Cookie Usage Policy


This website uses cookies to help you in your interactions with the site.

Cookies are small files placed on your computer's hard drive, or in your browser memory, when you visit our website. It helps us speed things up for you when you come back. It tells us what parts of the site you visit, what you like and what's most relevant to you.

What cookies don't do is store any personal or confidential information about you.

To ensure you get the best from our website, we advise that users keep cookies active on their machine whilst visiting our website.

You may not be able to access certain existing client features or apply for new products if you browse with cookies disabled.

What does this site specifically use cookies for?

 

SESSION COOKIES

Most of the cookies we use are session cookies, lasting only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. No personally-identifiable data is collected. These simply enable us to identify that the same person is moving from page to page.

We store and collect the following information via session cookies:

A unique ID to track your session from page to page, which is vitally important to enable us to keep you signed in whilst you service your accounts online and to keep your session open whilst you apply for new products.

An internal tracking cookie to allow the recording of source websites (referrers), specific campaign information and pay-per-click (PPC) campaign identifiers.

 

PERSISTENT COOKIES

We also use certain cookies that are persistent, meaning that they last beyond your session enabling an enhanced user-experience when you return to the site.

This site uses Google Analytics (http://www.google.com/analytics/) to allow us to track how popular our site is and to record visitor trends over time. Analytics uses a cookie to help track which pages are accessed. The cookie contains no personally-identifiable information, but it does use your computer's IP address to determine where in the world you are accessing the site from, and to track your page visits within the site.

This site uses Google AdWords (http://www.google.com/adwords/) for PPC (Pay Per Click) Advertising which uses a cookie which is typically stored on your computer for about 30 days and retains information about your page visits to our site; Google has provided information about Google Site Stats, click to find out more.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

From time to time, we may embed external content from third party websites within our website. These websites may utilise cookies and the Privacy Policy that will apply to such third-party content will be published on the website of the of that third-party content provider.

 

OPTING OUT OF COOKIE USAGE

You can stop third party cookies (such as those we use for Google Analytics) being stored on your computer by blocking third party cookies from within your browser. Blocking these cookies will not impact your browsing experience.

You can also block all cookies through your browser - however, you may find that many areas of our site will no longer work so we would recommend against this.

We have provided this information to comply with the spirit of Article 5 (3) of the e-Privacy Directive from the European Union.

For further information about managing and disabling cookies, you can refer to your browser's help section or user guide. Alternatively, the Interactive Advertising Bureau has produced a guide (see www.allaboutcookies.org) which explains to users how cookies work and can be

 

COOKIES USED

Cookie Name Purpose More Information
Google analytics _utma
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from and the pages they have visited. Find out more at Google (http://www.google.com/analytics/)
Google analytics _ga
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Google Analytics Tracker

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