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How does PiggyBank use Cookies?

We use cookies on our website to provide essential functionality; to assess and improve our website content and performance and to evaluate the effectiveness of our online marketing activity. The cookies we use, do not personally identify you or hold information about you as an individual.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in the user's web browser as a very simple text file.

Cookies can be essential to a user using a website for example; storing session based data allowing the user to log in, or to have items in a shopping cart.

Cookies can also be used to help improve the user's experience or to allow websites to operate faster.

Cookies can also record information about marketing activity, such as; the keyword you used to find a website, what items you've viewed.

What Cookies are used by PiggyBank?

Cookies that make our site work
Cookie Name What is it used for?
adnxsSes Marketing, affiliate based information. Recommendation affiliation identifiers
ASP.Net_SessionId Session information
SecurityTracking Anonymously Identifying Unique Visitors to our website
__RequestVerificationToken_Lw__ Anti forgery protection key security
CookiePrivacy Records if you have accepted our cookie policy
fullCSS CSS File Management
Third Parties Cookies
Company Name What are the cookies used for?
(_ga, _gat, _gid, _gmb_ga_test)

Anonymously Identifying Unique Visitors to our website

Anonymously Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation

Anonymously Determining Visitor Session (when you visit and leave the site)

Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.
Used by google for advertising purposes
Security cookie to protect users data from unauthorised access
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Google EU Consent Policy Cookie.
Youtube Enables us to serve videos on our site.
AdRoll to provide interest-based advertisements to show our ads on other websites. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a so called “remarketing cookie” during your visit. The whole process is entirely anonymised.
(__adal_campaign, __adal_conversion_window_start, __adal_first_visit, __adal_landing, __adal_last_visit, __adal_session_start)
Advertising cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and your interests. They also link to services provided by third parties – like ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ buttons. The third party gives these services in return for recognising that you’ve visited our website.
These cookies set by a third party (DoubleClick) and are used for serving targeted advertisements that are relevant to you across the web. Targeted advertisements may be displayed to you based on your previous visits to this website. For example, advertisements about a topic you have expressed an interest in while browsing our site may be displayed to you across the web. In addition, these cookies measure the conversion rate of ads presented to the user. Essentially These cookies are used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts.
The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the specific visitor's machine is trusted (e.g. because they've completed a challenge within your Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows us to identify that client and not challenge them again. It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application and does store any personally identifiable information.
(vglnk.Agent.p, vglnk.PartnerRfsh.p)
This cookie is used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. It is also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.
(_hjid,ajs_anonymous_id, ak_group_id, ajs_user_id, _gcl_au, _fbp, _hjIncludedInSample)

Hotjar is a used to anonymously see user behavior and interactions to help us improve our site's user experience and performance/conversion rates.

_hjid, Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.

_hjIncludedInSample, Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.

Hotjar Hubspot
(hubspotutk,__hstc, )

hubspotutk, this cookie is used to keep track of a visitor's identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.

__hstc, the main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).

Used for anonymised event tracking in place on the widgets to understand how consumers use them and the cookie is needed to identify the web session.
FreshDesk Freshchat
(pnctest, ChatSess, sid, sdata)
To maintain a connection to the user while they are using Freshchat

Social Media Cookies

PiggyBank use social websites like Facebook and Twitter to communicate with prospective and current customers. As such links from PiggyBank to these sites may incur cookies to be added to your machine. These will be cookies used and maintained by these third parties.

How to Control and Delete Cookies?

Some people would prefer to not allow websites to place information on their computer, cookies, specifically ones used by PiggyBank are generally quite harmless.

If you don't want to receive cookies, you can change the settings on your browser to either let you know when cookies are used or block their usage altogether. You can also remove cookies that have been added to your machine. You may wish to visit AboutCookies.org, which contains detailed guides on how to do this on a variety of desktop browsers.

If you choose not to allow cookies for PiggyBank you will not be able to log on or apply for a PiggyBank short term loan.

Our Privacy Policy

For more information on our data usage and security please visit our Privacy Policy page.


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