Watkin Jones Group Cookie Policy

At Watkin Jones plc we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of the visitors to our website.

This policy sets out the basis on which Cookies are used by us. It is important that you read this policy in full when using our websites to understand how we use Cookies and the options you have in relation to their use.

Who are we
We are Watkin Jones plc, a public limited company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 09791105. Our registered address is Kingsfield Court, Chester Business Park, Chester CH4 9RE.
In this policy we refer to ourselves as “we”, “us”, “our” and “Watkin Jones”.
If you have any questions, or want more details about how we use Cookies, you can contact our Data Protection Officer as follows:

The Data Protection Officer
Watkin Jones plc
Kingsfield Court
Chester Business Park

What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Cookies Do:

  • Track your browsing habits of our websites
  • Store information on choices that have been made whilst using the website when navigating from page to page.

Cookies Do Not:

  • Give us access to your computer or to any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
  • Pose a threat of viruses and cannot install malware on your computer.
  • Contain any information that relates to you personally as an individual, for example name and address would never be stored in a cookie.

How we use Cookies
We use traffic log cookies to monitor how our website is used (performance cookies) so that we can improve the user experience. 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.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.
When supported by the browser our website also uses HTML web storage to store information relevant to you such as search results and development locations. This helps to improve the performance of the website and reduce the amount of internet bandwidth/data you will use whilst navigating the site.

HTML web storage provides two forms of storage:

  • Local Storage – stores data with no expiration date
  • Session Storage – stores data for a single session (data removed when browser tab is closed)

Which Cookies are we using

1st Party Cookies

Performance and functional cookies are used on our websites. Performance cookies track site usage, none of which can be traced back to an individual user. Functional cookies are required for the site to work and allow user selections to be remembered when visiting different pages.

3rd Party Cookies

We use Google Analytics on our websites to track how our websites are being used. The information is used for internal analysis of the progress of our websites, which eventually benefits the user. No personal information can be gained from the use of third party cookies. For more information about the cookies Google Analytics uses please click here.

For a list of the cookies our website currently uses please click here.

By using our websites means that you agree to the use of cookies. We recommend that you allow your machine to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer cookies can be turned off. Existing cookies can also be cleared at any time from your machine.
Please be aware that by turning off cookies our websites may not function correctly and you may not be able to use all the functions of the website.
For help with refusing cookies please click for information: Refusing Cookies.
For help with deleting cookies please click for information: Deleting Cookies.