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Cookies we use

We use a range of cookies to enable us to collect information about visitors to our website. This includes information such as visitor numbers to each of the pages on our site and whether you visited our website via a search engine (such as Google or Bing).

Cookies allow us to collect information about visitors to our website in an anonymous manner. Details of the types of cookies used by this website are set out below:

By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Strictly necessary cookies

These are essential in order for you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, some of our services cannot be provided. 'Strictly necessary' cookies will not be used to gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes or to remember where you've been on the internet.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website. These cookies do not collect information that identifies the visitor. The information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Third party cookies

We have carefully selected other companies to work with in order to give the best service to our customers. Like most websites, we use 3rd party companies to provide analytics software.

These companies use cookies to provide us with information about how people use our site. This information is completely anonymous and is only used to improve our website.

Our website uses the following 3rd parties' cookies for analytics purposes:

Google Analytics

Crazy Egg

Click Dimensions

Some of the above tools e.g. Crazy Egg will have a policy to use first-party cookies (small text files that store locally on your computer) on client sites for one or more of the following purposes: to help identify visitors; assess usage patterns and perform traffic analysis; identify preferences; diagnose problems with our servers; analyse trends; and otherwise administer their products and services. Cookies placed by the provider on the computers of visitors to its clients' websites do not include Personally Identifiable Information such as name, phone number, e-mail address or mailing address, nor does the provider link cookies to such Personally Identifiable Information in its servers or databases.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit Google Analytics Opt-out.

Targeting and Advertising cookies

We use some cookies provided by 3rd parties to provide targeted advertising and online marketing activities.

These cookies are used for websites to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

We use advertising on other websites to bring visitors to our site. We use cookies provided by the following third parties to track the number of visitors from advertisements to see how successful they have been:

Doubleclick

Google

Clickdimensions

This includes cookies placed on your machine as a result of analytics tags (Google), remarketing tags (Google) as well as social discovery cookie (Clickdimension).

Here are the names of cookies we use on Police Mutual Group website. By using our site you agree to us using these cookies.

Cookie

Purpose

 Expires in

_utma

This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to the website.

 End of session

_utmb

Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site.

 End of session

_utmc

Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site.

 30 minutes

_utmz

This cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website.

 6 month

cusid

This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with the site. When a visitor views a page on the site, the script code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established.

 30 minutes

cuvon

Used to signal the last time a visitor viewed a page.

30 minutes

_atuvc

This cookie allows us to make sure the visitor sees the updated count of shares and likes

 Never

cuvid

This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that the application uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

 2 years

ASP.NET_sessionID

This cookie anonymously records your web journey on the Police Mutual Group sites and allows us to investigate any issues or system breakdowns on our site. It also allows us to track application progress, record the information you submit in online applications and create abandoned baskets.

 At the end of your browsing session.

_is_returning

This cookie allows us to identify whether you are a new or returning visitor to our site and tailor the web content appropriately.

 Never

Accepted_Cookies

This is a cookie to let our browser know that you have accepted cookies on Police Mutual Group sites (www.policemutual.co.uk)

 Never

 

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org

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