Cookie Policy

Our Cookies Policy

A cookie is a very small text file that is stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit certain web pages. To make full use of the quotation, purchase and personalised features on Southdowns web sites, your device will need to accept cookies because we can only provide you with certain features on our website by using them.

Our cookies don't store your personal information, such as your name, address or payment details, they simply hold a reference that allows us to look at how people are using our site and to ensure the steps in the purchase process, and our sites generally, function correctly.

If you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from Southdowns web sites, or any other website, you can change the settings in your browser to do this. Each browser may behave differently, so please check the 'Help' menu of your browser (or your mobile phone manual and settings) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

The cookies we may use, and what we use them for, are provided below.

ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie enables our site to function correctly during your visit and is set by the Microsoft ASP.Net framework. The cookie is used to store a unique identifier for your session, is only used during your visit and is removed from your device when you leave our site. Our websites wouldn’t work for you without it.

ai_session, ai_user These cookies are part of the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collect statistical usage and performance information for websites built on Microsoft platforms. These are unique and anonymous session identifiers which do not store any personal information.

arp_scroll_position This is a browser based cookie that is used to remember your position on a page when moving between pages on our website.

AGG, CW-Session,
These cookies show us how you arrived at our website and help us understand which marketing channels are most effective. It also enables us to reward some external web sites when they direct you to our site.

travelArea This cookie stores a travel area identifier which our site uses to function correctly during your visit.

WebLog, DeviceData,
These cookies collect information about the pages you’ve looked at as you move around the website and the device used during the visit, including screen size and resolution. Please note that the data stored by these cookies never contains any personal information.

Path This cookie remembers which version of a page was displayed during a visit and helps us to develop, test and improve the user experience on our websites.

These cookies collect information on the display of our cookie notification and whether a browser will accept cookies.

test_cookie, IDE These cookies help our business partner DoubleClick to see whether your device can accept cookies and let us and our advertisers see which advertisements you interact with. Each advertiser uses its own cookies for this purpose and the data collected does not include personal information and is not shared between different advertisers.

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__utmz, __utmc, __utmx,
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_gat_gtag_UA_..., _gid
These cookies enable the function of Google Analytics software, which helps us collect and analyse information during visits to our websites, such as browser type, visitor numbers and the length of visits. This information helps us to develop, test and improve the website and your browsing experience. Please note that these cookies do not store any personal information.

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visid_incap_..., IsJSenabled
These cookies are set by our business partner Verisk Limited and are required for their medical screening software, which we use in the United Kingdom to help us provide insurance cover to people with medical conditions, to function correctly.

_hjIncludedInSample This cookie is lets our business partners at Hotjar Limited know whether to include your visit in the sample which is used to generate Heatmaps, Funnels, Recordings, etc. We use this information to develop, test and improve our website usability. Please note that this cookie does not store any personal information.

Hppsession This cookie is required to allow payments to be made on our website, so it wouldn’t be possible to purchase an insurance policy without it.

_uetsid, MUID These cookies help us and our business partner Bing see which advertisements you interact with. The data collected does not include personal information and is not shared between different advertisers.

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