Our use of cookies

We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

The list below describe the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site. Due to our use of cookies for functions such as logging in, some aspects of our service may not work if you attempt to browse the site with cookies blocked.

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set on the *.iii.co.uk domain
Cookie name Persistent or Session Details
III_Cookie Session Manages logged in / logged out session state
III_Fv Persistent Allows us to best personalise content and advertising based on your first visit date to our site
loginsugg Session Allows us to prompt for registration or login after a certain amount of interaction with our site
acceptus Persistent - 1 year Allows us to monitor site usage by user
acceptus_sess Session Allows us to monitor site usage by user per session
houseii Session Allows for targeted advertising
rsi_segs Persistent - 1 month Behavioral based advertising - see Audience Science below
_Notification_ Session Prevents repeat notification of a message during a session, .e.g "your email is undeliverable, please update your profile"
Lightstreamer (streaming data where subscribed to)
Cookies starting LS_*
Session Manages logged in status and enables streaming data for subscribers and on our real-time discussion board page
cookie-agreed-en Persistent - 3 months Records your acceptance of cookies as per EU cookie law
pa-* Persistent - 3 months Manages anonymous voting in polls
ecos / eds Persistent Used to trigger eDigitalResearch.com surveys
ecos.dt Session Used to trigger eDigitalResearch.com surveys
NREUM / NRAGENT / JSESSIONID Session Used by New Relic for monitoring web site performance
optimizely* Persistent - 10 years Used to enable A/B testing using Optimizely in order to improve user experience

Google Analytics:

We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information.We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Third Party Cookies

Double Click (advertising banner delivery)

We serve our advertising banners via DoubleClick, a Google company. DoubleClick use cookies to make advertising more relevant to users and to help publishers and advertisers achieve their goals. Cookies let us build features that prevent the same ad from showing over and over again and enable advertisers to tell powerful stories across multiple page views.

For more information on DoubleClick privacy and cookies - see http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/

Audience Science

Behavioral advertising - allows us to track customer actions on the Website and to tailor the advertisements you see on 3rd party sites. The content of these advertisements is influenced by your interactions with the Website such as the pages you view, searches you conduct and offers you show an interest in.

For more information about the Audience Science Privacy Policy and to opt-out see http://www.audiencescience.com/privacy

Cookies from advertisers

From time to time the advertisers might use cookies to track various things like how many times you have seen an ad, whether you have clicked on an ad before, etc. This differs from campaign to campaign and cannot be specified on a page like this.

See http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/ for more information, how you can manage your preferences and opt out of receiving these cookies.

Brightcove (Media Player)

Cookies starting BC_

Videos on the website are hosted by Brightcove. Interaction with the player uses cookies for analytics and for best playback performance.

Our Trading Platform (https://trading.iii.co.uk)

Our trading platform uses cookies for the purpose of providing functionality.

Cookie name Persistent or Session Details
SSID Session Manages logged in / logged out session state