MetLife Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

"Cookies" are small text files, that may be placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. Cookies are widely used to enabled websites to work more efficiently, it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site or it may allow a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a period of time.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies for a variety of reasons that are detailed below, such as essential operations, site navigation and to improve your experience when you visit our website. Additionally, we use cookies for analysing visitor numbers and behaviour on our webpages, and to serve you specific content such as videos on our website.

What types of cookies do we use?

First Party and Third-Party Cookies

We use both first party and third-party cookies on our website.

Cookies can be set by the owner of the website (first party cookies) or in some cases by third party services the website owner allows to present information, run content or provide other functionality on the website, such as analytics (third party cookies).

Cookies may also be session or persistent cookies.

Session Cookies

Session cookies allow the user to be recognised within a visit to a website, so any page changes or selections can be remembered from page to page. Session cookies are temporary and will expire when the user closes the browser or logs out.

Examples of session cookies: AlicoReferral by MetLife.

Persistent Cookies

Persistent cookies are cookies that "persist" for a set period of time on the user computer after the end of a browsing session and, therefore, can allow the preferences or actions of users to be remembered when the site is revisited.

Examples of persistent cookies: Osano Consent Manager by Osano.

We use the following cookies on our website.

We categorise the cookies that we use in to in four main types:

Essential Cookies (Strictly Necessary)

These cookies are essential to make the site function.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The cookies enable core functionality of the website and enable a user to move around the website and use it basic features, such as accessing secure areas of the website and displaying basic content. These are not displayed on the cookie banner as they cannot be opted out of.

Examples of cookie that are likely considered essential: Osano Consent Manager Expdate by Osano.

Analytics Cookies

These cookies are not essential to the functioning of the website and enable us to measure and analyse how customers use our site, such as where traffic originates from, and how long visitors spend on each page of our website. The information that we collect on our visitors allows us to improve the way we present content to you and the functionality of the website. You can accept or decline analytics cookies using the pop-up cookie banner the first time you visit our website.

Examples of cookie that are likely considered analytics: Utmz by Google Analytics

Marketing (Advertising)

These cookies allow for the delivery of advertisements more relevant or visitors and interests.  They may also be used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertisement campaign. The cookies are usually placed on the page with the website operator’s permission. Websites do not need cookies of this category to function.

Personalisation Cookies (Functional or site customisation)

These cookies record information about the choices you have made (such as your username, language, or the region you are in). They also make it possible to adapt the website to your needs and provide enhanced and more personal features.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why

Classification

Name

Provider

Purpose

Duration

ESSENTIAL

alicoReferral

MetLife

Improves the browsing experience for website visitors by turning on the features of the website you are visiting. For example, this cookie allows you to return to the correct page when you click the "return" button.

seansas

ANALYTICS

^__utma$

Google LLC

It is one of the four main cookies set by Google Analytics, allowing website owners to track visitor behavior and measure website performance.

2 years

ANALYTICS

^__utmb$

Google LLC

It is one of the four main cookies set by Google Analytics, allowing website owners to monitor visitor behavior and measure website performance

30 minutes

ANALYTICS

^__utmc$

Google LLC

It is one of the four main cookies set by Google Analytics, allowing website owners to monitor visitor behavior and measure website performance

seansas

ANALYTICS

^__utmt$

Google LLC

The Google Analytics cookie is used to control the service's delivery rate by limiting data collection on high traffic pages.

10 minutes

ANALYTICS

__utmt_~2

Google LLC

The Google Analytics cookie is used to control the service rate.

10 minutes

ANALYTICS

^__utmv$

Google LLC

The tracking cookie collects information about user behaviour on the website from Google Analytics and is used to store statistical information.

2 years

ANALYTICS

^__utmz$

Google LLC

It is one of the four main cookies set by Google Analytics, allowing website owners to monitor visitor behavior and measure website performance

6 months

ESSENTIAL

osano_consentmanager

Osano

Stores the user's cookie consent status for the domain you are using.

1 year

ESSENTIAL

osano_consentmanager_expdate

Osano

Protects the period of validity of the user's consent.

1 year

ESSENTIAL

osano_consentmanager_uuid

Osano

Stores the user's unique identifier.

1 year

Classification
The type of cookie

Name
The name of the cookie

Provider
The source that is providing the cookie

Purpose
Description of the purpose the cookies

Duration
When the cookie is set to expire

Consent to Cookies

With the exception of essential cookies (strictly necessary) which are necessary for the site to operate, we will only set cookies on your computer, phone or device after obtaining your consent.

How do I change my cookie setting?

You may object to the installation of cookies (excluding the essential ones) by setting your preferences in the cookies pop-up banner, you can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off ‘and/or changing them via the cookie preference bar which you can access to by clicking on the cookie widget at the bottom right corner of the page.

Alternatively, within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers' instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use ("third party cookies"), or those from specific websites.

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Microsoft Edge

Apple Safari

To opt out of being tracked across all websites by Google analytics please visit  

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

To find information relating to other browsers please visit the browsers developer’s website.

This Cookie Policy forms part of our overall Privacy Policy.