Main Cookie Notice
Cookie Notice/Policy wording
Here at Cheque Exchange we realise that many people may not be familiar with cookies and other similar technologies, so we feel it's important to shed some light on what they are and how they're used to help our site visitors understand them a bit more. Below you'll find a guide to cookies in general, as well as more detail about the cookies used on this website.
What is a cookie and why are they used?
A cookie is a small piece of text information that a website transfers to your computer's hard drive so that it can remember you.
The information in a cookie usually includes the name of the website, their 'duration' or 'lifetime' (i.e. how long they will remain on your hard drive) and a unique identifier, which is usually a randomly generated number.
Cookies are generally used by most website operators to recognise visitors when they return, to store any preferences expressed by visitors when using the website and help highlight areas for website improvement, all of which is intended to improve the visitor experience.
It is important to note that cookies cannot be used by themselves to personally identify you unless you offer up personal information, i.e. when you complete an application form, as cookies only know what you've told them. They are also unable to access any personal information stored on your computer's hard drive.
Are there different types of cookie?
Yes; different types of cookie include:
Session cookies - temporary cookies that are only stored on your computer for as long as you're on a particular website. If you close your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) and end your 'session', the cookie will automatically be deleted.
Session cookies tend to be used to remember things whilst you're browsing a website. For example, if you're shopping online, a session cookie will be used to remember that you've added something to your 'shopping basket' and it will allow the website to keep it there for you.
Persistent cookies - more long-term cookies that remain on your computer after you've closed your browser. How long they stay on your computer changes from cookie to cookie, but it's usually 30 days.
Like session cookies, persistent cookies are also used to remember things from when you've been browsing, but because they're still on your computer after you've left a website, they can be used to make sure that when you return what you're seeing is relevant to you
Third party cookies - cookies that are set by or whose information is sent back to a website that is different to the one you're viewing.
Are all cookies necessary?
Some of these cookies may be strictly necessary -in other words they are required to ensure that the website functionality can operate effectively to provide you with a seamless experience whilst navigating the site. They may also be use to ensure the security of the site. If a cookie is not necessary then you will be asked your permission for that cookie to be used.
Should I be worried about cookies?
Many people may be worried that website operators using cookies will be able to personally identify them and/or access their private information stored on their computer's hard drive.
This is not the case; cookies used by this company cannot access any information that is stored on your computer's hard drive. In addition, the only way a cookie could be used to personally identify you is if you choose offer up personal information i.e. when you complete an application form.
Does the Cheque Exchange website set cookies?
Yes; however we only set the below strictly necessary cookie for the following purpose.
Cookie Message agreed
This cookie is lets the browser know if you have closed the cookie message at the top of the page.