A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps web applications to respond to you as an individual by gathering and remembering information about your preferences and which pages you visit. Some cookies only exist whilst users are online but persistent cookies – which are not session-based – remain on the user’s computer, so that the individual can be recognised as a previous visitor when the individual next visits the website. A cookie in no way gives access to your computer or any information about you, other than the information you choose to share when using web applications.

We use cookies to make our website easier for you to use, to collect information about your computer, including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report information to our advertisers. We do not store sensitive information such as account numbers or passwords in persistent cookies. The cookies we use, together with an explanation of what they do are set out below.

Cookie NamePurpose

Stores the keyword(s) that you used to find our site


Determines whether you have agreed to the use of cookies on our website

Session ID

Enables us to maintain the state of your current browsing session as you move across pages on our site, including during the application process.

User ID

User ID Allows you to access personal information about your account.

These cookies are set and updated by Google Analytics, Uncle Buck use to monitor our website performance.

In addition to using cookies, we might also use web tools to collect information about your browsing activities whilst on our website. In this respect, the information that is provided is similar to the information supplied by cookies, and we use if for the same purpose.

Any information that we acquire about you using cookies or web tools is subject to the same restrictions and conditions as any other information we collect about you.

Some of our advertisers may also use cookies or web tools that are set by other people such as advertising agencies, or the businesses to which the advertisements in question relate. We do not have access to any information that might be collected in this way, and, if you are concerned, you should contact the advertiser for more information.

Cookies can only be placed on a computer where the user has given their express consent. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can also usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you decline to accept our use of cookies or set your web browser to decline their use, you will have only limited functionality in the use of our Site. When you first access our Site, we will provide you with information on the cookies we use in a pop-up banner and we will take your continued use of the Site as acceptance of our use of cookies.

Last updated 6 October 2017