What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser. They’re used for many things, such as remembering whether you’ve visited this site before, so that you can remain logged in or just to help us work out how many visitors we get each month. The cookies contain information about the use of your computer but do not include any personal information about you.
Optimum SME Finance Limited may collect information automatically when you visit our website, using cookies – and they allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit.
You can choose by declining to accept cookies if you wish. If you choose not to accept them, we cannot guarantee that your experience of using our site will be as good as if allow us to set cookies.
The information collected by the cookies does not personally identify you; it only includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet, your operating system, platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and the time you visit and your location.
Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.
When you first visit the site, you will be given the opportunity to change your cookie settings by clicking ‘Change Settings’ in the modal window.
Once you have clicked ‘Accept’ you can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking the cog in the bottom right corner of the screen.
In addition to the cookie control provided on the site, you can also manage cookies in your browser settings. Find out more.
DYNSRV: This is an essential cookie for managing and balancing server demand. It is a session cookie, which means it is added when you visit site, and automatically removed when you close your browser.
_ga, _gat, _gid: These cookies are used by Google Analytics. They will not be added to your browser until you have accepted our cookie and privacy settings. When accepted, the IP address is sent to Google is anonymised unless you have accepted the ‘Advanced Analytics’ or ‘Advertising’ cookie settings.
gdpr-cookie: The Optimum Finance website allows you to specify cookie preferences. This cookie allows your browser to remember the preferences that you have specified.
We use Google Analytics which places a cookie on your computer to monitor how visitors move around the Website and where they originated. This is used so that we can see the types of content users prefer to visit the most. If you wish to opt out, you can do so here: Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
You can find further information about the EU Cookie Directive from the ICO – the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals: ICO guide to cookies.