What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages.
A cookie is sent to your computer the first time you visit a site. The next time you visit that site, your computer checks to see ID card - it tells the website you've returned. The site then 'knows' that you have been there before.
Cookies aren't programs and they can't harm your computer. Typically, they only contain two pieces of information: a site name and unique user ID. You can read them using the Notebook program on your own computer.
What do cookies actually do?
Cookies make the interaction between users and websites smoother.
Cookies on Fundsurfer
You can use Fundsurfer without enabling cookies, but as some of our cookies enable the website to work better you might find that you have problems logging in and using the site if you disable cookies. You also won't be able to see some of our content.
Our cookies don't store sensitive or personally identifiable information such as your name, address or credit card details: they simply hold the 'key' that, once you're signed in, is associated with this information. We do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors, or to determine relevant related content to show you when you're researching on the site.
We're giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we're honest and clear about your privacy when using our website. We know you'd expect nothing less from us, and please be assured that we're working on a number of other privacy and cookie-related improvements to the website.
Fundsurfer social and 'share' tools
If you 'share' Fundsurfer content with friends through social networks – such as Facebook and Twitter - you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the 3rd party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
You can use Fundsurfer without enabling cookies, but you might find that you have problems logging in and using the site, as some of our cookies enable the website to work better.
If you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from Fundsurfer, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/