Using cookies

A new European privacy law came into force in the UK on 25 May 2011 which aims to give website users more control over the information the website collects about them.

The East Kent Housing website uses cookies to store information on your computer. This allows us to improve our website, and without them, parts of the site would not operate. We have plans to implement an opt-in feature for cookies in the future but in the meantime you can find more information on how to remove cookies at aboutcookies.org

What is a cookie?

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. They aren’t used to identify you personally and you can delete any cookies that your browser has stored.

How does East Kent Housing use cookies?

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Measuring website useage

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it's meeting its users' needs and to understand how we could do better.  Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.  You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, simply download this tool from Google

Social media buttons

We use social buttons on some pages which link to websites such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites use cookies and are used when you click on the link. You should view the respective privacy policies for information on how your information is used and how you can opt-out.

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