Cookies

Cookies

By using the Brit Insurance website, you agree that we can place cookies on your device as described below:

What are cookies?
A cookie is a piece of information contained in a very small text file that is stored in your Internet browser or elsewhere on your hard drive. Cookies allow a website to identify a user's device whenever that user returns to the website and are commonly used in order to make websites work more efficiently.

Brit Insurance use of cookies
Brit Insurance collects information during your visit through the use of cookies. We use these cookies for a variety of reasons, most commonly to distinguish you from other users of our websites and to help us compile aggregate statistics about usage of our website.

The table below is a list of the cookies used by Brit Insurance, along with the purpose and the name of each cookie. Please note that we may from time to time modify or update our cookies and will update this list accordingly.

Cookie Name Purpose
Google Analytics _utma
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We use these cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website, in order to make improvements. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from and the pages visited. Please see Google's explanation of Google Analytics at www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
Sitecore Analytics SC_ANALYTICS_SESSION_COOKIE We use these cookies to collect information about how visitors use our site, in order to help us improve our site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Please see Sitecore explanation of these analytics at www.sitecore.net/Company/Contact/Privacy-Policy.aspx

How to control cookies?
You can control acceptance of cookies by modifying your Internet browser preferences. You have the ability to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. Please note that, if you choose to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of our site and may be unable to use those services or engage in activities that require the placement of cookies.

To disable cookies:
If you are using Internet Explorer:
Go to 'Tools' in the menu bar and then click on 'Internet Options'
Click on 'Privacy' tab on top
Move the slider up to the 'Block all the Cookies' setting

If you are using Firefox:
Go to 'Options' in the menu bar
Click on 'Privacy'
Uncheck the box that says 'Accept cookies from sites'

If you are using Google Chrome:
Go to the menu
Click on 'Settings'
Click on 'Show Advanced Settings
Click on 'Content Settings'
Select 'Block third party cookies and site data'

Data protection

In addition to Brit Insurance’s safeguards, your Personal Information is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act. This provides, amongst other things, that the Personal Information Brit Insurance holds about you should be processed lawfully and fairly. It should be accurate, relevant and not excessive. The information should be kept up to date, where necessary, and not retained for longer than is necessary. It should be kept securely to prevent unauthorised access by other people. You have the right to see what is held about you (on the payment of an administrative fee not exceeding £10) and correct any inaccuracies by contacting us. You can contact us about your Personal Information by writing to:

Tim Harmer, Data Protection Officer Brit Insurance, 55 Bishopsgate London, EC2N 3AS