We are fully committed to treating your personal information in such a way that it is fair, secure and respecting all relevant laws. We will only request personal information when it is required for the purpose of assessing an application for personal finance.
A "cookie" is a small text file that's stored on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device when you visit a website or use an app.
Cookies are very useful for websites and provide functionality to make your experience on our website as smooth as possible. For example, they let you move between web pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your online experience.
There are two types of cookies, session and persistent:
If a cookie does not have an expiry date, it will be destroyed when you close your browser (ending your session) - this is a session cookie. These are used so a site can help you as you navigate from page to page, so your settings for that session remain, but when you leave the site the infomation can be wiped.
When an expiry date is set, the cookie will remain until that expiry date or until you clear your browser cache. This persists across multiple sessions and the data stored will still be there next time you visit the site. This is what allows you to do things like remain logged into a website across multiple sessions.
Certain features of our site depend upon cookies to function and are deemed, within the law, to be strictly necessary, these are referred to as essential cookies. You will not be asked for your consent for us to place these cookies, however you may disable the cookies via your browser settings
There are various ways that you can control and manage your cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
Please remember that any settings you change will not only affect Cookies used on our website, these changes will apply to all websites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from specific websites).
Most browsers will allow you to:
- See what cookies you've got and delete them on an individual basis.
- Block third party cookies.
- Block cookies from specific websites.
- Block all cookies from being set.
- Delete all cookies when you close your browser.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see your active cookies, how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Alternatively, you can search the internet for other independent information on cookies.