our cookies you may find that certain sections of our website do not work. For example, you may have difficulties logging in or viewing articles. How to disable behaviourally targeted advertising cookies.  If you are concerned about behaviourally targeted advertising cookies, users based in the European Union can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu 

How to enable and disable cookies using your browser:

Google Chrome

Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
Select Settings
Click ‘Show advanced settings’
In the “Privacy” section, click the ‘Content settings’ button
To enable cookies in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Allow local data to be set’, this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies pick ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception’
To disable cookies, in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Block sites from setting any data’
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome.
For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to this page from Google.

Microsoft Edge

Open Microsoft Edge and go to Settings and more > Settings > Privacy & security.
Under Clear browsing data, select Choose what to clear.
Select the Cookies and saved website data checkbox and then select Clear.
For more information on other cookie settings offered in Edge, refer to this page from Microsoft.

Mozilla Firefox

Click on ‘Tools’ at the browser menu and select ‘Options’
Select the Privacy panel
To enable cookies: Check ‘Accept cookies for sites’
To disable cookies: Uncheck ‘Accept cookies for sites’
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to this page from Mozilla.

Opera

Click on ‘Setting’ at the browser menu and select ‘Settings’
Select ‘Quick Preferences’
To enable cookies: check “Enable Cookies”
To disable cookies: uncheck “Enable Cookies”
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to this page from Opera.

Safari on OSX

Click on ‘Safari’ at the menu bar and select the ‘Preferences’ option
Click on ‘Security’
To enable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Only from site you navigate to’
To disable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Never’
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to this page from Apple

All other browsers

Please look for a “help” function in the browser or contact the browser provider.