Cookie policy

1. About us

In this Cookie Policy references to "we" or "us" or "our" or "Hiscox" are to:

  • Hiscox Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited, company number 37461, registered address Chesney House, 96 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke HM 08 Bermuda
  • Hiscox Syndicates Limited, company number 02590623, registered address 1 Great St Helens, London, EC3A 6HX
  • Hiscox Europe Underwriting Limited, company number 06712051, registered address 1 Great St Helens, London, EC3A 6HX
  • Hiscox Underwriting Group Services Limited, company number 04137419, registered address 1 Great St Helens, London, EC3A 6HX

When using our websites, your personal information will be processed by different Hiscox Group companies listed above, who will be the 'data controller'. Please contact us via the contact details set out below if you would like further information on this.

This Cookie Policy should be read alongside, and in addition to, the Website terms and conditions and our privacy policy.

2. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

We use cookies for a variety of reasons, such as to:

  • estimate our audience size and usage patterns;
  • track your preferences;
  • speed up your searches;
  • recognise you when you return to our website;
  • allow you to use our website in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient; and
  • improve and update our website.

3. Different types of cookies

Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of the website. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookies group

Cookie Name

Description

Lifespan

OneTrust

eupubconsent,

OptanonConsent,

OptanonAlertBoxClosed

OneTrust is a cookie law compliance solution that displays the cookie notice and stores user cookie preferences.

365 days,

365 days,

180 days

CloudFlare __cfduid Cloudflare provides technology to help protect our site against brute force attacks and threats to our website. It also improves the loading speed of web pages thanks to its global CDN. 30 days
NewRelic JSESSIONID We use New Relic to monitor the loading and unloading time of our website. Session
Hiscox hiscox.userHasScrolled This cookie is used for customer experience improvement. Boolean value is stalled. Session

 

Analytical / performance cookies
These types of cookies allow us to count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This assists us in improving the way the site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookies group

Cookie Name

Description

Lifespan

Google Analytics

_gac_UA-,

 _ga

We use Google Analytics to understand how visitors use our website. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the user experience.

730 days,

 

 

Functional Cookies
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Cookies group

Cookie Name

Description

Lifespan

AddThis

__atuvs,

 __atuvc,

xtc,

loc,

uvc,

To promote the sharing of blog articles on social networks

a few seconds,

396 days

a few seconds,

a few seconds

a few seconds

 

Third-party cookies
When you visit our website you may notice some cookies that are not related to us. When you visit a page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We do not control the setting of such cookies and we advise you to check the third-party websites for more information about these cookies and how to manage them. To disable all targeted Hiscox adverts on other companies' websites, please visit Your Online Choices (http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/) where you will be able to opt out of the Microsoft, Amazon, Google, AppNexus, Turn, Facebook and Twitter Advertising networks. Please note, by opting out of the Advertising networks listed, this will disable targeted adverts for Hiscox and any other companies that use these networks. Hiscox uses suppliers that may set cookies on our website in order to deliver various services.

These include:

  • Sharing buttons (twitter, facebook, and linkedin)
  • Lists of tweets (Twitter)
  • Videos posted on the site (youtube or vimeo)


4. Manage your cookie preferences

To limit or block the cookies which are set by Hiscox, you can amend your browser’s privacy settings. The Help function within your web browser will explain how this is done.

Visit www.aboutcookies.org to find out how to limit or block cookies on an array of different browsers. There are details on how to delete cookies as well as general information about them. For information on how to do this on your mobile phone you will need to refer to the manufacturer’s guide. Please be aware that if you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work if you choose to limit or block cookies.

5. Changes to this policy

We may update this cookie policy from time to time to ensure that it remains accurate. Please check back regularly so you are fully aware of any changes.

This cookie policy was last updated on: 17th Feb 2020.

6. Questions

If you have any questions or if you would like to find out more about this Cookie Policy, please contact us at: [email protected].For additional information about how we use your data please refer to our privacy policy.