Use of cookies by Close Brothers Group plc

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie

Time from set/update

Purpose

__utma

2 years from set/update

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmt

10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.

__utmb

30 mins from set/update

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmc

End of browser session

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

__utmz

6 months from set/update

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmv

2 years from set/update

Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

_ga

2 years

Used to distinguish users.

_gat

10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.

By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

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Privacy

Close Brothers Group will respect your personal information and undertake to comply with all applicable UK Data Protection legislation currently in force.

In relation to any personal information provided by you, you agree that Close Brothers Group may use such information in accordance with the purposes for which your permission has been obtained when providing such information.

In addition to our safeguards, your personal data is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act 1998. You have certain rights of access under the Data Protection Act 1998 to personal data held or processed by us or on our behalf. Further details of these rights are available on request. We reserve the right to charge for providing such access.

Other than as required by law, or as permitted under these user conditions, Close Brothers Group will not disclose your personal data to any third party without your permission.

Close Brothers Group may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on this website, including when you subscribe to receive information or other services;
  • Information you send us in correspondence or when you contact us;
  • Details of your visits to this website, including traffic data, location data, communication data and other analytical data.

We may disclose data to other members of the Close Brothers Group of companies.

We may use data we hold to provide you with information you request from us or to ensure that content from this website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer.

Questions, comments and requests regarding your use of this website should be sent to enquiries@closebrothers.com.