About this notice

This cookie notice explains how and why we use cookies and similar technologies when you visit or interact with

What are cookies and similar technologies?


Cookies are small text files that are downloaded onto your device, such as computer or smartphone, when you access a website. They are used to recognise your device and remember certain settings or choices.

A common example of this is to remember items placed in a shopping basket or whether you are logged in to a user account area.

Similar technologies

This term refers to other methods of identifying or tracking a device that is not performed by the placing of a cookie.

One example of this is a tracking pixel which are sometimes found within marketing emails, usually embedded in a picture or company logo. This pixel would be used to record information such as whether the email was read, and the time, location and type of device used to open the email.

How we use cookies

The use of cookies and similar technologies is allowed, however in most cases a website requires your prior consent.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. We do not need your consent to use these cookies.

You may be able disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Performance cookies

Performance cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting on information on their use; this is usually anonymous aggregated usage information. We will always ask for your consent to use these types of cookies.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies are generally there to support website functionality however, while considered helpful to improve the user experience, they are not necessary for the basic functionality of the site to work. We will always ask for your consent to use these types of cookies.

Targeting  (advertising) cookies

Targeting cookies are enabled in behavioural advertising contexts. They are usually set by digital advertising businesses for the purpose of managing the performance of adverts, displaying adverts, and/or building user profiles. Typically, these cookies would be set by a third-party buying ad space (or impressions) on a website. We will always ask for your consent to use these types of cookies.


How you can change your cookie settings

You can change your cookie settings in two ways:

Cookie consent tool

When you first visited the site, we asked for your consent to use cookies that are not ‘strictly necessary’.

If you have changed your mind on the choices you made, you can.

Browser settings

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

Data Protection Officer

The contact details for our data protection officer are as follows:

By post: For the attention of the Data Protection Officer, Homes England, Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street, London , SW1H 0TL

By email:

By Phone: 0300 1234 500


If you are unhappy with this notice or how we used cookies on this site, please contact our data protection officer.

If you are still not happy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO):

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113


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