Cookie Policy

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This Cookies policy describes how we use cookies on our website and it applies to anyone who visits our website.  This policy should be read together with our Privacy Statement and website Legal Notice.

What are Cookies and why do we use them?

Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information which are stored on your device whenever you visit a website.  We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site.  This helps us to better understand how you use our website, remember selections that you have made in previous browsing sessions and to make our website more efficient. 

Cookies which are set by us are called first-party cookies, while third-party cookies, if applicable, are set and used by our approved business partners such as Google Analytics.

Should you choose not to accept certain optional cookies on our website, this will have no adverse effect on your browsing experience on our website.

Categories of Cookies

In the table below we have set out the categories of cookies that we use on our website and what they are used for.  These cookies are:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order for you to move around the website and use its features such as providing you with an insurance quote.

Performance Cookies

These cookies, also known as analytical cookies, are cookies that collect information about how visitors use our website.  Acorn Brokerage uses Google Analytics to track anonymised usage statistics for the website.  This information is used to analyse how frequently people visit the site, how the website is found and which pages are most frequently viewed.  These cookies do not collect information that identify a user of the website and are generally used to improve how a website works.  

Advertising Cookies

Advertising Cookies (of third parties which may also include social media companies) collect information to help better tailor advertising to your interests, both within and beyond our website.  In some cases these cookies may involve the processing and/or profiling of your personal data. 

Types of Cookies

Cookies have different lifespans and the above categories of cookies can be either:

Session Cookies - these cookies exist only while a user is reading and navigating the website and are deleted after each visit to our website. 

Persistent Cookies - will remain in place across multiple visits to our website.  These are used to record information such as how the user came to the website or record details about the last browsing session on the website. 

Here is a list of the cookies in use on our website:

Service

Cookie Name

Category

Description of purpose

Expiry Date/Type

1st Party/  3rd Party

Site Function

CMSESSID

Strictly Necessary

Manage and modify the digital content of the site

Expires at the end of the website visit

1st Party

 (Acorn Insurance)

Cookie Preference

OptanonConsent

Strictly Necessary

Used to store the cookie preference you have selected

6 months

1st Party

(Acorn Insurance)

Cookie Preference

OptionAlertboxClosed

Strictly Necessary

Used to store the cookie preference you have selected

6 months

1st Party

(Acorn Insurance)

eQuote/Applied Systems 

_ga, _gid, _gat

Strictly Necessary

These cookies enable us to track the user flow through our eQuote process

Expires after 1 day

3rd Party (Applied Systems)

Google Analytics –Tracking

_ga, _gid, _gat, _dc_gtm

Performance

These cookies enable us to collect and analyse data about how visitors arrive at our site and how they interact with our site. For more information on the Google cookies, please visit:  https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-US.

_ga expires after 2 years

_gat and _gid expire after 1 day , _dc_gtm expire after 1 minute   

3rd Party (Google)

Google Doubleclick

_fbp, _ga, _gcl-au,

NID, CONSENT, IDE, test_cookie, 1P_JAR, DSID, ANID, SEARCH_SAMESITE

Advertising

These cookies are used for advertising and marketing purposes. We use these cookies to know that a visitor has been on our site before which allows us (or a third party) to display an appropriate advertisement on another website.

test_cookie expires after 15 mins, 1P_JAR and DSID expire after 1 month ,_fbp, _gcl-au expire after 3 months , SEARCH_SAMESITE expires after 6 months, _ga and ANID expires after 1 Year, NID expires after 18 months IDE expires after 2 years CONSENT expires after 18 years

3rd Party (Google)

Facebook remarketing cookies

Fr

Advertising

These cookies are used for advertising and marketing purposes. We use these cookies to know that a visitor has been on our site before which allows us (or a third party) to display an appropriate advertisement on another website. For more information on the Facebook cookies, please visit:

https://en-gb.facebook.com/policies/cookies/

Expires after 3 months  

3rd Party (Facebook)

Amobee

uid, SIDCC (_Secure3pSIDCC), SID (_Secure3pSID), SSID, HSID, SAPISID, APISID (_Secure3pAPISID)

Advertising

Amobee advertising technology collects data about the websites and apps that a user interacts with and the advertisements that a browser or app displays. For more information on Amobee cookies, please visit: https://www.amobee.com/trust/privacy-guidelines/#cookies

uid expires after 30 days, SIDCC (_Secure3pSIDCC) expire after 1 year, APISID (_Secure3pAPISID), HSID, SAPISID, SID, SSID expire after 2 years.

3rd Party (Amobee)

How do I change my cookie settings?

Strictly necessary cookies are set automatically, and you cannot change this using our Manage Cookie Preferences banner. You can control whether Performance and Advertising cookies are set. Once you have submitted your cookie preferences to us, the cookie banner will disappear from your screen, and re-appear after a period of 6 months. You can review and change your preferences at any time using our Manage Cookie Preference link in every page footer.

If you had opted in, but do not opt in again either at the 6 month point, or when using our Manage Cookie Preference link, the cookies set by the website will still exist on your browser, for the lifespan listed in the cookies table below, but will cease to operate. You can completely remove cookies from your browser by following the instructions in this section of this policy.

You can use your browser settings to choose whether you want to accept cookies or not, as well as to remove cookies that have been set on your device.

You can find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers by using the links below:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

It may also be possible to install extensions into your web browser that block cookies and online advertising.  Please consult your browser developer's website for more information on this technology.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

To opt out of being tracked by to certain cookies used for Advertising purposes, visit www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/your-ad-choices

Please note that these sites are operated by third parties and not by us. Please also note that any opt out preference selected will only apply to the web browser on the particular device from which you access the opt-out options.

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