Third party cookies

 

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Business and Landlord (Towergate)

 Cookie description

Cookie name Purpose Lifetime of cookie
Site Session ASP.NET_SessionId A unique Id that references your current session on our site. This cookie expires when you close your browser
Affiliate Window aw(merchantid) i.e. aw7389 Includes which publishers website the user is on before clicking on a banner/link that took them to the advertisers website. This is then used to match the initial user with the cookie on those sites. Default is 30 days however publishers can be given a custom cookie duration
Analytics Towergate  id  doubleclick.net - this cookie is used to analyse search trends  

Default life of 12 months and can be removed permanently by using the Google cookie opt-out plug in.

Travel and Life Insurance (The Idol)

Cookie description Name Purpose Lifetime of cookie
 Load Balancer Cookie SERVERID This cookie is set by our load-balancer in order to send subsequent requests to the correct backend web sever.

This cookie expires when you close your browser

Application Session Cookie JSESSIONID

This cookie is set by our application server in order that the application will function, this is a session cookie which enables our application to function

This cookie expires when you close your browser
Content Management System cookie ico62#sc_wede This cookie is used to record that users have viewed the webcast. It collects information in an anonymous form. This cookie expires when you close your browser

Breakdown (Comparison Creator)

Cookie description Name Purpose Lifetime of the cookie
Session Cookie breakdown_quote_id This is the quote_id where the users data is stored. This cookie expires when you close your browser
sessionid This cookie is used by the ComparisonCreator quote engine to record the session of the customer so we can store and recall the quote data. Expires after 2 weeks or upon Browser cleaning.

PPI/Health/Over 50s Life (Assured Futures)

Cookie description Name Purpose Lifetime of cookie
ctmpmi.mooso.co.uk/         ASP.NET_SessionID

 www.simplylookupadmin.co.uk address and post code lookup

This cookie expires when you close your browser
_cfduid (luckyorange.com)
_cfduid (luckyorange.net)
Tracks customer's behaviour throughout the journey, however does not store any personally identifiable information 5 years
AWSELB Is used to map the customers session to an instance. End of session
_lotr Original Referrer the visitor came to the site from. 180 days
_lo_rid Obtains the user's recording ID. This is auto extended as the visitor visits pages. 30 minutes (extending)
_lo_u Identifies if the user is a unique visitor to the site 2 years
_lo_v Identifies the total number of visits from individual users 1 year (extending)
ctmPmi A unique Id that references your current session on our site. This cookie expires when you close your browser
lo_form_submits_47150 Tracking Lucky Orange user submission End of session

Mortgages, Savings, Cash ISAs and Current Accounts (Lovemoney)

Cookie description Name Purpose Lifetime of cookie
lovemoney.com .ASPXAUTH

Used by the web server to identify a user's logged in session

2 weeks
ASP.NET_SessionId Used by the web server to identify a user's session 20 minutes of inactivity

CompareTheMarket_site

CompareTheMarket_source

Source

site

Determines the site name which is then used in the code and for reporting

20 minutes of inactivity
ClickIds

Contains information about any product clicks generated by the user

When the browser is closed
captureKey

Has a unique number determining which user last logged in into love inc. from this pc

3 years
OpenX OAID Used to track clicks on the advertising network 1 year
Omniture Sitecatalyst s_cc Used to determine if cookies are enabled

This cookie expires when you close your browser

  s_lastvisit

Stores the date in which the user last visited the website

3 years
  s_pers Stores data relating to a user's logged in session 2 years
  s_sq

Contains information about the previous link that was clicked by the user

This cookie expires when you close your browser
  s_vi Used to identify a unique user

This is a persistant cookie and will stay until deleted

Broadband, phone and digital TV and Mobile phones (Broadband Choices and Decision Tech)

Cookie description Name Purpose Lifetime of cookie

DecisionTech broadband.comparethemarket.com/

   

cookie_policy

_dtl_tsid, _dtl_uid

This cookie determines whether to show you the cookie policy modal Expires after 1 year   

ga-dcs-datashare

This cookie helps us understand the traffic source of the customer

cookie_policy, cookies.js

 This cookie helps us to share data across analytics platforms so that we can correctly attribute goods and services you have selected
 _uetsid  This cookie determines whether to show you the cookie policy modal.
 Hotjar  _hjIncludedInSample These cookies are used to obtain analytics and feedback from users in order to improve the usability and features of the website.  

This cookie expires when you close your browser

 

DC Storm

broadband.comparethemarket.com/

 _#clkid, _#env, 

_#lps, _#sess

_#srchist, _#tsa,

_#uid, _#vdf

 These cookies generate anonymous data about how you move around and interact with the Service, such as which pages you visit on and how you arrived at the Service. These cookies also remember the goods and services you have selected and what device you use to access the Service (e.g. smartphone, PC; etc.)  Expire after 3 years or 1 day
 

Doubleclick

broadband.comparethemarket.com/

 id  The DoubleClick Floodlight Counter tag allows CTM to count the number of times that users have visited a particular page after seeing or clicking one of their ads. Expires after 2 years or 3 months 
 Google analytics  

_ga, _gat_europe_unique_urchin, _gat,  _gat_dtl_partner_unique_urchin

 These cookies generate anonymous data that tells us how many people have previously visited the Service, what time people visited, and what pages were visited.  Expires after 2 years or 1 day
 Response Tap __adiCookieCheck, adiLP, adiS, adiV, adiVi  Set by ResponseTap.  The software provides website owners with the ability to link website visitor behaviour to telephone calls made to the company as the result of a visit  Expires after 1 day or 1 year
 Videology tidal_ttid, adidt This is used by Videology for targeting/advertising  Expires after 1 year
Yahoo.com B This is used by Yahoo.com for targeting/advertising Expires after 1 year
Microsoft MUIDB This cookie is widely used by Microsoft as a unique user identifier. It can be set by embedded Microsoft scripts, used to sync across many different Microsoft domains, allowing user tracking. Expires after 1 year
ANONCHK This is used by Microsoft for targeting/advertising Expires <1 day
Amazon AWSELB  This cookie is associated with the Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancing functionality for routing client requests on the server Expires <1 day 
 Lotame  

_cc_cc, _cc_id, _cc_aud, _cc_domain, _cc_dc

 These cookies are used by Lotame for targeting/advertising Expires 270 days