What is a cookie?
Before you reach for the tea or coffee, wait, there is no dunking required! A cookie is actually a small computer file which may be downloaded to your computer's hard drive when you visit a website. Cookies are harmless files which can help improve your experience of using a website. They allow websites to respond to you as an individual. The website can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
By using any of our Sites, you consent to us using cookies. Overall, cookies help us provide you with better websites, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
The Skyscraperzuses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our Sites in order to tailor them to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
The Skyscraperzalso works with third parties in providing you services through our Sites and they may set a cookie on your computer as part of this arrangement. We use these cookies to provide relevant advertising to users of our Sites and other sites. We also use these cookies to limit what marketing or advertising is delivered to our customers.
Most cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser; these are known as session cookies. Others, known as persistent cookies, are stored on your computer either until you delete them or they expire. For example, the cookie used to keep you signed in to your account expires after 13 months. Every time you visit MoneySuperMarket.com, for example, you will be kept signed in for a further 13 months.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our Sites and could prevent you from completing some purchases through our Sites.
In order to gain the best possible experience of using the Sites, we recommend that you enable cookies in your web browser. By refusing cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of our comparison tools or make purchases through our Sites.
The cookies we use do not collect any sensitive information such as your full name, postal address or any payment details. Sensitive information which you choose to provide to us as part of the quotation process is stored separately and securely. The cookies we use only collect information that is relevant to your visit to our Sites (so, for example, if you have visited a Site previously we can see whether you ran a quote and we can deliver appropriate pages relevant to that previous journey).
Required - we use a set of cookies which are critical to the functionality of the Sites. They are used to keep a user logged in to the site and to remember previous quotations should the user return to a Site.
Functional - we use a set of cookies to track visitors to help us understand how customers use our Sites. These cookies are only used to help improve users' site experience. The cookies are placed on the user’s first visit to a Site and they track the user through the Site, where they go, where they drop off, what pages they have problems with, etc.
Marketing - we use third parties to help provide customised advertising and other content to visitors to our Sites and other sites. We also use these cookies to limit what marketing or advertising is delivered to our customers. For example, if you have already completed your car insurance purchase, we will stop showing advertising related to the relevant quote.
The information below shows the main cookies we use and gives a brief explanation of what each cookie does.