COOKIE POLICY
 
Last updated May 28, 2021
 
 
 
This Cookie Policy explains how Usay Business ("Company", "we", "us", and "our") uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our websites at https://www.usaycompare.co.uk, ("Websites"). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.
 
In some cases we may use cookies to collect personal information, or that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information.
 
What are cookies?
 
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
 
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Usay Business) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
 
Why do we use cookies?
 
We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
 
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):
 

How do I manage cookies?

If you do not wish to have cookies stored when you visit Usay Compare's websites, you can adjust the settings of the browser you are setting.

Please note, however, that if you turn off your cookies it may make browsing Usay Compare’s websites much slower, and will affect performance and functionality. In particular, you will not be able to request quotes online as the functionality for these require cookies that fall under the ‘strictly necessary’ cookies.

Essential website cookies:
 
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.

 

Name: TP.uuid
Purpose: Loads reviews onto the site
Provider: Trustpilot
Service: __________  
Country: United Kingdom
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: __________

 

Name: __tlbcpv
Purpose: Used to record unique visitor views of the consent banner.
Provider: .termly.io
Service: Termly View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year
 

Performance and functionality cookies:

These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.

Name: __cfruid
Purpose: Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.
Provider: .www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: Cloudflare View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: Canada
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: session
Name: MR
Purpose: Microsoft MSN cookie. Used to measure the use of the website for internal analytics.
Provider: .bat.bing.com
Service: Microsoft View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 7 days

Analytics and customization cookies:

These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Websites for you.

Name: __hssrc
Purpose: Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser.
Provider: .usaycompare.co.uk
Service: Hubspot.com View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session
Name: hubspotutk
Purpose: This cookie keeps track of a visitor's identity. It is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.
Provider: .usaycompare.co.uk
Service: Hubspot.com View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 24 days
Name: __hstc
Purpose: The main cookie for tracking visitors.
Provider: .usaycompare.co.uk
Service: Hubspot.com View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 24 days
Name: _uetvid
Purpose: Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.
Provider: .usaycompare.co.uk
Service: Google Tag Manager View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 24 days
Name: _gid
Purpose: Keeps an entry of unique ID which is then used to come up with statistical data on website usage by visitors. It is a HTTP cookie type and expires after a browsing session.
Provider: .usaycompare.co.uk
Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 day
Name: _dc_gtm_UA-#
Purpose: Google Tag Manager uses it to control how a Google Analytics script tag loads. This is a HTTP cookie whose data is deleted after a session.
Provider: .usaycompare.co.uk
Service: Google Tag Manager View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 minute
Name: _uetsid
Purpose: Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement - This also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement.
Provider: .usaycompare.co.uk
Service: Google Tag Manager View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 day
Name: counters.gif
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in: session
Name: gen_204
Purpose: Is Google (Translate)'s third-party cookie.
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in: session
Name: MUID
Purpose: Sets a unique user id for tracking how the user uses the site. Persistent cookie that is saved for 3 years
Provider: .bing.com
Service: Bing Analytics View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 24 days
Name: ppcParams
Purpose: Tracks Google PPC advert information
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_session_storage
Expires in: session
Name: __hssc
Purpose: This cookie keeps track of sessions.
Provider: .usaycompare.co.uk
Service: Hubspot.com View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 30 minutes
Name: _uetsid
Purpose: Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement - This also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement.
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: Google Tag Manager View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: _ga
Purpose: It records a particular ID used to come up with data about website usage by the user. It is a HTTP cookie that expires after 2 years.
Provider: .usaycompare.co.uk
Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 11 months 29 days
Name: __stid
Purpose: The __stid cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors user-activity, e.g. Web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc.
Provider: .sharethis.com
Service: ShareThis View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days
Name: #collect
Purpose: Sends data such as visitor’s behavior and device to Google Analytics. It is able to keep track of the visitor across marketing channels and devices. It is a pixel tracker type cookie whose activity lasts within the browsing session.
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in: session
Name: __ptq.gif
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in: session
Name: _uetvid
Purpose: Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: Google Tag Manager View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: _uetsid_exp
Purpose: Contains the expiry-date for the cookie with corresponding name.
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: Google Tag Manager View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent

Advertising cookies:

These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

Name: _gcl_au
Purpose: Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.
Provider: .usaycompare.co.uk
Service: AdSense View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 2 months 29 days
Name: a
Purpose: Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: Cox Digital Solutions (Fomerly Adify) View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in: session
Name: ga-audiences
Purpose: Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: AdWords View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in: session
Name: _uetvid_exp
Purpose: Contains the expiry-date for the cookie with corresponding name.
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: Google Tag Manager View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent

Social networking cookies:

These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Websites through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.

Name: __stidv
Purpose: The cookie is set by ShareThis. The cookie is used for site analytics to determine the pages visited, the amount of time spent, etc.
Provider: .sharethis.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days

Unclassified cookies:

These are cookies that have not yet been categorized. We are in the process of classifying these cookies with the help of their providers.

Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/the-perfect-fit
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/easing-back-into-it
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/how-do-i-make-my-private-health-cover-cheaper
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/virtually-hassle-free-digital-gp
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/how-much-does-health-insurance-cost
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/health-insurance-underwriting-options
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/insurance-awareness-day
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/five-private-medical-insurance-myths-busted
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/cancer-covered
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/how-does-private-medical-insurance-help-with-covid-19
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/national-simplicity-day
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/healthy-habits
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/mental-health-week
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/why-is-mens-health-more-at-risk
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/the-meaning-of-life-insurance
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/theloveofthenhs
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/critical-illness-or-income-protection
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/is-it-time-to-take-cover
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/our-top-5-favourite-resources-for-supporting-childrens-mental-health
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/hip-replacement-cost
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/flip-your-pancakes
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: st_shares_https://www.usaycompare.co.uk/blog/health-insurance-excess
Purpose: __________
Provider: www.usaycompare.co.uk
Service: __________  
Country: Canada
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
 
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
 
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
 
Do you use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?
 
Websites may also use so-called "Flash Cookies" (also known as Local Shared Objects or "LSOs") to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.
 
If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to "information" on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time).
 
Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.
 
Do you serve targeted advertising?
 
Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.
 
How often will you update this Cookie Policy?
 
We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.
 
The date at the top of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.
 
Where can I get further information?
 
If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at info@usaycompare.com or by post to:
 
Usay Business
Usay House, 5 Hercules Court, Lakeside Business Park, Broadway Lane, South Cerney,
Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 5XZ
United Kingdom
Phone: (+44)01285 864670