What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file which can be stored on your computer when you visit
a website. It stores a small amount of encrypted data which
can be retrieved by the same website and in some cases other websites in the
future. Cookies do not present a security risk to your computer, do not contain
any personal information and are in no way associated with the problems of
viruses, malware and such like.
Some websites use tracking cookies from advertising companies which allow the
advertising company to show targetted advertisements to you when you visit any
website that participates with the advertisting network. ActiveQuote does not
use tracking cookies. If you wish to avoid tracking cookies we recommend
you 'opt-out' from them specifically rather than disabling all cookies. See How to Opt-Out
below for information on how to do this.
To receive quotes and comparison on ActiveQuote.com you will need to have
cookies enabled in your browser. These are essential to the functionality we
offer and we would be unable to provide our sophisticated functionality without
To learn more about cookies and how to control or delete them, visit aboutcookies.org
The following is a detailed list of the cookies that are used by ActiveQuote and
Purpose of cookie
This cookie allows us to associate each of the pages that you visit on our
website with each other and thereby allows us to present the correct quotes and
comparison to you. This cookie
is deleted when you close the browser.
This cookie keeps you signed in to our website and ensures the content you are
viewing is secure. It is deleted when you close the browser and is necessary to
access secure areas of our site such as the quotes, comparison and "my account"
This cookie is retained by your computer between visits to our site so we can maintain
your preferences for up to 12 months. It contains no personal information
and is not used by any 3rd parties.
These cookies allow us to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising on Google.
We do not use this information to advertise to you and we do not collect
any confidential or personally identifiable information. Google do not use this
These cookies are from Google because we use some software called Google
Analytics on our website to analyse the patterns of use of our website. The analysis
anonymous and contains no personal information. This analysis helps us plan
future site improvements that benefit you. We do not use this information to advertise
to you. Google privacy
How to Opt-Out
If you have concerns about how advertising companies may use data from tracking
cookies then you can quite easily opt-out from these programs.
The Network Advertising Initiative is a collective website for advertising groups
who offer a rather useful service. By following the link below you can choose the
advertising networks you'd prefer to ignore you, alternatively you can opt out from
Advertising Initiative Behavioral Advertising Opt-Out
If you'd prefer an all-in one solution, Google offer a plugin available for all
broswers which performs the same functionality:
Cookie Opt-out Plugin
Please note: These links will take you away from ActiveQuote.com; we cannot be responsible
for the content of external websites.