Cookie Policy

Understanding how and why we use cookies

St George PLC use cookies to provide you with the best experience and a more customised service. This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use them and what benefits they bring.

As you may be aware, recent legislation requires websites to gain visitors' consent to use certain cookies. We're continuously working to implement appropriate changes to our website.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device for accessing the Internet, whenever you visit a website. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means that they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. Passwords and credit card numbers are not stored in cookies.

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to 'remember' you, either for the duration of your visit (using a 'session cookie') or for repeat visits (using a 'persistent cookie').

Berkeley Homes use cookies for a variety of reasons, such as to determine preferences, let users navigate between pages efficiently, verify the user and carry out other essential security.

Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn't use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site - for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won't recognise you and it won't be able to keep you logged in.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting ('first party cookies') or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing ('third party cookies').

We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example, to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

For further details about the different types of cookies and how you can give consent to the use of cookies on our site, view Berkeley Group Cookies.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

'Strictly Necessary' cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas. These cookies don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the Internet.

We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:

  • Remember things like information you've entered on forms when you navigate to different pages in a single web browser session

Cookies we have defined as 'Strictly Necessary' cookies will NOT be used to:

  • Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you

  • Remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website.

Cookie Name Description

Performance Cookies

'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you - all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is.

We use 'Performance' cookies to:

  • Provide statistics on how our website is used

  • See how effective our adverts are (we don't use this information to target adverts to you when you visit other websites)

  • Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur

  • Test different designs of our website

'Performance' cookies will NOT be used to:

  • Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you on other websites

  • Remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit

  • Target adverts to you on any other website

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These Google Analytics cookies identify user behaviour over time to help us understand how many people come back to our site, how often, and what their preferences are. No personal information is stored in the cookies, nor do we extract any data from your machine.

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How you can manage your cookies

The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. 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 prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.

Cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our website. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it is likely to affect how our website works. If you leave cookies turned on, remember to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit the following websites for further information on Cookies:

Information about cookies

Comprehensive information on how to block or erase cookies on a wide variety of desktop browsers: www.allaboutcookies.org

Internet Advertising Bureau

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the Internet advertising industry which can be found at: www.youronlinechoices.eu

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom

Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on this document from the ICC website.