Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

This page is designed to inform you about what ‘cookies’ are, how they are employed within the Creditsafe website, how to switch off cookies within your Internet browser and some useful links for further reading on the subject. By continuing to browse the Creditsafe website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

We use cookies and similar technologies ("cookies") on this website for various purposes. A cookie is a data file that a website sends to your browser, which then stores it on the device that you are using to browse the website.

How this site uses cookies

The main cookies used on this website are as follows:

Cookie TypeDetails
Analytics These cookies help us to improve our website over time, by giving us insights into how the various sections of our website are used and how users interact with our website. The information collected is anonymous and statistical.
Authentication These cookies are used to identify unique visitors to our website. If you log in to our website, these are the cookies that allow us to remember who you are so that we can provide you with access to pages personal to you, for example your account pages. These cookies help keep your visit to the site secure.
Affiliate Lead Tracking We use a range of third parties to promote our website. We use these cookies so that, when you reach our website through one of our third parties, we can identify the third party and therefore meet our contractual commitments to that third party.
Session These are cookies that are designed to ensure that your visit to the website is as smooth as possible. Their main uses are:
  • Allowing us to identify your device as you use the website, so that you are not treated as a new visitor each time you go to another part of the website;
  • Ensure that the servers that we use to power the website each serve an equal number of users, to help make everyone's browsing as swift and responsible as possible;
  • Noting your browser's capabilities.

Third party cookies

We may allow third party organisations to set cookies using this website in order to deliver services. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these third parties, as well as details on how to opt-out, please see the table below.

Cookie NameWhat the cookie is used for

AddThis:

uid, uit, uvc and psc

Some parts of our site use AddThis to provide sharing features. For example, AddThis allows you to tweet links to some pages of our site.
For information about AddThis cookies and how to reject or delete them go to http://www.addthis.com/privacy.

Google Analytics with Display Advertising and Remarketingand Google DoubleClick

Cookies with names beginning _ut

Behind the scenes, we use Google Analytics to give us insights into how you interact with our website and to support display advertising. The advertising includes the display, by third parties such as Google, of adverts across the internet. The adverts include adverts based on your past visits to our website.

We sometimes conduct advertising campaigns using DoubleClick, a Google service.

We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the Google DoubleClick cookie) together to:

  • inform, optimise and serve ads based on someone's past visits to our website;
  • report how ad impressions, other uses of ad services and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our site.

If you do not wish to allow the use of Google Analytics for advertising, you can opt out using the Google Ad Settings.

If you do not wish to allow the use of Google Analytics cookies at all, Google provides an opt-out plug-in for most common website browsers http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

How to reject and delete cookies

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. However you do not have to accept cookies and you can, should you choose to at any time, reject or block the use of cookies and delete all cookies currently stored on your device. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking “help” on your browser's menu, or by visiting: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Please be aware however that if you chose to block cookies you may not be able to access certain features of this web site.

For information on how to reject or delete cookies on the browser of your mobile device you may need to refer to your device's manual.

Cookie Reference

Google Analytics Cookies