Policy


Like many other websites, Walker Wylie makes use of cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by a web server to your browser and stored on your hard drive. They allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They are typically used to collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual.

We use third party cookies to ensure you have an ideal browsing experience.

Tracking

“Do Not Track” is a privacy preference you can set in your browser if you do not want online services to collect and share certain kinds of information about your online activity from third party tracking services. We do not track your online browsing activity on other online services over time and we do not permit third-party services to track your activity on our site beyond our basic Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel tracking. 

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

When visiting our site for the first time, you will be prompted with a cookie acceptance banner, which itself will set a provisional cookie which is used to remember wether or not we should continue to load non-essential cookies (see Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel).

If you create an account with us (via properties.walkerwylie.co.uk) then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.

As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.

We sometimes embed videos from third party services on our website. These services set their own cookies and have their own policies regarding them. Currently we use YouTube to serve our embedded videos – the cookies they set can be seen here: How Google Uses Cookies.

We also use social media buttons this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a free web analytics service offered by Google. It offers the tools to measure site traffic, performance, and understand how people use our website. No personal or sensitive information is kept on Google Analytics.

We use it to collect information about how our website performs, how our users navigate through and use the website. This helps us improve our content and website performance.

You may opt-out of Google Analytics tracking by visiting this link: Opt Out

Facebook Pixel

Pixel is a service provided by Facebook. It offers tools to track site visitors and allows us to gain a greater insight into our general audience which in turn helps us to improve our website content to greater fit the needs of our users.

It also offers the option to build audiences via Facebook advertising campaigns in the future.

For further information about the Facebook Pixel please see:https://en-gb.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616

Vendor Cookie Name Length Purpose Notes
Google _gat 1 Minute Used to throttle requests to Google Google Analytics Cookie
Google _ga 2 Years Used to distinguish users Google Analytics Cookie
Google _gid 24 Hours Used to distinguish users Google Analytics Cookie
Facebook fr 3 Months Used to measure, optimise and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook. Facebook Pixel Cookie
Walker Wylie cookieguard_initialised 48 Hours Used to remember that the cookie banner has been shown Cookie Acceptance Banner
Walker Wylie cookieguard_allowedCookies 48 Hours Used to remember that the cookie banner has been accepted Cookie Acceptance Banner
Walker Wylie viewed_cookie_policy 1 Year Used to remember that the cookie banner has been shown and accepted Cookie Acceptance Banner
Walker Wylie PHPSESSID End of Session Used to keep user logged in between pages Necessary for use