1. WHAT IS A COOKIE AND WEB BEACON?
A cookie is a small file stored on your computer or mobile device after visiting a website which is then accessed and used for certain purposes. Cookies are commonly used to record some aspects of your visit to a site such as choices you have made and to help websites ‘remember’ you. More information on cookies and their use can be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/
Our cookies and similar technologies do not store personal information such as your name, address, phone number or email in a format that can be read by others. We do use a small number of cookies that store encrypted versions of information where you have asked us to. However, these are encrypted so that only we (or other sites that we have agreed to share information with) can read this information. The cookies we use cannot read or search your computer, smartphone or web-enabled device to obtain information about you, or read any material kept on your hard drive.
3. WHAT COOKIES ARE SET WHEN I VISIT THIS SITE?
We use the following cookies and similar technologies:
• Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential for the operation of our website and online tools or services. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into private areas of our website.
• Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
• Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences, for example your user name, language or text size. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
• Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests.
The following are further details of the individual cookies that might be set by us when you visit our site, together with an explanation of their purpose.
|uuid2||.adnxs.com||Advertisement||The uuid2 cookie is set by AppNexus and records information that helps in differentiating between devices and browsers. This information is used to pick out ads delivered by the platform and assess the ad performance and its attribute payment.||3 months|
|anj||.adnxs.com||Advertisement||AppNexus sets the anj cookie that contains data stating whether a cookie ID is synced with partners.||3 months|
|MUID||.bing.com||Advertisement||Bing sets this cookie to recognize unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites. This cookie is used for advertising, site analytics, and other operations.||1 year 24 days|
|MUID||.clarity.ms||Advertisement||Bing sets this cookie to recognize unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites. This cookie is used for advertising, site analytics, and other operations.||1 year 24 days|
|personalization_id||.twitter.com||Advertisement||Twitter sets this cookie to integrate and share features for social media and also store information about how the user uses the website, for tracking and targeting.||2 years|
|ANONCHK||.c.clarity.ms||Advertisement||The ANONCHK cookie, set by Bing, is used to store a user’s session ID and also verify the clicks from ads on the Bing search engine. The cookie helps in reporting and personalization as well.||10 minutes|
|_fbp||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Advertisement||This cookie is set by Facebook to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising, after visiting the website.||3 months|
|fr||.facebook.com||Advertisement||Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.||3 months|
|test_cookie||.doubleclick.net||Advertisement||The test_cookie is set by doubleclick.net and is used to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.||15 minutes|
|_ga_R9L9JV971C||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Analytics||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.||2 years|
|_ga||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Analytics||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors. For further information, please read Google’s uses of information page at How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services – Privacy & Terms – Google.||2 years|
|uid||.turn.com||Analytics||This is a Google UserID cookie that tracks users across various website segments.||5 months 27 days|
|_gid||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Analytics||Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.||1 day|
|_gcl_au||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Analytics||Provided by Google Tag Manager to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.||3 months|
|lang||.ads.linkedin.com||Functional||LinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user’s language setting.||session|
|bcookie||.linkedin.com||Functional||LinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser ID.||2 years|
|lidc||.linkedin.com||Functional||LinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data center selection.||1 day|
|UserMatchHistory||.linkedin.com||Functional||LinkedIn sets this cookie for LinkedIn Ads ID syncing.||1 month|
|lang||.linkedin.com||Functional||LinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user’s language setting.||session|
|bscookie||.www.linkedin.com||Functional||LinkedIn sets this cookie to store performed actions on the website.||2 years|
|cky-active-check||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Necessary||CookieYes sets this cookie to check if the consent banner is active on the website.||1 day|
|cookieyesID||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Necessary||CookieYes sets this cookie as a unique identifier for visitors according to their consent.||1 year|
|cky-consent||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Necessary||The cookie is set by CookieYes to remember the users’s consent settings so that the website recognizes the users the next time they visit.||1 year|
|CLID||www.clarity.ms||Other||No description||1 year|
|mp_718af00ef047434c18680f5dfd4669ae_mixpanel||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Other||No description||1 year|
|_dc_gtm_UA-17074461-1||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Other||No description||1 minute|
|li_sugr||.linkedin.com||Other||No description available.||3 months|
|_uc_referrer||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Other||No description available.||1 year|
|_uc_last_referrer||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Other||No description available.||1 year|
|_uc_initial_landing_page||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Other||No description available.||1 year|
|SM||.c.clarity.ms||Other||No description available.||session|
|_uc_current_session||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Other||No description available.||1 hour|
|_uc_visits||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Other||No description available.||1 year|
|muc_ads||.t.co||Other||No description||2 years|
|AnalyticsSyncHistory||.linkedin.com||Other||No description||1 month|
|outbrain_cid_fetch||insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Other||No description available.||5 minutes|
|_clck||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Other||No description||1 year|
|li_gc||.linkedin.com||Other||No description||2 years|
|_clsk||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Other||No description||1 day|
|vuex||insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Other||No description available.||never|
|_uetsid||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Performance||Bing Ads sets this cookie to engage with a user that has previously visited the website.||1 day|
|_uetvid||.insuranceoctopus.co.uk||Performance||Bing Ads sets this cookie to engage with a user that has previously visited the website.||1 year 24 days|
|SRM_B||.c.bing.com||Performance||Used by Microsoft Advertising as a unique ID for visitors.||1 year 24 day|
Some of the business partners that may set cookies and similar technologies when you visit our site are:
4. HOW DO I CHANGE MY COOKIE PREFERENCES?
You can alter how cookies and similar technologies are stored on your machine via your web browser settings. You can set your browser to block or disable cookies, but doing so may impact the quality of your browsing experience and limit you from accessing areas of our website where cookies are required for pages to load tailored information.
To change your cookie preferences click the ‘settings’ or ‘tools’ button on your browser or you can find out more at www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
5. UPDATES TO OUR COOKIES AND POLICY
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