The cookies on our website are either set by us or by third party partners and fall into the following categories:
First Party Session Management
These are typically required by us to make sure you can move freely from one page to another and so you can access and use certain services within the site. Normally these cookies only last while your browser is open and are deleted when it is closed. Some may need to remain for longer than the duration of your visit (session) or longer.
Name of cookie or similar technology Description Duration usca, uscc, uscd, uscv and usci Used by our platform to identify the user, device and visit Between 30 minutes and 6 years ajs_anonymous_id, ajs_user_id, ajs_group_id Used by our platform to identify the user, device and visit Between 30 minutes and 2 years ajs_user_traits, ajs_group_properties Used by our platform to identify the user, device and visit Until you clear local storage objects in your browser cohsn_xs_id, tglr_anon_id, tglr_ref, tglr_req, tglr_sess_count, tglr_sess_id, tglr_tenant_id Used by our platform to identify the user, device and visit Between 30 minutes and 2 years usKampyleSession Used to measure the duration of a website visit session urefs Used to measure marketing performance 2 years rid Used to help debug website performance problems and identify web page requests Session _energy-new_session
Used by our platform, or our service providers, to remember your actions from page to page 3 months us-call-centre-created Used by our platform to record information relating to call centre pop-up Session availability Used by our platform to record broadband availability for your area 7 days bb_exp_* Used by our platform to remember user UX experiments on the page 7 days top10tr Used by our platform to record when user visits from a search advertisement 6 hours ttvid Analytical cookie to help identify device 1 year account.session Used to remember actions from page to page 6 years account.created Records when a user creates a uSwitch.com account 1 hour _banking_click_id Used to identify and remember web behaviours or actions on our platform or our partners' platforms 24 hours _banking_eligibility_check_id, _banking_eligibility_check_id_cw Used by our platform, or our service providers, to remember soft credit check actions from page to page Session _banking_experiment Used by our platform, or our service providers, to remember user UX experiments on the page Session car-insurance-addons Used to remember what add ons are selected on the car insurance quote results page Session cohsn_xs_id, tglr_anon_id, tglr_ref, tglr_req, tglr_sess_count, tglr_sess_id, tglr_tenant_id Cohesion Analytics 7 days survey.remo Used to remember your survey invite preferences localStorage
Third Party Session Management
These cookies are used to allow interaction between our website and certain of our third party provider(s) when you are obtaining a quote on our site.
Name of cookie or similar technology Description Duration activequote.com-health-insurance
Used by our platform to remember your actions from page to page Up to 1 year cohsn_xs_id Used by our platform to identify the user, device and visit Between 30 minutes and 2 years _aw_m_15358 Tracks Awin affiliate partner conversions to enable us to reward them. 30 days Optimise Attribution Enables sales attribution for affiliate partners. 30 days OMGSession Provides campaign measurement data. 6 months OMGID Used to provide analytics data for performance marketing across the Optimise network. 6 months
We want to ensure we provide a good experience. These cookies (which are set by third parties providing services to us) allow us to monitor how visitors use our website. These cookies provides us with anonymous statistics on how many people visit the website, where they have come from and the pages they visit so that we can continue to develop and improve the website and our services. They also help us understand the effectiveness of our advertising.
Third party Description ResponseTap Collects statistical information to help measure call centre interaction
Google Analytics Collects statistical information about how you use the site so that we can improve the site
Decibel Insight Collects information on how you use the site usKampyleSelected Collects information about how you use the site
These cookies allow you to set and store preferences for the website, such as when you login to post comments or where you are offered the option to customise elements of the layout or content of the website. These cookies may also help us to monitor, debug and optimise the performance of the website.
Third party Description Social media integration
Social media integration
Disqus Provides commenting for our content
FullStory Records user interactions on our website (including mouse movements, clicks and response times) to help us improve our website and debug errors. You can stop FullStory tracking your use of our website by enabling an ad blocker on your browser.
Optimizely Helps measure and optimise website performance
Kampyle Helps us monitor the use of the site
These cookies allow third parties to identify what you might find interesting, allowing a more personalised and relevant selection of advertisements to be displayed when you browse the internet. They normally won't just be from us, but build an overall, but anonymous, picture of individuals' preferences based how they have browsed the internet, in order to deliver more relevant advertising. You may see interest-based advertising on our website, but also on third party websites using information collected about your browsing activity on our website.
Third party Description Adalyser Collects statistical information to help measure cross-channel marketing.
Google AdWords Tracks performance of advertising campaigns.
Facebook Ads Tracks performance of advertising campaigns.
Twitter Ads Tracks performance of advertising campaigns.
Yahoo Tracks performance of advertising campaigns.
Cadreon Tracks performance of advertising campaigns.
Bing Tracks performance of advertising campaigns.
Bluekai Collects information and tracks performance of advertising campaigns.
CrazyEgg Helps optimise and debug website.
On-site banner advertisements
Through our advertising platform we allow other third party advertising agencies and networks to serve advertising using cookies to our website.
Third party Description Bluekai http://www.bluekai.com/privacypolicy.php
You may refuse to accept cookies by altering the settings on your internet browser. For more information about how to do this, look at your browser 'help' section or visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Please note that if you adjust your internet browser settings to refuse the setting of cookies, you may not be able to access or use fully certain parts or functionality of our website.
Updates to this policy
So that we can offer you the best possible online experience, new services using cookies may be added to our website from time to time. We aim to keep the cookies information provided here as accurate as possible and use all reasonable efforts to regularly review and update the details. When we update these details we will post changes on this page so please check back frequently.
Updated: 11 July 2019