What are cookies?
Are any of these cookies necessary?
Yes. Some of the cookies we set are absolutely necessary to the web site. Without them the web site would simply stop functioning. We have listed these as ‘Strictly necessary cookies’. You cannot disable our strictly necessary cookies.
How can I manage other types of cookie?
Not all cookies are strictly necessary. An explanation of the purpose and benefit of all of the other cookies used on our web site is provided. If you wish to disable any of these cookies then a link has been provided to allow you to do so. In some cases, you may need to visit a third-party web site operated by one of our service providers to disable the cookies.
The cookies we use…
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies perform important functions on our web site. Without them we cannot provide you with basic features and normal web site behaviour which you will expect us to. For this reason, you cannot disable these cookies:
- ASP.NET_SessionId Session cookie - This is a temporary cookie file which is erased when you close your web browser. When you restart your browser and revisit our site, the website will not recognise you.
- JSESSIONID Session cookie - This is a temporary cookie file used by the provider of our investor data. When you restart your browser and revisit our site, the website will not recognise you.
- CookieAcceptance Site cookie - This cookie is set to help us remember that you have seen the cookie message required by law and accepted it.
These cookies allow our web site to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. They may also be used to provide services or functionality you indicate you are interested in through interactions with our web site. These cookies are only used to provide an improved browsing experience and we do not pass information about the choices you make to any third party or other organisation.
- CurrentDownloadUserId Site cookie - This cookie is set after you have provided us with your details when downloading certain documents from this site. This allows us to automatically grant you access to subsequent downloads without re-requesting your details.
These cookies collect general information about how visitors use our web site to help us improve our web site for everyone. For instance, we track which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages or broken links. These cookies don’t collect personal information that identifies a visitor. All the information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
- __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz Google Analytics - Google Analytics is a third-party traffic analysis service that helps us understand how visitors use our web site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can opt-out of all Google Analytics cookies by installing a browser add-on provided by Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
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How to disable all cookies
If you wish to disable any cookie listed above for which we have not provided a specific means of disabling, you can also use your browser settings to disable cookies. An explanation of how to do this can be found here.
Please note: By disabling cookies in your browser, you may render some of the functionality on our web site (and other web sites you visit) unusable and we make no guarantees as to the performance of our web site when cookies are disabled.