Cookies are files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to the device you use when you visit a website. These can then be read by that website on subsequent visits or by other websites that recognise that cookie. Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs, such as remembering your preferences and generally improving your online experience.
There are different types of cookies. We have highlighted some of these differences below:
Session or Persistent Cookies
All cookies are either session or persistent cookies
- Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. They facilitate tasks such as allowing a website to identify that a user of a particular device is navigating from page to page, supporting website security or basic functionality.
Our session cookies used for security are designed to be very difficult to read, change, access or use, except by us. They contain no personal information that can be used to identify an individual.
- Persistent cookies last after you have closed your browser and allow a website to remember your actions and preferences.
Aldermore uses persistent cookies in a few ways, for example, to allow us to analyse customer visits to our site. These cookies help us to understand how users arrive at, and use, our site so we can improve our service. Sometimes persistent cookies are used by websites to provide targeted advertising based on the browsing history of the device.
First and Third Party Cookies
- First party cookies are those set by or on behalf of the Aldermore website visited. These enable the website to run at an optimum level and enhance the user experience. They are also used to keep your preferences.
- Third party cookies are those which are set up by external companies or vendors. These cookies are likely to be performance and targeting cookies, including analytics cookies to enable us to monitor and optimise our website.