MetLife U.S. Cookie Policy

Last Updated April 08, 2024

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"Cookies" are small text files that may be placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. Cookies are widely used to enable websites to work more efficiently and may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site, or they may allow a website to “remember” your actions or preferences over a period of time.

We use cookies for a variety of reasons that are detailed below, such as essential operations, site navigation, and to improve your experience when you visit our website. Additionally, we use cookies for analyzing visitor behavior on our webpages and to provide you with specific content, such as videos on our website.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have previously visited our webpages or are a new visitor.

There are two broad categories of cookies:

  • First Party and Third-Party Cookies

    We use both first party and third-party cookies on our website.

    Cookies can be set by the owner of the website (first party cookies) or in some cases by third party service providers, who the website owner allows to present information, run content, or provide other functionality on the website, such as analytics (third party cookies).

    First party and third-party cookies may also be categorized as “session” or “persistent” cookies.
  • Session Cookies

    Session cookies are set when users visit a website , so any page changes or selections made during a visit are remembered for the duration of the browser session. Session cookies are temporary and expire when the user closes the browser or logs out.
  • Persistent Cookies

    Persistent cookies remain for a set period of time on users’ computers after the end of a browsing session and therefore remember preferences or actions of users when they revisit the site.

There are four categories of cookie:

  • Essential Cookies (Strictly Necessary)
    These cookies are essential to make the website function. They enable a user to move around and use the website’s basic features, provide access to the secure areas of the website, and display its basic content. A user cannot opt out of these cookies, and some parts of the site will not work (or not work properly) if you set your browser to block them.
  • Analytics Cookies
    These cookies are not essential to the functioning of the website and enable us to analyze how customers use our site, where they access it from, and how long they spend on each page. The information that we collect on our site’s users allows improve functionality, our user experience, and the ways we present content to you. It is also a mechanism to help us detect technical issues. You can accept or decline analytics cookies using the pop-up cookie banner the first time you visit our website. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance during your visit.
  • Marketing Cookies (advertising)
    These cookies, also referred to as “Targeting Cookies”, allow us to deliver more relevant advertisements. They may also be used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement, as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. The cookies are usually placed on the page with the website operator’s permission. Websites do not need cookies of this category to function, but you will experience less targeted advertising if you do not allow them.
  • Personalization Cookies (functional or site customization)
    These cookies record information about the choices you have made (such as your username, language, or the region you are in). They also make it possible to adapt the website to your needs and provide enhanced and more personal features, which will not be available if you prevent this category of cookie.

Detailed information regarding the name, provider, purpose, and term for each category of cookies used on this website can be viewed by clicking “View Cookies” in the Cookies Preference panel, which can be accessed on certain MetLife webpages by clicking on the cookie widget at the bottom right corner of the page. 

With the exception of essential cookies which are strictly necessary for the site to operate, we provide you with a choice to object to the installation of cookies on your computer, phone or device.

You may object to the installation of cookies (apart from the essential ones) by setting your preferences in the Cookies Preferences panel, which you can access by clicking on the cookie widget at the bottom right corner of applicable MetLife webpages. Toggles to corresponding cookie types can be switched On/Off based on your preferences.

Alternatively, you can choose whether or not you wish to globally accept cookies in your browser. Different browsers make different controls available to disable cookies, so we provide links below to popular manufacturers' instructions on how you can do this. 

Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to always accept, refuse, or delete cookies, including third party cookies from providers that website owners use or those from specific websites. To find information relating to other browsers please visit their developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked across all websites by Google analytics please visit: