Cookie Policy

Introduction

This policy explains what cookies, including third party cookies, we use on the Liberty Living website, and how you can refuse or withdraw your consent to cookies.

By accessing and using our website, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy and our Privacy Policy.

By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies by us and our carefully selected third party partners as described in this policy.

What are cookies? 

Cookies are small text files of letters and numbers that a website puts on your computer or other electronic devices. Cookies are designed to assist a computer or device to remember something you have done within that website e.g. recognise if you have visited our website in the past, remember if you have logged in to My Account, or which buttons you have clicked on.

Why does Liberty Living use cookies? 

Like most websites, we use cookies on our website to distinguish you from other visitors, allow you to navigate between pages more efficiently, remember your preferences and allow you to log in more easily. The use of cookies enables certain functionality, analyses user interaction and generally improves your overall browsing experience.

To make full use of the Liberty Living website, cookies need to be enabled on your browser. If you reject or disable cookies, you may experience reduced functionality or certain features may not work. If you choose not to allow cookies you will still be able to browse our website, however your experience may not be as beneficial as if you have cookies enabled. Please see ‘How do I turn off or delete cookies’ below if you wish to turn off cookies.

When does Liberty Living issue cookies? 

Unless you have adjusted your browser settings (where possible) to limit the use of cookies, a cookie will be issued as soon as you visit our website. If you have limited cookie use, then please note that some of the functionality on our website may not be available to you.

Please also be aware that not all cookies on our website are set by us. We work with third party suppliers who may also set cookies on our website, for example Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. These third-party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. If you want further information, please go to the website for the relevant third party. You will find additional information below.  

What cookies does Liberty Living use? 

The cookies used on our website can be put into the following 1 of 4 categories:

1. Strictly Necessary - These cookies are essential, as they ensure your security and privacy when you use our website, as well as enable you to move around a website and use its features. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for online advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the internet. Without these cookies, services like enabling content based on your type of computer or device or access to secure areas such as My Account cannot be provided. 

2. Performance - These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance how many people visit our website, where they have come from, what pages they visit most and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies are anonymous and don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. 

3. Functionality - These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make (such as your user name) and provide enhanced features and content for you. For instance, they can be used to remember login details or retain details of your accommodation booking until you are ready to complete the full booking. 

4. Profile and Targeting or Advertising - These cookies are like performance cookies, in that they collect information about your browsing habits. They remember that you’ve visited a website and share this information with other organisations, such as advertisers and platforms on which we advertise. They do this to provide you with ads that are more relevant to you and your interests. Although these cookies can track your visits to other websites, they don’t usually know who you are.

Description of Liberty Living cookies 

Recently Viewed Residence cookie - RecentlyViewedResidences
This cookie remembers any residence webpages you visit on our website, to help you easily navigate back to these pages.

Account Login cookie - AuthCookie
This cookie remembers your account login details, so you do not have to re-enter these credentials each time you browse our website. This cookie remains in your browser until you clear your browser cookies.

Cookie Policy cookie - hasAgreedCookie
This cookie remembers that you have reviewed and agreed to our cookie policy notice.

Description of Third Party cookies

YouTube - We embed videos from our official YouTube channel. This may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. For more information, go to https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en-GB

Google Analytics - This cookie collects statistical information about how customers use the website so that we can improve the user experience. For more information, go to https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage and http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Google Adwords - Google paid advertising network which tracks performance of advertising campaigns. For more information, go to https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

Microsoft Bing Ads - Microsoft Bing paid advertising network which tracks performance of advertising campaigns. For more information, go to https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement

Twitter - Twitter is used to allow visitors to stay in touch via social media, share links and tracks performance of advertising campaigns. For more information, go to https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies and https://support.twitter.com/articles/20169693

Facebook - Facebook is used to allow visitors to stay in touch via social media, share links/stories and tracks performance of advertising campaigns. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/policy.php  

LinkedIn - LinkedIn is used by our HR team to share posts, update vacancies and tracks performance of advertising campaigns. For more information, go to https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy 

Instagram - Instagram is used to allow visitors to stay in touch via social media, share links/stories and tracks performance of advertising campaigns. For more information, go to https://www.instagram.com/legal/cookies/ 

CrazyEgg - This cookie provides information like heatmaps, scrollmaps and tools for A/B testing. For more information, go to https://www.crazyegg.com/cookies

Clicky Web Analytics - This cookie monitors IP addresses and analyses website traffic in real time. For more information, go to https://clicky.com/terms

How do I turn off cookies? 

You may refuse to accept cookies by altering the settings on your internet browser. Your browser’s ‘help’ menu should tell you how to block cookies or change your cookie settings.

For more information about how to do this, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

For more information about cookies please visit https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Changes to this policy

We may update this policy from time to time and will post any changes on our website at www.libertyliving.co.uk. You should check back occasionally and read through it again. For your information, this policy was last updated 23 May 2018

Contacting us 

If you have any questions about cookies or this policy, please email us at dataprotection@libertyliving.co.uk.