Use of Cookies

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. These cookies are sent to and stored in a dedicated area on the hard drive of your end device when you use your browsing software to view an online service.  Cookies allow the issuer to identify the end device on which the cookie is saved during its period of validity or registration. Each website can access only the cookies that it saved on your end device. Data may be stored in cookies if you give your agreement or if this is necessary for technical reasons, i.e. for secure access to a website.

How do we use cookies?

The purpose of this policy is to set out the use that RCI Life Ltd, RCI Insurance Ltd and RCI Services Ltd (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Companies’, ‘we’ or ‘us’) shall make of cookies and particularly in relation to saving browsing data on your end device when you use our domain, namely www.rci-insurance.eu  and all sub domains (hereinafter referred to jointly as ‘the Website’ or ‘this Website’). It also provides guidance as to how to adjust your cookie settings to suit your requirements.

Once you consent to the use of cookies for the Website, your browsing data will be saved on “cookies” installed on your end device, depending on your chosen settings. These settings may be modified at any time and you may thereby delete cookies that have already been saved on your end device.

Our cookies are not devised to store any personal information such as your name, address, phone number or email in a format that can be read by others and you shall not be identifiable through the information collected. The cookies we use cannot read or search your end device to obtain information about you and are not set up to read any material on your hard drive.

The Website that places a cookie owns that cookie. This means only that the Website and other sites that it has agreed to share information with can read the information stored using a cookie.

This Website uses cookies in order to save user preferences and optimise our Internet pages (for example, measuring the number of visits, new visits, etc.). These cookies contribute to a smoother browsing experience and make the Website more user-friendly.

By continuing to use the Website www.rci-insurance.eu you consent to the use and storage of cookies on your end device.  You can browse this Website without cookies but this may limit website performance.

Type of cookies used and purpose.

Browser cookies

These cookies are essential to the smooth running of the Website and its functions and constitute session cookies that are deleted once you leave the Website.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information on how visitors use this Website allowing us to measure the performance of the pages on the Website. Performance cookies help us to identify the behaviour and interaction of visitors to the Website. This information helps us to adapt the content of the Website, to better meet user requirements and satisfy visitor requirements in terms of information available.

This Website uses Google Analytics provided by Google Inc. to analyse this data. This platform works by dropping a cookie onto your end device 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 behaviour and is used to enhance our website experience.

To find out more about the Google Analytics service, you should visit the following page: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Configuring your online browser.

Most web browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can disable these cookies at any time. You can also change your browser settings such that you are informed when cookies are saved on your hard drive and asked to accept or refuse them. You can accept or refuse cookies on a case-by-case basis or refuse them all systematically.

If your browser has been configured to refuse navigation cookies, you will have limited website performance. In order to manage cookies in a way that reflects your requirements, we suggest that you take account of the purpose of cookies when configuring your browser.

The following steps will enable you to reconfigure your browser:

For Internet Explorer:

·         Click on the “Tools” button and then “Internet Options”

·         Open the “General” tab, click on “Browsing history” and “Settings”

·         Click on “View files”

For Firefox:

·         In the “Tools” tab of the browser, select the “Options” menu

·         In the window displayed, click on “Privacy” and “Show cookies”

For Safari:

·         In your browser, select the “Edit” menu and then “Preferences”

·         Click on “Security” and then “Show cookies”

For Google Chrome:

·         Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Settings”

·         Click on the “Advanced settings” tab and open the “Privacy” section

·         Click on “Show cookies”

Installing a cookie that will reject performance cookies.

If you do not wish data relating to your use of the Website to be collected and analysed, you can stop the process at any time.

To do this, a cookie that refuses performance cookies is installed on your browser. This cookie is installed solely to refuse other cookies. For technical reasons, it may only be used with the browser in which it was installed. If you delete your cookies or switch to another browser or end device, you will need to install the cookie again.