Below is our cookies usage policy on this website.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
We use several different types of cookie. These include:
These cookies only last as long as your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
These cookies stay on your computer or device after your browser has been closed and last for a time specified in the cookie. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.
These cookies allow the website to function and let you use all the different tools and features of the Everything Financial website. Without them, services that you’ve asked for can’t be provided. An example of these cookies would be the cookie that remembers things you’ve already done, like text you entered into an application form, so it’ll still be there when you go back to the page in the same web session. We also use essential cookies for security purposes.
These help us understand how many people use everythingfinancial.co.uk, where they came from, what pages they’ve visited, if they encountered any errors and how successful it is at delivering good outcomes. We use this type of cookie so that we can make our website better.
These cookies allow us to measure the performance of our advertising ensuring that you and other future users see targeted, relevant advertisements.
Web beacons or “pixels” are a similar technology to cookies; and just like cookies, they can help to deliver an improved online experience and measure how successful Our website is at delivering good outcomes. Essentially, they are transparent picture files that are sometimes used in combination with cookies to keep track of a customer's navigation through a website or series of websites.
The table below list all of our cookies and their status.
|Microsoft||MUID||Used by Microsoft as a unique identifier. The cookie is set by embedded Microsoft scripts. The purpose of this cookie is to synchronize the ID across many different Microsoft domains to enable user tracking.||Performance||1 Year|
|Microsoft||MUIDB||This cookie is used by MicroSoft and collects data about users of visits on multiple website. This data is used to analyze the efficiency of advertisements on websites.||Advertising||1 Year|
|Azure||ai_session||This cookie name is associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statictical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique anonymous session identifier cookie.||Essential||Session|
|Azure||ai_user||This cookie name is associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statictical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique user identifier cookie enabling counting of the number of users accessing the application over time.||Essential||1 Year|
|Azure||ARRAffinity||This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.||Essential||Session|
|Azure||ASP.NET_SessionId||General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.||Essential||Session|
|_ga||This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.||Non-essential||2 years|
|test_cookie||This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the users' browser supports cookies.||Performance||15 Minutes|
|IDE||Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.||Advertising||1 Year|
|_UA||This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, that sets unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.||Performance||Session|
|_gid||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.||Performance||1 day|
|_dc_gtm||Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services||Advertising||3 months|
|fr||The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisments to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.||Advertising||2 months|
|_fbp||This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.||Advertsing||2 months|
|Visibility Statistics||_vst||We use Visibility Statistics to analyse how users interact with our website and the content found within it. Mouse movements, mouse clicks, page scrolling and text entered into search boxes and website forms may be recorded for statistical reporting purposes and to improve site usability. The data compiled is for internal use only.||Performance||1 Year|
|Hotjar||_hjIncludedInSample||This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.||Performance||1 Year|
|Hotjar||_hjid||This cookie is set by Hotjar. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.||Performance||1 Year|
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