Cookies are very small, often encrypted text files that are stored on your computer when you visit certain websites.
You can learn more by visiting allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies may either be set by us (first party cookies) or by another party (third party cookies).
These allow us to:
- ensure important components of our website work correctly;
- analyse where visitors to our website have come from;
- look at number of visitors to different pages within our website;
- further analyse your actions once you come to our website so we can make our website easier to use and improve
- retain certain input data (for 30 days) in the event you leave the website before completing an application;
- provide advertising material if you leave our website.
Third party cookies may be used to provide us, our third parties and/or their partners with tracking information
which does not identify you personally but which does recognise the device and type of websites and offers which the
device is used to visit. In turn these tracking technologies may cause similar products and offers to be displayed
on that device by way of banner advertisements and other means when you visit third party websites. This may be used
for targeted pay-per-click advertising elsewhere.
control over such cookies but you can manage them by changing the setting in your browser (please see section
The cookies we use can be divided into four categories:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are essential cookies needed for you to be able to use our website to its full extent. Without some of these
cookies we can’t provide you with the service you want. These cookies cannot be disabled as it may prevent our
website from working properly. These cookies do not gather information about you that can be used for marketing
purposes. Certain cookies allow us to track how our website is performing (i.e. page load times) and how customers
are using the website. They do not track outside of our website and are used by us anonymously.
These cookies collect information about how you have accessed our website and how you use it. This information is
anonymous and used on an aggregated basis to improve how our website works and determine which marketing channels
feed into it. Disabling these cookies will mean we can’t learn how our website is performing and improve the
customer experience for you.
These cookies allow our website to remember you and any choices you’ve made on our website. This can include certain
data inputted/selected by you during your application which may include personal data and log-in details. It will
also recognise if you have come to our website via a promotion and will retain that information so the promotion
remains available to you, whilst applicable. They can also be used to provide services such as watching a video or
leaving comments. Disabling these cookies will mean that we’re unable to carry out the functions above and therefore
your personal data and preferences may have to be reset every time you visit us. It may also mean that some
functionality is not available. These cookies don’t track your browsing activity on third party websites.
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits. They remember what websites you’ve visited and what
products you’ve looked at. This information is then shared with third parties, such as advertisers. This is done in
order to show you more relevant adverts and ensure they’re tailored to your interests. Disabling these cookies will
mean that adverts you see online may be less relevant to you.
The length of time a cookie will stay on your device is dependent on whether they are ‘session’ cookies or
Session cookies: these are set at the start of your visit to our website and only stay on your
device until you stop browsing.
Persistent cookies: these are set on your first visit to our website but have an expiry date or time
attached to them (usually 540 days). This means that the cookie will stay on your device until either you delete
your cookies or the expiry limit is reached.
You may set your preferences when visiting our website to disable certain cookies however this will affect some
important functionality of this website, including disrupting your loan application process, and adversely affecting
your online account viewing area. When you first arrive on our website you should see the below pop up come up:
You can either accept all our cookies and continue browsing by clicking ‘Continue’ or be taken to our cookie
preference function by clicking on ‘More Information’. This function enables you to manage your acceptance of the
categories of cookies set out above. Strictly Necessary cookies cannot be turned off as to do so would prevent you
from using our website effectively.
You can manage the cookies we use via our Cookie
Preference function. This won’t stop cookies from other websites
being set. You can block other cookies or remove any already stored on your computer by adjusting your web browser
settings. Each web browser has a help section to instruct you on how to do this (normally available via key F1).
Here are some links to instructions for the most common browsers: