Compare & Review Cookie Policy

Comparenreview.co.za (“the Website”) is owned and operated by ComparenReview. This policy, together with our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, explain how comparenreview.co.za may use any information that we collect from you, as well as your rights over any personal information we hold about you.
Please read this policy, as well as our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, very carefully; by accessing and using comparenreview.co.za, you confirm that you understand and agree to our policies.

1. Information We Collect

We collect information about you when you:

  • visit the comparenreview.co.za, and other sites accessible from the Website.
  • contact us e.g. in email, or via our website contact form.
  • sign up for email campaigns sent via ComparenReview and affiliate partners.
  • register with, and buy, products or services on comparenreview.co.za.
  • take part in promotions, competitions, customer surveys, and questionnaires.

We may supplement the information we collect about you with information we receive from third party sources. This allows us to assess the accuracy of the information we hold about you in order to send you relevant offers and information.

2. Using Your Information

Collecting your personal information helps comparenreview.co.za to better understand what you need from us. We use your information to:

  • personalise our services to you.
  • manage and improve the Website.
  • check and verify your identity, and prevent or detect crime.
  • tell you about important changes to the Website and our services.
  • understand your shopping behavior to develop and improve our products and services.
  • manage promotions, competitions, customer surveys, and questionnaires.

We will not share your personal information. Your personal information is safe with us and will never be released to outside companies for their marketing purposes.

3. Marketing and Research

If you agree, we may contact you:

  • with offers and information about comparenreview.co.za products or services
  • with offers and information about partners’ products or services
  • for customer research e.g. to help improve our services

The choice is entirely yours, of course, but if you choose not to receive our marketing information, you will not receive any offers or promotions which may, in fact, be of interest to you.

When you register online you can access a “Change Preferences” page that allows you to tailor any electronic communications from us. We love hearing your views –  they help us to improve our service. On occasion, we may contact you to ask for your opinions. If you do not want to be contacted for this purpose, make your choice on the “Change Preferences” page.

4. Our Cookies

To comply with legislation, we use a system of classifying the different types of cookies that we use on the Website, as well as those which may be dropped by third parties through our websites.

The classification explains more about which cookies we use, why we use them, and the functionality that you will lose if you decide not to have them on your device.

When you register online you can access a “Change Preferences” page that allows you to tailor any electronic communications from us. We love hearing your views –  they help us to improve our service. On occasion, we may contact you to ask for your opinions. If you do not want to be contacted for this purpose, make your choice on the “Change Preferences” page.

5. What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other devices when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session.

A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window again. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that the adverts you see online are relevant to you and your interests. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

When you register online you can access a “Change Preferences” page that allows you to tailor any electronic communications from us. We love hearing your views –  they help us to improve our service. On occasion, we may contact you to ask for your opinions. If you do not want to be contacted for this purpose, make your choice on the “Change Preferences” page.

6.Cookies used on the website

A list of all the cookies used on the Website is set out below.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. For those types of cookies that are strictly necessary, no consent is required. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use the features provided. Without these cookies, services that you have asked for, such as comparing quotes, cannot be provided.

Performance cookies

Performance cookies collect anonymous information on all website pages that are visited. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages.

These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor at all. The information that these cookies collect is aggregated, and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Website works.

7. Functionality cookies

These cookies remember any choices that you make while on the website (such as your user name, language or where you dropped off while surfing the site). This is to improve your experience and provide enhanced, more personal features. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise as well. They may also be used to provide services that you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog post. The information these cookies collect is anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

8. Targeting or advertising cookies

Advertising cookies collect information about your browsing habits, in order to make adverts and marketing relevant to you and your interests.

They are also used to limit the number of times that you see an advert, as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks, with our permission.
These cookies remember that you have visited a certain website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Often, targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.

9. Using browser settings to manage cookies

The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.

You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer. However, since cookies allow you to take advantage of some of the Website’s essential features, we recommend you leave them turned on.

For example, if you block or otherwise reject cookies you will not be able to accurately obtain quotes or compare prices. If you leave cookies turned on, remember to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.

10.Disclosing your information

ComparenReview will never disclose your information to any outside companies, except where we have your consent; where we are required or permitted to do so by law; to other companies who provide a service to us; or any successors in title to our business.

11.Other websites

The ComparenReview Website may contain links to third-party sites. These are outside of our control and they are not covered by this policy. These site operators may choose to collect your information and use it in accordance with their own policies.

12.Accessing your information

To obtain a copy of the information we hold about you, write to: admin@comparenreview.co.za

13.Changes to our policy

This policy replaces all previous versions and is correct as of January 2019. We reserve the right to change the policy at any time.

14.Contacting us

If you have any queries, please contact us at admin@comparenreview.co.za

 

Last update: 31/01/2019

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