Cookies and privacy policy - Gabriel Square

Cookies and privacy policy

Privacy Policy

These terms of use and privacy policy set out the terms on which you may use our site and how we and our group companies use any personal data that you may provide to us via our site.
Please read this document carefully before you start to use our site. By using our site you confirm that you agree to these terms of use and that you will comply with them and that you agree that we may process and use your personal data in accordance with this privacy policy. If you have any queries regarding these terms of use or this privacy policy or complaints about our use of your information please contact us at info@gabrielsquare.com and we will do our best to deal with your complaint or query as soon as possible.

 

Data that we may receive via our website

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • information that you provide by filling in the registration form on our site. This will include your name, email address, address, price range, property type and any other contact information you provide to us  and details of any request you make for us to send you any information
  • if you contact us or our agents via our site, we may keep a record of that communication and any communications and correspondence with you; details of your visits to our site
  • information about your computer, including where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, time zone setting, location date, device cookie and information, browser plug-in types and versions and other identifying information required for your device to communicate with our website. This is statistical data about our users browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
  • We do not collect any special categories of personal date about you (i.e. details about your race, ethnicity, religious beliefs etc.)

In accordance with your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request the amendment of the personal information held. Should you wish to have your information updated or corrected please contact info@gabrielsquare.com

How we collect your personal data

We use different methods to collect data from you and about you but the main way is when you provide it to us. This is generally via the website or by speaking to one of our sales staff either by telephone, in person or via email. You may do this in order to arrange a viewing for a property or marketing suite, request information about our properties, contact us through social media, request marketing material to be sent to you, provide feedback to us or attend one of our exhibitions, launches or open days.

We may also receive information about you from third parties such as Estate Agents or from an introducer or person(s) acting as an agent on your behalf.

Additionally property sales portals (such as Rightmove and Zoopla) and social networks (such as Facebook and Instragram) may pass your information onto us where you have given them permission to do this and registered your interest through and advertisement on one of their websites.

Information is also automatically collected from or about you or your device. As you interact with our website we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies. Please see our cookie policy for further details.

How we may use your personal data

We may use any personal data we collect via our site to:

  • respond to requests which you have submitted via our site and to deal with ongoing matters relating to such requests
  • send you marketing information on our property developments
  • send you information on future phases of our property developments
  • keep you informed of any activities undertaken by us which we believe may be of interest to you
  • present content from our site in the way that we consider most effective.

When we will disclose your data

We may disclose your personal data to our group companies.

We may disclose your personal data to third parties:

  • who provide us with services, where we need to in order to provide you with any information that you have requested. For example, we may need to disclose your personal data to our property agents or our PR advisers
  • where we consider that we need to in order to comply with any law or regulation, where we suspect that any criminal offence may have been committed, to protect our rights, property or safety or that of others and in any circumstances where we consider that we are permitted to do so by law or regulation
  • where that third party is a professional adviser to us or any of our group companies. Our site contains links to other websites belonging to third parties. We do not control the privacy practices of these other websites. You should therefore make sure when you leave our website that you have also read that website’s privacy policy.

Trade marks and other intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all:

  • trade marks (whether or not they are registered) appearing on our site at any time; and
  • all other intellectual property and proprietary rights in our site (including the screen displays, the content, the text, graphics and look and feel of the site).

Our ownership and our licensees ownership of those trade marks and other intellectual property and proprietary rights is protected by law.

You may print off one copy of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and, where you are doing so on behalf of an organisation, for use by others within your organisation. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

You are not permitted:

  • to copy, reproduce or download all or any part of our site or any content on it except as permitted by this document; or
  • to make available, distribute, transfer or post elsewhere all or any part of our site or any content on it.

COOKIE POLICY

Understanding how and why we use cookies

MB St Albans use cookies to provide you with the best experience and a more customised service. This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. As you may be aware, recent legislation requires websites to gain visitors’ consent to use certain cookies. We’re continuously working to implement appropriate changes to our website.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device for accessing the Internet, whenever you visit a website. Each cookie is unique to your web browser and we use cookies to distinguish you from other users on our site. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means that they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. Passwords and credit card numbers are not stored in cookies. By continuing to browse and use our site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Different cookies do different things and most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies can make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

The different types of cookies are:

Strictly necessary cookies: Required for the operation of our site

Functionality cookies: Used to recognise you when you return to our site

Targeting cookies: Record your visits to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We may also share this information (in anonymised form) with third parties in order to make our site more relevant to your interests

Analytical/performance cookies: These recognise and count the number of visitors to our site, how they move around when using our site and help us to improve how it works, for example finding what visitors need easily.

Third-party cookies are providers of external services like web analysis services who also use cookies. There are certain individual pages and features through which third parties may have the ability to additional cookies known as ‘third-party cookies’. These cookies are placed by the relevant third party and we have no control over these cookies other than allowing them to be served. An example of a third-party is a ‘social plugin’ for Facebook and Twitter

You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org/

 

How can I disable cookies and manage my preferences?

On most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices the browsers are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for any website you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser’s ‘help’ function will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.

Cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our website. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it may affect how our website works.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit the following websites for further information on Cookies:

  • Information about cookies
    Comprehensive information on how to block or erase cookies on a wide variety of desktop browsers:
    http://www.aboutcookies.org/Useful information about cookies can be found at:
    http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
  • Internet Advertising Bureau
    A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the Internet advertising industry which can be found at:
    http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/
  • International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom
    Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on this document from the ICC website.

Performance Cookies

‘Performance’ cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don’t collect any information that could identify you, all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is.

We use ‘Performance’ cookies to:

  • Provide statistics on how our website is used
  • See how effective our adverts are (we don’t use this information to target adverts to you when you visit other websites)
  • Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur
  • Test different designs of our website

‘Performance’ cookies will NOT be used to:

  • Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you on other websites
  • Remember your preferences beyond your current visit
  • Target adverts to you on any other website
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These Google Analytics cookies identify user behaviour over time to help us understand how many people come back to our site, how often, and what their preferences are. No personal information is stored in the cookies, nor do we extract any data from your machine.
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Third Party Cookie

Third party cookies are cookies created by an external service when you use a page on our website. These cookies are specific to the third- party’s domain & accordingly the data held in them can be seen & managed by the third party & not by us. We control whether or not we use the third-party service with our website andВ how it is integrated and presented on our website. We do not have control over the cookies themselves.

Cookie Name Description
PREF & NID We use Google Maps on our site to provide detailed information on how to locate our developments. Google Maps stores two cookies, NID & PREF. We use Google’s interactive maps because we believe they provide a helpful way for our visitors to identify how best to locate us. We use the Google Maps tools on the basis that Google adheres to its privacy policy & its terms of service for Google Maps.