Date: October 27, 2023
It explains what these technologies are, why we use them, and your rights to control our use of them.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small data files placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners to make their websites work or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Insurance Hero) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”.
Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics).
The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and when it visits certain other websites.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons for our website to operate; we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies.
Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our website.
Third parties serve cookies through our website for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
How Can I Control Cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager.
The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.
The Cookie Consent Manager can be found in the notification banner and on our website. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website, though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted.
What About Other Tracking Technologies, Like Web Beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”).
These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enables us to recognise when someone has visited our website or opened an e-mail including them.
This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns.
In many instances, these technologies rely on cookies to function correctly, so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Where Can I Get Further Information?
71-75 Shelton Street
Covent Garden, London
For any compliance-related queries, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It includes information on what cookies are, why they are used, how users can control them, and where users can get further information.
The policy also includes relevant external links and contact information.