Cookie POLICY

UNDERSTANDING HOW AND WHY WE USE COOKIES

It is our responsibility to protect your privacy. As part of this responsibility, we let you know what information we collect using cookies when you use our website, why we collect it and how we use it to improve your experience.

About Cookies

Cookies are small text files that websites save locally to your computer, which allow sites to store and use information during your visit. They can improve your experience when using a website by:

• Remembering preferences, so you don’t have to keep re-entering your choices when you visit again

• Measuring how you use a site, so that changes can be made to ensure it meets your needs

None of our cookies used for our sites can be used to identify you personally. They are just used to help make the site better for you. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit http://aboutcookies.org/.

Read on to find out more about how we use cookies.

We only use first-party Google Analytics cookies to track anonymous usage statistics and do not collect any personal information that can be used to identify you. This helps us analyse data about webpage usage and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following first-party cookies:

     

    Running our site – session cookies

    To run our sites we use “session cookies”. These cookies are used to remember selections and preferences that you’ve already made or information that you’ve already given. Certain parts of our sites will not work if cookies cannot be set (for example if you set your browser to refuse all cookies).

    Current concerns with cookies

    There are many legitimate uses for cookies to enhance convenience and efficiency. However, some uses of cookies can lead to privacy concerns. These concerns typically emerge when a cookie holds personal information identifying you (e.g. a person’s name, e-mail address, billing information, address or similar), or is used across multiple sites to track users and internet usage.

    https://www.roanokebrokers.com/ does not use any of its first-party cookies to hold any personal information or track users across multiple sites. On some of our sites we use third party social sharing tools that set third-party cookies, which allow you to share content via social networks. 

    Other concerns some users have are around privacy, and in particular those third party cookies which are generated by advertisers which track browsing activity across different sites. For all cookies, there are steps that you can take to manage your user preferences on how these are set.

    How do I manage cookies or turn them off?

    You can manage the cookies stored on your computer, or turn them off completely, through your browser settings. Be aware that this may affect your browsing experience or even prevent you from using certain services such as those with a secure login, which require cookies to be set in order to work. 

    All modern browsers will let you change your cookie settings to give you broad control over whether cookies can be set or not. For more information, visit the help section for the browser you use.

    Here are a few of the most popular:

    Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
    Cookie settings in Firefox
    Cookie settings in Chrome
    Cookie settings in Safari 

    If you are concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can visit the Your Online Choices website which allows you to turn these off.

    Further information on cookies

    Embedded content from other websites

    Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

    These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

    For more information about how to manage cookies and their uses visit About Cookies.

    For information regarding the updated law on cookies visit the ICO.