their advertising or marketing messages based for example, on your
location and/or browsing habits.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting ('first party
cookies') or they may be set by other websites who run content on
the page you are viewing ('third party cookies').
What is in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer
or mobile device by a website's server and only that server will be
able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie
is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous
information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some
digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like
your preferences or what's in your shopping basket.
The types of cookies we use
First party cookies
First party cookies are set by the website, you are visiting and
they can only be read by that site.
Third party cookies
Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the
owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website
might use a third party analytics company who will set their own
cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may
also contain content embedded from, for example YouTube or Flickr,
and these sites may set their own cookies.
More significantly, a website might use a third party
advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on their
website. These may also have the capability to track your browsing
across different sites. It is important to note that advertising
cookies are not set for UK visitors to the financial-advisor.co.uk
website. financialadvisor.co.uk websites do use advertising cookies
but these will not track your behaviour outside of the
financial-advisor.co.uk network of sites.
Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing
session and are deleted from the user's device when the browser is
This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period
(usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is
closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you
are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use this
type of cookie to store your preferences, so that they are
remembered for the next visit.