Trafford Housing Trust

Cookies Information Page 


cookie-crumb1.jpgWhat are cookies?

COOKIES are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user's device. You can find more information about cookies at: Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorized based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide

cookie-crumb1.jpg How and why we use cookies

WE USE cookies on our site to create a secure and effective website for our customers. Like most companies we have always used cookies but, due to a change in legislation, all EU websites are now required to provide additional information on what cookies are, how they are used and what benefits they bring. This cookie information page answers these questions. Our cookies do not store your personal information such as your name, addess, telephone or email.

PLEASE NOTE: you are not currently required to do anything, other than read our cookie policy to understand these changes.  The changes will not affect the way you currently use our website.

cookie-crumb1.jpg Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

User Tip 1: These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.

cookie-crumb1.jpg Category 2: performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website. For instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

User Tip 2: These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.

cookie-crumb1.jpg Category 3: functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

User Tip 3: These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. 

cookie-crumb1.jpg Category 4: Targeting or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

User Tip 4: These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

cookie-crumb1.jpg Third party cookies

THIS SITE uses Google Analytics and other analytics programs to measure, track and provide us with information that can lead us to provide a better service for our customers. These services use cookies that are saved onto the users computers. Google Analytics and other services store information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your real name or full address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

When our website provides links to other websites, including embeded content such as Google Maps, Youtube (videos), Kazoa (picture slideshows) and ISSUU* (Pulse flipbook magazine) please bear in mind that these third party websites will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit. We recommend you read their policies, as Trafford Housing Trust is not responsible or liable for their privacy practices.

 *ISSUU Cookies

Issued by the ISSUU flipbook plug-in used on the Pulse magazine page. These include tracking cookies from Quantserve and ISSUU, allowing the plug-in to show targeted adverts for other publications in the side bar. Quantserve are fairly well known for using behavioral tracking cookies and beacons to assist in tracking users and serving targeted advertising 

cookie-crumb1.jpg Cookies and categories on this website

The cookies found on our site fall into the following probably categories.

It is difficult to know for sure what information 3rd party cookies are tracking. Companies such as ISSUU and Quantserve may be anonymising and aggregating data, in which case, they may fall into Category 3 or even 2.

Cookie Type, Category & Suggested action

THT contrast setting

Category 3: functionality cookies

Consent by use

THT font size setting

Category 3: functionality cookies

Consent by use

Google preferences

Category 3: functionality cookies

Consent by use

Google translation

Category 3: functionality cookies

Consent by use

Google maps

Category 3: functionality cookies

Consent by use session

Category 3: functionality cookies

Consent by use

ISSUU cookie

Category 3: functionality cookies

Consent by use

ISSUU Tracking

Category 4: targeting or advertising cookies

Needs your explicit consent

Quantserve tracking

Category 4: targeting or advertising cookies

Needs your explicit consent

cookie-crumb1.jpg Disallowing or removing cookies

YOU CAN change your browser settings to prevent the installation of cookies. Do a search on "cookies" in the help section of you browser settings. This will lead you to instructions on how to prevent cookies being installed. However be aware that disallowing cookies may lead to this website or parts of this website not functioning correctly or not functioning at all.

Some cookies are session cookies only, which mean they are removed once you close your browser. Some are permanent and are saved on your computer. To delete all cookies most browsers have a tool, which will allow you to easily remove all cookies on your computer. If you remove all cookies then some of your settings may not be remembered by this site and you will have to reenter the information.

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT because any settings that you change in your browser will not just affect THT website cookies but will also apply to all other websites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular sites).

Most modern browsers will allow you to…

  • See the cookies that have been set and delete them on an individual basis.
  • Block third party cookies.
  • Block cookies from particular sites.
  • Block all cookies from being set.
  • Delete all cookies when you close your browser.

If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for this website or any other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will tell you how to do this.

cookie-crumb1.jpg More about your privacy

To find out more about how THT protects your privacy when using our website, see our Privacy Policy in Terms & Conditions.

cookie-crumb1.jpg More Information about cookies

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at

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