Our cookies policy explains how cookies and other tracking devices are used on our website at Duchy Homes Limited. For the purpose of this policy, references to “cookies” refers to cookies and other types of technologies which are used to help us recognise you as a user of our website.
Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other device when you visit our website. The cookies are then used to gather information about your use of a site or in some cases, to allow you to be recognised as an existing user when returning to our website.
Cookies are commonly used to help websites work more efficiently and to provide information to website owners.
They help our website to work in the way that you would expect so that we can provide you with a good visitor experience. They also help us to improve our site and make our promotional activity more efficient.
In general terms, cookies can be categorised into the following broad categories:
Strictly necessary cookies: cookies required for the operation of the website. They include cookies, for example, to allow you to log in to secure website areas, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies: these are cookies which allow a website operator to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around a website. They help improve the way websites work, for example, by ensuring that users easily find what they are looking for.
Analytical/performance cookies: these are cookies which allow a website operator to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around a website. They help improve the way websites work, for example, by ensuring that users easily find what they are looking for. The analytics data is also often used for marketing and market research purposes.
Functionality cookies: these allow a returning user and his/her preferences to be recognised. This means that the website can then present personalised content.
Targeting cookies: these types of cookies record visits to a website, the pages visited and the links followed. These cookies are used to tailor content.
More specifically, the table below sets out details of the types of cookies used by Duchy Homes Limited.
Name Purpose _cf_bm The cookie contains information related to the calculation of Cloudflare’s proprietary bot score and, when Anomaly Detection is enabled on Bot Management, a session identifier.
A separate __cf_bm cookie is generated for each site that an end user visits, as Cloudflare does not track users from site to site or from session to session.
This cookie is set when you give visitors the choice to opt in / out of cookies.
It contains the string "yes" or "no".
__hs_initial_opt_in This cookie is used to prevent the banner from always displaying when visitors are browsing in strict mode.
It contains the string "yes" or "no".
It expires in seven days.
__hssrc Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser.
If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session.
__hstc The main cookie for tracking visitors.
It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).
__hssc This cookie keeps track of sessions.
This is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie.
It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp.
hubspotutk This cookie keeps track of a visitor's identity. It is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.
It contains an opaque GUID to represent the current visitor.
hs_ab_test This cookie is used to consistently serve visitors the same version of an A/B test page they’ve seen before.
It contains the id of the A/B test page and the id of the variation that was chosen for the visitor.
<id>_key When visiting a password-protected page, this cookie is set so future visits to the page from the same browser do not require login again.
The cookie name is unique for each password-protected page.
It contains an encrypted version of the password so future visits to the page will not require the password again.
hs-membership-csrf This cookie is used to ensure that content membership logins cannot be forged.
It contains a random string of letters and numbers used to verify that a membership login is authentic.
Some of the devices which are used on our website are used for the current session only i.e. to recognise returning users. This means that the cookie will expire when your session finishes. Others are permanent cookies which will be stored on your computer and will be used to recognise you as a user, the next time you visit the site.
Broadly, you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. Be aware however that if you use browser settings to block cookies, you may not be able to access all or some parts of the site and our site may not work as intended. This is especially the case for our website because we use a minimal number of cookies and these are aimed at making our website function properly in the way that you would expect.
You can find out more about how to manage and delete cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can also find out about disabling cookies on the following sites for different browsers:
Safari - http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042
Internet Explorer - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835