Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.
The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.
There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.
Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.
Cookies on our website
IVA Guide uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:
- Google Analytics - These cookies are used to collect information about how our visitors use our website. This information includes the number of visitors to IVAGuide.co.uk, which website they came from and which pages they looked at on our website. The cookies collect information anonymously.
- Zopim - This cookie helps the functionality of our Live Chat tool if the user needs help with debt advice or with completing our debt test tool.
- Yahoo/Bing - This cookie is set if you visit IVAGuide.co.uk from a pay-per-click advert in the Yahoo.co.uk or Bing.co.uk search results. It does not collect any identifiable information.
- Google - This cookie is set if you visit IVAGuide.co.uk from a pay-per-click advert in the Google search results. It does not collect any identifiable information.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.
In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.
In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.
Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.