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Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains how we collect, use and store website cookies and how to manage your preferences.


  1. Contents
  2. Overview & Purpose
  3. What is a cookie?
  4. What cookies are being used on
  5. Managing Cookies
  6. Security

Overview & Purpose

The Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority (the ‘AHBRA’) is committed to protecting the privacy of all website users and upholding our responsibilities under the GDPR and the ePrivacy Regulations 2011. You should be aware that each time you visit the Website, general information about your visit is collected and retained in the form of ‘Cookies’. Please take the time to read this Cookie Policy as it explains how we collect, use and store Cookies and how to manage your preferences.

Please note that this policy is kept under regular review, and we reserve the right to update this policy as required. The Cookie Policy forms part of our overall Privacy Policy, available on

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device that contains data related to a website you visit. It may allow a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a period of time, or it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site. The first time you visit the website, you will be prompted to accept or refuse cookies. Your cookie preferences will be retained for the period given in the table below, after which you will be asked to re-consent. Further information regarding the types of cookies used by can be found below.

Further information on cookies can be found at: Cookies and similar technologies (

What cookies are being used on

Managing Cookies

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by navigating to the ‘Cookie Settings’, always found at the bottom of the AHBRA website. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and close’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

One simple way to prevent the use of cookies is to activate the facility which is available in most web browsers that enables you to deny or accept cookies. However, you should realise that some cookies may be necessary in order to provide you with certain features such as the customised delivery of certain information.

To find information relating to browser controls, visit the browser developer’s website or your browser settings.


The AHBRA takes its security responsibilities in protecting your personal data seriously and employs the most appropriate physical and technical measures, including staff training and awareness to ensure as far as possible that adequate protection is provided.

The AHBRA uses industry standard methods of encryption to ensure confidentiality of all data transferred over the internet between the user’s computer and the AHBRA’s ICT systems. You should note that while we take reasonable precautions to safeguard information transmitted between the Website and users of the Website, we may be unable to prevent unauthorised access to such information by third parties or inadvertent disclosures of such information during transmission. This caveat applies to all websites that a user visits and not just the AHBRA. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, as do all the well-known internet shopping sites, to encrypt and safeguard sensitive information transmitted. Users acknowledge this risk when communicating with the Website. As you access relevant areas on this site, you will see the padlock in your browser’s security display.

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