Cookies allow us to save your information and preferences when you use our availability checker, test your broadband speed or compare broadband deals. This saves you time and improves the performance of future broadband searches on our site.
They also allow you to compare your internet speed with your previous results on our broadband speed test, or to opt out of receiving certain types of information and notifications. Cookies are also used to help ensure accuracy of information when customers rate their providers, preventing repeat ratings within a one month period that could skew results.
Cookies allow us to collect anonymous data about how many visitors the site receives and the pages people are most interested in. This helps us to improve the site in order to provide the most useful content for our visitors.
When you click on a link to visit a broadband provider's website, that provider or their partner service will drop a cookie in your browser that lets them know you came from our website and from which page. This can provide useful marketing research for both Broadband.co.uk and the providers we list on our website.
Advertising and social networks
They may also use this information to personalise ads, serving you content that may be of interest to you. It should be noted that we do not have any access or control over third party cookies.
When Broadband.co.uk runs advertising campaigns to attract visitors to our site, cookies will be used to determine whether these campaigns have been successful.
As our website uses social sharing buttons, sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus will drop cookies in order to provide you accurate information, such as displaying when you've 'liked' something. These cookies may track the sites that you visit and engage with.