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.