Whilst using this site, some information is collected automatically using 'cookies'.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer and stored on your hard drive. This allows us to aggregate user data and analyse how the site is being used by visitors in order to optimise and create the best possible customer experience.
Collect anonymous information that will help us understand visitors' browsing habits on our website. We use this information to deliver a more user-friendly and personal online service.
- Compile statistical reports on website activity, e.g. number of visitors and the pages they visit. By gathering this information, we can ensure that the content we provide is easily accessible, relevant and interesting to visitors.
- Temporarily store any information which you may enter in tools, such as calculators or demonstrations on our website. Information may need to be temporarily stored to deliver these types of services efficiently and is not used for any other means.
- In some cases, remember information about you when you visit our site. We may need to do this to provide some of our personalised services, such as getting a quote.
What do they not hold?
The cookies we use do not hold any personally identifiable data such as:
2. Phone Numbers
3. Email Addresses
4. Mailing Addresses
5. Bank Account Numbers
6. Credit Card Information
At any time you can change your web browser settings to reject or delete cookies that have already been saved on your computer. This can be done by using the 'Delete History' options found in the menu-bar within your web browser. However this may prevent some parts of the website from working correctly on your computer.
You can stop cookies from being deployed on your computer by configuring your browser not to accept them or opt-out. Please refer to your browser's 'help' facility.
If cookies are already on your system, you can delete them - For more information on cookies and deletion of cookies please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.
In order to fully optimise our website, we use both Essential cookies and Non-Essential Cookies.
Session cookies / Essential cookies:
The most common 'essential cookies' is the shopping cart feature to save items as you progress through a site so that your items are not forgotten and appear in the 'checkout' stage when purchasing item(s) on a website. These are session cookies and deleted when you leave the site.
Persistent cookies / Non essential cookies:
Authentication is a common example to remember your log-in details when re-visiting a website. Other website features made possible by persistent cookies include: language selection, theme selection, menu preferences, internal site bookmarks or favourites, among many others. On your first visit, the website is presented in default mode. During your visit, you select your preferences and these preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookie, the next time you visit the site.
Third Party Cookies
In addition to cookies that Allianz places on your computer, cookies may also be placed on your computer by third parties that we use to display our advertisements on selected websites. Allianz may use reputable companies (such as 'DoubleClick') to evaluate the effectiveness of our advertising and promotions on third party websites. Please note that these cookies do not contain any personally identifiable data.
We may also use data tags on our website for reporting purposes, providing information such as the web browser used and the time and date of a visit to the Allianz website.
Websites enabled with web analytics tags such as Google Analytics, allow us to measure the performance of the pages on the website. We only use trusted web analytics platforms that provide statistical insight into interaction and behaviours of website visitors.
These platforms work by dropping a cookie onto your computer on our behalf. The information gathered by the cookies will be transmitted to a secure Server and fed into the Analytics software. This software will provide us with information about website usage that reflects visitor behaviours and used to enhance our website experience.
You may see Allianz owned website advertisements/content on third-party websites. Allianz uses advertising techniques that target consumers. Some advertisements you may see will be facilitated through a Display Advertising Network.
One technique offered by Advertising Networks is Behavioural Targeting. Advertisements can be tailored to transmit advertising of a more relevant nature capturing user's online behaviour. These behaviours can then be used to inform a network to place an advertisement on a website that is part of the network.
Details of how you can 'opt out' of receiving cookies that support behavioural advertising can be found on the below site:
By 'opting out' of receiving cookies from any network, you may disable the ability for a network to deliver ads that are targeted to your interests.
Accepting or rejecting cookies - what you need to do
You can configure your internet browser to warn you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer so that you may make a decision whether to accept or reject it.
Please refer to your internet browser's help section for specific instructions.
Please note that some parts of our website may not function properly if you reject cookies.
Further information about cookies:
The Interactive Advertising Bureau is an industry body that has produced a series of web pages which explain how cookies work and how they can be managed.
With regard to the new requirements on cookies after the revision of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2011, we are working towards implementing the new requirements in line with official guidance.