Cookie Policy

About our cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences.

For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

As with most of online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes.

The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not generally collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, and providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use?

The cookies used on our website are grouped into the following categories:

Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website.

Analytical Cookies

Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

Advertising Cookies

These are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you but can also limit the number of times you see an advertisement and be used to chart the effectiveness of an ad campaign by tracking users’ clicks.

When first visiting the site, you will be asked whether you wish to consent to advertising cookies.

The below list details the cookies used by our website:

Cookie name Purpose Necessary Collects personal information
  • __qca
  • _ga
  • _gcl_au
  • _gid
  • _mkto_trk
  • ajs_anonymous_id
  • ajs_group_id
  • ajs_user_id
  • ei_client_id
  • intercom-session-cyym0u3i
  • login_idle_session_timeout
  • login_service_login_newrelic_com_tokens
  • nr_growth-production
  • nr_zd_logged_in
  • optimizelyEndUserId
  • ref_page_url
  • s_cc
  • s_fid
  • s_sq
New Relic Necessary to help us monitor and improve page load speed No
.AspNet.ApplicationCookie Authentication Yes No
EUCookiePolicy Stops cookie consent from showing after it's accepted Yes No
HasCompletedRegistration Helps us navigate the user to the right page Yes No
HasUnconfirmedHomeSwap Helps us navigate the user to the right page Yes No
MobileUser Helps us navigate the user to the right page Yes No
PersonDisplayName Holds the user's name so we can display it on every page Yes Yes (name)
SocialMediaInformation Holds information to post to social media channels, if the user decides to Yes Yes (name + town)
WallHomeId Holds the users home id to help us navigate the user around Yes No
__RequestVerificationToken Helps us protect the user from cross-site-request-forgery attacks Yes No
_pubCommonId Adverts No No
_siml_cnt4b7cbefc-eda9-11e8-a950-ecf4bbd8263c Adverts No No
__gads Adverts No No
_ga Google analytics No No
_gat_UA-58565478-1 Google analytics (tracking cookie) No No
_gcl_au Google AdSense No No
_gid Google analytics (unique id for user, lasts a day) No No
google-analytics-optin Consent to Google analytics Yes No

How can I control the cookie preferences?

Advertising Cookies

You can manage your advertising cookie preferences by clicking on the Accept/Do Not Accept buttons on the pop up that will appear when you first login, and cookie categories can be enabled or disabled by following the links on the popup (purposes/vendors) according to your preferences.

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Ad Privacy” link in the “footer” at the bottom of the website.

This will display the consent notice again enabling you give consent (clicking “I ACCEPT), withdraw consent (clicking “I DO NOT ACCEPT”), or change your preferences (clicking “Show Purposes” or “Show Vendors”).

Analytical Cookies

To opt-in or opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics on this website use the link below:

Your current state: Consent accepted Opt out

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

Alternatively, 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