Cookie policy

Our website (including our mobile site) uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit our website. Most big websites use cookies. Our cookies improve your website experience by:

  • Remembering settings (eg your preferred sort order), so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • Remembering information you've given (eg your email address), so you don't have to keep re-entering it
  • Measuring how you use the website, so we can make sure it meets your needs

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish and there is information on how to do this on www.aboutcookies.org. If you do decide to delete cookies, you may not be able to use some areas of our website.

By continuing to browse our website without taking any of the actions described on www.aboutcookies.org to control or delete cookies, you are giving your consent to the use of cookies on our website and mobile site.

How we use cookies

We've listed our use of cookies below with more details about the type of cookie they are, why we use them and how long they will last.

In most cases, we will let you know before we store a cookie on your computer by providing a message like this, which links to this cookie policy:

Storing cookies

Our website uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies enable any information you have entered to be remembered when you move from page to page within our website, but are deleted when you close your browser or after a short time. Persistent cookies allow our website to remember your preferences and settings when you visit our website in the future; they expire after a set period of time.

Our site uses first party cookies (ie they are set by our website or mobile site) and third party cookies (ie they are set by another website). We do not share any information that can be used to identify you personally with these third parties.

As changes are made to our website on a continual basis, there will inevitably be changes to the cookies used on it. Furthermore, the third parties, whose cookies we use on our site, can add new cookies to their service at any time without warning. Strutt & Parker runs a cookie audit once a quarter and this cookie policy is updated as necessary.

The cookies we use to remember your settings

Cookie name Type When is it added? Purpose Lifespan Data held
searches

First party Persistent

When performing a property search

View previous property searches

Expires after 1 month

Stores the criteria of the searches

When performing a property search and changing preferences on property search results page

Save search preferences (remembers currency, sorting and numbers of items per page when 'go back to search results' is used)

Expires after 1 month

Stores the criteria of the searches

When performing a site search

Site search history

Expires after 1 month

Stores the criteria of the searches

properties

First party Persistent

When viewing a property

View previously viewed properties

Expires after 1 month

Stores the ids of the properties that were viewed during the last search

savedProperties
Cookie

First party Persistent

When saving a property

View previously saved properties

Expires after 24 hours

Stores the ids of the properties saved by the user

The cookies we use to remember information you have given

Cookie name Type When is it added? Purpose Lifespan Data held
userAccess
Cookie

First party Session

When logging in to My S&P

 

Enabling logging in (no My S&P functionality will work if cookies are deleted)

Expires when the user closes their browser

 

Stores the userAccessToken, saved in the My S&P database, which remembers the user's log-in details during one session, to avoid the need to log in to each screen.

First party Persistent

When logging in to My S&P, if 'remember my details' is ticked

Remembers the information entered in the user's form to save them re-entering every time they complete a form

Expires after one week

Stores the userAccessToken with the user's log-in details and is stored for each user in the database and recent form history

The cookies we use to measure how you use the website

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use our site. We do this to make sure it meets users' needs and to understand how we could make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about which pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store personal information that could be used to identify you. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies on our site are set by Google Analytics:

Cookie name Type When is it added? Purpose Lifespan Data held
_utmz

Third party (Google Analytics) Persistent

When landing on the homepage

Stores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link)

Expires after 6 months

Stores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link)

_utma

Third party (Google Analytics) Persistent

When landing on the homepage

Stores each user's amount of visits and the time of the first visit, previous visit and current visit

Expires after 2 years

Stores each user's amount of visits and the time of the first visit, previous visit and current visit

_utmb & _utmc

Third party (Google Analytics) Persistent

When landing on the homepage

Records how long a user stays on the site - when a visit starts and ends

Expires after 30 minutes

Records how long a user stays on the site - when a visit starts and ends

_utmv

Third party (Google Analytics) Persistent

When landing on the homepage

Used for user-custom variables in Google Analytics

Expires after 2 years

Records segmentation information such as the type of computer and browser software used, and the location of the computer

NID

Third party (Google Analytics) Persistent

When landing on the homepage

A unique identifier used by Google applications to store user preference information

Expires after 6 months

Stores user preferences

PREF

Third party (Google Analytics) Persistent

When landing on the homepage

Delivers Google Maps and tracks usage of the service

Expires after 2 years

Stores user preferences


The following third party cookies on our site are set by Brightcove and relate to our video content:

Cookie name Type When is it added? Purpose Lifespan Data held
BC_BANDWIDTH

Third Party Session

When watching a video

Used to store video bandwidth

Expires when the user closes their browser

Data about the user's internet connection

The following third party cookies on our site are used for social media tracking:

Cookie name Type When is it added? Purpose Lifespan Data held
di

Third party Persistent

When visiting the Home page

Usage tracking for social sharing

Expires after 2 years

Stores social sharing metrics

uid

Third party Persistent

When visiting the Home page

Usage tracking for social sharing

 

Expires after 2 years

Stores visit- related metrics

The following third party cookies on our site are used for online advertising tracking:

Cookie name Type When is it added? Purpose Lifespan Data held
id

Third Party Session

When landing on the homepage

Used by DoubleClick to track the results of online advertising

Expires when the user closes their browser

Stores visit-related metric

Names vary

Third party Persistent

When landing on the homepage

Used by yahoo.com, casalemedia.com, adsrvr.com, adnxs.com and other varying 3rd parties

Lifespan varies

Stores visit- related metrics

The cookies we use on our mobile site

Cookie name

Type

When is it added?

Purpose

Lifespan

Data held

PHPSESSID

First party
Session

Upon site visit

Each visitor is assigned a unique id (random characters and numbers), the so-called session id

Expires when the user closes their browser

Assigns a unique id (no personal data is stored)

ci-session

Third party Persistent

When performing a search

Enables the user to complete a form to request information about a property

Expires after 30 minutes

Stores session information for each user

_uset

Third party
(Share This) Session

When landing on property pages, news, research and event pages and standard content pages

Indicates that a user has been cookied and to not repeat the task in the next 8 hours

Expires after 4 hours

Stores session information for each user

_stid

Third party

(Share This) Session

When landing on property pages, news, research and event pages and standard content pages

Identifies a user session

Expires after 1 year

Assigns a unique id (no personal data is stored)

_unam

Third party

(Share This) Session

When landing on property pages, news, research and event pages and standard content pages

Tracks click-stream activity, e.g. web pages viewed and navigated and time spent on pages

Expires after 6 months

ShareThis service only personally identifies users if they have separately signed up for an account with ShareThis and given them their consent