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What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer and hold data relating to a specific website. Cookies are placed on the user’s computer by that website and accessed each time a user browses the site. We primarily use cookies to collect data to help us improve our website by seeing which parts of the site are being used, how users are navigating to each page and what items on each page they prefer to click on. Nonetheless we would like you to know which cookies MovingCircle employs, why we use them, and give you the option to opt-out of us using them on your device if you wish.

Below we have listed each of the cookies that our site sets, with detail as to why we use them. For those that want a little more information, we’ve added information which details the exact purpose of every cookie we create. Lastly, we’ve included information about the time the cookie is kept on your system (is it kept after you leave the site, to be used when you return − persistent − or deleted once your visit is completed and only used for that visit − session).

You can opt-out of certain cookie types by going to the cookie preference centre. Opting out will apply only to the browser or device that you are currently using, so you may need to change these settings again if you use other browsers or devices to browse the web.

We will make every effort to recognise and respect your choices; however there is a small chance that not all cookies and similar methods of data capture will be covered by these settings. If this is a concern to you then we recommend that you change the settings in your browser. If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

1. Strictly necessary cookies

Some cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to connect you to our site properly.

We spend a lot of time and effort ensuring that our site remains available all the time; to do that we have web servers running in many different locations. In order to ensure that your journey through the site works properly we like to keep you connected to the same locations. It also allows us to spread the load, meaning our site remains as performant as it can be.

For visitors to our professional users site MovingCirclePlus, authentication cookies give the added reassurance of site security. These cookies ensure that only authenticated users have access to MovingCirclePlus, thus keeping our site as safe as possible. If you have any queries or require more information on this please email sales@MovingCircle.co.uk

Cookie NameDescription
ASP.NET_SessionIdUsed for managing user session on investor site
JSESSIONIDUsed for managing user session
svrUsed by MovingCircle to distribute traffic across it”s servers evenly
rmsessionidUsed for managing user session
svp2Keeps visitors to our professional users site, MovingCircle Plus, on the same set of infrastructure
cks_policyUsed to manage cookie preferences
_dc_gtmUsed for managing user session
TSUsed for managing user session
beta_optinUsed to manage rollout of new functionality on the site
pdwBannerClosedStores if the user has dismissed the new details page welcome banner
__cf_bmThe __cf_bm cookie is a cookie necessary to support Cloudflare Bot Management, currently in private beta. As part of our bot management service, this cookie helps manage incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots.
eupubconsentIAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework cookie to store the user”s consent to the data collection Purposes. The cookie holds an encrypted consent string that vendors participating in the framework can read and determine the user”s consent.
OptanonAlertBoxClosedConsent banner and preference centre closed for OneTrust CMP
OptanonConsentConsent cookie for OneTrust CMP
PDCA family of cookies that remember information you have provided about yourself so that you can fill in contact agent forms quickly and easily
svaKeeps visitors to our professional users site, MovingCircle Plus, on the same set of infrastructure
svpKeeps visitors to our professional users site, MovingCircle Plus, on the same set of infrastructure
sso2Keeps a consumer signed in across MovingCircle sites
sso2vAuthentication cookie to verify a visitor to our professional users site MovingCircle Plus
siteTypeTo remember your preference for viewing the Full site on your Mobile phone
hsidUsed to maintain user sessions on our investor site
cookieLevelUsed to control the display of the Cookie policy banner for the investor site
jstsSecures data input by our professional users against corruption
permuseridUsed to identify your browser and device across sessions

Local Storage

In addition to cookies, local storage allows us to use a tiny bit of space on your machine to store information, in much the same way as cookies. We use this to store information which, we feel, enhances your journey through the site by remembering previous actions and making them default for the future. All local storage is persistent, with no expiry.

Local Storage NameDescription
typeAheadHistHolds a history of locations typed into search, so that these appear first in the list when you start searching again
MOVINGCIRCLE.UTIL.userPreferencesStores the channel (lettings, sales etc) that you last searched in, for Draw a Search
pcrLocationListLast 10 searched for postcodes across the site, used for Price Comparison report
RM.recentSearches_* familyStores your recent searches
RMmobile.contactagent_channelTo hold the information you have provided when contacting an agent to pre populate the form for you next time around.
hiddenPropertiesUsed to remember if a user has chosen to hide a property or not.

2. Functional cookies

These cookies allow us to understand how people use our website and where they came from, so that we can measure and improve the performance of our website, as well as to remember your preferences. They help us see which pages are the most and least popular, and how visitors move around the MovingCircle website. These cookies also allow us to give you tools like videos and currency converters. When we use the information from these cookies it is grouped together and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our website and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookie NameDescription
_gaTracking cookies set by Google Analytics
_gaRM_gidTracking cookies set by Google Analytics
_gat_Tracking cookies set by Google Analytics
__utmTracks where user comes from.
_gatGoogle Analytics used to throttle the request rate limiting
ARRAffinity3rd party cookie belonging to videoagent.com, which provides embedded videos for e.g property video tours.
kiManages survey for House Prices
rmmvAllows us to show a different version of test pages to individual visitors
sso2pUsed for one time login
vuid3rd party cookie belonging to vimeo.com, which provides embedded videos for e.g property video tours.
lastSearchChannelStores the channel (residential lettings, commercial sales, etc) that you last searched in
smartbanner_exitedStores if the user has dismissed the app ad banner
topPCRSearchUsed to store latest price comparison report search locations so that when you return you get the information you’re likely to want
_gaexpTargeting cookie set by Google Analytics
_gaRMTargeting cookie set by Google Analytics
_gidGoogle Analytics User Identifier
androidAppMentionedUsed to decide whether to show link to download app when accessing the MovingCircle website from an Android device
cmLRemembers the last commercial sales location you searched in, so that we can show you relevant hot properties
cmSRemembers the last commercial sales location you searched in, so that we can show you relevant hot properties
cuidConsumer User Id is used to keep track of a user’s consent preferences for contact from MovingCircle and identify their home postcode, where that data is also held in MovingCircle’s consumer records, to personalise your home hunting experience
hideKWFeedbackUsed to keep track of whether a user has given feedback or dismissed the feedback bar for keywords sort feature
ipadADTracks if user has seen the iPad advert yet or not
iphoneADUsed to decide whether to show link to download app when accessing the MovingCircle website from an iPhone device
iphoneAppMentionedUsed to decide whether to show a link to download the app when accessing the MovingCircle website from an iPhone device
loginnotesUsed to decide whether to show help information when you log in
MobileCurrentLocationSortOrderRemembers your last chosen sort order for a current location based search on the Mobile site, so we can apply that order automatically to your future current location searches
MobilePointSortOrderRemembers your last chosen sort order for a Point based search on the Mobile site, so we can apply that order automatically to your future point searches
MobileRegionSortOrderRemembers your last chosen sort order for a Region based search on the Mobile site, so we can apply that order automatically to your future searches
MobileSoldSortOrderRemembers your last chosen sort order for a sold prices search on the Mobile site, so we can apply that order automatically to your future searches
onetime_loginUsed for one time login
onetime_registerUsed for one time registering
osLsIdRemembers the last overseas location you searched in, so that we can show you relevant hot properties
propertyDetailsResultsCarouselUsed to remember your preference on displaying the property details results carousel
RM_RegisterUsed for RM registration
rmrcmUsed to recognise that you have seen the “maximum 300 results” message so we don’t bother you with it again
sb-closedStores if the user has dismissed the app ad banner
sb-installedStores if the user has viewed the app in the app store from the app ad banner
seenMapFeedbackBarUsed to keep track of whether a user has given feedback or dismissed the feedback bar
UIDTracks unique visits for ComScore, an industry standard metrics company
UIDRTracks unique visits for ComScore, an industry standard metrics company
wcilCriteriaRemembers your last chosen criteria on the “Where can I live?” feature so we can apply that order automatically to your future searches
lastViewedFeaturedPropertiesPipe separated list of last viewed featured property identifiers, used to remember properties a consumer has already seen
ubvtAllows site owners to test the effectiveness of different versions of web pages, and ensure that visitors consistently see the expected version of a page.

3. Targeting and tracking

These cookies record your visit to the MovingCircle website, the individual pages you visit, the links you follow and the type of device you use. We will use this information to make the MovingCircle website and the adverts we show you more relevant to your interests. Our use of these cookies might also mean that you may see MovingCircle adverts when you visit Facebook. These cookies record your activity on the MovingCircle website and our partners may use that information to show you adverts that they think you will be most interested in when you visit other websites. Our partners may also use information recorded by these cookies to see how well their adverts are performing. If you do not allow these cookies, you may see more content and adverts that do not match your interests.

Cookie NameDescription
cdUserTypeUse to tailor website content so that it is relevant to you
GoogleAdServingTestThis cookie is used to determine what ads have been shown to the website visitor.
__gadsThis cookie is associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Its purpose is to do with the showing of adverts on the site, for which the owner may earn some revenue.
advanced_ads_page_impressionsNumber of previous page impressions, Advanced Ads Pro
advanced_ads_browser_widthBrowser width, Responsive Ads
_gclhelp advertisers determine how many times people who click on their ads end up taking an action on their site
_fbpUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers
_hjIncludedInSampleThis cookie is associated with web analytics functionality and services from Hot Jar, a Malta based company. It uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample.
_twitter_sessThis cookie lets website visitors use Twitter-related features from within the web page they are visiting.
1P_JARThis cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.
CONSENTThis cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.
ct0This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting.
external_refererThis domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting.
GPSYouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
guest_idThis cookie is set by Twitter to identify and track the website visitor.
IDEThis domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange
NIDThis cookie is owned by Google Inc. The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information
personalization_idThis domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting.
playerThis cookie is dropped by Vimeo who provide video content on the site
PREFThis cookie, which may be set by Google or Doubleclick, may be used by advertising partners to build a profile of interests to show relevant ads on other sites. It works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.
TPCStores information about your search preferences to help us only show relevant promotions to you
tuuidThis cookie is mainly set by bidswitch.net to make advertising messages more relevant to the website visitor.
tuuid_luThis cookie is usually provided by bidswitch.net and is used for advertising purposes.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEThis cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites;it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.
YSCThis cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.
_gcl_auUsed by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services
tcuidUnique identifier given to a user of the site who has either created a MyMovingCircle account or sent a lead through the site. This cookie is used to personalise content on the site based on the behaviour of a consumer, or information that they have provided.

We use cookies from third party advertising partners to deliver relevant advertisements to you both on the MovingCircle website and on other websites. Below is a list of our advertising partners. To opt-out of a third party’s use of cookies and behavioural advertising you must visit its website and follow its specified opt-out procedures.

Google

You can learn how Google uses information from sites or apps that use their services by visiting their website.

If you don’t want Google to use information based on your MovingCircle activity for the purpose of showing you more relevant advertisements, you can opt out by following the instructions specified on their website.

For reference, Google operates the Google Display Network (comprising partner websites and some Google properties like YouTube), Google online ad serving products and the Google Ad Exchange, and Invite Media.

PubMatic

Google may delegate to another third-party agency, PubMatic, to deliver relevant advertisements to you on MovingCircle.

If you don’t want PubMatic to use information based on your activity on MovingCircle sites for the purpose of showing you more relevant ads, you can follow their specified opt-out procedures shown on the PubMatic website.

Facebook

For more information on how Facebook ads work, and to control the types of adverts shown to you, visit their website here. If you’d prefer that Facebook didn’t use information based on your activity on MovingCircle sites for the purpose of showing you more relevant ads, you can opt-out by accessing your Facebook settings.

Hotjar

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behaviour and their devices (in particular device’s IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy by clicking on this link.

You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link.

Sovrn

Sovrn allows MovingCircle to measure the viewability and engagement of advertising content that users see across the pages they visit on the MovingCircle website, to allow MovingCircle to optimize and improve the overall user experience. You can learn more about Sovrn and the way they use data by viewing their privacy policy here