Cookie Policy

The Pygott & Crone website uses cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling us to ‘remember’ certain actions you perform on the website, without the need for you to log in. This includes the action of saving searches and “favouriting” properties. Cookies are saved for a set period of time, or until you delete them from your browser.

Our aim in using cookies is to improve the interaction between you and our website, to make your “user experience” better. For example you do not want to have to keep logging in to your account every time you visit our website – a cookie enables us to remember your login details if you so wish.

We use Google Analytics to understand the trends of our website visitors, and this requires the use of cookies. Millions of websites use Google Analytics in the same way.

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on the device you are using by our server…only our server can retrieve or read the contents of the cookies we set. Each cookie is unique and contains some anonymous information like a unique identifier, our website name and some alphanumeric data.

As we do not use cookies to “track” you in the sense of targeted advertising, we do not think it is necessary for you to block cookies from our website as by turning them off, it will mean some features of the website will not work for you. However if you want to turn off cookies, we have researched links to instructions on how to do this, depending on the browser you are using.

Internet Explorer – Deleting and managing cookies

Firefox – Enable and disable cookies that websites use to track your preferences

Chrome – Manage your cookies and site data

Safari (Yosemite) – Manage cookies and website data

Yahoo – Information for mobile users

Opera – Security and privacy in Opera

Edge – Microsoft Edge and privacy: FAQ

These are the cookies we use:

  • Google Analytics cookies, four in total (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmx) which expire respectively 2 years, 30mins, on browser close, 6 months
    These cookies are used for Google Analytics. You will find the same kind of cookies on millions of other websites. This enables us to understand how visitors use our website.
  • Login cookies, three in total (wordpress_test_cookie, wordpress_*, wordpress_logged_in_*) which expire on browser close
    If you log into your website account, these cookies are set. They contain your “logged-in” state.
  • PHP session cookie (PHPSESSID) which expires on browser close
    Our website is written in PHP and this cookie is an integral part of that. All data stored in it is anonymous.
  • Pygott & Crone user cookie (PygottAndCronePropertyFavourites) which expires after 2 weeks
    This is our custom cookie which simply acts as a unique identifier for you. It enables us to determine the properties and searches you have saved. If you create an account or login, this information will be transferred to your account.
  • Pygott & Crone digital cookie (PygottCroneDigital) – when using the “Book a valuation” and “Book a viewing”, we use a cookie to tell you apart from other users, when booking an appointment.
  • Pygott & Crone cookie policy cookie which expires after 1 year
    We need to know that you have seen and accepted the prompt about cookies on our website. This cookie simply tells us that you have done so.

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