Octagon Cookies Policy

Consent

By using this website octagoncredit.com (the "Website") you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with this Cookies Policy.  You will have seen a pop up to this effect on your first visit to this website; although it will not usually appear on subsequent visits you may withdraw your consent at any time by following the instructions below.

Disabling cookies

If you do not agree to the use of these cookies, please disable them by following the instructions for your browser set out here.  Please note that some of the services will not function so well if cookies are disabled.

Where the organization setting the cookie provides an automated disabling tool in respect of its cookie(s) we list the name of that organisation, the category of cookies it sets together with a link to its automated disabling tool. In all other cases, we list the names of the cookies themselves and their source at the date of this Cookies policy so that you can easily identify and disable them if you want through your browser controls.

Some browsers make it possible for you to signal that you do not want your internet browsing activity to be tracked. Disabling tracking may interfere with some uses of the Website and the services provided on the Website.

After your initial visit to the Website we may change the cookies we use. This cookies policy will always allow you to know who is placing cookies, for what purpose and give you the means to disable them so you should check it from time to time.

What are cookies?

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 web domain on your subsequent visits to that domain. Most web pages contain elements from multiple web domains so when you visit the Website, your browser may receive cookies from several sources.

Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Cookies allow you to navigate between pages efficiently, remember preferences and generally improve the user experience. They can also be used to tailor advertising to your interests through tracking your browsing across websites.

Session cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser and persistent cookies remain on your device after the browser is closed (for example to remember your user preferences when you return to the site).

What types of cookies does Octagon use?

We describe the categories of cookies Octagon uses below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for (such as navigating between pages) cannot be provided. 

This Website currently uses the following strictly necessary cookies:

Cookie Name

Source

Purpose

ASP.NET_SessionId

Octagon

This session cookie implements a Microsoft technology which is essential for the operation of our websites. It assigns an identification number to each visitor so they can navigate the site correctly.

ASPXAUTH

 

Octagon

Secure login token in Active Service Pages (“ASP”) for the Octagon Portal (portal.octagoncredit.com/login)

RequestVerificationToken

Octagon

Security for ASP to prevent a “Cross Site Request Forgery” attack on the Octagon Portal (portal.octagoncredit.com/login)


Performance Cookies

We make use of analytic cookies to analyse how our visitors use our Website and to monitor Website performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website. The information collected by these cookies is not associated with your personal information by us or by our contractors.

The Website uses analytic cookies from Google Analytics. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Cookie Name

Source

Further Information about Google Analytics

SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

Google Analytics

Click here for Google’s privacy policy in respect of Google Analytics http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

 

You may opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.


Website Functionality Cookies

We may make use of cookies to provide you with certain functionality. For example, cookies may be used to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in), to recognise the platform from which you access the site, or to provide enhanced and more personal features. Cookies may also be used to identify and address functionality issues with the site.

Cookies policy does not cover third party websites

Please note that this cookies policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, the privacy practices of third party websites which may be linked to this Website.

Changes to the Cookies Policy

We may update this cookies policy and we would encourage you to review the policy from time to time to stay informed of how we are using cookies. This cookies policy was last updated on November 27, 2018.