Cairn Homes plc

Privacy, Cookies and our Website

The Cairn Homes website (hosted at uses cookies and other web-based tools to improve browsing experience and enhance our services. This document sets out the cookies and tools the website uses, and why.

For further details about how we process your personal information (whether collected on our website or through the provision of our services) please see our Privacy page.

Our website contains social sharing buttons and links to and from other websites we do not own or control. These websites have their own privacy policies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, and to provide information to the owners of the site.

We use two cookie types, first-party cookies (which cannot be accessed by other websites), and third-party cookies.

First-Party Cookies

On, these are used to:

  1. ensure the website is operating correctly;
  2. track your website experience; and
  3. collect anonymous statistical information, such as what pages you have visited or how long you have been on the website.
NameInformation collectedPurposeExpiry
eucookielawUsed to determine if the user has clicked to hide the cookie notice on the site or not10 years
ss_cid; ss_cpvisit; ss_cvr visitor_Used to identify a user’s visit30 minutes

You may access the configuration of your browser to modify and/or block the installation of the our website’s cookies, without this preventing access to our content. However, if you disable the cookies some of the functions of may not operate correctly.

Third-Party Cookies

These cookies provide statistical information and also allow us to target our advertising to you on other websites. For example, we might show you an ad on other websites based on what you've viewed on

NameInformation collectedPurposeExpiry
Universal Analytics (Google)Anonymous information relating to your visits to including the IP address from which you accessed the website, information about your device type, operating system type and browser type, URLs you access on, and timestampsCreate anonymous statistics about the use of using: _ga (unique visitor counts); _gid (unique visitors per day); and _gat (throttle the request rate). Full details of the Google Analytics security and privacy principles can be found here._ga: 2 years _gid: 24 hours _gat: 1 minute
Google AdsContains campaign related information for the user. Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.Allows us to target our advertising to you on other websites and measure conversions_gac: 90 days _gcl_au: 3 months
FacebookTracks visitors across websitesUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers_fbp: 1 day

We also use Facebook pixels which helps us track conversions from Facebook ads, and optimise ads for future campaigns.


By continuing to use, you accept and consent to the installation and use of our first-party

and third-party cookies in accordance with this cookies statement. You also have the option to opt out of third-party cookies when you first visit our site.

Managing cookie settings

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit: or

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit:

If you are a Facebook user, you can control your privacy settings here: