Our policies

Cookie Statement

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

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website, when visited by a user, asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies, which are cookies from a domain different from the domain of the website you are visiting, for our advertising and marketing efforts; more specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the reasons outlined on this page.

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 that 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.

Who applies cookies?

Whether a cookie is first or third party depends on where it comes from.

First party cookies

These are set by websites you go to i.e. Charles Stanley, Charles Stanley Direct or Charles Stanley Investment Choices.

Third-party cookies

These are set outside organisations. For instance, you may be on a website that has ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ buttons for social network sites. If you click one, the social network site will put a ‘third party’ cookie on your device. That cookie may then collect data about you and send it to them too. You will need to set your privacy choices on their site, to tell them how they can use your data.

We use our own cookies and others from companies we work with such as social media, search engines and other advertising networks.

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 is set to disable cookies.

Nevertheless, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies, which are set by us, or indeed any other website, use 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.