Cookies


The Housing Maintenance Solutions website uses cookies, which is standard practice on most websites. Without them we cannot deliver a high quality online experience. Some cookies collect anonymous information about your visit, which we use for monitoring purposes and to help us with future developments by understanding how our visitors use our website.

By using the Housing Maintenance Solutions website you consent to cookies being used. If you do not consent you must disable cookies but accept that your visit will be restricted to only browsing the public pages, and certain features will not work correctly.

Cookies set by Housing Maintenance Solutions 

Name: PHPSESSID

Purpose: Known as a session identifier, this allows our server to keep track of you as you navigate through the website so you don't need to login twice for example. This is a strictly necessary cookie.

Typical content: A 32 character random string such as b0e4bedc72ee56d8afdbae4655001522. No personal data is stored in this cookie.

Expires: When you close your browser.

Name: Style
Purpose: Used to identify which of our accessibility views you have selected, e.g. "High contrast view" (available in the footer).

This is a functionality cookie.

Typical content: A single word, either: default, high_contrast, high_visibility or text_only.

Expires: When you close your browser.

Name: Don't show
Purpose: Occasionally we will display important information in a pop-up window on our homepage. If you click "Don't show again'we set the id number of the message in the cookie to prevent it appearing again. This is a functionality cookie.

Typical content: A comma-separated list of messages that you've chosen not to see again, e.g.: 1,2,3

Expires: 31st December 2038

Cookies set by third parties

Provider: Google Analytics

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Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come from, and what pages they visited. This is a performance cookie.
More information: Google privacy policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file stored on your computer which contains information that can be used to track your movement between pages on a website. Without them, every page you visit would behave as if it was your first time on the website and not take into consideration any actions on previous pages.

Cookies fall into four categories:

  • Strictly necessary
  • Performance
  • Functionality
  • Targeting/Advertising

Housing Maintenance Solutions uses all cookies types EXCEPT Targeting/Advertising cookies.

Disabling cookies

You can choose to disable cookies in your browser options. Below are instructions on how to do this in the most popular browsers.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Click 'Tools' and then 'Internet Options' (If you don't see 'Tools', press the 'Alt' key on your keyboard and it will show)
  • Click on the 'Privacy' tab
  • Select the appropriate setting

Google Chrome

  • Select the Chrome menu icon
  • Select Settings
  • Near the bottom of the page, select Show advanced settings
  • In the "Privacy" section, select Content settings
  • Select Block sites from setting any data
  • Select Done

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click 'Tools' and then 'Options' (If you don't see 'Tools', press the 'Alt' key on your keyboard and it will show; on a Mac you need to click 'Firefox' and then 'Preferences')
  • Click on the 'Privacy' tab
  • Next to 'Firefox will:', choose 'use custom settings for history'
  • Select the appropriate setting

Safari

  • Click 'Edit' and then 'Preferences' (If you don't see 'Edit', press the 'Alt' key on your keyboard and it will show; on a Mac you need to click 'Safari' and then 'Preferences')
  • Click on the 'Privacy' tab
  • Select the appropriate setting
  • Google Chrome
  • In the address bar type: chrome://chrome/settings/content
  • Select the appropriate setting

For more information about cookies and how to manage them please see http://www.aboutcookies.org.