What Information Do We Collect

Polar Capital may use “Cookies” to collect and access information concerning your visit to and use of the Website. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that your internet browser places on your computer’s hard drive and may be used by third parties to remember usernames and viewing preferences, tracking click streams on your browser and present users with personalised versions of the Website. Polar Capital presently uses the information it collects to identify you and your settings when you return to the Website and to enhance your experience of the Website. For full details on the “Cookies” applied by Polar Capital to your use of the website, please see the “Our Cookies” table below.

Where Polar Capital processes the information it collects from your use of the Website, other than the collection and access of such information, it will be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (EU) 2016/679 (‘GDPR’). For more information about how Polar Capital process the personal information collected by “Cookies”, please read the Polar Capital Data Privacy Notice.

Types of Cookies

  1. Strictly Necessary – Cookies that enable the operation of this website.
  2. Analytical – These are cookies through which third party providers monitor the traffic on our website and help us to improve the experience for visitors.
  3. Functionality – These are cookies that recognise you when you visit the website on multiple occasions and may personalise the content you see on the website according to your preferences.
  4. Session – These cookies keep track of your use of the website for the duration that of the time that you are accessing the website.

Our cookies

Information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them is included in the table below:

Session Identifier

Cookie Category

Session

Cookie Identifier

sessionid

Description

Used to track a
visitor’s use of the website during
their visit.

Duration of Cookie Operation

For the length of time you browse the Website

Persistent Identifier

Cookie Category

Functionality

Cookie Identifier

srpperm

Description

Used to remember your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions when you first visited the Website.

Duration of Cookie Operation

For 90 days from the day you first accessed the Website

Cookie Notification

Cookie Category

Functionality

Cookie Identifier

cookie-notification-confirmed

Description

Used to store your response to the cookie notification that pops up when you first visit the Website. This ensures that you won't keep seeing the cookie notification on future visits to the Website.

Duration of Cookie Operation

For 1 Year from the day you first accessed the Website

Online Form Security

Cookie Category

Functionality

Cookie Identifier

Csrftoken

Description

Used to prevent cross-site request forgery. This is where a malicious cyber programme takes actions on a website not intended or requested by the user of that website. It is applied to all visitors on our Website.

Duration of Cookie Operation

For 1 Year from the day you first accessed the Website

Google Analytics

Cookie Category

Analytical

Cookie Identifier

_ga
_gid
_gat

Description

Used to collect information in an anonymised form about how visitors use our websites. We use the information to produce reports covering metrics such as numbers of visitors to pages and time spent on the website.

Duration of Cookie Operation

_ga – 2 Years
_gid – 24 Hours
_gat – 1 Minute

LinkedIn Insights Tag

Cookie Category

Targeting and Analytical

Cookie Identifier

Lms_ad
Lms_analytics
Oatml
Sugr
Fat_id
UserMatchHisto

Description

Used to track the interaction of the user with advertisements on LinkedIn (‘conversions’), provide the user with personalised advertisements and to provide information on the users interaction with Polar Capital material.

Duration of Cookie Operation

Lms_ad – 30 days
Lms_analytics – 30 days
Oatml – 30 days
Sugr – 90 days
Fat_id – 30 days
UserMatchHisto – 30 days

StoneShot ‘Pages Visited'

Cookie Category

Analytical

Cookie Identifier

_pk_id
_pk_ref
_pk_ses

Description

Analyses a user’s interaction with the Polar Capital website through the marketing campaigns that Polar Capital distributes via the StoneShot platform.

Duration of Cookie Operation

_pk_id – 13 months
_pk_rf – 6 months
_pk_ses – 30 minutes

Google Search

Cookie Category

Targeting

Cookie Identifier

NID
SID

Description

Analyses a user’s searches on Google, their interaction with adverts on Google and their visits to advertisers websites through Google and provides the user with customised adverts based on their behaviour.

Duration of Cookie Operation

Approximately 2 years

Non-Google Sites

Cookie Category

Targeting

Cookie Identifier

IDE

Description

Used to provide targeted adverts to users across the internet and are stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net.

Duration of Cookie Operation

Approximately 2 years

YouTube and Google.com

Cookie Category

Targeting

Cookie Identifier

ANID
DSIC
FLC
AID
TAID
exchange_uid

Description

Used to track your activity across the devices you are signed in to your Google account with and allows us to coordinate the adverts we provide you with and measure your interaction with those adverts. These cookies may be set on the domains google.com/ads, google.com/ads/measurement, or googleadservices.com.

Duration of Cookie Operation

Approximately 2 years

Non-Google Domains

Cookie Category

Analytical

Cookie Identifier

__gads
__gac

Description

May be set on the domain of the site users are visiting. These cookies can’t be read by Google when you’re on a site other than the one on which they were set. These cookies measure interactions with the adverts on that domain and prevent the same adverts from being shown to you too many times.

Duration of Cookie Operation

Approximately 2 years

Conversion Cookies

Cookie Category

Analytical

Cookie Identifier

__gcl

Description

Analyse how many times a user clicks on an advert and takes action on the advertiser’s website (e.g. purchasing a good from the advertiser). These cookies allow Google and the advertiser to determine that you clicked on the advert and later visited the advertiser’s site. Conversion cookies are not used by Google for personalized ad targeting.

Duration of Cookie Operation

Approximately 2 years

How to Disable Cookies

You have the option of setting your browser to block “Cookies”. In some cases, blocking “Cookies” may reduce the functionality of the Website or prevent access to it depending on your chosen internet browser options.

Information on how you can disable cookies relevant to your browser may be found below:

If you are not using any one of these browsers, please refer to the “help” section of your internet browser for further instructions.

More Information Regarding Cookies

More information on the types of cookies, their purposes and how you can manage your cookies can be found at www.ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies.