Version 2.0, March 2020.

The National Housing Federation (NHF) uses files called cookies which are all listed below. Cookies are saved by your web browser on your device. We follow GDPR and e-Privacy regulations in regard to how we use cookies and the information we provide to you about their use.

Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to provide the service you are seeking and therefore exempt from asking your consent. Other cookies may not be strictly necessary but nevertheless provide a better service to you and help us to understand how the site is used and make improvements. When you visit the website for the first time we make you aware of our cookies policy through a pop-up message. When you acknowledge this message you are consenting to the use of cookies.  Once you respond to consent we will refresh this approximately every two weeks for the device you are using.

You can usually modify your browser setting to decline all cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

You can find out more about what internet browser cookies are and how to manage them at the about cookies website.

If you want to block all cookies, you can use a universal cookie blocker such as the Google Analytics opt-out.

There is also more information on the use of cookies and your rights in our privacy policy.

When you visit our site

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type Category
.ASPXANONYMOUS This is a system level cookies that enable the CMS and website to function correctly. 70 days HTTP cookie Necessary
ARRAffinity ARRAffinity is a cookie used to affinitize a client to an instance of an Azure Web App. Session HTTP cookie Necessary
ASP.NET_SessionId Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests. Session HTTP cookie Necessary
.AspNet.ApplicationCookie Authentication cookie to retain user account login details Session HTTP cookie Necessary
Language Used to set the correct market for eCommerce 1 year HTTP cookie Necessary
__RequestVerificationToken This is a system level cookies that enable the CMS and website to function correctly. Session HTTP cookie Necessary
__cfruid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to identify trusted web traffic. Session HTTP cookie Necessary
__cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 30 days HTTP cookie Necessary
_ga This cookie is used to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. 2 years HTTP cookie Marketing

Google Analytics cookies for improving our service

We use Google Analytics cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Google analytics sets the following cookies when you visit our site:

Name Content Expiry
_utma Randomly generated number Two years
_utmb Randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc Randomly generated number When user exits the browser
_utmz Randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. directly, via a link, search engine) Six months

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