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Cookies Policy

Cookies on Trading212.com

Cookies are small pieces of text stored on your computer when you visit a website. They are not programs and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses – instead, cookies act more like a passport, which the site checks and updates whenever you visit. Most websites which you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience. Their functions include verifying your identity for security purposes; determining the type of browser and settings you are using or allowing site owners and third-party advertisers to tailor content to your preferences. Cookies are managed by your browser. Each cookie is unique and contains some anonymous information such as a unique identifier, site name, digits and letters. It allows a website to remember your browsing preferences.

Types of cookies

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies. The website uses both persistent and session cookies.

Session cookies
A session cookie is essential to ensure the correct functioning of the website and is used to manage registration/login and access to reserved features. Session cookies are stored temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.

Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies are saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and are not deleted when the browser is closed (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).

First party cookies
Cookies set by the website owner or service provider (Trading 212) are called “first party cookies” and they can only be read by that site. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”.

Third party cookies
Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.

We use the following types of Cookies:

Website cookies

Trading platform cookies

Third party cookies

We also use all Facebook cookies. In addition, we use “Google Analytics” to analyse the use of our website. “Google Analytics” generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies on users' computers. The information generated in relation to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. “Google” will store this information. You can disable Google Analytics cookies by visiting the following address: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB. “Google's privacy policy” is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

How cookies are used

In order to provide a high-quality customer experience through quick identification and rectification of any issues that may arise functional cookies are used to analyse how visitors use our website, as well as track and improve our website’s performance and function. For example, we might use cookies to keep track of which website pages are most popular and which method of linking between website pages is most effective. The latter also helps us to track if you were referred to us by another website and improve our future advertising campaigns.

Cookies are also used to store your log in sessions, meaning for example that when you log in to the Members Area to deposit funds, a "session cookie" is set so that the website remembers that you have already logged in. If the website did not set this cookie, you will be asked for your login and password on each new page as you progress through the funding process.

In addition, functional cookies, for example, are used to allow us to remember your preferences and identify you as a user, ensure your information is secure and operate more reliably and efficiently. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access our trading platform, and recall your preferences, such as which language you wish to see when you log in.

Changing Cookies Settings

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use the website though your access to some functionality and areas of the website may be restricted. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website and trading platform. You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of our services.

As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information. It is necessary to follow the instructions provided by the web browser, which are usually located within the 'Help', 'Tools' or 'Edit' menus.

Alternatively, an external resource is available at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies, providing specific information about cookies and how to manage them to suit the user's preferences.

How to delete Cookies

You can control and/or delete Cookies as you wish. You can delete all Cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit our Website(s) and some services and functionalities may not work.

Most Cookies are easy to delete. Just pick your browser from the choices below and follow the instructions. For details, see: www.aboutCookies.org.

You probably have Adobe Local Shared Objects on your computer, also known as LSOs or Flash Cookies. Generally, you can't delete them with browsers controls, but Adobe's website offers tools to control Flash Cookies on your computer. For details, see:
http://www.macromedia.com/support/
documentation/en/flashplayer/
help/settings_manager07.html
.

Users of the Firefox browser can also get an add-on to detect and delete Flash Cookies. For details, see: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/.

We recommend you that you leave Cookies enabled, as they allow you to access some of our website’s essential features. If you wish to disable Cookies, please be aware that the functionality of your experience will be reduced.

Consent

By accessing and/or using our Website(s) and/or our services, you are consenting to our placing Cookies on your computer in accordance with this Cookies Policy and Disclosure. Please read this Cookies Policy and Disclosure carefully for more details about the information we collect when you use our Website(s).

If you do not wish to accept Cookies pursuant to this Cookies Policy and Disclosure in connection with your use of our Website(s), you must stop using our Website(s).

Miscellaneous

We reserve the right to review and/or amend this Cookies Policy and Disclosure, at our sole discretion, whenever we deem fit or appropriate.

The Board of Directors will review and approve/ratify this Cookies Policy and Disclosure at least annually.

Our Cookies Policy and Disclosure is a policy only, it is not part of our Terms and Conditions of Business and is not intended to impose or seek to impose any obligations on us which we would not otherwise have, but for the “General Data Protection Regulation”.

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