Cookies on our site
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text stored on your computer when you visit a website. Their uses range from ensuring your online security to helping a site owner personalise content for you.
Cookies are not programs, and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses – instead they act more like a passport, which the site checks and updates whenever you visit.
- verifying your identity for security purposes
- determining the type of browser and settings you are using
- allowing site owners and third-party advertisers to tailor content to your preferences
We respect your privacy, and we are committed to providing you with the information and tools you need to manage your cookies.
There are three types of cookie on this site:
Essential cookies are necessary for the vital functions of our site and trading platform. If these are disabled, you won’t be able to access the platform or other important parts of the site.
Behavioural/analytical cookies help us provide you with a better service. They can tailor site content to your personal preferences or past behaviour, or remember your saved settings.
Marketing cookies enable you to experience more relevant online content and see adverts which are aligned with your interests, as indicated by your activity on our site.
If you are a client, in addition to essential cookies there are certain behavioural cookies that you will need to accept in order to use our trading platform.
Some parts of our website, particularly our trading platform, require these essential cookies in order to function.
If they are disabled you will be unable to use our trading platform, and some areas of our website won’t function correctly.
|Type of cookie||Source of cookie||Function|
|Internal functional||Internal||Adapt our site content based on your previous access, e.g. language settings|
|Lightstreamer||Third-party||Essential for live streaming prices|
|BrowserHawk||Third-party||Detect your browser settings, and allow the site to optimise accordingly|
This type of cookie helps us understand the way visitors and clients use our website, so we can provide a better service.
We use the data from behavioural and analytical cookies to improve our site and provide individually tailored content. These cookies make it easier for you to find the information you need and allow us to adapt our site to suit your preferences.
Some of the systems we use to track web traffic and site usage are provided by third-party companies such as Google.
|Type of cookie||Source of cookies||Function|
|Internal tracking||Internal||Identify and group clients, providing behavioural data|
|Internal functional||Internal||Identify client and non-client visitors, and establish the source site of new clients|
|Google Analytics||Third-party||Track users through the site|
|SiteCatalyst||Third-party||Track users through the site|
|ClickTale||Third-party||Track the behaviour of site visitors anonymously|
We and some third-party companies use this type of cookie to provide advertising that is more relevant to you.
When visiting other sites where these cookies are recognised, you should be presented with content that is in line with your interests, based on your activity on our site.
|Type of cookie||Source of cookie||Function|
|Third-party ad-serving technology||DoubleClick DFA||Enable visitor analysis. Serve user-tailored ads in pre-set locations|
|Third-party ad network||Adnetik||Enable visitor analysis. Provide tailored ads based on context and on-site user behaviour|
|Forward Digital||Provide tailored ads based on context and on-site user behaviour|
|GDN, Web Financial Group, AND Media, Media6Degrees, Specific Media, Radium1||Provide tailored ads according to on-site user behaviour|
If you’d like to know more about good practice in online advertising, visit the Internet Advertising Bureau at iabuk.net.
On your desktop, laptop or tablet computer, you can choose whether and how to accept cookies by changing the settings in your browser. For information on how to manage cookies on your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual.
We are also currently developing a built-in solution for our site, giving you more control over the cookies you accept.
For more information you may wish to visit aboutcookies.org, which contains instructions on how to amend your cookie settings for a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete existing cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies.
If you have any specific questions or concerns about cookies, please contact email@example.com.
We are committed to keeping your personal information safe. For more information on how we handle your data, see our Privacy Notice