Cookie Policy - The Share Centre

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The Share Centre's Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies which help you as you use the site.

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.

How does our website use cookies?

Session cookies
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.

Persistent cookies
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

With the rise of social media and other related websites, we might occasionally embed content from the likes of Facebook and YouTube within our website. Such third party websites may use cookies, so please refer to their Privacy Polices (published on their websites).

Don't want to use cookies?

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.

Other information

We have published this Cookie Policy as part of our work to implement Article 5 (3) of the e-Privacy Directive which came into force on 25th May 2011. We are aware that the UK government is currently exploring how best to technically implement this directive fully and we will keep you informed as this work progresses.

For more information on how cookies work and can be managed, please refer to The Interactive Advertising Bureau's guide at www.allaboutcookies.org.