What are cookies?

Cookies are a small text file stored on your computer by your web browser when you browse to a website. The cookie can then be reread by the same website at another time to identify your web browser. This is essential for something like an online application process so you can be identified as you click through a number of pages.

Some websites use cookies to enable them to target you with advertising based on your browsing habits. This is why websites now have to ask you if you are happy to participate. However metfriendly cookies are never used for targeting advertisments, we only use cookies to make the website work in the best way.

How does Metfriendly use cookies?

Essential Cookies: To allow us to identify you as you apply for a product or fill in one of our online forms we use a session cookie. This is a mandatory functional cookie without which the website would not work and we recommend that you do not change your browser settings to disable it.

Performance Cookies: To allow us to improve the performance of the website we use a third party website statistics provider, Google Analytics, which uses JavaScript together with cookies to establish general site usage statistics. This enables us to see how people navigate our site and identify which pages need improvement.

Cookies That We May Create (On Your Machine)

Cookie Description
__utma Performance Cookie : used to determine whether a visitor is returning to the website.
__utmb Performance Cookie : used in conjunction with __utmc to calculate how long your visit to our website is taking.
__utmc Performance Cookie : used in conjunction with __utmb to calculate how long your visit to our website is taking.
__utmz Performance Cookie : used to record website referrals and navigation around our site.
notice_dismissed Used to determine whether you have closed the website notification bar, so it is not shown again. (Expiry: 1 day)
newslettersignup_dismissed Used to determine whether you have closed the newsletter signup popup, so it is not shown again. (Expiry: 365 days)

Very happy with the service. I have a number of policies for myself and my children.

Police Sergeant S Drysdale, DPS Borough Support

‘I have always been pleased with the returns from my Metfriendly policies.’

Mr P Payne, Bordon

‘I’ve used Metfriendly for the last 5 years and recently the money has gone towards a deposit for our house. I will be signing back up next year to help save towards my kids future.’

Mrs A Cooper, Met CC, Bow

‘Very pleased with the service I’ve received to help me save money direct from my salary.’

DC Chris W, SO15

‘I would recommend Metfriendly to everyone.’

Mrs V Thompson, Dagenham

Good service – always very helpful and informative.

Miss J Coward, South Norwood, London

‘Hassle-free savings that are started every year on my behalf, without me having to call up.’


D.C. R McLaren, Hackney Borough Stations

‘I have been a member since 1980. Never had any problems or issues. Staff always helpful.’

Mr Nino Trancucci, London

Great opportunity for family members to be offered the same offers as members.

Miss A McLeary, ESB