Cookie Policy

Cookie and Website Use Policy

Safeguard iP (SIP) is committed to protecting your personal data when you use our services and website.

Whenever you provide such data we are legally obliged to use your data for a lawful purpose, the processing must be fair and transparent in line with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).

Our website uses cookies 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.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

Cookies, web statistics and third party monitoring

SIP maintains continuous logs of its web server activity. These log files include the details of website users’ IP address, browser type and page last visited etc. The log files are used to analyse how the website is being used by visitors and may be kept in an anonymised form for historical records.

SIP uses cookies and collects IP addresses (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet). We use analysis software (such as Google Analytics, Awstats etc) to look at IP addresses and cookies for the purpose of enhancing your user experience. This data is not used to develop a personal profile of you and the log files are regularly purged.

SIP website uses hosted web analytics software. This hosted service is provided and managed by a third party company (Google, Inc). The service ‘Google Analytics’ uses ‘cookies’ (a text file sent to users’ computers as they browse our website) to help analyse how users navigate our website. The data generated by the cookie regarding our website (including IP addresses) will be anonymised and transmitted to and stored by Google, Inc. on servers that may be hosted in the United States. Google, Inc. will use this data for the purpose of evaluating use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other related services to SIP.

Google, Inc. may also transfer this data to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the data on Google, Inc’s. behalf. Google, Inc. will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google, Inc. You may decline the use of cookies by configuring your web browser to do so, but it may affect your user experience. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google, Inc. in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Offensive or inappropriate content on SIP website

If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on this website, SIP may use your personal data to stop such behaviour.

Where SIP reasonably believes that you are or may be in breach of any of the law (e.g. because content you have posted may be defamatory), we may use your personal data to inform relevant third parties such as your employer, school email/Internet provider or law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.

Whenever you provide such data we are legally obliged to use your data in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal data including the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679.

Types of cookies
First party cookies are set by the website that you are visiting.

Third party cookies are set by a party other than the owner of the website you are visiting (i.e. a third party). Typically, third party cookies will be set by the organisations providing analytics services to the website owner (e.g. Google Analytics) or advertising network providers.

Session cookies are stored only during a browsing session and are removed from your device when the browser is closed.

Persistent cookies remain on your device even when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies enable a website to remember you on subsequent visits, speeding up or enhancing your experience of services or functions offered (e.g. by remembering preferences).

We use the following cookies:
• Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.

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

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

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:
ccSID – Unique Session Cookie Browser is closed. This is a site specific session cookie which allows us to obtain site visit statistics and enables the shopping cart function to operate

ccUser – Unique Session Cookie 48 hours. This is a site specific session cookie which allows us to obtain site visit statistics and enables the shopping cart function to operate

ccRemember – Remember (logged in) 48 hours. This cookie is used to indicate if you have asked us to remember you.

Various cookies used in the WordPress blog on this site. These are used to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters. 2 weeks from the time they are set. For more details, please click here

bt – This is a behavior targeting cookie

ana_svc – This is a real-time service cookie

phpbb3_* and style_cookie – These cookies are set by the support forum software

__utm* – Google analytics tracking
 For more information on how Google Analytics uses cookies, please click here

uid/uit- Uniquely assigned user ID and login time tracking

ssc/psc/uvc – These cookies are used in recording user sharing and social activity

di/dt – Date tracking cookies for determining expiration of other cookies

Changes to this Policy

This policy may be updated from time to time so you may wish to check it regularly.

Contacting SIP

Please note that telephone calls, including mobile communications, may be recorded.

Tel: +44 (0) 203 178 3017

Att : Data Co-ordinator

Heritage Insurance Solutions Limited
3 Lloyds Avenue