What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files or pieces of information that are stored on your computer or mobile device (such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit sites. A cookie will usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come from, the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e. how long the cookie will remain on your device), and the value of the cookie.

What do we use cookies for?

We use cookies to make the site easier to use and to better tailor it to your interests and needs. Cookies can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (for example by remembering preference settings).

Cookies may also be used to help speed up your future activities and experience on the website. We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure and content of the same. We cannot identify you personally from this information.

What types of Cookies do we use?

Below we list the different types of cookies that may be used on MyHabitat website. Note that to the extent information collected through cookies constitutes personal information, the provisions in the Privacy Policy apply and complement this Cookie Policy.

Essential Cookies

Essential cookies are necessary for the site to work and enable you to move around it and to use its services and features. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, the site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to and we may not be able to provide the site or certain services or features you request.

Session cookies
Session cookies are used to maintain the state of the application.

Analytics Cookies

Analytics cookies collect information about your use of the site and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the site, help us record any difficulties you have with the Site, and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. This allows us to see the overall patterns of usage on the site, rather than the usage of a single person.

Google analytics
Google analytics cookies collect aggregate statistical data to improve site presentation and navigation. Google supplements the aggregate data with demographics and interest information, so that we can better understand our visitors. Google analytics cookies use anonymous IP for connected users.

Preference cookies

Preference cookies collect information about your choices and preferences, this allow us to remember in this specific case the language of the website.

Language
Language cookies are used to store the language the user has selected, and to show the correct options.

How do I manage Cookies?

Although most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies, most internet browsers allow you to change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device.

In addition to the options provided above, you may refuse, accept or remove cookies from the site at any time by activating or accessing the setting on your browser. Information about the procedures enable, disable or remove cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen.

Please be aware that if cookies are disabled or removed, not all features of the site may operate as intended, for example you may not be able to visit certain areas of our site or you may not receive personalized information when you visit the site.

If you use different devices to view and access the site (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences. If you want to clean out all cookies left behind by the websites you have visited, here are links where you can download three programs that clean out tracking cookies:

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php
http://www.spybot.info/en/download/index.html
http://www.webroot.com/consumer/products/spysweeper/

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact us.

Please note that email communications are not always secure; so please do not include sensitive information in your emails to us.

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