Cookie Policy

The Howard de Walden Estate use cookies on it's site. We use cookies to enable us to provide visitors with the best user experience possible while navigating our site; by using our site visitors implicitly agree to our use of cookies.

We take the privacy of our visitors to our site very seriously; if you want to know more about cookie management, we provide an explanation and links to more information on how you can manage cookies in your browser, below.

Without getting too technical, the key objective of using cookies is to:

  • Enable key site functionality
  • Measure & test user behaviour on our sites
  • Drive user understanding to improve our sites & user experience

For details on the cookies we use across Howard de Walden Estate sites and why we use them please read below. 

What are Cookies?
The use of Cookies and similar technologies has for some time been commonplace and cookies are important in the provision of many online services. A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device. 

Session and persistent cookies
Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session (from when a user opens the browser window to when they exit the browser) or they can be stored for longer.

Session cookies – allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as providing security when a user is accessing internet banking or to facilitate use of webmail. These session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored longer term. For this reason session cookies may sometimes be considered less privacy intrusive than persistent cookies. 

Persistent cookies –are stored on a users’ device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site or to target advertising.

Cookie Sources
First and third party cookies – Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user - the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third party cookie.

Managing Cookies
Most browsers will have cookies enabled by default. You can control what cookies can be set on your computer. For more information on how to disable cookies please refer to your web browser help file.

What cookies are used on our sites and why we use them?
The list below provides a comprehensive overview of the Cookies used on our site and what tool or technology each is used for and why we are using each tool.

This list includes cookies deployed by third parties on our websites. By using The Howard de Walden Estate website, you are agreeing to our T&Cs, Privacy and cookie policies and consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies by us and our carefully selected third party partners as described in these policies. 

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to help us understand how visitors navigate to and through our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. You can find out how to opt out of these cookies here. More Information