Cookie Policy

Our Cookie Policy is a part of our Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to improve the performance of our lending platform and to give you the best possible user experience. Our Cookie Policy explains:

  • what cookies are
  • what types we use
  • why we use them and
  • how to identify or disable them

You can manage your cookie settings here


Please note that our platform is custom-designed to provide visitors with the best experience - deleting cookies or disabling their use may therefore result in reduced functionality.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are stored on your device (computer, mobile or tablet for example) when you visit a website. The cookies we use can't harm your device. The cookies we create use encrypted information gathered from your device to help improve your experience on the website. For example, cookies make it easier for you to maintain your preferences on the website. Cookies are used by almost all websites today and can be generated by certain actions on a website, like a page view or a button click, allowing website providers to better tailor their platform's response to you as an individual.

Cookies serve many functions but in general our cookies are used to:

  1. Correctly, speedily and efficiently load our webpage
  2. Protect our customers and ourselves from fraud
  3. Identify errors or poor performance of the site
  4. Communicate with our customers using online chat
  5. Authenticate and recognise users while they are on our site
  6. Understand our customers' behaviour when they take a loan
  7. And understand our customers in order to serve them more interesting and relevant marketing

Cookies can be 'first party', meaning they are created by us or 'third party', meaning that they are created by Autolend's trusted partners in order for us to use their services to improve our performance. Where cookies are third party, please refer to their specific policies for more details.

Cookies can be 'session-only' meaning they last only for the period of time you are browsing, or 'persistent' meaning that they remain in your internet browser for a longer period of time.

You can disable the cookies from your browser and delete all cookies currently stored on your device.

Cookie settings are set separately for each different device, and if you want to change your settings you will need to do so for each device. If you do so, you will still be able to browse the site but you will not be able to use all of the features. Most web browsers have cookies enabled by default setting.

What cookies do we use?

1. Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. These essential cookies are always enabled because our website won't work properly without them.

Strictly necessary cookies don't record any information about you that could be used for marketing or gather any historical recording of where you have been on the internet.

Cookie ProviderCookie Domain Cookie NamesDescription
Autolendautolend.co.uksession, lifetime, PHPSESSIDLogin and Authentication
Stripeautolend.co.uk_stripe_sid, _stripe_mid, cidFacilitating secure payment
Stripestripe.commFacilitating secure payment
NewRelicnr-data.netJSESSIONIDManaging login sessions by preserving user states across page requests
Autolendautolend.co.ukcookie-settingsManaging cookie settings

2. Functional Cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Cookie ProviderCookie DomainCookie NamesDescription

3. Analytics or Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages users go to most often, and if they get error messages from the website. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Cookie ProviderCookie DomainCookie NamesDescription
Google Analyticsinspectlet.com, autolend.co.ukga, gat, gidOn-site tracking of activity on our lending platform e.g. Understanding which website pages and user devices are most popular
How do we use cookies?

Some of the cookies are set by Autolend (first party) and others are built by trusted providers (third parties). Below is a list of these third party cookies that range across the various cookie categories detailed previously. Third party cookies are likely to be analytical/ performance cookies or targeting cookies. Where we use third party cookies and you want to find more detailed information, please visit their respective websites.

Third PartyPurposeClassification
NewRelicMonitoring and recording the performance our websiteNecessary
Google AnalyticsOn-site tracking of activity on our lending platform e.g. understanding which website pages and user devices are most popular.Targeting & Marketing
StripeFacilitating secure payment Necessary

To deactivate the use of third party advertising cookies, you may can manage your cookie settings here:

How can you stop cookies?

You can manage your cookie settings for our site here


If you want to restrict or fully block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser, usually in their settings menu. The help function within your browser should help you understand how to do this as it is slightly different for every browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari etc.).

Please be aware that some of our services will not function as smoothly if your browser disables all cookies. You can create exceptions and allow cookies from specific websites only by making them "trusted websites" in your browser. We recommend you make Autolend a trusted website in order to get the best service level our platform can provide.

You may wish to visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie for more information on cookies or https://www.aboutcookies.org/ for a guide on controlling cookies.

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