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About our use of Cookies

The Quidco website uses cookies so we can distinguish you from other users. These cookies allow us to track your transactions, provide you with a good experience when you are using the Site and allow us to improve the Site. By continuing to browse the Site or mobile app ("Site") you are agreeing to our use of cookies as set out in this policy.

Our cookies don’t store sensitive information such as your name or bank details: they simply hold the "key" that, once you're signed in, is associated with this information. We use different types of cookies on our Site and we need you to consent to some of these cookies. The "Strictly necessary cookies" and "Functionality cookies" are required by us to operate the Site and are exempt from the requirement to obtain your consent.

We ask for your consent for "Performance cookies" and "Advertising and Targeting cookies" and those cookies used by Affiliate Networks in the process of tracking your transactions from which you receive your cashback. However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete these cookies from quidco.com, you can use your browser to do this.

Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual), to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you withdraw your consent by deleting all cookies on your devices and / or by changing the cookie settings of your browser or device, then some parts of our Site will not function correctly. This may mean you will not be able to claim any cashback.  

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer. They hold a modest amount of data specific to you and our Site. They can be accessed either by our systems or by your computer. This allows our systems to deliver a page tailored to you.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies are essential to navigate around a website and use its features. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to use basic services like registration or login. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet. Example of how we use strictly necessary cookies: Allowing you to sign in to the Site as a registered user.
  • Performance cookies collect data for statistical purposes on how visitors use a website, they don’t contain personal information such as names and email addresses, and are used to improve your user experience of a website. Example of how we use performance cookies: Gathering data about visits to the Site, including numbers of visitors and visits, length of time spent on the Site, pages clicked on, or where visitors have come from. Information supplied by performance cookies helps us to understand how you use the Site; for example, whether or not you have visited before, what you looked at or clicked on and how you found us. We can then use this data to help improve our services. We generally use independent analytics companies to perform these services for us and when this is the case, these cookies may be set by a third party company (third party cookies).
  • Functionality cookies allow users to customise how a website looks for them: they can remember usernames, language preferences and regions, and can be used to provide more personal services like listing your favourite merchants. Example of how we use functionality cookies: Remembering if you’ve been to the Site before so that messages intended for first-time users are not displayed to you.
  • Advertising and Targeting cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you, but can also limit the number of times you see an advertisement, and be used to chart the effectiveness of an ad campaign by tracking users’ clicks. They can also provide security in transactions. They are usually placed by third-party advertising networks with a website operator’s permission, but can be placed by the operator themselves. They can remember that you have visited a website, and this information can be shared with other organisations, including other advertisers. They cannot determine who you are though, as the data collected is never linked to your profile.

The two main ways we use advertising and targeting cookies are set out below:

  • Interest-based advertising (or online behavioural advertising) is where cookies are placed on your device by our third party service providers which remember your web browsing activity and group together your interests in order to provide you with targeted advertisements which are more relevant to you when you visit quidco.com. Your previous web browsing activity can also be used to infer things about you, such as your demographics (age, gender etc.). This information may also be used to make the advertising on quidco.com more relevant to you.
  • "Retargeting" is a form of interest-based advertising that enables our advertising partners to show you advertisements selected based on your online browsing activity away from the website. This allows companies to advertise to people who previously visited their website. These cookies will usually be placed on your device by third-party advertising networks and we have listed the main third party networks we work with below.

Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.

Affiliate Networks

When you click through to a retailer's website from our Site, your browser redirects via an Affiliate Network which stores a cookie on your computer. The cookie stores tracking information so that your visit to that retailer, via our Site is recorded. Any subsequent purchases you then make will result in the retailer reading this information.

The retailer will then send us information about your purchase, at which point we can then credit your account with your cashback. We recommend that you enable cookies in your browsers to make full use of the Site in order to ensure that any purchases on third party sites are recorded.

Whilst the affiliate network cookie isn’t created by us, we want to tell you about it before you use our Site to make a transaction. By continuing to use our Site you agree to third parties such as Affiliate Networks and retailers featured on our Site to using cookies for the purpose of tracking and awarding your cashback.

Third Party Cookies

Like many websites, we may use cookies to allow third party advertisers (which are labelled as "sponsored adverts") to present you with advertising on our Site based on interests/preferences defined by your past web browsing activity. These cookies cannot be used to identify you as an individual, they can only be used for statistical purposes, such as providing you with advertisements that are more relevant to your interests. Some of the information gleaned from third party cookies will be aggregated with other anonymous information for statistical purposes.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

The third-party companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies but we don't have access to these cookies other than allowing them to be served. We have no role to play in these cookies at all (although we may use information arising from these third-party cookies and subsequently improve the targeting of our advertisements).

We may include cookies on the Site that allow third party advertisers to present you with advertising on the Quidco Site based on interests inferred from your web browsing activity and your use of the Quidco Site. To understand more about the cookies placed by third party advertising providers, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Retailer Cookies

Retailers may place cookies on your device when you transact with them. Those cookies will be governed by the retailer’s own policies. We are not responsible for retailers’ or other third parties’ acts and omissions (including in relation to their cookie and privacy policies).

How do I control my cookies?

You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete all cookies and many websites will not work properly or you will lose some functionality. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our Site for these reasons.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. Generally you have the option to see what cookies you’ve got and delete them individually, block third party cookies or cookies from particular sites, accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies. Visit the "options" or "preferences" menu on your browser to change settings, and check the following links for more browser-specific information.

To learn how to manage and remove cookies, please go to www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies

Please note, however, that if you set your browser to reject cookies you may not be able to use certain aspects of Quidco - and will not be able to earn cashback.