Cookies Policy

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.

  • First party cookies are cookies set by the Creditinfo website. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
  • Persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer and that are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.

When you visit Creditinfo’s website, you will be prompted to accept or decline cookies.

The purpose is to enable the site to remember your preferences (such as user name, language, etc.) for a certain period of time.

That way, you don’t have to re-enter them when browsing around the site during the same visit.

Cookies can also be used to establish anonymized statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.

HOW DO WE USE COOKIES?

Creditinfo’s website mostly uses “first-party cookies”. These are cookies set and controlled by us, not by any external organization.

The types of first-party cookie we use are to:

  • store visitor preferences
  • gather analytics data (about user behavior)
  • make our websites operational

Visitor preferences

These are set by us and only we can read them. They remember:

  • if you have accepted (or declined) this site’s cookies in the cookie bar
  • your language preference
Name Purpose Cookie Type & Duration
cookie_notice_accepted Stores your cookie preferences (so you won’t be asked again) First-party persistent cookie; stored for 1 week
pll_language Stores information on whether you have already replied to a survey pop-up – so you won’t be asked again First-party persistent cookie, 1 year

Analytics cookies

Creditinfo uses cookies stored on the user’s computer for the purpose of analyzing website visits and helping to improve their functionality. This information is used to provide information about website usage, such as which pages within the site are viewed and how often. There, no personal information about users is stored. Creditinfo also uses Google Analytics from Google. Analytics anonymously collects information and reports on site development without reporting individual users or personal information. Most browser settings can be changed to prevent cookies from being received. You can also delete cookies easily.

We use Google Analytics to help analyze how visitors use our site. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are small text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. Note the deliberate emphasis of anonymous, as no personally identifiable information is collected about you unless you explicitly submit that information on this website.

The anonymous information generated by Google Analytics cookies about your use of our site is transmitted to Google – not us. This information is processed to compile statistical reports on website activity for our site only. We use these reports to evaluate aggregate visitor usage so that we can optimize the content, and its marketing, to better meet your needs.

For further information about how Google Analytics uses cookies and IP address data, see: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

By default, these cookies are disabled and will only be enabled if you positively opt-in.

If you want to opt-out (withdraw your previously given consent with these cookies) you can do it here.

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

Sometimes our website displays content from external providers, e.g. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

To view this third-party content, you first have to accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, which we have no control over.

But if you do not view this content, no third-party cookies are installed on your device.

Third-party providers on Creditinfo websites may be

You Tube
Google Maps
Twitter
Facebook
Google
LinkedIn

These third-party services are outside of the control of Creditinfo. Providers may, at any time, change their terms of service, purpose and use of cookies, etc.

How can you manage cookies?

You can manage/delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org.

Removing cookies from your device

You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.

Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. site preferences).

Managing site-specific cookies

For more detailed control over site-specific cookies, check the privacy and cookie settings in your preferred browser

Blocking cookies

You can set most modern browsers to prevent any cookies being placed on your device, but you may then have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site/page. And some services and functionalities may not work properly at all.

Managing our analytics cookies

If you want to opt-out (withdraw your previously given consent with these cookies) you can do it here.

This Policy was last updated on 31 March 2020.