What is a cookie and why are they used?
Cookies are very small text files put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a website or webpage. Doing this helps to recognize your device the next time you visit and ensures that, when you move from page to page within our website, any information you have already entered is remembered correctly.
For example, many of our pages include transaction forms to allow you to buy insurance. These forms need cookies to function and help you to move backwards and forwards without having to re-input data.
The cookies on our site collect general information about your device, such as your operating system and browser version, and how users arrive at and use our website, or a users general location.
Cookies used on our site
- Site management cookies: These are used to maintain your session on the Website. For example, where our websites run on more than one server, we use a cookie to send you information from one specific server so you retain any data you have entered and don’t log out unexpectedly.
- Analytics and Performance cookies: These cookies record how visitors reach and use our website and also monitor website performance. For example, in common with many other companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor how users move around our website and how often pages are visited. We also use these cookies to help us improve the functionality of our site and to notify us of any errors generated by our web pages so we can correct any issues that arise.
How to change your cookie settings
You can turn off cookies in your browser settings. To find out more about turning off cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that if you do disable your cookies, certain sections of our website may no longer work correctly.