Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

This page is designed to inform you about what ‘cookies’ are, how they are employed within the Creditsafe website, how to switch off cookies within your Internet browser and some useful links for further reading on the subject. By continuing to browse the Creditsafe website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

We use cookies and similar technologies ("cookies") on this website for various purposes. A cookie is a data file that a website sends to your browser, which then stores it on the device that you are using to browse the website.

How this site uses cookies

The main cookies used on this website are as follows:

Cookie Type



These cookies help us to improve our website over time, by giving us insights into how the various sections of our website are used and how users interact with our website. The information collected is anonymous and statistical.


These cookies are used to identify unique visitors to our website. If you log in to our website, these are the cookies that allow us to remember who you are so that we can provide you with access to pages personal to you, for example your account pages. These cookies help keep your visit to the site secure.

Affiliate Lead Tracking

We use a range of third parties to promote our website. We use these cookies so that, when you reach our website through one of our third parties, we can identify the third party and therefore meet our contractual commitments to that third party.


These are cookies that are designed to ensure that your visit to the website is as smooth as possible. Their main uses are:

§  Allowing us to identify your device as you use the website, so that you are not treated as a new visitor each time you go to another part of the website;

§  Ensure that the servers that we use to power the website each serve an equal number of users, to help make everyone's browsing as swift and responsible as possible;

§  Noting your browser's capabilities.

Third party cookies

We may allow third party organisations to set cookies using this website in order to deliver services.  If you would like more information about the cookies used by these third parties, as well as details on how to opt-out, please see the table below.

Cookie Name

What the cookie is used for

Google Analytics with Display Advertising and Remarketingand Google DoubleClick

Cookies with names beginning _ut

Behind the scenes, we use Google Analytics to give us insights into how you interact with our website and to support display advertising. The advertising includes the display, by third parties such as Google, of adverts across the internet. The adverts include adverts based on your past visits to our website.


We sometimes conduct advertising campaigns using DoubleClick, a Google service.


We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the Google DoubleClick cookie) together to:


§  inform, optimise and serve ads based on someone's past visits to our website;

§  report how ad impressions, other uses of ad services and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our site.


If you do not wish to allow the use of Google Analytics for advertising, you can opt out using the Google Ad Settings.


If you do not wish to allow the use of Google Analytics cookies at all, Google provides an opt-out plug-in for most common website browsers

Adobe Analytics

We use Adobe Analytics to give us insights into how many people visit our website, and how you interact with it.

Cookies are used to help us to better estimate the number of individual anonymous visitors to our website. There are two types of cookies that may be used: session and persistent. Session cookies exist only during your online session. They disappear from your computer when you close the browser software. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after the browser has been closed.

Adobe Analytics cookies are s_cc (session), s_sq (session) and s_vi (persistent). More information can be found at

Adobe Test&Target

We use Adobe Test&Target to optimise and personalise certain pages on the website.

Test&Target does not collect personally identifiable information. Test&Target collects at a minimum, visitors, clicks and conversions for all tests. All data captured by Test&Target is linked to a visitor ID, but there is no personal data related to that visitor ID. At an aggregate level, Test&Target tracks the success metrics defined in a campaign. This data is not available at an individual visitor level.

Creditsafe’s implementation of Test&Target does not allow any user’s activity to be tracked beyond Creditsafe’s own websites.

Test&Target cookies are identified by their “mbox_” prefix.

Bing Ads

We may advertise on Bings network, we'll use Cookies to help us identify which advertising channel you came from to make sure our advertising is targeting the right customers.

To find out more about cookies and their use, go to Bings privacy policy.

IBM Silverpop

We use IBM Silverpop to help us understand how many people visit our website through our email campaigns and how you interact with it.

This is done using Javascript code to help us see things like how popular certain pages are, the journeys that users take through our content and it allows us to send you communications that are relevant to the things you have looked at.


Remarketing tags. View Facebook's cookie policy for more information:


On some pages on this website, we use Hotjar to view how you are interacting with our web pages. Hotjar uses cookies to collect non-personal information including standard internet log information and details of visitor behavioural patterns upon visiting the site. This is done to enable us to provide our web visitors with a better experience, identify preferences, diagnose technical problems, analyse trends and generally to help improve our website.

More information about Hotjar’s privacy practices can be found at


Remarketing tags. View LinkedIn's terms and cookie policy for more information.


Remarketing tags. You can review Twitter's cookie policy here:

How to reject and delete cookies

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. However you do not have to accept cookies and you can, should you choose to at any time, reject or block the use of cookies and delete all cookies currently stored on your device.  You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking “help” on your browser's menu, or by visiting:

Please be aware however that if you chose to block cookies you may not be able to access certain features of this web site. 

For information on how to reject or delete cookies on the browser of your mobile device you may need to refer to your device's manual.