Cookies are small files made up of numbers and letters that are downloaded on to your computer or device and ‘remember’ bits of information from your visit to a website, i.e. they save your preferences. Cookies hold these numbers and letters that are associated with your computer to simply remember your preferences and present you with a more personalised experience each time you visit our website. They make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. Without cookies the website thinks you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page.
We also use them to collect anonymous statistics about how people use the site, and to help us to make it as easy for you to use as we can.
A cookie is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Only that server can retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. So, if we put a cookie on your computer it cannot be read by any other website.
Cookies we use
|Cookie preference||This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on www.togetherhousing.co.uk. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.|
|Access Tokens (Recite Me)||These cookies are used for our customers who use the Recite Me toolbar. These are a form of session-ID that is used for API requests to validate users, there is no data transferred other than a true or false value.|
|Preferences (Recite Me)||These cookies are used for our customers who use the Recite Me toolbar. UI preferences are normally saved on the Recite Me server but may be stored in a cookie as a fall back if this process fails.|
|Activate Persistence (Recite Me)||These cookies are used for our customers who use the Recite Me toolbar. They activate persistence, so once a user has activated the Recite Me Toolbar it will remain open as a user continues their visit throughout our website viewing multiple pages.|
|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 the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data here.
|Youtube||We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
|Vimeo||We embed videos from our official Vimeo channel. When you press play Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals.|
|Facebook Pixel||Facebook pixel allows us to reach our existing audience and target a new audience on Facebook and supply them with relevant content. For more information click here.|
How can I control my cookies?
When you visit our website you are able to set your preference by clicking accept or decline cookies, if at a later date you decide that you would like to change your cookie preferences you are able to do so by using your browser control settings.
You can use your web browser to:
- delete all cookies;
- block all cookies;
- allow all cookies;
- block ‘third-party’ cookies (ie, cookies set by online services other than the one you are visiting);
- clear all cookies when you close the browser;
- open a ‘private browsing’ / ‘incognito’ session, which allows you to browse the web without recording your browsing history or storing local data such as cookies (you should however be aware of the limitations of this feature in a privacy context); and
- install add-ons and plugins that extend browser functionality.