Privacy Policy


Progressive Building Society will only collect, process and store information about you that:

  • We have openly collected from you or
  • we have openly collected from you with your consent.

We will only collect information that is relevant to providing you with a service.
We will keep your information while you have a relationship with us and for any retention period that we are legally required to meet.

If, to provide you with a service, we need to transfer your information to another company, we will tell you.  We will not disclose any such information outside Progressive Building Society except:

  • to credit reference and fraud prevention agencies
  • to persons acting as our agents under strict code of confidentiality
  • as required by law or regulation.

Otherwise we will keep information about you confidential.

If you use standard e-mail for communication with Progressive, you should be aware that Progressive cannot guarantee that it remains confidential whilst in transit.

All e-mail sent to Progressive will be monitored and checked to ensure systems security.

This privacy policy only covers the Progressive website. Links within this site to external websites are not covered by this policy. Please note that any changes that are made to this policy will be communicated electronically on the homepage of this site and not by individual written communication.

 

Cookies


As with most major websites, this website uses cookies. These are small text files which are stored on your internet-enabled device when you visit a website helping the site remember information about you and your preferences.

How do we use them? 

Cookies are used to collect anonymous information that helps us understand the browsing habits of our website visitors and to complete statistical reports on website activity. This assists with the improvement of our products and services.

None of the cookies used on our website collect personally identifiable information about you.

The types of cookies we use?

Google Analytics and Visionworks Interactive Stats are used to collect information about how visitors use this site. This provides us with important information that can help our site to work better. This information is not linked to your name or address.

The following cookies are used:

Service Name Expiration
Google Analytics _utma 2 years
Google Analytics _utmb 30 minutes
Google Analytics _utmc When browser closes
Google Analytics _utmz 6 months
Google Analytics _utmv 6 months
Visionworks Stats _jsuid Up to 20 years
Visionworks Stats _eventqueue When browser closes
Visionworks Stats _custom_data_[key] Up to 20 years
Visionworks Stats _referrer_og 90 days
Visionworks Stats _utm_og 90 days
Visionworks Stats _first_pageview 10 minutes
Visionworks Stats heatmaps_g2g_[site_id] When browser closes
Visionworks Stats unpoco_[site_id] 1 hour
Visionworks Stats no_tracky_[site_id] 1 hour

How to control and delete cookies?

You can manage restriction or blocking of cookies through your web browser. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should provide instructions on how to do so.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org which contains extensive information on cookies including how they can be managed.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

To opt out of being tracked by Visionworks Interactive Stats follow the instructions at http://stats.visionworksinteractive.co.uk/help/custom#cookies_disable.