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What are cookies?

'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.

How are cookies used on

Remember me on this computer
If you choose this option when logging on, a cookie will be recorded.

Session cookie
In order to recognise you as a logged on visitor, a cookie is written to record an id for the session. This cookie expires when you stop using the site. It does not record any personal information.

Please note: If you disable cookies on your computer, you will not be able to log on.

Google Analytics

The Low Carbon Homes website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses what is known as "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer to allow us to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website will, as a rule, be transmitted to and stored on a server of Google. Your IP address is shortened and never sent in full to Google. Google will use this information on our behalf to analyse use of the website, to compile reports on website activities. The shortened IP address collected through Google Analytics from your browser will not be merged with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You may also prevent Google from collecting and storing information in cookies, from storing information about your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing such information by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

For more information about privacy policies and Google Analytics, please refer to the Google website:

Privacy Policy

Low Carbon Homes will collect, use, store and disclose your personal details in accordance with our privacy policy.

How to disable cookies

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.

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