What are cookies?
By giving your consent, you are enabling us to provide a better experience and service to you. If you wish, you may deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however, certain aspects of this website may not function fully or as intended.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded onto your device when you first visit our website. The next time you visit the cookie and the information in it, is either returned us (first-party cookie) or to another website to which it belongs (third-party cookies).
Cookies do not identify who is using your device, just your device and the browser being used. Cookies and other similar technology make it easier for you to use our website on future visits as they can remember your preferences, as well as adapt content that is more relevant to your personal interests and needs.
Types of Cookies / Cookies We Use
There are several types of Cookie
First Party Cookies are set by the website you are visiting, and only that website can read them.
Third Party Cookies are cookies set by someone other than the owner of the website you are visiting. On the MB&G website, there are links to several of our partner’s websites who may set cookies of their own. These cookies can be blocked through your browser or turned off at the third party’s website; but we have no control over cookies set by a third party.
A Persistent Cookie will be stored on your device and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.
A Session Cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Strictly Necessary Cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, some services cannot be provided – for example, remembering previous actions (e.g. like text you’ve entered into a registration form, so it’ll still be there when you go back to the page in the same web session).
Functional Cookies are essential to the running of the MB&G website. They include Session cookies, which enable you to carry out essential functions on like maintaining login details for the session or a transaction. Session cookies are not stored on your computer and the information these cookies collect is anonymised. These cookies cannot track your browsing activity and will expire when you close your web browser session.
Performance Cookies gather information about how a website is used – for example, which pages a visitor opens the most often or whether the user receives an error messages from some pages. These cookies do not save information that would allow you to be identified. The collected information is aggregated, and therefore anonymous. These cookies are used exclusively to improve the performance of the website, and with it the user experience.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Most browsers allow you to delete cookies stored on your device. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser; however, it is important to note that if you change your settings and block certain cookies, you will not be able to take full advantage of some features of our site, and we might not be able to provide some features you have previously chosen to use.
This website is owned and operated by Mechanical Breakdown & General Insurance Limited (MB&G). We are authorised and regulated by Financial Conduct Authority, Reference number 306978.
You can contact us by using any of the below details:
Registered Office: Cobalt Business Exchange, Cobalt Park Way, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE28 9NZ
Tel: 0191 2596378