WHAT IS A COOKIE?
FIRST PARTY COOKIES
First-party cookies are cookies set by the specific website You visit i.e. the website displayed in the URL window.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
Third party cookies are set by third party services that appear on our pages. They are set by the operators of that service and are not in our control. They are set by e.g. Twitter, Facebook and other advertisers or file sharing platforms. They may use the information they obtain from Your use of their cookies to track Your browser across multiple websites; to build a profile of your web surfing; or, to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to You.
|THIRD PARTY||COOKIE USE||FURTHER INFORMATION AND OPT-OPT DETAILS|
|Bing||Peronalised advertising||Opt-out here|
|Criteo||Peronalised advertising||Opt-out here|
|Krux Digital||Peronalised advertising||Opt-out here|
|Adswizz||Peronalised advertising||Opt-out here|
|Peronalised advertising||Opt-out here|
|Peronalised advertising||Opt-out here|
|Snapchat||Peronalised advertising||Opt-out here|
|Branch||Peronalised advertising||Opt-out here|
|Google Adwords||Peronalised advertising||Opt-out here|
|Google Doubleclick||Peronalised advertising||Opt-out here|
|Google Analytics||Analytics||Opt-out here|
The type of cookies used on websites can be put into 1 of 4 categories, based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide to cookie categories.
Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential, as they enable You to move around a website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, the www.ecompare.co.uk Services You have asked for (such as access to secure areas) cannot be provided. These cookies don't gather information about You that could be used for marketing or remembering where You have been on the internet. These cannot be restricted or blocked.
Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how You use a website, for example which pages You go to most often and if You get any error messages from certain pages. These cookies do not gather information that identifies You. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works. These cookies are not used to target You with online advertising. Without these cookies we cannot learn how our Site is performing and make relevant improvements that could better Your browsing experience. These can be restricted or blocked.
Functionality & Profile Cookies: These cookies allow a website to remember choices You make (such as Your user name, language or the region You are in) and tailor the website to provide enhanced features and content for You. For instance, they remember Your login details and allow You to watch videos. They also ensure the onsite marketing and experience is relevant to You. These cookies can also be used to remember changes You have made to text size, font and other parts of pages that You can customise. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track Your browsing activity on other websites. Without these cookies, a website cannot remember choices You have previously made or personalise Your browsing experience. These can be restricted or blocked.
Targeting Cookies: These cookies gather information about Your browsing habits. They remember that You have visited a website and share this information with other organisations such as advertisers. They do this in order to provide You with adverts that are more relevant to You and Your interests. Although these cookies can track Your visits to other websites, they do not usually know who You are. Without these cookies, online advertisements You encounter will be less relevant to You and Your interests. These can be restricted or blocked.
Cookies on our Site are used for many purposes including but not limited to:
enabling a www.ecompare.co.uk Member to Sign-Up on the Site;
enabling a www.ecompare.co.uk Member to avail of the www.ecompare.co.uk Services;
recognising Your computer when You visit our Site;
improving the Site’s usability;
analysing the use of our Site;
administrating the Site;
preventing fraud and improving the security of the Site;
personalising our Site for You;
Below is a full list of the cookies used by www.ecompare.co.uk along with which cookie category they slot in to, whether they are first or third party, what their purpose is and when they expire on Your device:
|COOKIE NAME||TYPE OF COOKIE||FIRST OR THIRD PARTY||PURPOSE||EXPIRE|
|__rbabid||STRICTLY NECESSARY||FIRST||Identifies you as a user for A/B testing||3 weeks|
|__rbauth||STRICTLY NECESSARY||FIRST||Used for authentication||1 year|
|i18nextLng||STRICTLY NECESSARY||FIRST||Identifies what language you have selected||1 year|
|_ga||TARGETING||THIRD PARTY||Google uses it as unique client identifier (Client ID) for Analytic System.||2 years|
|_gat_Analytics ID||TARGETING||THIRD PARTY||Used to throttle request rate to Google Analytics||10 minutes|
HOW DO YOU OPT-OUT OF PERSONALISED ADVERTISING AND CONTROL OTHER COOKIE SETTINGS?
Browser settings. You can adjust your cookie preferences by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. The 'Help' feature on most browsers will tell you how to stop your browser from accepting new cookies. It should also tell you how to set up the browser to notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies entirely. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as flash cookies, by changing the add-ons settings or visiting the website of the browser manufacturer.
Networks. You can opt-out of third third-party cookies that track activity in connection with personalised advertising by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice page (http://optout.aboutads.info) or the Network Advertising Initiative’s consumer choice page (http://optout.networkadvertising.org) or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance consumer choice page (http://youronlinechoices.eu). Please note that this setting will be deleted if you delete your cookies.
Third parties. You can also adjust your third-party cookie preferences directly with the relevant third party. Please see 'Third party cookies’ above for further details.
Please see www.allaboutcookies.org for more information about how to manage and delete cookies on your particular browser.
WANT TO RESTRICT OR BLOCK ANY COOKIES?
By using our Site, You agree that We can place cookies on Your device, however, if You would like to restrict or block cookies used on our Site, You will need to change the browser settings in each browser You use and on each device You use to access the internet. Click here to see full instructions for all browsers.
Please be aware that some of our www.ecompare.co.uk Services will not function if Your browser does not accept the cookies.
For Google Analytics cookies you can also stop Google from collecting your information by downloading and installing the Google Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
More information about cookies can be found at: browser-by-browser instructions
Internet Advertising Bureau: Guide to online advertising and privacy
International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom: ICC UK cookie guide
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