Our cookies policy
The General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR') requires website users to be told about cookies used on the site and to opt into accepting cookies, or to be able to opt out of certain cookies that are not essential to the basic functioning of the website.
Learn about Cookies
A cookie is a tiny text file that a website stores on your machine (including any computer, mobile phone or tablet) and reads on subsequent visits. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to website owners. It allows the website to identify you and for example, remember your log in details the next time you visit.
Cookies can be ‘first party’ or ‘third party’ depending on the domain that sets them.
In relation to our sites:
Third party cookies are set by third parties and information is collected and used in accordance with their policies. We have no control over third party cookies; they are used to allow third parties to provide certain services to us, such as website analytics and online advertising.
- to provide essential features and functionality on our website.
- to ensure you are properly logged in where this is necessary to use the site.
- to store personal registration information so that you do not have to provide it to us again on subsequent visits.
- to track your progress through our site so we can make improvements to the service we offer you.
- to track visitor information and to learn about the behaviour of visitors to our website, how they respond to our marketing communications and for research and statistical purposes.
- to monitor and analyse website usage and performance so that we can improve how it operates (including in relation to security) and the product selection and services available through it.
- to remember any preferences which our site may allow you to set.
Cookies may be required to allow you to access and participate in certain areas of our site.
What types of cookies do we use?
Different cookies have different functions. Our website uses the following:
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. 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, logging in 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.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. 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.
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer or device. We use the information to improve our website and enhance our visitors' experience. We may share this information with analytics and search engine providers that assist us with improving our website and product offerings.
These are cookies that are stored on your computer or device and are not deleted when your browser is closed. Persistent cookies can be used to retain your preferences for a particular website, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions. Persistent cookies usually assign a unique ID to your browser and they are usually configured to identify you for a prolonged period of time, and last for a time specified in the cookie.
When using this site, you agree that we can place cookies on your computer or device, depending on the option you select.
We will use the information to provide you with advertisements that are tailored to you.
Managing and deleting cookies
The functional and analytical cookies on our site (listed above) are not strictly necessary for our website to work but improve its overall performance and are intended to provide you with a better browsing experience.
You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the cookies banner/ flag.
You can then adjust the available sliders to 'On' or 'Off'.
You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.
What about when I am redirected to third party sites?
Learn more about Cookies
To find out more about the way cookies work, how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage, block and delete them, or through your browser settings visit aboutcookies.org or allaboutcookies.org
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
- sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- or writing to the Data Protection Officer, Markel International, 20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3AZ.
Changes to our Cookies Policy