The use of cookies on

A cookie is a small piece of text used to remember something about you or your device.

Without cookies, every time you visit, we can't remember who you are and we can’t do a lot of things that you'd expect us to do. We can’t let you log in, because we forget who you are. We can’t let you save a property or a search, because we forget what you’re looking for.

So, we just use cookies to remember who you are and what you do on our website.

We do host some other cookies, from services like Google, Facebook and these cookies help us to analyse how you found us and how you use These cookies are often shared by those services, mostly so that ads on one website know what you liked on another.

If you're really, really concerned about cookies you could turn them off completely, but like many websites, simply won’t work well or at all. A better option for you would be to turn off 3rd party cookies, which will stop most websites from sharing information about you.

You can find an excellent guide to disabling all or some cookies here

Cookies we use and why we use them

First party cookies

These are our own cookies that are required for the operation of Without them we can’t operate properly, for example, a cookie that enables you to log in or to remember your searches.

We will also create a session cookie, which is essential for your use of some of the interative elements of, such as contact forms. The cookie contains a session ID which is a mechanism for distinguishing your visit to from any other visitors that may be using the website at the same time.

Third party cookies may include functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Third party cookies on are not essential to operation of the website. You can decide to opt-in or out of these cookies by updating your cookie preferences.

Our side site includes the following which use cookies:

Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited, what type of device they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve These "analytics" programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before, helping us to put more money into developing our services for you.

Site Improvement Cookies

We regularly test new designs or site features on We do this by showing slightly different versions of our website to different people and anonymously monitoring how visitors respond to these different versions. Ultimately this helps us to offer you a better website.

More information

For more information about how we use cookies, please contact us.