Privacy & Cookies

Privacy & Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. Beaufort Securities uses cookies so we would recommend that you have them enabled in order to give you the best browsing experience. If you don't wish to enable cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but read 'Managing cookies' below for help to turn them on should you need to.

Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site.

We're giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we're honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.

Our cookies policy

Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name or address: they simply hold the 'key' that, once you're signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from www.beaufortsecurities.com, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for.

Cookie Name Cookie purpose
_utma, _utmz These cookies enable the function of Google Analytics. This software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage, new visitor numbers, response to marketing activity and shopping times. That information helps us to improve the website and your user experience, and to make our marketing campaigns relevant.

The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by the relevant teams at Beaufort Securities and Google and never shows any confidential information.
   
'share' tools If you take the opportunity to 'share' beaufortsecurities.com content with friends through social networks – such as Facebook and Twitter - you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
   
ASP.NET_SessionId We use this cookie to identify a session within the portfolio valuation section of our website. The session allows us to temporarily store information on the server; such as to identify the client or account reference. The session starts on the user's first request, but we don’t make use of it until after the user is authenticated. Sessions are required because HTTP is stateless.
   
.ASPXAUTH This is the name of the authentication cookie, it is used to identify if a user has been authenticated and allowed to access the secure parts of the portfolio valuation website. It is issued after the user successfully authenticates and is removed when they sign out or it expires.
   

Managing cookies

If cookies aren't enabled on your computer, it will mean that your browsing experience on our website will be limited.


To enable cookies
If you're not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet:

For PCs: click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select the 'About' option
For Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the 'About' option


How to check cookies are enabled for PCs

Google Chrome
1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
2. Click the 'Under the Hood' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button
3. Now select 'Allow local data to be set'

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options' , then click on the 'Privacy' tab
2. Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser
3. Settings above Medium will disable cookies

Mozilla Firefox
1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
2. Then select the Privacy icon
3. Click on Cookies, then select 'allow sites to set cookies'

Safari
1. Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
2. Click on 'Security', check the option that says 'Block third-party and advertising cookies'
3. Click 'Save'


How to check cookies are enabled for Macs

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX
1. Click on 'Explorer' at the top of your browser window and select 'Preferences' options
2. Scroll down until you see 'Cookies' under Receiving Files
3. Select the 'Never Ask' option

Safari on OSX
1. Click on 'Safari' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
2. Click on 'Security' then 'Accept cookies'
3. Select the 'Only from site you navigate to'

Mozilla and Netscape on OSX
1. Click on 'Mozilla' or 'Netscape' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
2. Scroll down until you see cookies under 'Privacy & Security'
3. Select 'Enable cookies for the originating web site only'

Opera
1. Click on 'Menu' at the top of your browser window and select 'Settings'
2. Then select 'Preferences', select the 'Advanced' tab
3. Then select 'Accept cookies' option


All other browsers

Please consult your documentation or online help files.


Third-party cookies

When you visit beaufortsecurities.com you may notice some cookies that are not related to Beaufort Securities. When you visit a page that contains embedded content, for example from Twitter, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.


Further information about cookies

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window - please note that we can't be responsible for the content of external websites).