State Savings Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy describes the different types of cookies and similar technologies that may be applied on the State Savings website.

For information regarding how State Savings processes personal information, please refer to the State Savings Data Protection Notice and detailed State Savings Data Protection Statement which is found on the State Savings website.

We may change this Cookie Policy at any time.  Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on or through the website.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device 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 are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. These are external websites with whom State Savings has no affiliation or responsibility for content.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improve your website experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

State Savings Cookies

State Savings uses first party and third party cookies. We use cookies in order to make this website easier to use, to support the provision of information and functionality to you, as well as to provide us with information about how this website is used so that we can make sure it is as up to date, relevant and error free as we can.

For further information about the types of cookies that are used on this website please see Cookies We Use.

If you block our use of first party or third party cookies, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way. Doing so may also affect our ability to update this website to cater for user preferences and improve its performance.

Managing your Cookie Preferences

The State Savings website enables you to manage your cookie preferences at any time via the Privacy Preference Centre.

To manage your cookie preferences:

  1. Select the cookie icon on the bottom of the webpage to open the Privacy Preference Centre.

  2. In the ‘Manage Consent Preferences’ section choose to accept or reject the different types of cookies.

  3. Select ‘Confirm My Choices’ to set your preferences.

Further Information

You can find more information about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org to obtain detailed information on how to prevent cookies from being set on your particular browser.

For further information about Google Analytics please see Safeguarding your data.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you would like further information about the cookies used in relation to YouTube videos, the YouTube privacy notice, including details about YouTube related cookies, is available at: https://www.google.co.uk/policies/privacy/.

If you would like to find out more about advertising networks and affiliate programmes and how cookies are used for these purposes, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com This is an information portal which is run by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), the trade association for digital advertising, and will provide you will all the information you need to know about online behavioural advertising and the choices available to you.

Glossary of technical terms used

IP address: The identifying details for your computer (or your internet company’s computer), expressed in “internet protocol” code (for example 192.168.72.34). Every computer connected to the web has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.

personal data: means information about you which can identify you and which is within the possession of State Savings (e.g. your name and address)

web browser: The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

Last updated 24 July 2020