Cookies

Cookies are essential for helping us deliver a high quality website. This page outlines the cookies that the website (www.ageas.co.uk) sets, how we use them and how you can disable them.

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1. What are cookies?  

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. This is standard practice for all websites.

By using and browsing ageas.co.uk, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or refrain from using the site (see section 2 below).

2. How to control and delete cookies  

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the website (www.ageas.co.uk), or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the website.

3. Functionality cookies  

‘Functionality’ cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.

We use ‘Functionality’ cookies to…

  • Remember your personal details when submitting comments on our site (this is optional)

Cookies defined as ‘Functionality’ will not be used to…

  • Target you with adverts on other websites
  • Share information with partners to provide a service on our website

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may mean we can’t offer you some services, and will reduce the support we can offer you. It’s also possible that preventing these cookie stops us remembering that you didn’t want a specific service.

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as ‘Functionality’:

  • exp-notify-me

  • exp-save-info

  • exp-my-email

4. Performance cookies  

‘Performance’ cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don’t collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is.

We use performance cookies to…

  • Provide statistics on how our website is used
  • See how effective our adverts are (we don’t use this information to target adverts to you when you visit other websites)
  • Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur
  • Test different designs of our website

Cookies we have defined as ‘Performance’ cookies will NOT be used to…

  • Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you on other websites
  • Remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit
  • Target adverts to you on any other website

In some cases, some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties, but we don’t allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

Using our site indicates that you accept the use of ‘Performance’ cookies.

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or refrain from using the site.

Here is a list of the third party cookies we have defined as ‘Performance’.

Host Cookie Purpose
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The Ageas (UK) Limited website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

5. Targeting cookies  

‘Targeting’ cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as ‘Like’ buttons and ‘Share’ buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.

We use ‘Targeting’ cookies to…

  • Link to social networks like Twitter, who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites.

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services. All of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may alternatively use the third parties’ own tools to prevent these cookies.

Here is a list of the third party cookies we have defined as ‘Targeting’.

Host Cookie Purpose
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Enables you to share content from the website on social networks like Twitter.

6. Further reading  

Information about cookies

Useful information about cookies can be found at: 
http://www.allaboutcookies.org

Internet Advertising Bureau

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at: 
http://www.youronlinechoices.eu

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom

Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section: 
http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy