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Types of cookies we use

The Alliance Trust Savings website uses only a small amount of cookies. These are listed below.

Our cookies

Below is a detailed list of the cookies we use on our website. Our website is scanned with our cookie scanning tool regularly to maintain a list as accurately as possible. We classify cookies in the following categories:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies
  • Performance Cookies
  • Third Party Cookies

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for our website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site may then not work. These cookies will not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookie Name
Expiration Time
Description
Adviser confirmation cookie
1 year
Used to ensure that the user is aware that they are entering an adviser site. The cookie holds no personal data
IPO acceptance cookie
1 year
Used to track acceptance of the important information. (this cookie has an expiration date set into the coding) It does not hold or track personal data

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the website.

All information that these cookies collect is aggregated or masked and therefore anonymous.

Our website uses Google Analytics to gather information allowing us to understand interactions with our websites and ultimately refine that experience to better serve you. Google Analytics uses a set of cookies via the ga.js library to record information about what a user has seen or done on a particular page. It sets these cookies at the domain specified in the document.host browser property and with the root level path.

Cookie Name
Expiration Time
Description
_ga
2 years
Used to distinguish users.
_gid
24 hours
Used to distinguish users.
_gat
1 minute
Used to throttle request rate.
AMP_TOKEN
30 seconds to 1 year
Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
_gac_<property-id>
90 days
Contains campaign related information for the user. Adwords website conversion tags will read this cookie.
__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.

Third Party Cookies

We use third party services which may also set cookies on your browser, for example YouTube and LinkedIn. These third party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on your browser. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third party. You will find additional information in the table below.

Alliance Trust Savings Limited is a subsidiary of Alliance Trust PLC and is registered in Scotland No. SC 98767, registered office, PO Box 164, 8 West Marketgait, Dundee DD1 9YP; is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, firm reference number 116115. Alliance Trust Savings gives no financial or investment advice.