Privacy and Cookies

This policy sets out how www.events-insurance.co.uk uses and protects any information that you give us when you use our website.

Event Insurance Cookie Policy

Event Insurance is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. For full details of our privacy policy, as well as information regarding data protection click here.

 

This Cookie Policy pertains to the personal information we collect or generate about our customers on our websites and describes the types of information collected, how your information is used, shared and protected. It also explains the choices you have relating to your information.

What is a Cookie?

An HTTP cookie - commonly referred to as just "cookie" - is a parcel of text sent back and forth between a web browser and the server it accesses. Its original purpose was to provide a state management mechanism between a web browser and a web server. Without a cookie (or a similar solution), a web server cannot distinguish between different users, or determine any relationship between sequential page visits made by the same user. For this reason, cookies are used to differentiate one user from another and to pass information from page to page during a single user's website session. A web server uses cookies to collect data about a given browser, along with the information requested and sent by the browser's operator (the visitor). Cookies do not identify people, but rather they are defined themselves by a combination of a computer, a user account, and a browser.

Cookies We Use

Google Analytics tracking (along with most web tracking software) uses cookies in order to provide meaningful reports about your visit to our site. However, Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data about you.

Google Analytics uses cookies to define user sessions, as well as to provide a number of key features in the Google Analytics reports. Google Analytics sets or updates cookies only to collect data required for the reports. Additionally, Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies. This means that all cookies set by Google Analytics for the domain send data only to the servers for that domain. This effectively means that the data cannot be altered or retrieved by any service on another domain.

We also use strictly necessary and functional eCommerce cookies across www.events-insurance.co.uk. These consist of “strictly necessary” session cookies that place a temporary file on your browser which is erased when the webpage is closed and “functional” persistent cookies which are used to recognise users logged in to the systems. These cookies are placed by our third party payment gateway Worldpay. We also use a PHP session identifier which is a temporary cookie used only when browsing the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

IP Address

An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our websites, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what geographic regions our website visitors come from.

Categories of Cookies

1. Necessary
These cookies are essential in order for our site to operate properly and enable you to use its features.

2. Performance
These cookies collect information about how visitors interact with our websites, such as what pages are visited and what errors may have occurred across the site. The information collected is used to improve how our websites work.

3. Targeting
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to users based on their interests. They can also be used to limit the number of times users see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They can be placed on a device by us or by a third party with our consent. For example, where you choose to link to various social networks (such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest) via our website, these social network sites may place cookies on your device and use these to target advertising to you on their or other websites.

 

Your Choices

Cookies are used with your consent in accordance with applicable law. You can stop cookies being downloaded on to your computer by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking "help" on your browser's menu or by visiting http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at [email address]

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

How to turn off cookies

Please use the following links below to disable cookies on your particular browser:

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