What are cookies

A cookie is small piece of data sent from a website and stored on your computer or device. Almost all websites use cookies and they have several different functions. The main purposes for cookies are to:

  • Allow the site to function correctly and to help keep it secure.
  • Make the site easier to use by remembering information that you’ve entered, to recognise you as a site user and to personalise your visit.
  • Collect basic information about the way you have used the site.

We use the following classifications of cookies on AmetInsurance.com

“Strictly Necessary” –  These allow you to move between different pages on our site. They also help to keep your details secure

“Not Strictly Necessary” – This type of cookie helps us improve the performance of our site. They tell us how pages are used, which ones are commonly viewed and help us piece together a full picture of a typical customer journey through the site. They also tell us if any errors occur.

The types of cookies on our website which fall under the above classifications are:

  • Session cookies
  • Performance cookies

Session Cookies

The session cookies that we use are strictly necessary for the website to operate and are essential to make possible certain site functionality.  You must have session cookies enabled if you wish to access any areas of the website reserved for registered users.  Session cookies do not hold personal information.  This type of cookie expires as soon as you exit the browser you are using to view our website.

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages.

Our use of Performance Cookies includes:

  1. Collating anonymous aggregated information that is used to manage and plan enhancements to our services.
  2. How you use our website and to assist us in tailoring the website to customer needs.

These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Google Analytics Performance Cookies

Name Purpose Expiry Type
_ga [x3] Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years HTTP Cookie
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate Session HTTP Cookie
_gid [x3] Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Session HTTP Cookie

Third Party Websites

This site may link through to third party websites which may also use cookies over which Amet Insurance has no control.  We recommend that you check the relevant third parties’ privacy policies for information about any cookies that they may use.

Disabling your cookies

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how as every browser is slightly different. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.