Last Updated – 17th December 2012
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
We use a small number of cookies on our site but they do not collect any personal information about you, we have detailed below the Cookies set and what these do. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
The table below describe the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete Varcity Living cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari etc.).
One of the cookies we use is essential for parts of the site to operate. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site may then not work.
More information on session cookies and what they are used for at:
Desktop Site Preference
If you use our mobile site but prefer to view the full desktop version by clicking the relevant link in the footer this will set a cookie so that the next time you view the site on your mobile the desktop site will load.
This cookie will expire after 30 days.
Persistent Cookies for Site Analytics and Performance
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
On many of the pages of the site you will see ‘social buttons’. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages. There are buttons for: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +1, and Pinterest. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of Varcity Living. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on the Varcity Living site. So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting Varcity Living, and the specific pages you are on, even if you don’t click on the button if you are logged into their services, like Google and Facebook. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
How we use the data you supply:
How we protect your details
We take appropriate technical measures to protect your personal information including making a regular backup of our system and data.
We have measures in place to make sure any personal information we collect is secure. Even though we take appropriate steps to protect your security, you should remember that data transmission over the internet cannot always be guaranteed as 100% secure.
Our website contains links to other websites. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies on other sites, we advise you to read the privacy statement of every website that collects your personal information.