We collect, store and make use of any personal information that you give us, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer or other electronic devices when you access a website. Cookies allow our computer servers to collect information from your computer or device about how you interact with our website. Cookies are often used together with pixels, which are small blocks of code on web pages and in emails that are used to perform tasks, such as tracking who is reading a web page or email, when they read it and from which computer.
There are two types of cookies – session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary cookie files which are erased when you close your web browser. This means that when you restart your web browser and go back to the same website, it will not recognise you and you will have to select your preferences again. Persistent cookies, on the other hand, help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them again in the future.
You can change your web browser settings to notify you before a cookie is downloaded or you can disable cookies altogether. However, disabling cookies may mean that certain content or functionality will not work properly for you. Find out more about cookies and how to manage them in your browser on www.aboutcookies.org
The following list shows which cookies we use on our website and what they do:
- A2Dominion cookies
Name: FontSize, textmode and contrast
Purpose : If you choose to resize the text or change the colour contrast on our website, these session cookies remember your preferred settings. They allow you to look around our website without having to reset the text size or contrast on each new web page you visit.
Purpose : If you register to add properties to your basket on our website, this session cookie stores the properties or schemes you have added to your shortlist.
Purpose : If you decide to register or login for My Alerts in the Shared Ownership Resale and Lettings areas of our website, this cookie allows you to stay logged in as you go from one web page to the next. It stays on your device to remember you when you return to the site, however, you can log out if you don’t want the website to remember you.
Purpose : This cookie makes it easier for you to log in when you return to our website. Your username will automatically appear in the login box and you will just need to enter your password.
Name : polls
Purpose : Sometimes we may have polls on our website. If you decide to vote in a poll, then this cookie is used to remember which polls you have voted in and, in some cases, to show you poll results.
Name : nf-[number]
Purpose : Sometimes we may draw your attention to important information on our website using a pop-up newsflash. If you select 'Do not show again', this cookie stores your preference so that the pop-up newsflash does not appear again.
Name: _ga & _gat
Purpose: These are Google Analytics cookies which tell us if someone is visiting our website for the first time or not.
Purpose : When you close down the cookies message on our website, this cookie allows your browser to remember your preference so that next time you visit our website the message doesn't re-appear.
- My Account cookies
Purpose: This cookie is used by websites using the .NET technology platform from Microsoft and is usually used to identify a logged-in user so that they can access secure areas of a website.
Purpose: This cookie is for security reasons and prevents Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). CSFR is when an attacker forces a logged-in user to perform an important action without their consent or knowledge. The _RequestVerificationToken cookie prevents anybody from forging a link and having it activated by a user.
Purpose: One of the ways we use Google Analytics is to determine how people are using our website and what links they are clicking on. The analytics.js library within Google Analytics uses a cookie named _ga to identify unique users across browsing sessions.
Purpose: This cookie allows users to access and update information on the following areas of My Account: My Profile, Payments & Statements, Request and Repair, and Track a Repair.
Purpose: If you request a repair using our Housecall repairs tool (provided by M3 Housing) and tick the 'Remember Me' box on the form, this cookie stores your personal details so that you do not have to enter them again when you return to make a new repair request. This is a persistent cookie as it stays on your computer or device. Read more information about this cookie.
- Third party cookies
Purpose: SpeakIT, a third party screen reader platform (which uses synthesised speech to allow users to listen to content), uses this cookie. It is a session cookie and is deleted when you close your browser window or after 40 minutes of inactivity. You can still use this feature even if you decide not to accept cookies.
Name: ASP.NET_SessionID, CYBERU_lastculture, c-s
Purpose: Our job portal, Cornerstone, sets cookies so you are able to apply for job roles easily on the A2Dominion site. Find out more about Cornerstone’s cookies.
Purpose : If you decide to change the language on our website from English, this Google cookie stores your chosen language. This cookie expires when you close down your web browser.
Name: _atuvc, _atuvs, uvc, uid, ssh, sshs. ssc, di2, vc, xtc, loc, um
Purpose: This is a cookie used by one of our marketing tools to determine when a new user visits our website. It is updated with every new web page a user visits.
Purpose: This is a cookie used by one of our marketing tools to determine how a particular visitor interacts with our website, for example, when a user visits our website and which pages of our website they visit. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on our website for longer than 30 minutes.
Purpose: This is a cookie used by one of our marketing tools to determine when a user last viewed one of our web pages.
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