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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
PLEASE REFER TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR A LIST OF COOKIES CURRENTLY IN USE.
You can change your cookie settings in two ways:
If you have changed your mind on the choices you made, you can.
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 www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
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 http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
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: DPO@homesengland.gov.uk
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
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113