Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies and other tracking technologies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site by helping us understand how you are using our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie, or similar technology is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, tablet or mobile phone or other device ("Device") if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your Device's hard drive. Cookies collect information in a way that does not directly indentify anyone.

We use the following cookies:

· Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. For example, to identify your browsing session on a server and to record your consent to our use of cookies.

· Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around and use our website. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

· Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, and remember your preferences. These cookies are also used to measure the effectiveness of our site functionality.

· Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our website and any advertising displayed on it (if any) more relevant to your interests and to improve your experience of our website. We may also share this information with third parties for these purposes.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Please see our Privacy Policy for information about how we protect your data.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below: Please note that third parties such as providers of external services to Health Compare like web traffic analysis services such as Google Analytics, facebook or advertising networks, may also use and apply cookies or similar tracking technologies to your Device, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. These cookies created by them may provide us with information about your use of and activity on our website.

Bear in mind there are some other cookies out there from other third parties. These third party cookies might track how you use different websites, including ours. But we don't control them and they may have been added by your visiting other websites. See above for information about how to block cookies.

This website contains links to other websites. This policy only applies to this website so when you visit external websites please read their cookie and privacy policies carefully. Health Compare accepts no responsibility for external websites.

We may offer products or services provided by external companies. These companies may also allocate cookies or similar items to your Device. These types of cookies and similar tracking technologies and how they operate will be governed by the privacy and cookie policies of those third party companies.

Except for session cookies which expire when you close your browser, all other cookies created by us will expire within 1 year. Cookies set by third-parties, such as Google Analytics or Facebook, usually for tracking or analytical purposes, may have much longer retention periods. Other cookies may expire when you finish your session. We have set out typical retention periods for the cookies we have created or typically use in the table below. You can find out about the cookies we utilise created by Google at, and you can find out more about the cookies we utilise created by facebook at

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