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What are cookies?
Cookies are small computer files that are downloaded onto your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website, and their function is simply to remember your browsing experience and habits.
- Enabling you to use the online “Shopping Basket” functionality (rather than having to make each purchase individually)
- Improving your online experience on a website, by monitoring which pages you find most useful, and which you do not, and then tailoring future visits based on your preferences
- Increasing understanding of the total number of visitors to a website, and which pages they visit, in order to constantly improve and evolve content, tools, site performance, and more
- Improving the targeting of any online advertising, like banner adverts, so you’re more likely to see adverts which are relevant to you
- Allowing advertisers to pay online publishers on a performance basis
It is important to remember that cookies do not give websites (including Bankrate UK) access to your computer in any way. Websites can only ever see information that you choose to share.
There are two types of cookie that can be used: session-based cookies and persistent cookies. Session-based cookies are deleted from your computer as soon as you close your web browser or log out from a website. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer until they are deleted or they expire. Persistent cookies will have different expiry dates dependent on the cookie. This is known as the ‘lifetime’ of the cookie.
Within your web browser settings you can choose whether to accept or decline cookies. As a rule most browsers are set to accept cookies by default, but this can be manually modified. Doing this may limit the ways you can use websites, including Bankrate UK.
Types of cookie
The cookies used on Bankrate UK are based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:
Strictly necessary cookies
‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies let you navigate the website and use essential features. These cookies do not store any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering internet history.
‘Performance’ cookies collect data about how you use Bankrate UK. They allow us to see which pages visitors go to most often and whether they see any error pages. All information is anonymous and is only used to assist us in improving our website performance and to understand what interests our users. They also allow is to measure how effective our advertising is.
‘Functionality’ cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to enhance your browsing experience with Bankrate UK.
Targeting or advertising cookies
‘Targeting’ cookies are used by Bankrate UK to deliver more personal and relevant adverts to you based on your interests, and to limit the number of times you see an advertisement (as the cookie will remember that you have already seen it). These cookies are also used to help us measure the effectiveness of any advertising campaign and assess our overall site performance.
Third party cookies
Some of the cookies on Bankrate UK are set up on behalf of third-party suppliers for advertising and site analytics purposes. Stringent due diligence is taken to ensure that the third party advertising networks treat your information with the utmost care, and adhere fully to GDPR requirements. Using these third party cookies is part of the process that allows us to offer you a fully functional comparison service.
How to enable cookies on Bankrate UK
How to change your cookie settings in your browser
Most web browsers (such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari) will accept cookies by default. If you wish to change your computer settings to accept, reject, or delete existing cookies, here is a table to help you do that.
|Internet Explorer||Click on Tools > Internet Options > Privacy||Select your preferred cookie settings|
|Firefox||Click on the Main menu button > Options > Privacy & Security > History|
|Safari||Click on Safari > Preferences > Privacy|
|Chrome||Click on the Main menu button > Settings > Advanced > Privacy & Security|
|Opera||Click on Settings > Privacy & Security|
|Microsoft Edge||Click on the Main menu button > Settings > View Advanced Settings > Cookies|