Cookie policy

What are cookies?

"Cookies" are small text files sent from a website to the hard drive of a user's computer to store bits of information related to that user. Cookies can store information about users, including IP addresses, navigational data, server information, data transfer times, user preferences, and passwords needed to access the special areas on our site.

For more information about cookies and how to stop cookies being installed visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org (opens in a new window)

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How do Zurich Life use cookies?

Zurich Life uses cookies for the purpose of storing and retrieving session information in our on-line systems, and for analysing traffic on our site. No Customer Data or Sensitive Data is stored in the cookies.

There are four types of cookies used on the Zurich Life websites:

1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features.

2. Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Zurich Life website. Zurich Life uses Google Analytics to track anonymized usage statistics for the site. This data is used to analyse how frequently people visit the site, how the website is found and which pages are most frequently viewed. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall view of website use, and is never identified individually or personally. These cookies are only used to identify ways to improve the website. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For more information about Google Analytics, and the cookies it sets, please visit: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies

3. Functionality Cookies
These cookies allow us to remember choices you make (such as mobile device preferences).

4. Targeting Cookies
To measure the effectiveness of our online advertising campaigns we use 3rd party cookies set by doubleclick.net. For example, for measuring how many unique browsers have seen a particular advertisement and how many of those subsequently visit our website. The data we, or Doubleclick, collect using cookies does not identify individual users. Doubleclick have their own privacy policy which will tell you how they use cookies and data tags.

Please visit http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/privacy-policy.html to find out more.

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Cookies used by Zurich Life's Irish websites


Domain Cookie Name Cookie Type Purpose Expires
zurichlife.ie JSESSIONID Strictly Necessary Session tracking On user logout or browser exit
zurichlife.ie BGSIJSESSIONID Strictly Necessary Broker Centre session tracking On user logout or browser exit
zurichlife.ie __utma Performance This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. 2 years
zurichlife.ie __utmb Performance Used to track a user's session 30 minutes
zurichlife.ie __utmc Performance Used in conjunction with __utmb to track a visitor session On browser exit
zurichlife.ie __utmz Performance Used to determine how the user arrived at the site. Updated with each new page visited. 6 months
zurichlife.ie isMobile Functionality Stores flag indicating whether the mobile version of the Broker Centre should be displayed. 1 year
zurichlife.ie ZLIEagreeCP2013 Functionality Stores flag indicating that the user has read the Zurich Life notice about cookie usage. The notice will not be displayed again if this cookie is set. 10 years
doubleclick.net id Targeting DoubleClick Targeting Cookie 2 years
doubleclick.net _drt_ Targeting DoubleClick Targeting Cookie 12 to 24 hours

Enabling/Disabling Cookies

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies or request that you be warned when a website is trying to install a cookie. This can be done by modifying the settings in your browser. Please note that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of some parts of this website.

For more information about managing cookies and how to stop cookies being installed visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/ (opens in a new window)

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