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.

Necessary Cookies uses some cookies to ensure the website operates correctly:

NameInformation collectedPurposeExpiry
eucookielawtrue/false in respect of sessionUsed to determine if the user has clicked to hide the cookie notice on the site or not10 years
infobox_Cookie banner closed?Used to determine if the notice banner for cookies has been closed7 days


Analytics cookies are used to track your website experience and collect anonymous statistical information, such as what pages you have visited or how long you have been on the website.

NameInformation collectedPurposeExpiry
Universal Analytics (Google)Anonymous information relating to your visits to including the IP address from which you accessedthe 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_UA (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_UA: 1 minute


These cookies provide statistical information and also allow us to facilitate marketing and advertising activities.

For example, an ad on another website may be shown to you based on what you've viewed on our website.

NameInformation collectedPurposeExpiry
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.

Managing cookie settings

Analytics and advertising cookies are only used if you have consented to their use by accepting them or turning them on when you first visit our site. You may also access the configuration of your browser to modify and/or block the installation of our website’s cookies, without this preventing access to our content. However, if you disable the cookies some of the functions of the website may not operate correctly.

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: