2. Disabling cookies
2.1 If you do not agree to the use of these cookies please disable them by following the instructions for your browser set out. Please note that some of the services will not function so well if cookies are disabled.
2.2 Where the organisation setting the cookie provides an automated disabling tool in respect of its cookie(s) we list the name of that organisation, the category of cookies it sets together with a link to its automated disabling tool. In all other cases, we list the names of the cookies themselves and their source at the date of this Cookies Policy so that you can easily identify and disable them if you want through your browser controls.
2.3 Some browsers make it possible for you to signal that you do not want your internet browsing activity to be tracked. Disabling tracking may interfere with some uses of the Website and the services provided on the Website.
2.4 After your initial visit to the Website we may change the cookies we use. This cookies policy will always allow you to know who is placing cookies, for what purpose and give you the means to disable them so you should check it from time to time.
3. What are cookies?
3.1 Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating web domain on your subsequent visits to that domain. Most web pages contain elements from multiple web domains so when you visit the Website, your browser may receive cookies from several sources.
3.2 Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Cookies allow you to navigate between pages efficiently, remember preferences and generally improve the user experience. They can also be used to tailor advertising to your interests through tracking your browsing across websites.
3.3 Session cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser and persistent cookies remain on your device after the browser is closed (for example to remember your user preferences when you return to the site).
4. What types of cookies does Civitas Investment Management Limited use?
4.1 We describe the categories of cookies Civitas Investment Limited uses below.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for (such as navigating between pages) cannot be provided.
This Website currently uses the following strictly necessary cookies:
This session cookie implements a Microsoft technology which is essential for the operation of our Website. It assigns an identification number to each visitor so they can navigate the site correctly.
ARRAffinity cookie is set by Azure app service, and allows the service to choose the right instance established by a user to deliver subsequent requests made by that user.
This cookie is set by Windows Azure cloud, and is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session
These are backend specific cookies. They are only seen by site administrators accessing the back end of the website. They are used in maintaining the session state of the logged in user.
These cookies are used to prevent cross-site scripting attacks for your safety
We make use of analytic cookies to analyse how our visitors use our Website and to monitor Website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the Website.
The Website currently uses the following analytic cookies [from Google Analytics]
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The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
Vimeo installs this cookie to collect tracking information by setting a unique ID to embed videos to the website.
Analytics Set by Google to distinguish users.
Website Functionality Cookies
This Website uses the following functional cookies:
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This cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.
Local Shared Objects (“Flash cookies”)
In addition to the above cookies, we use Local Shared Objects, also referred to as “Flash cookies,” on our Website. These are used to enhance your user experience, for example, by storing your user preferences and settings, [such as your volume/mute settings, and in connection with animated content on our Website]. Local Shared Objects are similar to browser cookies, but can store more complex data than simple text. By themselves, they cannot do anything to or with the data on your computer. Like other cookies, they can only access personally identifiable information that you have provided on this Website, and cannot be accessed by other websites. To find out more about Flash cookies or how to disable them, please click here .
HTML email web beacons
Our emails may contain a single, campaign-unique “web beacon pixel” to tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links within the email. We may use this information for purposes including determining which of our emails are more interesting to you, to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them. The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should select to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.
Use of IP addresses and web logs
We may also use your IP address and browser type to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Website and to improve the service we offer to you. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on the internet. Your IP address might also be used to gather broad demographic information.
We may perform IP lookups to determine which domain you are coming from (e.g. google.com) to more accurately gauge our users’ demographics.
Cookies policy does not cover third party websites
Please note that this Cookies Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, the privacy practices of third party websites which may be linked to this Website.
Changes to the Cookies Policy
We may update this Cookies Policy and we would encourage you to review the Cookies Policy from time to time to stay informed of how we are using cookies. This cookies policy was last updated on 6 June 2019.