What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They 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.
The cookies used by us are based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:
- Strictly necessary
What do cookies do for me?
‘Strictly necessary’ cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of our website (eg My Account). Without these essential cookies, services you have specifically asked for cannot be provided, such as asking for a quote or applying for one of our products.
‘Performance cookies’ collect information about how you use our website eg which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is used to help us improve how our website works.
‘Functionality’ cookies are used to provide other services such as our online calculators and certain navigation elements of the website which enhance your browsing experience, for example, directing you back to a promotion that might have attracted your attention on your first visit. They can also enable us to remember setting choices you make to improve your visit.
‘Targeting’ cookies are used to collect information in order to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. These cookies also allow you to ‘like’ and ‘share’ our pages via social networking sites such as Facebook.
What do I need to do?
The cookie settings on this website are set to ‘allow all cookies’ to improve the overall performance of our website and give you the best user experience.
What if I don't want cookies?
To make it easier for you to manage your cookie settings with us, we have provided you with the ability to disable some of the cookies we use.
By un-ticking this box, we will not use the 'Targeting' cookies as described above.
If you want to disable all cookies, please be aware this will make browsing our websites much slower and some of the features described above when using strictly necessary, performance and functionality cookies will not be available to you. However, we understand that this is your decision and you can find more information on how to control your cookies via your browser settings at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/ and http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/