Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded and stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone by websites that you visit. These files are used to help the website work, provide information to the owners of the site or enhance your usage of the website.

A cookie records your preferences when using a particular site, ensuring that you are not shown the same information and/or are only shown information you have stated that you are interested in. In order to use the Site you agree to let cookies be saved as they are an important part of navigation of the Site.

The following are examples of information we may collect:

  • Information about your device browser and operating system
  • Your internet protocol (IP) address assigned to your internet service
  • The web pages you visit on our websites
  • Any embedded links you view

Different types of cookies

Our websites uses two different types of cookies.

First party cookies

These are cookies that are created by and placed on your computer by the owner of the website.

This type of cookie is usually essential to the running of the website as they ensure your security and privacy when you use our secure sites, as well as enabling you to move around a website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you've asked for (such as access to secure areas) can't be provided.

These cookies don't gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

Third party cookies

These are cookies that are managed by a third party but are placed on your computer by the owner of the website. This type of cookie is often used to help monitor activity on the website or to record how visitors to the website got there.

We may use cookies, tracking pixels and similar technologies on our website to gather data about our visitors’ use of our website. We use this data to improve your experience of our website, to analyse the visitors’ use of the site and to provide you with relevant, interest-based marketing.

We use Google Analytics to provide us with information about your visit to our website. We do this in order to help improve our website service to customers.

Their cookies typically store anonymous aggregated information such as whether a visitor has been to the site before, and the time of the current visit.

First party and third party cookies can either be session cookies or persistent cookies.

Session cookies are temporary cookies which remain on your device whilst you are on our website. They are automatically deleted when you leave the website or close your browser or

Persistent cookies remain on your computer either until they reach a pre-set expiry date, or you choose to remove them.

You can change your cookie preferences by clicking here.

First party cookies that we currently use

Cookie Name What does it do? Expires Provider
_ga This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners. 2 years www.conveyancingdirect.net
_gat_UA- This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites. Session www.conveyancingdirect.net
_gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited. Session www.conveyancingdirect.net
ARRAffinity, ARRAffinitySameSite These cookies are set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session Session www.conveyancingdirect.net
consent Stores a visitors cookie preferences 1 year www.conveyancingdirect.net
consentProvided Stores that a visitors has set their cookie preferences 1 year www.conveyancingdirect.net

Third party cookies that we currently use

The third party cookies we use are as follows:

Cookie Name What does it do? Expires Provider
ApplicationGatewayAffinity This cookie is provided by Azure Environment. Internally azure uses this cookie for internal load balancing. Session images.twenty7tec.com
ApplicationGatewayAffinityCORS ApplicationGatewayAffinityCORS helps to maintain sticky sessions even for cross-origin requests. This cookie is provided by Azure Environment. Internally azure uses this cookie for internal load balancing. This cookie is used by Azure Apps to keep a user session on the same server Session images.twenty7tec.com
vuid Store the user's usage history 2 year www.vimeo.com

How to change your cookie settings 

You can stop cookies from being placed on your computer. However, if you do this for our website you will not be able to use some of the online services we offer, for example it would not be possible to manage your accounts online or to apply for an account online.

You can change your cookie preferences by clicking here.

If you want to change your cookie settings, you will need to change the cookie settings in your web browser. Each web browser is different, and you can find out how to do this in your browser's help section.

Alternatively, you can visit http://aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies where you can find specific information about cookies and how to manage them to suit your preferences. However, please be aware that disabling cookies will make browsing our website much slower and may mean that some of our online services will not work.

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