Cookie Policy

At Money Pug, we are committed to making your comparison experience as quick, simple and easy as possible. We aim to put the power firmly back into your hands when it comes to getting the most you can for your hard earned money. In order to make full use of our comparison website, you will need to enable cookies on your computer, tablet or mobile device. If cookies are not enabled, you may find that your experience on the website is limited, and you may not be able to save and retrieve your quotes for products and services. In some instances, it may mean that you cannot use the website services at all. 

Data protection is important to use here at Money Pug, so our cookies are simply designed to make the whole experience easier for you, while also ensuring that we can personalise your experience on our site. 

What are cookies?

A cookie identifies your device to a server which then allows information to be stored on your hard drive. Cookies allow a device to be recognised as a return visitor to a site, or as one that has accessed another website. Cookies allow us to see you as a unique customer and gives us information about how you use and interact with our website. Cookies are not something to worry about. They are commonly used on the internet and do not do any harm to your device system. 

What are web beacons and pixel tags?

These are similar to cookies and allow us to collect information about how you use and interact with our website. They help us to offer you the best possible service. We may use web beacons and pixel tags on our website and in any emails we may send to you. Again these are commonly used around the Internet and do not do any harm to your device system.

How cookies are used

We use four different types of cookies on our website, based on the UK cookie guide from the International Chamber of Commerce. These are:

Essential cookies (that are strictly necessary)

Performance cookies

Functionality cookies

Targeting cookies

Some of these are ‘Session Cookies’, these only exist during your visit to our website and are deleted when you leave the website. Others are ‘Persistent Cookies’ which will stay on your device until they run out or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use are managed and controlled by Money Pug Ltd., while we may also use third party cookies managed by external parties such as our approved business partners.

Essential cookies

These essential cookies are those which are strictly necessary for the operation of our website. These cookies are required in order for you to be able to move around the website and use its features such as accessing secure areas of the website. We use these essential cookies to:

provide you with quotes, account information and rewards.

Identify the customer experience and features used within the web session.

Authenticate and verify web requests.

Share traffic between our web servers.

Details of the essential cookies we use can be found below:

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Performance cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. For example, they may tell us which pages visitors go to most frequently, and also if they get error messages from certain parts of the site.

Performance cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All the information they collect is aggregated and is therefore completely anonymous. These cookies are only used in order to improve and optimise how our website works. Some performance cookies may be managed for us by third parties.

Our use of these performance cookies includes:

Collating anonymous aggregated information that is used to improve and enhance our website.

Monitoring how visitors use our website, to help us tailor the website to meet our customers’ needs.

Measuring how effective advertisements are on our website.

Details of performance cookies can be found below:

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Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies are used to provide services (such as videos) or to allow the website to remember choices that you have made (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) to provide a series of enhanced, more personal features for a better website experience.

We use functionality cookies to:

Remember choices you have made to customise your visitor experience.

Provide live-chat and other elements of website functionality.

We do not use these cookies to target you with adverts on other websites.

Functionality cookies that we use are listed below:

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Targeting cookies

Targeting cookies record your visit to our website and include details of the web pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our website and adverts relevant to you and your interest, and to provide this information to third parties.

Unless you have opted out of receiving marketing materials from us, this information may be used to trigger direct communication with you – for example, to send you emails tailored to your interests. We may also use the information from targeting cookies to trigger service support communications. 

Our use of targeting cookies includes:

Evaluating how effective our advertising and promotions on third party websites have been.

Assisting in the provision of ads relevant to you when you browse the Internet.

Providing social networks such as Twitter and Facebook with information about your visit to our website.

Details of targeting cookies we use can be found below:

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Enabling/Disabling cookies

You can stop cookies from being deployed on your device by configuring your browser not to accept them. Please refer to your browser’s help section to find out how to do so.

You can also delete cookies already on your system.

Be aware, however, that disabling cookies can result in difficulties in navigating the Internet and may limit or restrict your access to features of our website. 

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