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Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier, that is sent to your computer or mobile phone browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive.

In the Trade Direct Insurance’s website, cookies allow us to identify your visit and to collect information about how you have used our site.

Trade Direct Insurance will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block cookies which are set by the Trade Direct Insurance’s website, you can do this through your browser settings. The help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Trade Direct Insurance’s website. Visiting our website with your browser settings adjusted to accept cookies tells us that you want to use Trade Direct Insurance’s products and services and that you consent to our use of cookies.

You can find information on the cookies we use on the Trade Direct website below.

 

Necessary cookies

These help make our website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Cookie name Details Expiry
__cfduid Used by the content network Cloud Flare to identify trusted internet traffic 1 year
__RequestVerificationToken Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks Session
AI_buffer

Used in context with the "AI_sentBuffer" in order to limit the number of data-server-updates (Azure).

This synergy also allows the website to detect any duplicate data-server updates

Session
AI_sentBuffer Used in context with the "AI_sentBuffer" in order to limit the number of data-server-updates (Azure). This synergy also allows the website to detect any duplicate data-server updates Session
ai_session Preserves user states across page requests 1 day
ARRAffinity Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times Session
ASP.NET_SessionId Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests Session
sc.Status Used to display error messages if unexpected errors occur Session
SESS# Preserves user states across page requests Session

 

Anonymous statistics

These help us to improve our website based on information such as which links are used most frequently or which pages receive the lowest number of visitors. They are not used to monitor an individual’s browsing activity.

Cookie name Details Expiry
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how visitors use the website 2 years
_gat Used by Google Analytics to manage the request rate 1 day
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website 1 day
ai_user Used by Microsoft Application Insights software to collect statistical usage and telemetry information.

The cookie stores a unique identifier to recognise users on returning visits over time

1 year

Marketing

These cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and
engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers

Cookie name Details Expiry
_fbp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third party advertisers. 3 months
_gcl_au Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their
services.
3 months
ads/ga-audiences Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites. Session
fr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party
advertisers
3 months
i/adsct Used by Twitter.com to determine the number of visitors accessing the website through Twitter advertisement content. Session
OMGID Used by OMG Marketing Agency to enable measurement and analysis of marketing campaign performance across the Optimise Advertiser and Publisher networks 2 months
OMGSession Used by OMG Marketing Agency  to collect affiliate campaign measurement data for individual user sessions 1 day
personalization_id This is set by Twitter and allows the visitor to share content from the website onto their Twitter profile. 2 years
tr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers Session

Unclassified

These are cookies that do not currently fit into any standard classification.

Cookie name Details Expiry
cccot Used by ccgateway.net Session
ccflag Identifies the ID of the current CustomerConnect session 1 day
ccsid Stores the ID of the current CustomerConnect session 1 day
ccsidns Stores the ID of the current CustomerConnect session 1 year
ccuid Stores the ID of the current CustomerConnect user ID 1 year
event/record/script-load This is used to identify when certain events happen on the page Session