Cookies on Warranty Direct
This site, like many others, uses small files called "cookies" to help customise your experience. Find out more about cookies and how you can control them
This page contains information on what ‘cookies’ are, the cookies used by Warranty Direct, how to switch cookies off in your browser, and some useful links for further information.
What are ‘cookies’?
‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. Your devices are able to read and write these files, allowing them to store things such as personalisation details or user preferences. Each web dcvomain can only access cookies stored by that specific web domain, meaning that only Warranty Direct servers can access the cookies. Most web pages contain elements from multiple web domains. Therefore when you visit Warranty Direct, your browser may receive cookies from several sources.
A visit to a page on Warranty Direct may generate the following types of cookie:
Site performance cookies(Anonymous analytics cookies, affiliate tracking cookies and Cookies to help with generating a quotation
Site performance cookies
We may generate cookies to assist with site performance, for example to choose video streaming speeds which are compatible with your browser.
Anonymous analytics cookies:
Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you’ve visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only. This allows us, for example, to tell which pages are the most visited at any one time.
Affiliate tracking cookies
How do I turn cookies off?
It is possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, you may find that some aspects of Warranty Direct will stop working or work less well if you do this. (For example, we cannot provide you with a quote without using cookies, so you would not be able to buy a policy from us.)
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these setttings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
We do not recommend turning cookies off when visiting Warranty Direct, as this will prevent you from obtaining a quotation and buying a policy from us.
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online choices.