Cookies are pieces of data, normally stored in text files, that websites place on visitors' computers to store a range of information, usually specific to that visitor or the device they are using. They were created to overcome a limitation in web technology. Web pages have no memory, and cannot easily pass information between each other. So cookies provide a kind of memory for web pages.
Cookies allow you to login on one page, then move around to other pages and stay logged in. They allow you to set preferences for the display of a page, and for these to be remembered the next time you return to it.
• Authenticating and identifying you on our website and applications so that we can provide you the services you requested.
• Keeping track of information you have provided to us— for example, your property search criteria for sending you property alerts by e-mail. We use session cookies for this service. Session Cookies are only stored temporarily in the browser's memory, and are destroyed when it is closed down.
• Storing your personal preferences - such as properties you add to your wish-list.
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