How your personal information may be used by Belmont Green Finance Ltd

Last updated 05.04.2018

Cookies

Belmont Green Finance Limited is committed to protecting you and any data (anonymous or otherwise) that we collect about you online. This section tells you how we use cookies, why, and how this allows us to improve our service. It also tells you how you can manage what cookies are stored on your device.

By using our websites (through any device) you agree that this Cookies Policy applies to that use in addition to any other terms and conditions which may apply. We reserve the right to make changes to our Cookies Policy. Any changes will appear here and become effective immediately. Your continued use of our websites is taken as meaning that you agree to such changes.

What are cookies?

Cookies are files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to the device you use when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs, such as remembering your preferences, and generally improving your online experience. There are different types of cookies. They all work in the same way, but have minor differences. Persistent cookies Persistent cookies last after you have closed your browser, and allow a website to remember your actions and preferences.

There are different types of cookies. They all work in the same way, but have minor differences.

  • Session cookies
  • Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. They facilitate tasks such as allowing a website to identify that a user of a particular device is navigating from page to page, supporting website security or basic functionality.
  • Many of the cookies we use are session cookies. For example, they help us to ensure the security of your Internet Banking session, and can also keep you signed in to Internet Banking while you move between pages or service your account.
  • Our session cookies used for security are designed to be very difficult to read, change, access or use except by us when you have an active Internet Banking session. They contain no personal information that can be used to identify an individual. Their names typically start with the letters IB e.g. IBSESSION, IBCOOKIE01, IBCOOKIE02.
  • Persistent cookies
  • Persistent cookies last after you have closed your browser, and allow a website to remember your actions and preferences. Sometimes persistent cookies are used by websites to provide targeted advertising based on the browsing history of the device.
  • Lloyds Bank uses persistent cookies in a few ways, for example, to remember your username for log on so you don’t have to (cookie named IBUserID). We also use persistent cookies to allow us to analyse customer visits to our site, for example, our cookie named WT_fpc. These cookies help us to understand how customers arrive at and use our site so we can improve the Internet Banking service.
  • First and third party cookies: whether a cookie is a first or third party cookie depends on which website the cookie comes from. First party cookies are those set by or on behalf of the website visited. All other cookies are third party cookies. We use both first party and third party cookies. You can read more about them below.
  • Strictly necessary cookies: these cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, and for ensuring the security of your online banking experience. Without these cookies, services such as applying for products and managing your accounts can’t be provided. These cookies don’t gather information about you for the purposes of marketing.
  • Performance cookies: these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for example, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor, although they may collect the IP address of the device used to access the site. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works, the user experience and to optimise our advertising. By using our websites, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device, however, you can block them using your browser settings. For more information on how to do this in popular web browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari).
  • Performance cookies: these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for example, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor, although they may collect the IP address of the device used to access the site. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works, the user experience and to optimise our advertising. By using our websites, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device, however, you can block them using your browser settings. For more information on how to do this in popular web browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari).
  • Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name). They are also used to identify what type of customer you are based on your behaviour. Using this information we may set your default homepage to that which is most appropriate for your customer type for the next time you visit us (e.g. you will see Private Banking rather than Personal). They may also be used to provide services you request, such as watching a video. The information these cookies collect is anonymised (i.e. it does not contain your name, address, account details, etc.) and they don’t track your browsing activity across other websites. By using our websites, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device, however, you can block them using your browser settings. For more information on how to do this in popular web browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari).
  • Targeting cookies: these cookies collect several pieces of information about your browsing habits. They are usually placed by advertising networks. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as media publishers. These organisations do this in order to provide you with targeted adverts more relevant to you and your interests. This type of advertising is called online behavioural advertising and place an icon in the top right hand corner of an advert.

What types of Cookies do we use?

We use cookies and similar tools across our websites to improve its performance and enhance your user experience. For full details about our cookies, we’ve put together a list of the cookies we use:

First party cookies

We set these cookies and they can only be read by us.

Persistent cookies

We use persistent cookies which will be saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually 1 year or longer). They won’t be deleted when the browser is closed. We use persistent cookies to recognise your device for more than one browsing session.

Session cookies

We use session cookies which are only stored temporarily during a browsing session and will be deleted from your device when the browser is closed.

Third party cookies

We use a number of third party suppliers who also set cookies on Our website in order to deliver the services that they are providing. These cookies are known as third party cookies.

Depending on the type of cookies We use, cookies also allow us to make our site more user-friendly.  For example, permanent cookies allow us to save your password so that you do not have to re-enter it every time you visit our site. Our site may also use cookies to make sure you don't see the same content repeatedly and/or to deliver content specific to your interests. Details and functions of the cookies used on Our site are set out in the following table:

Cookie Purpose
Google Analytics We use Google Analytics in order to evaluate Your use of the website and compile reports for us on the website. You can learn about Google Analytics cookies by visiting www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
Hotjar We use Hotjar to improve design and user experience of Our website by providing statistics on the site useage and pages visited