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Cookie policy

What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are stored on a website visitor’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a visitor and the website and can be accessed either by the web server or the visitor’s computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular visitor, or the page itself can contain some script that is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.

For more general information on cookies see the ‘All about cookies org article’

How we use cookies
We use cookies to enhance your visit to our website and to measure traffic and see what pages of the site visitors are looking at. This information helps us to tailor the site and improve the information available to customers. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Cookies used on this site
Google analytics
Statistics cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.
1._ga – Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site
_gat – Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
_gid – Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site

Blocking cookies
Most web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc.) will allow you to block cookies from being installed on your device via your browser settings.
Depending on which browser you use, further information can be obtained via the following links:
Firefox – support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
Internet Explorer – privacy.microsoft.com/en-GB/
Google Chrome – support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Safari – www.wikihow.com/Delete-Cookies-Using-the-Safari-Web-Browser
Opera – www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

How secure are cookies?
There is a lot of concern about privacy and security on the internet. Cookies do not in themselves present a threat to privacy since they can only be used to store information that the website visitor has volunteered or that the web server already has.

Third-party cookies
In some instances, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third-party cookies you might encounter through this site.
YouTube – YouTube privacy policy
Google Analytics
Google Translate

For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please use this link www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy.

Your Consent
By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Greater Manchester Housing Providers for the purposes described above.
Find out how we look after your information – please read our privacy policy