A “cookie” is a small text file that is placed on a user’s computer hard drive by a website. There are several types of cookie and the most common are often referred to as ‘session’ cookies. These are used to keep track of information needed by a user as they travel from page to page within a website. These cookies have a short lifetime and expire within a few minutes of the user leaving the site.
Other types of cookies can be used to track internet activity after the user has left the website. These are usually sponsored by organisations external to the website being visited and are generally known as ‘third party’ cookies. These usually have a long lifetime with several months being quite common. They are ‘harvested’ and refreshed’ whenever the user visits a page where the same or similar cookie is being used.
Insure the Highstreet may use short lived ‘session’ cookies to track anonymously which areas of the website are popular and which are not used; this allows us to carefully target our website resources.
Insure the Highstreet cookies do not analyse visits to other websites or any searches undertaken whilst on the Insure the Highstreet website.
Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default; however, it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies. If this is done it is important not to exclude the benign and useful session cookies. Choose an option that rejects all third party and long lived cookies.
If you are not happy with us using cookies in this way then please inform us.