How We Use Cookies

About cookies on s1homes.com and s1rental.com websites.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that (with your consent) we place on your computer.

Cookies allow us to identify you from other users of our website, to help us provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also to improve our website. We also use "analytical" cookies which allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how you and others move around our website when you 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.

Types of cookies:

Session – these cookies are deleted when you close your browser as the information required is not needed to enhance you browsing experience. For example, the searches for properties you have undertaken are not needed once you have closed your browser.

Persistent – these remain on your device until they expire or you delete them. These enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor. For example, any properties you add to your shortlist are stored in this manner.

First Party – these cookies are set by us to give you the best online experience and to track website performance. For example, we can perform a search based on the options you have selected and show the appropriate results.

Third Party - these cookies are set by our third party provides such as Google. For example, Google Analytics allows us to see how people interact with and navigate our site and make changes so that you have the best experience possible.

You can manage or block the cookies set by s1homes.com or s1rental.com, or indeed any other website should you want to do so. You can do this through your browser settings using the Help function within your browser. Even if you have consented to cookies you can withdraw your initial consent in the same way at any time.

Otherwise you can visit www.aboutcookies.org for comprehensive information on how to manage or block cookies on a variety of browsers. If you want to manage or block cookies on the browser of your mobile phone you may need to refer to the manual of your handset.

Please be aware that restricting or blocking cookies may impact on the functionality of our website and you may not get the experience intended.

s1homes.com and s1rental.com use a number of service providers who also set cookies on s1homes.com’s behalf but also to offer their products/services to you. If you would like more information about the cookies used by third parties, as well as information on how to opt-out, please go to section 3.

Further useful information to inform your choices is supplied by the Internet Advertising Bureau via their Ad Choices programme.

List of the main s1homes.com and s1rental.com cookies

This is a list of the main cookies set by s1homes.com and s1rental.com, and what each is used for.

Cookie name Purpose
searchHomes Allows you to perform a search of the website s1homes.com or s1rental.com. You can alter your search using given fields in the search form, and the cookie holds the values of these search refinements. This is independent of whether the user is signed in.
search-bedroomsMin Used to store the values for the minimum number of bedrooms for a search.
search-keywords Used to store the values for the keywords used in a search.
search-location Used to store the values for the location used in a search.
search-maxprice Used to store the values for the maximum price used in a search.
search-newhomes Used to store the values for the inclusion of new homes in a search.
search-type Used to store the values for the type of property used in a search.
search-sort Used to store the values for the sort order used in a search.
search-sortedby
search-veryLocal Used to store the values for area location.
searchHomesNext The list of the search parameters in the s1homes.com or s1rental.com search with additional values for pagination to the next page.
searchHomesPrev This is a list of the search parameters in the s1homes.com or s1rental.com search with additional values for pagination to the next page. This value will only be populated after the first page of a search.
shortlist A numerically ordered list of s1homes property identifiers to enable properties to be shortlisted and retrieved.
thispropcount To identify and highlight where the corresponding property exists within the search results sidebar shown on the details page of the property
mys1_eid Used to keep you logged in after you have logged in.
mys1_criteo_email A hashed version of your email address. The hashing method used is MD5 which is a non-reversible encrypting method, making it impossible to identify you.
psearch_eid Used to identify your saved searches after you have logged in.

Third Party Cookies

s1homes.com and s1rental.com uses a number of service providers who may set cookies on their respective websites in order to offer you the services that they are providing.

We may also embed photos and video content from websites like YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from other websites like YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from that website. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about those cookies.

s1homes.com and s1rental.com has 'share' buttons to enable users of the website to share articles with their friends on websites like Facebook, Twitter and Google + social networks. These websites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. s1homes.com and s1rental.com does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

If you would like more information about the cookies used by third parties, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.

Google
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Used to track how you use and navigate the site for reporting purposes to help us improve the services we offer to you.
VisualDNA VisualDNA anonymously collects information about users' browsing activity on our website (this does not include names, addresses or any other personal information). This information is linked to a cookie that VisualDNA sets in your browser. This information allows us and VisualDNA to build a profile so that your online experience can be made more relevant to your specific interests.
How to reject or delete these cookies:
http://my.visualdna.com/users/914bce0f-f6d1-412e-b341-c2d42f2a8574
Omniture
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s_sess - tracking of user session
Omniture provides anonymised statistical information to Herald and Times. They process IP addresses and information from other cookies so Herald and Times knows, for example, how many page views it has, the number of users, what browsers users are using and in which country, city or region users are located.
How to reject or delete this cookie
http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/visualsciences/policy
Struq Used to provide targeted advertising to you.
Criteo Used to provide targeted advertising to you.