Main & Main Cookie Policy

How we use cookies on our website


i. Cookies are small files placed on your computer or device by our site when you visit certain parts of it and/or when you use certain features of our site. They are created when you open our website.
ii. Our website sends information to the browser you use, which then creates a text file.
iii. These cookies are then stored as small files on your device for various periods of time.
iv. Every time you come back to the website, the browser retrieves and sends cookies to the server, which helps to improve your experience of the website by remembering settings, so you don’t have to re-enter them every time you visit
v. Remembering your last properties and searches, helps you keep on top of new listings
vi. Measuring use of the website so that we can see where we can improve.
vii. You can manage and/or delete these small files from your device, but please be aware that this will limit the functionality we then can offer to you.
viii. To learn more about cookies and how to manage or remove them, please visit


i. Our site is owned and operated by Main And Main Estate Agents Ltd
ii. Our VAT number is 942 0071 59
iii. Contact Martin Main, Director, if you have any queries on any data protection issue, either by email to or by telephone on 0161 437 1338 or by post at 198 Finney Lane Heald Green Stockport SK8 3QA
iv. We are a member of The Ombudsman Scheme NAVA, NAEA and ARLA


i. We have carefully chosen these cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and always respected.
ii. As with many websites, we use cookies to make using our website as simple and convenient as possible to use.
iii. Please read this cookie policy carefully and ensure that you understand it.
iv. Your acceptance of our cookie policy is deemed to occur if you continue using our site.
v. If you do not agree to our cookie policy, please stop using our site immediately.


Strictly Necessary Cookies:

A cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of our site, supporting functions
such as logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.

Functionality Cookies:
Functionality cookies enable us to provide additional functions to you on our site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality cookies may also be strictly necessary cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.

Targeting Cookies:
It is important for us to know when and how often you visit our site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make our site and advertising more relevant to your interests. Some information gathered by targeting cookies may also be shared with third parties.

Third Party Cookies:
Third party cookies are not placed by us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to us and/or to you. Third party cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on our site, or by third parties providing analytics services to us (these cookies will work in the same way as analytics cookies described above).

Persistent Cookies:
Any of the above types of cookie may be a persistent cookie. Persistent cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit our site.

Session Cookies:
Any of the above types of cookie may be a session cookie. Session cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit our site until you close your browser. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser.



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Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeting advertisements.


i. Before cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be asked for your consent to set those cookies. By giving your consent you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may refuse consent unless those cookies are strictly necessary; however certain features of our website may not function fully, or as intended.
ii. In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable cookies in your internet browser.
iii. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third-party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies, but this can be changed.
iv. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
v. The links below provide instructions on how to control cookies in all mainstream browsers:
• Google chrome:
• Microsoft Internet Explorer:
• Microsoft Edge: (There are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)
• Safari (macOS):
• Safari (iOS):
• Mozilla Firefox:
• Android: (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)


i. We may alter this cookie policy at any time. Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of our site after the changes have been made. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.
ii. In the event of any conflict between the current version of this cookie policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

i. If you would like to know more about how we use cookies, please contact us. Contact information is noted above.
ii. More information about privacy, data protection and our terms and conditions can be found on other pages of our website.

Viewing Guidelines

Main and Main / Sellers will be conducting viewings through the government guidelines these, being as follows:

  • 1. Viewings will be conducted by appointment only
  • 2. We expect agents/sellers to accompany clients on a viewing but following social distancing rules wherever possible.
  • 3. Upon making the appointment, you will be asked if you or accompanying viewer have been, or are feeling unwell. If you feel unwell at any point up until the appointment, you MUST inform us so as to reduce risk.
  • 4. Clients MUST wear gloves and masks for the duration of the appointment.
  • 5. Once the viewing has taken place, the homeowner/agent will ensure surfaces, such as door handles, are cleaned after with standard household cleaning products and towels disposed of safely or washed as appropriate, prior to the next viewing.
  • 6. Physical viewings are limited to TWO members of the same household. (Where viewers have children with them they must remain in the car at all times and for safety reasons we recommend parents take in turn to view the property).
  • 7. When physically viewing properties, where possible, you should avoid touching surfaces, wash your hands regularly, and bring your own hand sanitiser.


Finally, no viewings will take place where the Client does not have the property on the market. In the case of a First Time Buyer, or purchaser in rented accommodation, they will have to provide Mortgage in Principle from their lender and sight of balance of deposit monies. Should you be a buy to let investor or have no related sale, Proof of Funds/Mortgage in Principle must be shown prior to viewing.


Where agents are not adhering to the Government Guidelines, they are putting both yourself and the seller at risk along with viewing staff.


Thank you.