Cookies

This website uses cookies. They’re just like a little marker to make sure our site shows you information that is relevant to you based on how you’ve used our site before. The aim of this is to help give you a better browsing experience.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file which is downloaded to your device (e.g. a computer, tablet or mobile) whenever you visit a website. Cookies are widely used to improve the browsing experience and help websites work more efficiently.

There are 3 main types of cookies we collect:

A. Session cookies – these are only on for the time that you’re on our site. They automatically delete when you close your browser

B. Persistent cookies – these remain even when you close down your browser. These types of cookies are used for a number of things such as remembering you when you come back to the site or for analytics (i.e. so we can see how people are using our site). They remain for a set period of time dependent on the type of cookie

C. First and third party cookies – these are dependent on how you get to our website.

  • First party is when you come directly to our site by typing in our URL
  • Third party is where you access our site through another company or website. For example if you click on a link from Facebook. They will then add their own cookie

Why we collect cookies

This website and third parties will place cookies on your computer. These help the website to remember your session and allow some functionality of the website. They also allow us to collect website usage statistics, which we can use to continually improve the website and our systems.

An element of website usage analysis includes using IP address data associated with the devices through which you are accessing our sites. We use IP address data only for this purpose and do not combine it with other personal information.

Your consent

When you first visit our website, you will see a message that lets you know that we use cookies and directs you to this cookie page. If you continue to browse this website, you’re agreeing to our use of cookies by continuing to use our website. If you don’t agree to our use of cookies, you should close your browser and stop using our website.

Cookies we use on our website

We have listed all the cookies we currently use. What cookies your device downloads depends on the pages or services you use on our website or how you were brought to this website.

Cookies that allow our site to work

Cookie
Name Expiry Description
animatedcollapse acgroups withpersistent  12 months Used to enable some areas of the website to display correctly.
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sifir sifir-Fetch
stepcarousel config.galleryid+"persist" 
fadeslideshow "gallery-"+setting.wrapperid 
dddropdownpane setting.ids[0]
FundsLibrary SessionSettingsID 92 days  This cookie is used to allow the operation of the fund webpages and tools via the FundsLibrary platform, 'Fund prices, factsheets and tools'.
Pirean PD_SESSION_ID When you close your browser  This cookie is set by Pirean (a third party we use for online services) to enable single sign-on to our online services. This allows you to log on once we access a number of our services.
CA API Gateway Token When you close your browser  This cookie is set by CA API Gateway (a third party we use for online services) to enable single sign-on to our online services. This allows you to log on once we access a number of our services.

Cookies for our Online Services

Cookie Name Expiry Description
eValue JSESSIONID When you close your browser This cookie is created temporarily when the 'Pension Pot calculator' is being used. This cookie allows us to calculate and display parameters when using our online tools.
SessionCam Our website may also use a website recording service which may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, page scrolling and any text keyed into website forms. Data collected by this service is used to improve our website usability. The information collected is stored and is used for aggregated and statistical reporting, and is not shared with anybody else.
addthis.com uid 12 months

These cookies allow you to add links from our website to your social media.

For more information on this cookie, please visit: http://www.addthis.com/privacy

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Analytics and optimisation cookies

Cookie Name Expiry Description
Adobe Analytics AMCV_###@AdobeOrg 2 years  Unique visitor IDs used by Experience Cloud Solutions.
gpv 30 days  Used to track what page you were on before the current page you're on.
s_cc When you close your browser  Used to store information on visits to our website.
s_sq When you close your browser 
s_fid 30 days 
s_vi 2 years 
Adobe Target mbox 2 weeks from last login  Used to test which content on our website is more relevant to users.
Webtrends elems.item(i).name 24 months  These cookies are used for tracking visitor sessions and recognising returning visitors. They give us an analysis of our website usage.
WT_FPC
wtPaidSearch
Google Analytics _ga 2 years 

These cookies are used to store information on previous visits to our website and visitor referrals by other websites.

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

_gid 24 hours 
_gat 1 minute 
AMP_TOKEN 30 secs to 1 year
_utma 24 months 
_utmb 30 mins 
_utmc When session ends 
_utmz 6 months 
_utmv 6 months 
Yahoo yieldmanager 12 months 

This cookie is used for tracking visitor sessions and recognising returning visitors. They give us an analysis of our website usage.

For more information on this cookie, including what to do if you want to opt out of being tracked by Yahoo across all websites, please visit: http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/uk/biz/rightmedia/details.html

Flash Talking http://servedby.flashtalking.com/spot/  

This cookie is used to track and report on performance of online ad campaigns, helping us to evaluate their effectiveness and optimise media allocation in the future. These cookies collect information in an anonymous format on pages visited by individuals exposed to online advertising activity.

For more information on this cookie, please visit: https://www.flashtalking.com/optout

APP Dynamics ADRUM When you close your browser  AppDynamics is a browser performance management tool that uses cookies to collect web performance data and IP addresses.
ADRUM_X_Y_Z 90 days 

Email marketing cookies

Cookie Name Expiry  Description
Silverpop com.silverpop.iMA.page_visit 20 mins 

Used when you come to our website from an email we have sent you containing a Unique Identifier. 

These cookies help us to analyse the effectiveness of our email marketing campaigns and the subsequent actions taken on our website. They don't have access to personally identifiable information unless you explicitly provide it.

com.silverpop.iMA.session 20 mins 
com.silverpop.iMAWebCookie 32 months 

Advertising and Retargeting cookies

Cookie Name  Expiry  Description
Facebook _fbp   This cookie is used to provide you with more relevant advertising across Facebook.
DoubleClick id 2 years 

This cookie is used to provide you with more relevant advertising across websites and limit the number of times that a given advert is shown to you.

To opt out of targeted advertising from DoubleClick across all websites, please visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

Microsoft Advertising atdmt 2 years 

This cookie is used to provide you with more relevant advertising across websites.

To opt out of targeted advertising from Microsoft Advertising across all websites, please visit: https://choice.live.com/advertisementchoice/

AudienceScience revsci  

This cookie is used to provide you with more relevant advertising across websites.

For more information on this cookie, including what to do if you want to opt out of being tracked by AudienceScience across all websites, please visit: https://www.audiencescience.com/privacy-policy-highlights/

How to control and remove cookies

If you decide to restrict or remove the cookies set by our website, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.

The Help function within your browser can tell you how. Please be aware that restricting cookies may limit website functionality and adversely impact your browsing experience on this website.

For more information on how to control cookies on different browsers, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Changes to this cookie information

We update this information whenever we add or remove cookies.

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