Cookies Policy

Shield Total Insurance website uses cookies which fall into three main categories:

1. Functional
2. Behavioural
3. Social

Below, we have outlined all cookies used:


Functional cookies allow the website to function properly including our quotation system, which needs to store information temporarily in a ‘session’.

Cookie NameUsed ForDomain
CE, JSESSIONID, _pk_ref.7.4160, _atuvc, 
_pk_id.7.4160, COOKIEINFOBOX and _pk_ses.7.4160  
Quote engine



Behavioural or tracking cookies enable third party web analytics software to track user behaviour on our websites. We use Google Analytics, one of the most popular web analytics packages available to review visitor behaviour and improve our websites wherever possible.

Cookie NameUsed ForDomain
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, and _utmz Google Analytics
 _unam, _utmz and _utma Piwik Analytics


The Shield Total Insurance website also allows users to share content directly from our website pages. This involves the integration of social media share buttons, which require cookies in order to function. These cookies are listed in the table below.

Cookie NameUsed ForDomain
PREF, GMAIL_RTT and NID Google Plus
 ULSGoogle Plus
 ULSGoogle Plus
guest_id, twll, k, _utma, _utmc, _utmz 
and _twitter_sess
datr, lu, csm, p, act, s, c_user,
xs and presence


We also use cookies in our email marketing. By agreeing to receive email marketing communications from Shield Total Insurance/Vantage Insurance Services you are consenting to the use of cookies. Cookies are used to track the opening and click-through of emails and help us to correctly target email marketing campaigns

For more information about how we use cookies, read our privacy policy. To learn how to turn cookies off click here.