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Charles Stanley websites use cookies to provide users with an enhanced experience when browsing and also to allow us to improve our websites.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on the hard drive of your computer if you agree.

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

Which Cookies are used on Charles Stanley websites?

We use the types of cookies explained below on our sites, following the International Chamber of Commerce descriptions for them.  By using any of our sites, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device:

Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required to enable users to navigate around the site and (where appropriate) to enable us to tailor the content to fit the needs of the visitors. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into and use the secure area of our site. Without these cookies, you will not be able to access the login area; and, on the public area of the site, we cannot ensure that the correct web pages load or that the site performs as well as we intend it to. Analytical/performance cookies: These cookies provide generic statistics on the use of our website by allowing us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how they move around the site. This helps us to improve the way our sites work, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily. We use Google Analytics for this purpose.

Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website, so that, for example, your last view of any slideshow is saved or the homepage defaults to the correct version depending on your preferences (for example, your choice of screen view).

Administrative cookies: These cookies are part of our content management system and are used for log-in and search functions (for example, they may remember your username next time you log-in).

Targeting cookies. This type of cookie is used only on the Charles Stanley Direct website.  It records your visit to the Charles Stanley Direct website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed or come into the site on. Depending on the pages that you have visited, the cookie may trigger advertising for Charles Stanley Direct on third-party websites either related or unrelated to the business of Charles Stanley Direct. For example a Charles Stanley Direct advert may be displayed on a media, news, sports or general interest website that you may visit. The targeting cookies may also be used for re-targeting or offer based promotional uses by Charles Stanley Direct from time to time.    

Please see the table below for a comprehensive list of the cookies used on each of the Charles Stanley websites.

How long will the cookies remain?

The length of time for which any cookie remains on your device will depend on its type:

Session Cookies: These are temporary cookies, which only exist in the period you access the site, and assist us in remembering your choice from a previous page, therefore avoiding having to re-enter information.

Persistent Cookies: These are cookies which remain on your device for up to a year after you have visited the site. These cookies help us to identify if you are a first time or frequent visitor.

Our sites use a mixture of both session and persistent cookies, as described in the tables below.

How do I disable or refuse cookies?

Most browsers are set to accept cookies, but you can alter this should you prefer. Your navigation of some of our sites may be less efficient if your browser if set to disable cookies.

Nevertheless, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by us, or indeed any other website, the ‘Help’ function within your browser should assist.  For information on how to control cookies on the browser of your mobile device, you will need to refer to your handset manual.  Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on cookies.

The details of each of the cookies we use across all of our group websites are shown in the tables below.

1. Cookies common to all Charles Stanley websites

Cookie Name

Cookie Type

Persistence

Function

_utma

_utmb

_utmc

_utmz

Google Analytics (Performance)

2 years

30 mins

Current session

6 months

Used by Google Analytics to track website usage (via a randomly generated number)

BC_BANDWIDTH

Analytical/Performance

 

Current session

Detects initial bandwidth capability for progressive download deliveries

Akamai_AnalyticsMetrics_clientId

Analytical/Performance

 

1 year

Stores unique ID

AkamaiAnalytics_BrowserSessionId

Analytical/Performance

 

Current session

Stores the ID for a visit

AkamaiAnalyticsDO_visitMetricsCsv

Analytical/Performance

 

Current session

Stores visit-related metrics as a CSV

AkamaiAnalyticsDO_bitRateBucketsCsv

Analytical/Performance

 

Current session

Stores required information to compute bitrate data for the visit

AkamaiAnalytics_VisitCookie

Analytical/Performance

 

Current session

Stores information about the number of tabs currently open

AkamaiAnalytics_VisitLastCloseTime

Analytical/Performance

 

Current session

Stores the time when the browser was last closed

AkamaiAnalytics_VisitIsPlaying

Analytical/Performance

 

Current session

Stores information about streams playing in any tabs

AkamaiAnalyticsDO_visitStartTime

Analytical/Performance

 

Current session

Stores visit start time

AkamaiAnalytics_VisitUnqueTitles

Analytical/Performance

 

Current session

Stores the unique title names that are played in a browser

 

2. In addition, the following cookies apply only to the website indicated

 

Charles Stanley Direct (www.charles-stanley-direct.co.uk)

Cookie

Cookie Type

Persistence

Function

nmstat

Analytical/Performance

1001 days from set/update

To register if visitor is a returning user

ASP.Net_SessionID

Analytical/Performance

30 mins from set/update

Tracks current session

.ASPXAUTH

Analytical/Performance

Current session

Determines if a user is authenticated.

style

Functionality

1 year

Sets display preferences

cs-displayprefs-mobile-investor-warning

Functionality

30 days

Ensures the Investor Warning is maximised on  first use of the mobile site and for the duration of the cookie

cs-displayprefs-streamingResizableCols-cportStreaming

Functionality

1 year

Saves the re-size columns set

cs-displayprefs-streamingResizableCols-portStreaming

Functionality

1 year

Saves the re-size columns set

cs-displayprefs-streamingResizableCols-swStreaming

Functionality

1 year

Saves the re-size columns set

_RequestVerificationToken

Analytical/Performance

Current session

Anti forgery token to help protect against a form of malicious attack called Cross Site Request Forgery.

JSESSIONID

Analytical/Performance

Until user exits browser

Stores user session information

ID (supplied by GoogleAdServices.com / Strange)

Targeting

2 years

Improves the quality and relevance of the advertising for Charles Stanley Direct on third-party websites

 

apply.charles-stanley.co.uk

Cookie

Cookie Type

Persistence

Function

JSESSIONID

Analytical/Performance

 

Until user exits browser

Stores user session information

 

www.charles-stanley.co.uk

www.csfs.co.uk

www.matterley.com

www.csiis.co.uk

www.csysecurities.com

www.pan-asset.co.uk

Cookie

Cookie Type

Persistence

Function

ASP.Net_SessionID

Strictly necessary

23 Days

Used for authentication,  and to prevent user having  to re login during a session

has_js

 

Strictly necessary

Current session

Javascript functionality

Drupal.toolbar.collapsed

 

Functionality

Over a year

User interface settings

Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight

 

Functionality

Over a year

User interface settings

         

 

 



mylogin.charles-stanley.co.uk

Cookie

Cookie Type

Persistence

Function

ASP.Net_SessionID

Analytical/Performance

30 mins from set/update

Tracks current session

.ASPXAUTH

Analytical/Performance

Current session

Determines if a user is authenticated.

ecm

Functionality

Current session

Stores information about the user.

EkAnalytics

Analytical/Performance

1 year

Collects anonymous visitor information to enable performance measurement and improvement.

EktGUID

Strictly necessary

1 year

Track visitors to the site.

JSESSIONID

Analytical/Performance

Until user exits browser

Stores user session information

February 2015

 

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