Cookie Policy

Cookie Information Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers placed by a website onto a user`s computer when they access a website. These are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Chrome) on your computer, smartphone or other device. Cookies allow websites to store information about things such as your user preferences, essentially providing a memory for the website so that it recognises a user when they return and can respond as appropriate.

How does colliers.com use cookies?

We use cookies on colliers.com to enhance functionality and improve the performance of our website making a better experience for our visitors. We use them for a variety of reasons such as remembering visitor language and country preferences or storing information on which market they are interested in so that they don’t need to navigate from our home page every time they come to the site.

We use two types of cookies on our website persistent cookies and session cookies.

  • Persistent Cookies – are cookies that stay in your web browser between visits to our website
  • Session Cookies – are cookies that are only present when you are on the website and do not stay in your browser when you leave

 

Cookie Purpose

Cookie Name

More Information

Persistent Cookies

*none

Session Cookies

User Tracking

Google Analytics

ga– visitor identification

gat– Throttling request rate

gid- User Journey

These cookies are ‘analytical’ cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily.

Analytics

Sitecore Analytics

SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

Used as an individual identifier in the website content management system (Sitecore). Analytics captured by Sitecore are stored by the identifier. Stored in Mongo db and brought back down to dw. Stored forever.

visitor

Anonymous visitor ID assigned by Sitecore.

NSC_

Ensure search requests get to the right user.

User tracking

hubspotutk

This cookie is used for to keep track of a visitor's identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when de-duplicating contacts.https://knowledge.hubspot.com/articles/kcs_article/reports/what-cookies-does-hubspot-set-in-a-visitor-s-browser.

Location

Colliers#colliers-country-id

Colliers#colliers-metroarea-id

Collier#lang

This code keeps track of last market you visited on our website and where we should send you the next time you visit the website.

Site Search and Property Search

Coveo_visitorid

This code keeps details of search parameters and is used to restore search state within the browser navigation.

Used as an individual (evolved from the users IP address) identifier in the website search engine (Coveo). Analytics captured by Coveo are stored by the Coveo_visitorid. Part of Coveo index. This information is stored (in our IS logs). Long term.

X-ref between xdb and coveo.

visitor

Ensure search requests get to the right user

Saved Properties

Custom JavaScript code

This code stores a list of properties saved by a user. (may not be a cookie in the future and may be part of the database – move out of cookies).

ASP.NET Session

ASP.NET_SessionId
.NET Session Framework

Uniquely identifies a user for session data. This is only used by the Sitecore interface.

Cookie Consent

cookie:[user]@colliers.com

This cookie is needed to comply with the data privacy laws. It allows us to record if you have allowed us to place cookies on your computer.

 

No personally identifiable information is stored in these cookies. All the information collected by these cookies is kept within Colliers International, we do not disclose any of this information, pass or sell it to third parties.

How do I manage my cookies?

Most browsers are set up to accept cookies. If you want to change your cookie preferences, you can make these through your browser settings or refuse to accept the cookies when you enter the website. Please remember that our cookies are often used to give you certain functionality and without them you may not be able to use some of our website e.g. save properties from our listings.

You can also remove cookies that have already been set in your browser via your browser settings. If you are having trouble doing this or would like more information the website http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ has lots of information on how to do this across a range of browsers.

If you have any questions about how Colliers International use cookies, please get in touch with us at colliers.com.

You can also read more about how we protect your privacy by reading our privacy policy.