Cookies Policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work or work more efficiently.

The exact information stored on the cookie will vary from site to site, depending on what information is necessary for that particular experience.

For example, if the site requires a login, the cookie may allow you to remain logged in, or at least let the site remember your username. If you use the same device, cookies allow that website to remember your location, so you will not have to re-enter it every time.

In addition, advertising cookies may store information about items you've viewed or purchased, which can then be used to customise the adverts you see in the future.

Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier, the website’s domain name, and some digits and numbers. In most cases, it will identify you in some way.

Different categories of cookie

First-party cookies

Are cookies created by the website you are visiting and stored on your computer. By default, first-party cookies are allowed in every web browser. If you were to disable first-party cookies, a website could not keep track of your activity as you move from page to page.

Second-party cookies

Are cookies that are transferred from one company (the one that created first-party cookie) to another company via a data partnership.

Third-party cookie

Are cookies that are placed on your computer by a website from a domain other than the one you are visiting. Third-party cookies are often blocked and deleted through browser settings and security settings. Profile Pensions use third party cookies for our advertising and marketing efforts.

What cookies do Profile Pensions use?

Profile Pensions use a number of different cookies that we place in to the following categories:

Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential to our website working properly. We do not provide an option to turn off ‘Necessary cookies’ because they are required to deliver security, enable core site functionality, and help you use our site's features and services as you would expect (including remembering your cookie consent preferences). Profile Pensions do not use these cookies to track you across third-party websites and do not share these cookies with other companies.

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how you use our website, for instance, which pages you go to most often, and if you get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you. All the information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how our website works.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow Profile Pensions to remember choices you make about the kind of experience you want on our site and to provide you with a more personalised experience. For example, a functional cookie is required to allow you to share a blog post you like on social media or to remember that you started a web chat conversation with us. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Cookie Name
Description
Company
Category
Third Party
Expires
__cfduid
Cookie associated with Cloudflare (https://www.cloudflare.com/en-gb/). We use Cloudflare to speed up page load times. It is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from and allows us to ensure the website is protected from spikes in traffic/DDoS. It does not contain any user identification information
Cloudflare
Necessary
30d
__Secure-3PAPISID
Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising
Google
Targeting
Session
__Secure-3PSID
Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising
Google
Targeting
Session
APISID __Secure-
Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising
Google
Targeting
Session
__Secure-HSID
Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising
Google
Targeting
Session
_dc_gtm_UA-58878237-1
This cookie is used to connect our website to Google Analytics via Google Tag Manager
Google
Performance
Session
_EDGE_S
This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie that ensures the proper functioning of this website.
Microsoft
Functional
Session
AA003
Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third party advertisers
Facebook
Targeting
30d+
ATN
Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third party advertisers
Facebook
Targeting
30d+
_fbp
Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third party advertisers
Facebook
Targeting
90d
_ga
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default, it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
Google
Performance
2y
_gat_UA-58878237-1
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate-limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
Google
Performance
Unlimited
_gid
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics.  It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.
Google
Performance
1d
_uetsid
This cookie is used by Microsoft Bing to determine what ads should be shown that may be relevant to the end user perusing the site.
Microsoft
Targeting
1d
1P_JAR
Used for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising
Google
Targeting
30d
ANID
Used for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising
Google
Targeting
30d
ANON
This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie to enable user-based content.
Microsoft
Targeting
30d
APISID
Used for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant and personalised Google advertising
This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.
Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising
Google
Targeting
session
CONSENT
Used for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising
Used to store Google Network advertising preferences for use in targeted advertising
Google
Targeting
Unlimited
DSID
Used for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising
Used for targeting purposes to store Google IDs so that your activity can be linked across devices (if you’ve previously signed in to your Google Account on another device), in order to show relevant & personalised advertising across all devices
Google
Targeting
14d
DV
Used for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising
Used for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised advertising
Google
Targeting
Session
fr
It provides information to Facebook to associate Functional of Social Plugin. Send information to Facebook regardless if you are a member or you have logged on the social network. For more information read the paragraph "Facebook (Social Plugin)" about Cookies Third Party.
Facebook
Functional
Session
HSID
Used for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising
This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. Used for security purposes to store digitally signed and encrypted records of a user’s Google account ID and most recent sign-in time which allows Google to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorised parties. This can also be used for targeting purposes to show relevant & personalised ad content
Google
Targeting
Session
IDE
Used for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising
This cookie carries information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.
Google
Targeting
25d
intercom-id-[xxxxxxxx]
Performance and Functional cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our web chat facility (powered by intercom) but are non-essential to its use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
Intercom
Functional
270d
intercom-session-[xxxxxxxx]
Performance and Functional cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our web chat facility (powered by intercom) but are non-essential to its use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
Intercom
Functional
7d
JSESSIONID
A general-purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server. This cookie is used to allow us to monitor the website availability and alert us in case of degraded performance using NewRelic Platform. This cookie does not store any personal information or tie to any PII.
NewRelic
Necessary
Session
MUID
This cookie is widely used by Microsoft as a unique user identifier. It can be set by embedded Microsoft scripts. Widely believed to sync across many different Microsoft domains, allowing user tracking.
Microsoft
Targeting
30+
_uetvid
This is a first-party cookie that is used for advertising purposes. It represents a unique, anonymised visitor ID, assigned by Universal Event Tracking (UET) mechanism.
Microsoft
Targeting
16d
NAP
This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie that ensures the proper functioning of this website.
Microsoft
Functional
30+
NID
Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising
This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to help build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites.
Google
Targeting
30+
CookieControl
This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on profilepensions.co.uk. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
Profile Pensions
Necessary
90d
SAPISID
Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising. This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.
Google
Targeting
1y
SID
Use by Google Analytics for session state management.
Google
Performance
Session
_gat
This cookie is used by Google Analytics to throttle (control) request rate.
Google
Performance
1 minute
SIDCC
This cookie carries out information about how the end-user uses the website and any advertising that the end-user may have seen before visiting the said website.
Google
Targeting
Session
signup
This cookie temporarily stores tracking data required for you to sign up to our service. We do not share that cookie with any third-party.
Profile Pensions
Necessary
Session
SSID
This cookie carries out information about how the end-user uses the website and any advertising that the end-user may have seen before visiting the said website.
Google
Targeting
Session
utm_medium
This cookie temporarily stores tracking data required for you to sign up to our service. We do not share that cookie with any third-party.
Profile Pensions
Necessary
Session
utm_source
This cookie temporarily stores tracking data required for you to sign up to our service. We do not share that cookie with any third-party.
Profile Pensions
Necessary
Session
utm_term
This cookie temporarily stores tracking data required to track the search terms associated with page visits. We do not share that cookie with any third-party.
Profile Pensions
Performance
Session
utm_campaign
This cookie temporarily stores tracking data required for you to sign up to our service. We do not share that cookie with any third-party.
Profile Pensions
Necessary
Session
utm_content
This cookie temporarily stores tracking data required to track the page content associated with page visits. We do not share that cookie with any third-party.
Profile Pensions
Performance
Session
gclid
This cookie temporarily stores tracking data required for you to sign up to our service. We do not share that cookie with any third-party.
Profile Pensions
Necessary
Session

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. Once you use these links and leave our site, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information, which you provide whilst visiting such sites. We do not control the other website(s) and Profile Pensions Privacy Policy does not govern such sites.

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by accessing our cookie preferences screen.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

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Please note however, that by blocking or deleting cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the website.

Legal basis for processing

We process information about you contained in or obtained from essential cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interests

Ensuring our site functions properly and providing you with the online services you have requested.



If you would like to find out more about how Profile Pensions process your personal data, please see our Privacy Policy.