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Cookie Policy

At Quotezone.co.uk we use cookies to remember you when you come back to our site. By doing so we can measure how effective our marketing campaigns are, helping us to improve user experiences on our website. In order to use the Quotezone website to its fullest potential, your browser will need to support cookies. If cookies aren’t enabled on your computer or device, it may limit your experience on our site and in some cases you may not be able to access some of our services at all.

If you are unfamiliar with cookies or do not know how to enable cookie support in your browser, please read our Cookie Policy below.

What are cookies?

A “cookie” is a small piece of information sent by a web server to store on a web browser so it can later be read back from that browser. They are simple, very small text files stored on your computer when you browse certain web pages, useful for having the browser remember some specific information, usually helping to improve the user’s browsing journey.

What are pixel tags?

Pixel tags are similar to cookies; they allow us to collect information about how visitors use our website.

Pixel tags are often used across many websites. In some cases they can be malicious, however those used on our site will cause no harm to your devices.

Further information can be found here.

Am I safe if my browser uses cookies?

Yes, it is safe to use cookies as they don’t do any harm to your computer. They are not programs; therefore they cannot bring any viruses to your computer. They can’t install malware programs or trojans on your computer. Typically they are small lookup tables, containing pairs of key-data values and nothing else.

Cookies with Mobile Applications

This Cookie Policy applies to mobile applications in the same way as if using your desktop.

Essential Cookies

The table below outlines the cookies we use which are essential to the operation of our website:

Cookie namePurpose of Cookie(s)
PHPSESSIDThis cookie allows us to operate our web servers so that saving details and running an insurance quote comparison is possible. The website would not work without it.
AFFID, AFFKWID, WLKWID, CREFThese cookies are used to log users who are referred to us from an affiliate or co-branded website.
AWSELBThis cookie allows us to operate our web servers so that saving details and running an insurance quote comparison is possible.
curef, cqrefThese cookies allow us to save and rerun a quote on our website for a specific user.
quote_ref, quote_ref_creation_dateThis cookie allows us to encrypt users’ details associated with their unique quote reference.
rid, crid, user_nameThese cookies are used to log which of our users have entered our site from a renewal email campaign.
Functional Cookies

The table below outlines the functional cookies used on our website to help improve our service and provide a better user experience:

Cookie namePurpose of Cookie(s)
piwik_visitorThis cookie allows us to test different variations of web pages and analyze user behaviours, logging different browser statistics, allowing us to optimize the functionality as well as look & feel of the website to improve user experience.
EmailTracking, emv_campaign, emv_click,emv_content, emv_email, emv_medium, emv_source, emv_urlThese cookies are used to log various statistics about different email campaigns. This allows us to know how successful particular campaigns have been.
__utma, __utmb, __utmc,__utmt, __utmv, __utmz, __ga, __gid, __gatThese cookies are Google Analytics which are used to gather anonymous information on how visitors are using our website, drop-off pages as well as which device and web-browser they use.
key, valueThis cookie allows us to display a captcha to a user who is carrying out too many quotes on a short time interval on our website. This helps with security and server load on our system.
incap_ses, visid_incap, nlbiThese cookies are used for security to filter out malicious requests on our system.
cb-enabledThis cookie is used to trigger a pop up which provides further information on our Cookie Policy.
has_jsThis cookie records whether JavaScript is enabled in your browser, to ensure we display the appropriate content. This is a session based cookie and will be deleted once your session expires.
NOPOPUPThis cookie is used to disable popups from being displayed to users who enter our site from particular affiliates.
3rd party cookies

We use these cookies to help us to monitor the customer journey of our users which gives us the information we need to improve the service we offer our customers and within our business constraints.

Cookie namePurpose of Cookie(s)
__uetsid, _uetmsclkidThis cookie is used by Bing to gather anonymous information on how visitors are using our website.
uidThis cookie is used by ESV Digital to gather anonymous information on how visitors are using our website.
test_cookie, fr, id, SessionData, UserData, datr, lsd, reg_ext_ref, reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_refThese cookies are used by DoubleClick, Yahoo Search Marketing and Facebook and allow us to display ads online and to analyze user behaviour in relation to them, helping us optimize our traffic quality.
Adwords RemarketingThese third party cookies let us serve adverts to you when you have left our site and are browsing other websites e.g. if you leave our website without completing a quote we will use remarketing to remind you to return if you want to complete it.
p_id=TwitterThis third party cookie lets us collect user data through Twitters application for purposes of conversion tracking and serving ads targeted to users interests.
NIDThis cookie is used by Google and contains a unique ID used to remember your preferences and other information while on our website.
Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google which we use on our website. This tool allows us to analyse visitors’ activity on our website including Remarketing and Advertising Reporting Features. As part of this service, if a user has a Google account and has allowed Google to link their web and app browsing history so that they may receive personalised advertisements then Google may collect a Google identifier which allows them to identify the user’s Google account when they are using our website.

No personal identifiable information is held within Google Analytics by us.

We use this tool to improve our service.

For further information or if you wish to opt out of Google Analytics Remarketing and Advertising Reporting Features please visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Non-essential cookies

We use these cookies for online marketing purposes. The website can operate without them but they are used to help improve our online marketing effectiveness. These cookies can be disabled.

Please Note: Some of the services we use (including social networks such as Facebook and Twitter) tend to change their cookies on a regular basis so our cookie policy may not always be kept 100% up-to-date despite our efforts to do so.

Cookie namePurpose of Cookie(s)
ASPXANONYMOUSThis cookie is used to trigger a third party chat platform which enables us to provide assistance to users where applicable.
Advertising

We have relationships with carefully-selected and monitored suppliers who may also set cookies during your visit. The purpose of these cookies is “online advertising” (also known as “remarketing”), which is a means of showing you relevant products and services based on what you appear to be interested in. If you’d like to opt out of such advertising, please go to the Network Advertising Initiative website.

You have the right to block cookies. However, if you have blocked all or specific browser cookies, and you wish to make full use of the services on our website, you will need to enable your cookies.

Rather than blocking all cookies, you can choose to only block third-party cookies which will still allow our website to function as intended.

If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org.

FAQs
How long will cookies stay on my device?

Session Cookies- are cookies that expire when your browser is closed or after you close down your online session. E.g. PHPSESSID.

Persistent/Permanent Cookies- are cookies that remain in operation after you have ended your session or closed your browser. These cookies remember your login details and password for easy access to a website. Under legislation these types of cookies need to be deleted after a six month period. E.g. Adwords Remarketing.

Do I need to accept cookies?

Our cookie policy outlines what cookies are, how they are used and why we use them on our website. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies, we would advise all our users to read our cookie policy. As mentioned above you can manage and/or block cookies but this may affect the operation and functionality of our service.

Do cookies on Quotezone store my personal information?

The cookies used on the Quotezone website do not contain any personal information about our users, the information a user places in our forms is stored in a secure and encrypted environment.

Do cookies affect my privacy and how you use my data?

Cookies do not affect user’s privacy or how we use their data, we would advise all our users to read our privacy policy for more information on how we use data.

Can I still use Quotezone if I block all cookies ?

Unfortunately, if a user decides to block all cookies they may experience issues with our service as our website will not be able to function as intended meaning the user will not be able to use some of our services. In order to have the best experience on our website we recommend that user’s enable their cookies.

Can I contact you if I have any further questions?

Yes, if a user has any questions about our website or our use of cookies then they can contact us using the details below:

The Data Protection Officer
Seopa Ltd
Blackstaff Studios
Floor 2
8-10 Amelia Street
Belfast
BT2 7GS

OR

By Email: info@quotezone.co.uk

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