About Cookies and How we Use Them
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. The web site that created the cookie can then access it at a later time to recover the information, for example for use on a different page.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like keeping track of choices you make during your quote journey, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
As well as the site setting cookies it is possible for them to be set by a third party, these are known as third party cookies.
- Support the collection of anonymous statistics to allow us to understand how the web site is used in order to improve the visitor experience.
- Track selections that you make while you are filling in a form or making a purchase via our website. These cookies are essential to us delivering our services.
- Identify how effective our advertising is and provide vistors with information in the future we believe is relevant to site visitors.
- Keep track of when you come to the site via a link on one another website.
Types of Cookie:
The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie Guide. This defines four categories of cookies based on what they are used for and the sort of information they store:
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like providing a policy quote, cannot be provided.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located.
These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Targeting and Advertising:
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests and are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement (e.g. Google Ads) as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.