Cookie Policy - Collier Stevens Property Surveyors


In May 2011, the UK Government passed new legislation is regards to the use of Cookies. The following section explains what cookies are, which ones are collected by Collier Stevens and how they are used on Collier Stevens website.

How We Collect Information

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are commonly used in order to make websites work more efficiently by remembering details or to provide information about the sites usage to the owners of the site. This is how we use cookies - we cannot know who you are are or where you are we may know information such as the search phrase you used to find our site or which links you clicked.

Types of Cookies

There are three types of cookies dropped and collected by websites. With some exceptions (i.e. websites that fundamentally require cookies in order for website functionality - see below) from 26th May 2012, all cookies must be consented to by a site's users.
Moderately Intrusive
Embedded third-party content & social media plugins

Advertising campaign optimisation
Minimally Intrusive
Web analytics / metrics

Personalised content / interface
Necessary for website functionality

(Exempt from changes to privacy regulations)
Stop multiple form submissions

Load balancing

Transaction specififc
This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.
2 years from set/update
This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes. You can modify the default length of a user session with the _setSessionCookieTimeout() method.
30 minutes from set/update
This cookie is no longer used by the ga.js tracking code to determine session status.Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser. However, if you are debugging your site tracking and you use the ga.js tracking code, you should not interpret the existence of this cookie in relation to a new or expired session.
not set
Collier Stevens collects the following cookies for anonymous tracking purposes. We will not know who you are or where you are.

AdInsight Cookies

AdInsight is a phone call analytics tool, which we use to understand telephone contact made to our firm as a result of using our website. Three cookies are used by AdInsight to help demonstrate this journey so the business can improve their customer experience.
The adiV cookie contains an identifier which is used by AdInsight to track a visitor anonymously over time. This allows AdInsight to show multiple visits made by a customer over time from the same browser.
This cookie is set to expire one year after the visitor leaves the website.
The adiVi cookie contains an identifier which is used anonymously by AdInsight to help track a visitor's path while they are on the website.
This cookie is set to expire 30 minutes after the visitor leaves the website.
The adiLP cookie is used anonymously to help track visitors who have multiple tabs open in the same browser to prevent errors in tracking.

Third Party Cookies

Users of the site who wish to share Collier Stevens content socially using Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ (the platforms which are currently enabled on the website to allow this function) may have cookies stored on their computers from these third party websites.
Cookies are collected from third party sites so that you can be logged in to your account on their site and share our content simply and easily.

For more information on the cookie policies of these third party sites, please visit their websites. You will be able to control the way cookies are used when you are signed into your accounts on these sites through the privacy settings they have made available to you.

Facebook Privacy & Cookie Policy
Twitter Privacy & Cookie Policy
Google+ Privacy & Cookie Policy

Prohibiting the Collection of Cookies

If you would like to prevent Collier Stevens from collecting cookies when you visit our site, please update your privacy settings in your browser. You can control the kinds of cookies you accept there.

68 High Street

First Floor, The Old Auction Rooms
Marine Walk Street
CT21 5NW
Founded by Steven Way in 1995, the Collier Stevens practice was born with the specific aim of providing client friendly, easy to understand and fairly charged professional advice.

The Practice is regulated by the RICS & is a licenced provider of RICS HomeBuyer Reports.