What are cookies?
A cookie is a simple text file which stores small pieces of information. When you visit one of our websites its server saves the cookie onto your computer or other device. Only that platform’s server will be able to read or retrieve the contents of that cookie.
Cookies do many different jobs like storing your preferences, helping you navigate effectively, and improving your overall experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and our platforms quicker and easier. For example, a cookie might store information so you don’t have to keep entering it.
How long are cookies saved for?
This depends on whether they are session cookies or persistent cookies.
Session cookies delete themselves once you close your browser. Session cookies can help with security, and also remember what you’ve done on previous web pages so you don’t have to re-enter information.
What types of cookies does Standard Life use?
We use both first and third party cookies on this site.
First party cookies are set by the digital platform you’re using and aren’t shared elsewhere. Often these cookies are used to remember information about how you used a platform.
Third party cookies are placed on your device by a website outside the one you’re on. For example, if you use a social media ’share’ button on a website, the social network (like Facebook) will put a cookie on your device so they know what you’ve liked. If you want to control how third parties can use your data then you need to set your privacy choices on their site. Here’s a list of third parties we work with in relation to cookies:
- Google ‐ We use Google cookies for advertising purposes so that we can make our adverts more relevant to you and also so we can understand if our marketing is effective. Google’s third party cookies are classed as marketing cookies. Find out more about how Google uses this information.
- Linkedin ‐ We use LinkedIn cookies to help target messages that might be relevant to you on LinkedIn. These are classed as Marketing cookies. Find out more about data collected by LinkedIn.
How do I manage cookies?
When you turn off any non-essential cookies, and after you refresh or move away from this page, we will stop setting or using those cookies.
Cookies and your browser settings.
You can use your browser settings to delete Cookies that have already been set at any time. You can also use your browser settings to manage Cookies to switch off a Cookie altogether. If you do this, it could mean that we can't use strictly necessary Cookies properly and so parts of our website may not work correctly.
For more information about how to use your browser settings to clear your browser data or to manage Cookies, check your browser ‘Help’ function.
Blocking or restricting Cookies.
You can stop Cookies being used on your device by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to block the deployment of all or some Cookies. To find out how, visit all about cookies at https://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Please note, if you use your browser settings to block Cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
It is also important to know that rejecting Cookies will not delete any Cookies that have been saved to your device in the past. You can delete previously saved Cookies via your browser settings.
Changes to this policy.
We welcome your comments about this policy. Email us atDataProtection@thephoenixgroup.com