Privacy Policies and Rules


Cookies and Internet Advertising Policy


Cookies are files that store information on your hard drive or your browser. These cookies mean that this website can recognise that you have previously visited the Property Giraffe website. This allows you to maintain your preferences on this website and for us to measure the usability of the website and improve our range of services. First party cookies are those placed directly by us via this website and are only used by us.

You can, should you wish, disable the cookies from your browser and delete all the cookies currently stored on your computer. However, by deleting the cookies you may find you are prevented from taking full advantage of this website. For example, you may lose any information that enables you to access this website more quickly and efficiently, including personalisation settings. You can find out how to delete cookies for your browser by clicking ‘help’ on your internet browser’s menu.

For further information about how to remove cookies or disable them in your internet browser please visit the All About Cookies website. Where we use third parties to deliver a service on our behalf, they may place third party cookies on your computer. Please visit their websites to obtain further information regarding their use of cookies.

We use analytics services to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling us to better understand how users use this website. This in turn helps us to improve the website and the services offered through it. You do not have to allow us or the analytic service provider, to use these cookies, as detailed below but, whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of this website, it does enable us to continually improve this website.

The following cookies relate to the use of the website. Below is further information on the cookie name, how the cookie information is used and the length of time the cookie is active.

Cookie Name Purpose Notes
Session ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie contains the user’s session ID. Expires at end of user session.
Platform analytics WebAnalyticsSessionId2 A first-party cookie issued on the Property Giraffe site which enables us to gather anonymous statistical information on our how the site is browsed. Expires at end of user session.
Authentication Authentication data identifying the current logged in user. Expires at end of user session.
Extended analytics ACOOKIE ACOOKIE is a third-party cookie issued on the Property Giraffe site by WebTrends JavaScript, which enables us to gather anonymous statistical information on our how the site is browsed. Submitted to Matraxis website
Account Open Preference To retain the user’s preferences in respect of the decision they made to “never be asked again” if they want to open a Property Giraffe Account. Expires after a month. (30 days)



On Property Giraffe owned and operated sites and unaffiliated sites, Property Giraffe may display interest-based advertising using information you make available to us when you interact with our sites, content, or services. Interest-based ads, also sometimes referred to as personalised or targeted ads, are displayed to you based on information from activities such as purchasing on our sites, use of devices, apps or software, visiting sites that contain Property Giraffe content or ads, interacting with Property Giraffe tools or using our services.

Like other online ad networks, we use cookies, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies (collectively, “cookies”). Cookies enable us to learn about what ads you see, what ads you click, and other actions you take on our sites and other sites. This allows us to provide you with more useful and relevant ads. For example, if we know what ads you are shown we can be careful not to show you the same ones repeatedly.

We do not associate your interaction with unaffiliated sites with your identity in providing you with interest-based ads. Your personal data and identity is not being revealed/disclosed at any point. Please see our Privacy Policy for more details.

We do not provide any personal data to advertisers or to third party sites who display our interest-based ads. However, advertisers and other third-parties (including the ad networks, ad-serving companies, and other service providers they may use) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalised ad or content are part of the group that the ad or content is directed towards (for example, users in a particular geographical area or users who bought or browsed for classical music). Also, some third-parties may provide us with information (such as demographic information or sites where you have been shown ads) from offline and online sources that we may use to provide you more relevant and useful advertising.

Third party advertisers (or advertising companies working on their behalf) sometimes use technology to serve the advertisements that appear on our sites directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalise advertising content. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that advertisers and third party sites may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third party websites are not covered by our Privacy Policy or this Cookies & Internet Advertising Policy. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices.



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