About our cookies - supporting your informed choice
Please note: this is our initial policy and we would ask that you consider this as our 1st stage of achieving privacy compliance for all visitors to our site. There is a degree of confusion around what is currently considered consent for cookies - and this is likely to remain the case for a little while yet - so here at Housebuilder Media Ltd we are not just addressing the legal compliance aspects, we also believe in open and transparent business operations.
Apart from the additional information provided by this update, the operation of the www.house-builder.co.uk website has not changed or being modified. The detail contained within this page is provided to ensure your are fully aware of the 'cookies' we have in use, allowing you to make an informed choice about your continue acceptance of them.
Independently audit: The cookies we use
We use the services of Cookie Reports Limited to audit our site for cookies. They searched our site on the 18 May 2012 and found the following cookies. Please find below what they are and what they are used for within the website.
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||From browser shut-down to 2 years
|| In order to provide information to us about how our website is used, we implement Google Analytics web tracking. Google place several cookies on our site
to facilitate this service. By doing this, data about out website, including your IP address is transmitted to Google's servers for analysis. This information is never shared
with anyone else and is never used to identify individual users.
||PREF, NID, HSID, APISID, SID
|| So that our servers are not abused by 'spam-bots' (computers which scour the internet for forms and automatically populate the fields with spam data), we employ a service called "ReCaptcha"
This creates image-based words which our users are asked to input on our registration pages. The cookies created are used only for the duration of the browser-session
to facilitate this protection service, and is never used to identify individual users.
||guest_id, k, twll, twitter_sess, auth_token_session, secure_session
|| On our home-page we display a Twitter feed from the Home Builders Federation. This service is provided directly by Twitter and they use a range of Cookies for their own purposes. Some
of these Cookies only appear if you are currently logged-in to the Twitter service (usually in the same browser session) and others are used if you are not. Twitter use this information
for their own tracking purposes or for Twitter-based activities including (but not limited to) "tweeting" and "retweeting".
||PHPSESSID, hbCartCookie, member_id
||Browser shut-down to 90 days
|| The website at www.house-builder.co.uk uses several cookie to facilitate 1) a shopping cart/e-commerce system and 2) member's log-in, account info and associated functionality. The data stored in these cookies
are limited to the domain at www.house-builder.co.uk and are never shared with a third party.
|| If you choose to purchase any products from the www.house-builder.co.uk website, you will be redirected to our payment processor, WorldPay™. To keep payments secure and
for their own purposes, their servers make use of some session-based cookies. These cookies will appear on the WorldPay™ site during payment and not on the www.house-builder.co.uk website.
Shopping cart / transactional areas
Areas of the site requiring a login
Accepting the use of login functionality, without exception, you must explicitly agree to the setting of specific cookies, which allow this area to function.
How can you delete cookies?
You may block these cookies using your web browser. To do so please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for more information and instructions on how to manage cookies. Blocking of cookies may affect some of the functionality of this site.