How do cookies work?
Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. There are four types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies - These cookies are essential in order to enable services you have specifically requested such as requesting a quote.
- Performance cookies - These cookies collect information about how you use our website, for instance which pages you visit most often, and if you experience error messages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies you. All information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve your experience whilst visiting our website.
- Functionality cookies - These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make and help provide enhanced, more personal features.
- Targeting/Advertising cookies - These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see the same advert and help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
How long do cookies stay on your device?
Cookies are referred to as session or persistent cookies, depending on how long they are used
- Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your device when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies stay on your device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. These persistent cookies are activated each time you visit the site where the cookie was generated.
How are cookies placed on your device?
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to us and are placed on your device via our website. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for us, for example to help us understand how our website is being used.
|Category of cookie||Example of cookie we
use in this category
|Performance||Google Analytics and page navigation cookies||These record the number of visitors to our site, from which sites visitors have come from and the pages a user has visited. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.|
|Functionality||We do not use this type of cookie||Not applicable.|
|Targeting/Advertising||Floodlight DoubleClick and other advertising cookies||Collect information from visitors who have entered our website via display, search and pay per click advertising.|
How can I control the cookies on my device?
You can block and control most cookies through your browser settings. You can find out more about cookies and how to manage them at www.allaboutcookies.org