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Cookie policy

We use cookies on espc.com to help us improve your experience with our website. Cookies are small files stored on your computer which can be used to identify that you have previously visited or to store small pieces of information locally with you.

Cookie HouseWhat cookies are used on espc.com?

We set some cookies ourselves and when we show content or use features provided by other sites, they also have an opportunity to set cookies to help them show the most relevant content or track usage more accurately.

The cookies used at the time of writing are listed below, along with an explanation of what they are for. We do not guarantee that this list will not change in future as the cookies set by third parties may alter according to their needs.

 

Cookies in general browsing

As you navigate espc.com, we use a cookie to enable features such as "Recently viewed" and to ensure a smooth overall experience. The following cookies are set during most normal visits:

  • Name: ASP.NET_SessionId
  • Typical content: an anonymous identifier
  • Expires: when user exits browser

 

  • Name: SERVERID
  • Typical content: an identifier for the espc.com server which is handling your visit
  • Expires: when user exits browser

 

  • Name: espc
  • Typical content: an anonymised list of recently viewed properties
  • Expires: when user exits browser

 

Cookies for My ESPC

When you log in, we use a cookie "yourAuthCookie" to remember you so that you don't need to re-enter your password on every page. This cookie contains an anonymised identifier and it expires when you exit your browser, unless you tick the box "keep me logged in", in which case the cookie becomes persistent so that you are automatically logged in on future visits.

 

Cookies for recording web traffic

espc.com uses a tool from Google called Google Analytics to tell us about the way the site is being used. It uses cookies to distinguish a returning visitor from a new one, to tell how long people stay and how they navigate the site. We use this information to help find areas where the experience of using the site can be improved.

The cookies set by Google Analytics are as follows:

  • Name: _utma
  • Typical content: randomly generated number
  • Expires: 2 years

 

  • Name: _utmb
  • Typical content: randomly generated number
  • Expires: 30 minutes

 

  • Name: _utmc
  • Typical content: randomly generated number
  • Expires: when user exits browser

 

  • Name: _utmz
  • Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
  • Expires: 6 months

 

More information can be found on this Google page describing the cookies used by Google Analytics.

 

Cookies for adverts

We have a number of ad spots on espc.com which are used to promote our products and services as well as those of our sponsors and partners. The adverts are managed by another Google tool called Doubleclick for Publishers. DFP uses cookies to track who has seen which adverts and to track how those adverts are performing.

The cookies set by Google DFP are as follows:

  • Name: __gads
  • Typical content: an anonymous identifier
  • Expires: 2 years

 

  • Name: _drt_
  • Typical content: randomly generated number
  • Expires: 30 minutes

 

  • Name: id
  • Typical content: an anonymous identifier
  • Expires: 2 years

 

More information can be found in this Google FAQ on advertising privacy.

 

Questions?

If you did not find what you were looking for and would like further assistance, please contact us.

 

How can I manage my Cookies?

If you wish to find out more about cookies and how to control them, this site provides some useful information: http://www.aboutcookies.org/

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