Schroders Group cookie policy

1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files, which are stored on a user’s computer or mobile device when visiting a website. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user.

Cookies also perform essential functions, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving your browsing experience.

Further information on when cookies are used to collect personal information about you is set out below and in our Privacy Policy

2. What is the difference between first and third-party cookies?

Cookies may be set by the site you are visiting or by another site prior to or during your visit. These are known as first and third party cookies.

First party cookies belong to the website domain that appears in the browser address bar. In our case, this will be www.schroders.com or www.cazenovecapital.com and we may set these cookies when you visit in order to recognise you when you return.

Third-party cookies belong to website domains different from the one shown in the address bar. Some web pages can feature content from third-party domains (such as banner ads). This is why you might sometimes see a Schroders ad on pages you visit after coming to our site. Other sites may also set cookies on your device during a visit to our site. These sites will be an approved partner of ours, such as Google analytics, Facebook and Twitter.

3. What is the difference between session and persistent cookies?

There are two types of cookies which may be placed onto your device during a website visit. These are called session and persistent cookies.

Session cookies are set at the start of a visit and remain active only while that visit continues. They primarily support navigation through the site as they remember which pages you have been on and what interactions you may have had with the site already (e.g. Searching for a particular fund). These cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies are set during a first visit to a site but will carry an expiry date or time. This cookie will remain on your device until either you clear your cookies or the expiry is reached. They can be used for analytical purposes to track visits over time, for example we could see how many people visited a particular page and then came back to view it again later.

Neither of these types of cookies are used to collect or share personal information.

4. How do I control which cookies are used/set on my devices?

Privacy manager

When you visit the site for the first time, or if you visit after clearing your cookies, you will see the following pop-up:

Schroders web site allows you to selectively accept cookies, based on your preferences, by clicking on "Manage cookies" on the banner at the bottom of the first page you browse.

When clicking on "Manage cookies" the following Privacy manager window will appear where you can make your selection of which cookie types you are willing to accept:

Do note that out of the four categories of cookie types, the "Necessary" cannot be switched off as doing so would prevent using the web site effectively. It is worth noting that these cookies do not store any personal information.

You can visit the Privacy manager tool at any time by clicking on this link.

5. How can I change settings from within my browser?

Our Privacy manager should make it easy for you to enable and disable all Schroders/Cazenove cookies but won’t stop all cookies from other websites being set. To change this you will have to amend your settings from within your browser.

The instructions for these vary by browser and they may change from time to time as new versions are released.

Here are some links to instructions for the most common browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies

Mozilla Firefox

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Google Chrome

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

Safari

https://www.apple.com/uk/support/mac-apps/safari/

For other browsers, try searching for "managing cookies in (browser name)".

Cookie categories

There are four cookie categories that we use, based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide to cookie categories:

Necessary

Performance

Profiling

Functionality

Cookies on our site

Here is a list of cookies by category. Not all cookies will apply to all Schroders sites, some may apply only to Cazenove.

Necessary

Performance

Profiling

Functionality