Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The cookies used by us are categorised based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories, as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies are essential in enabling you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing online services.
Without these essential cookies, services you have specifically asked for cannot be provided, such as asking for an illustration or applying for one of our plans.
Performance cookies collect information about how you use the website, for example, the pages you visit, and any errors you encounter. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you and are used to help improve how the website works.
Functionality cookies are used to provide other services such as online calculators and certain navigation elements of the website which enhance your browsing experience. They can also enable the site to remember the settings choices you make to improve your visits to the website.
You can block any cookies from any website by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of some or all cookies. However, if you block all cookies (including Strictly Necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of our websites. You can also use your browser settings to delete cookies. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Where a cookie is provided by a third party, you may be able to use that third party’s own tools to block that cookie.