What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files which are saved on your computer or in your browser's memory when you visit our website. They help to speed things up for when you visit us again by remembering information such as which parts of the site you visit, what you like and what's most relevant to you. They DO NOT remember any personal data or confidential information about you.
These account for the majority of cookies used, but they only last for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. No data is collected which could personally identify you however we store and collect your unique ID which tracks your visit from page to page. This is so we can ensure that you remain signed-in as you move around the site and keep your session open when applying for new products.
These last beyond your current visit and help us to provide you with an enhanced experience next time you visit. We use Google Analytics to gauge how popular our site is and to track visitor trends over time. Google Analytics uses a cookie to help track which pages you access. Your computer's IP address is used to determine where in the world you are accessing the site from, and to track your page visits within the site. Again, no data is collected which could personally identify you.
Third party websites
To get the best from our website, we advise that you leave cookies enabled whilst visiting, otherwise you may find that parts of our site no longer work, including accessing your account and applying for new products.
However, if you choose, you can block all cookies by altering the settings in your web browser (refer to your browser's help section). Alternatively, you could just block third party cookies (Google Analytics) which will not impact your browsing experience.
For more information on how cookies work and can be managed, please refer to The Interactive Advertising Bureau's guide at www.allaboutcookies.org.