How we collect and use your data
Your data controller
Some cookies that we use will collect personal data about you. Any personal data that is collected will be used in accordance with our Privacy Notice. A cookie also ensures that there is a unique identification when you visit the ColumbiaThreadneedle.com website and helps us to determine what page you may see next time you visit the website. This process enables us to provide you with personalised information and simplify your user experience.
We use persistent cookies that do not expire at the end of a user session. The cookie stored on your web browser does not contain any Personal Data and is encrypted so only our web server can read it.
- Essential, persistent, or strictly necessary cookies are needed for you to be able to use our website securely. These can’t be turned off and are called ‘strictly necessary cookies’ or ‘essential cookies’. They are automatically set when you open our website. These cookies stay on your computer indefinitely unless you delete them. These cookies generally include logging of choices that you have made on the website, such as setting preferences, log-in information, and forms you have filled out. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website quicker and easier. This allows you to carry information across pages within our website, so you don’t have to keep entering it. While some browsers can block these cookies, the cookies are designed to give you a better online experience. These cookies do not store Personal Data.
- We use functional cookies with the aim of enhancing your browsing experience. They remember your settings and preferences, such as language and location, and thereby allow us to present you with more relevant content. Functional cookies may also be set by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. Our site also contains social media sharing buttons so you can share select content with your networks. Whilst we do not collect any identifiable data via any of our functional cookies, related social media cookies on our websites are set by 3rd party social media platforms to effectuate your request when you click the relevant link. By clicking on the button you will enter their website at which they may track and save your request to share content via your account with them.
- Performance cookies collect information about how you use the website, such as pages you have visited and how you arrived at those pages. This information is collected anonymously and can help us better understand how users use our website and what information is of interest to them.
- Targeting or Marketing cookies are used to personalise your experience and deliver content relevant to you. They are also used to limit the number of times you see a promotion for content or an event, as well as to help measure the effectiveness and relevance of our marketing.
Cookie preference manager – you can manage your cookie preferences on any page on our site by clicking the blue cookie in the left corner of your screen. You can change your preferences at any time. If you do not change your preferences here, your current preferences will continue to apply.
Cookies for improving our website service
Analytics cookies help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website, what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We use this to improve the user experience. We do not collect or store your Personal Data (e.g., your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.
Cookies for managing your visit
We use a number of cookies to remember your selections and preferences that you’ve made when looking at the information on this site. These cookies inform us whether you’re a returning visitor, whether you have accepted our disclaimer and website terms and conditions, what investor type you are and what’s your language preference.
Turning off Cookies
A web beacon, which can also be known as a web bug, pixel tag, or clear GIF, is an image found on a website or in an email that is usually only one pixel in size. The beacon is a tag that records your visit to a web page or engagement with an email. Currently, the company uses tracking technology provided by Adobe Analytics to track website functionality, engagement, and provide you with useful content. Adobe Analytics allows the company to track how you come to our webpage, such as from a link or search, some information about your computer, such as browser type, device type, operating system, connection speed, etc., and details of your visit, such as time on a page, time of day, information provided on the site, clicks, and advertisements engaged, to help us understand our web traffic.
To enhance the quality of your visit to our website, we track website activity. The information we gather helps us:
- Develop a better understanding of website activity to improve our site offerings
- Resolve issues clients may encounter in using our website
- Monitor against fraudulent activities
- Provide you with customized and relevant information and offers
We may gather information such as:
- Your name, address, email address, mobile and home telephone number
- Your IP address, browser type and version
- Which pages you view; which page, if any, linked you to our site; and which link, if any, you follow when leaving our site
Changes to this Notice
We reserve the right to revise or supplement this Cookie notice from time to time. If this Cookie notice changes, the revised notice will include a new “Date of last update” and will be posted on this page. You should periodically review this page to ensure you are familiar with the most current version of this Cookie notice.
If you do have further questions, then please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the cookies we use on our website.