What is a cookie?
A cookie is a very small text file that a website sends to your browser. The text file stores information about your preferences and how you have used money.co.uk.
Cookies are used by almost every website and allow us to run our website and many of the services we offer.
You can find out more about cookies by visiting:
Enable you to log into money.co.uk.
Validate competition entries.
Track the purchase of products and services on third party websites that you apply for through money.co.uk. This provides us with the revenue that enables us to provide our comparison service. How our website works.
What cookies do we use?
The cookies we use:
Help the website work correctly; we use what are known as "necessary cookies" and "functional cookies" to help with things like keeping you logged into your money.co.uk account when you move to a new page.
Help us measure how the site is doing with "performance cookies". These can tell us what pages are popular and help to identify parts of the site that are not working correctly.
Track how you have used our site with "targeted cookies" and "advertising cookies". These are used to show you adverts on third party websites that are likely to be of interest based on what you have looked at on our website.
To check if your browser is set to accept cookies we use the cookie cookiechecks.
To monitor how visitors use the site and optimise usability we use the cookies trVisitData, trVisitID and trVisitIDHash. These are deleted once you close your browser.
To enable money.co.uk members to remain logged in when they navigate around the site, we use the cookies userinfo and memberHash.
We use userinfo_member to identify members that have logged into the site in the past 30 days.
To temporarily record information that a user enters into the site before logging in, we use the cookies money_ugc_waiting and money_object_waiting.
We also use money_ugc_error and money_ugc_message to enable us to notify visitors when something goes wrong with a post they have entered on the site. All of these cookies are deleted after 60 minutes.
To enable us to monitor the number of visitors that return to the site, we use the permanent cookie trHash.
To prepopulate forms (like those used to login and reset passwords) we use the cookie user_email. This is deleted once you close your browser.
To facilitate navigation around the site we use the cookies sbnav, focus and val_deal_page. These are deleted when you close your browser.
To record your preferences relating to leaving feedback on money.co.uk, the cookies we use are dzFBpreference and dzFBlater. These allow us to hide the feedback prompt if you have already left comments.
To track recommendations via our 'tell a friend' functionality, we use the cookie memberReferralId.
To store information about overlays we use the cookie money_ugc_overlay.
To temporarily store a user-selected value whilst logging in, we use cookie money_alert_waiting.
To enable the user to switch to the desktop version of money.co.uk from the mobile site, we use the cookie desktopMode.
To help with user experience with various site features, we use the following cookies: responsiveMessage, noFadeInDealAlert, fadeInFacebook, noFadeInSavingsAlertRightBox and compTablePromo.
Third party cookies used on money.co.uk
When you use our website, the following third parties will also generate cookies through your browser:
We use Google and Microsoft Analytics (and their related conversion tracking tools) to analyse the use of money.co.uk. These systems provide us with statistics about how our website is used through storing cookies on users' computers.
Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.
We may use Tynt to monitor cutting and pasting of text from our website. Tynt only tracks the material being copied and does not track any personally identifiable information. You may be able to opt out of Tynt (by means of a cookie) on their website.
We use Crazy Egg to analyse traffic on money.co.uk in order to understand our customers' needs. Crazy Egg collects only anonymous, aggregate statistics and does not tie a specific visit to a specific visitor.
We use Hotjar to track how visitors use our site, which helps us improve the site's performance and our users' experiences.
We use AdalyserTracker to track if visitors have come to our site after seeing our TV advertising.
How to change your cookie settings
You can view most of the cookies currently stored by your browser (and choose to opt out of them) using aboutads.info.
Most browsers also come with settings that allow you to disable cookies, although this could affect the usability of most websites.
You can find out how to delete and control the cookies for most browsers by following the instructions on aboutcookies.org.
You can opt out of Google Analytics across all websites without affecting how you visit money.co.uk - you can do this using this Google tool.
You can also opt out of the cookies used by Google, Facebook and Twitter: