Cookie Policy

Why do we use cookies?

At Stonecross Homes (a brand name for Bolton at Home), we want to make our services easy, useful and reliable. This includes sometimes placing ‘cookies’ on your device (for example, your computer, mobile phone or tablet) to help our website work smarter for you.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website every time you visit the website again, so that it can recognise you. This allows the website to work or work more efficiently for you, as well as provide information to the owners to help improve their service.

You may find it helpful to visit or to find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set.

What do we use cookies for?

We use cookies in several places on our website and have listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will approximately last.

We have tried to list the use of all of our cookies as accurately as possible, however as our website is constantly changing, so is our use of cookies, and we will regularly review this notice to make sure that it remains accurate and up to date.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies help to make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. A website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
ARRAffinity Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times. Session HTTP

Preference cookies

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way a website behaves or looks, for example your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
Lang Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website. Session HTTP
_sharethis_cookie_test_ Unclassified Session HTTP

Statistic cookies

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

We do not use cookies of this type.

Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

We do not use cookies of this type.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are set by someone other than the owner of the website you are visiting, particularly where that website contains content from other websites.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
_ab12 Unclassified 1 year HTTP
_widgetsettings Twitter feed. Persistent HTML
i/jot/syndication Twitter feed. Session Pixel
local_storage_support_test Twitter feed. Persistent HTML

How can you change your browser settings?

You will typically have some control of most cookies through the settings of most web browsers.

You may find it helpful to find out how to manage cookies on popular web browsers by visiting:

You may wish to visit the web browser developer’s website to find information relating to other web browsers.

You may wish to visit to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact upon the functionality of our website.