Our Cookies Policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on to your computer by websites that you visit.

They are used to make websites work, to improve the efficiency of websites, to improve the user’s experience and to provide usage information on websites. This information should make your website visits more productive by storing and using information on your website preferences and habits.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

The settings on your web browser can usually allow you to choose whether or not to accept cookies. Most web browser software is initially set up to accept them.

We may offer cookies to you and you should ensure that your web browser is set up to not accept cookies if you do not wish to receive them. Please note that if you disable cookies, some services or website functionality may not be available. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to www.aboutcookies.org. 

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

By continuing to use this site, you are accepting our use of the cookies described below that make advertising and communications more relevant to you and your interests, and further help us to improve the site.

We use the following cookies:

Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, and to use online forms.

Analytical cookies. These are persistent cookies that allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Marketing cookies. These are persistent cookies that are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences. These cookies also record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website, the advertising displayed on it and communications sent more relevant to your interests.

The Ocean website uses cookies that can be divided into the following three groups:

Strictly necessary cookies

Strictly necessary cookies allow you to log into your account and view account details without a need to log in again every time you navigate to subsequent page.

ocean_session - Stores information about whether you are logged in into your account or not.

visit_secure_token2 (session) - Stores information necessary to access your account.

Functionality cookies 

Functionality cookies allow the website to remember settings such as the screen size, which lets us serve the right content without overloading any network or device capacity.

Search - Stores your preferences as to how you prefer your results to be displayed i.e display 10 properties per page and price filter ‘from highest to lowest'.

Recent - Stores information of the last pages you have viewed.

Screen - Stores the screen size of the device that you are viewing our website on. This allows us to serve the right content for the device you are using without overloading your network and preserving best layout.

Performance cookies 

Performance cookies may be used, they let us collect information about how the website is used. For example, we may record what pages are visited most. This data allows us to see where we could optimise the website and make it more efficient.

Ocean uses performance cookies to help understand how our visitors use the website and how we can improve our website.

We may also host the following third-party solutions, which may set the following cookies:

LivePerson: Uses cookies (where applicable) to deliver hosted services solutions to customers, such as LiveChat.

AddThis: Some pages may have the AddThis social plugin to allow you to share pages to your social network and for Ocean to view reports on which pages were shared and how.

Crazyegg: Crazyegg is a third-party optimisation solution which helps us to test, analyse and improve each user's experience on the website based on their online behaviour.

Fresh Relevance: Is a third-party tool which allows us to collect information about how the website is used. The data may be used for example to personalize marketing content to help you find what you want, to offer assistance by email if you seem to be having problems, or to help us improve the website.

We also host the following advertising and targerting cookie providers.

Google Analytics: Used to distinguish users and sessions and gather usage data related to your visit to our website so we can improve our website.

Google Adwords: Third-party advertising partner whose cookies allow us to track website behaviours and then provide more relevant advertising to users on other websites, including but not limited to Google. For more information please visit 

Google Doubleclick: Third-party advertising partner whose cookies allow us to track website behaviours and then provide more personalised advertising to users on other websites. For more information please visit 

Google Analytics: Third-party website analytics partner whose cookies allow us to track website behaviours and then provide personalised advertising to users on other websites. For more information please visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

To opt out of personalised advertising from Google please visit this link: https://adssettings.google.co.uk/

Facebook: Third-party advertising partner whose cookies allow us to track website behaviours and then provide more relevant advertising to users on other websites, including but not limited to Facebook. For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/.

Adfenix: Third-party advertising partner whose cookies allow us to track the types of properties our web visitors are viewing in order to show targeted advertising to them on other websites, including but not limited to Facebook. For more information please visit https://www.adfenix.com/gdpr.

Control of cookies 

Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, you can remove or reject cookies in your browser’s settings. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site.  

For more information on how to control cookies, check your browser or device’s settings for how you can control or reject cookies, or visit the following links:   

In addition, you may opt-out of some third-party cookies through the Network Advertising Initiative’s Opt-Out Tool.

Other tracking technologies

In addition to cookies, we may use web beacons, pixel tags, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. A “web beacon” or “pixel tag” is tiny object or image embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users who have visited particular pages and viewed emails, and acquire other statistical data. They collect only a limited set of data, such as a cookie number, time and date of page or email view, and a description of the page or email on which they reside. Web beacons and pixel tags cannot be declined. However, you can limit their use by controlling the cookies that interact with them.  


 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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