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Cookies Policy

This policy covers how Aflac Northern Ireland uses cookies to track user behavior on the Aflac Northern Ireland website (www.AflacNI.com). Aflac Northern Ireland is committed to protecting your personal information and identity when you are using our website. This Cookies Policy relates to our use of any personal information that is collected from you via the Aflac Northern Ireland website.

1. Who are we?

Aflac Northern Ireland is a UK-based technology innovation centre, focused on delivering innovative technology solutions for Aflac customers in their time of need.

We are a subsidiary of the US-based Aflac, Inc., a supplemental insurance provider in the life and health category in the US and Japan, providing financial protection to more than 50m people worldwide.

2. Overview

Whenever you provide personal information, we are legally obliged to use it in line with all applicable laws concerning its protection, including the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations (referred to collectively in this Privacy and Cookies Policy as the "data protection regulations”).

Aflac Northern Ireland websites may contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. If so, these third party websites have their own privacy policies and are also likely to use cookies, so we urge you to review their policies separately. They will govern the use of personal information you submit when visiting those websites, which may also be collected by cookies. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of those third party websites, and your use of them is at your own risk.

3. What information will Aflac Northern Ireland collect about me?

Aflac Northern Ireland uses cookies to track user behavior on the Aflac Northern Ireland website (www.AflacNI.com), with details and definitions outlined below:

a) What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer, tablet or mobile phone (all referred to here as a "device") web browser from a website's computer, and is stored on your device's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your web browser if your browser's preferences allow it. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows. Similar technologies are also often used within emails to understand whether the email has been read or if any links have been clicked. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Aflac Northern Ireland website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

On Aflac Northern Ireland websites, cookies record information about your online behaviour and allow us to tailor our websites to user behaviour.

During the course of any visit to the Aflac Northern Ireland website, the pages you see, along with a cookie, are downloaded to your device. Many websites do this, because cookies enable website publishers to do useful things, like find out whether the device (and probably its user) has visited the website before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to finding and using the cookie left there on the last visit.

b) How does Aflac Northern Ireland use cookies?

Information supplied by cookies can help us to understand the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience. Aflac Northern Ireland uses this type of information to help improve the information it provides to its users. Certain areas of Aflac Northern Ireland websites may use cookies for a specific reason.

c) If third-party content is available on the Aflac Northern Ireland website, third-party cookies may be embedded in that content. Please note that during your visits to Aflac Northern Ireland websites you may notice some cookies that are not related to Aflac Northern Ireland. We may embed content from social media and other third party websites. These may include YouTube, Vimeo, Google Maps, Twitter, Facebook, SoundCloud, Vine, Instagram, Pinterest and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page containing such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites, and these third-party cookies may track your use of Aflac Northern Ireland website. Aflac Northern Ireland does not control the dissemination of these cookies, and you should check the relevant third-party's website for more information. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Aflac Northern Ireland website. Where Aflac Northern Ireland embeds content from social media and other third-party websites, some websites may use Google Analytics to collect data about user behaviour for their own purposes. Aflac Northern Ireland does not control this.

d) Aflac Northern Ireland cookies and how to reject cookies

Below are details of cookies set by services we use to better understand the use of the Aflac Northern Ireland owned websites. We use this data to continuously improve our service we offer.

Cookie: Google Analytics
Name: _ga, _gid, _gat_gtag_UA_148527558_1
Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information (in an anonymous form that does not identify a visitor) including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily.

More info: Click here for an overview of privacy at Google to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit the Google site.

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies.

It is important to note that if you change your browser settings and block certain cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of some features of Aflac Northern Ireland services, and we might not be able to provide some features you have previously chosen to receive.

If you have any concerns about the way that we use cookies or respect your settings, then please contact us at Privacy@AflacNI.com.

4. Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting

DNT is a feature offered by some browsers which, when enabled, sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing is not tracked such as by third party ad networks, social networks and analytic companies. This website does not currently respond to DNT requests.

5. Contacting Aflac Northern Ireland about this Cookies Policy

If you have any questions or comments about this Cookies Policy, please contact the Aflac Northern Ireland team at Privacy@AflacNI.com.



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