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Cofunds is committed to protecting your personal information and ensuring that it is used fairly and responsibly. This policy explains what information we collect about you when you visit our websites and how it will be used. This policy should be read with Cofunds' Terms & Conditions of use of the Cofunds website.
Data Protection Act
Cofunds Ltd is a registered Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998. Our registration entry can be found by accessing the Search facility on the Information Commissioners' website and entering our company name in the appropriate search box.
How Cofunds Uses Your Information
We will use your information for the administration and servicing of your investments and other related activities. We may disclose your information to our agents and service providers for these purposes. We may also disclose your information to organisations for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
With the exception of the preceding provisions, we will not pass on your information to any other third party without your permission, but we will disclose information concerning your investment to your nominated adviser.
Cofunds may transfer your information to countries outside of the EEA for the servicing of your investments. In such cases, contracts will be put in place to ensure that the service providers protect your information in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.
Registered Users Of The Cofunds Websites
Existing customers of Cofunds may be provided with secure online access to their account. The services made available are determined by your nominated adviser. If your adviser offers secure online access and you wish to use it, you will be required to complete registration details on our website. The use of the information collected during this registration process is included in our usage Terms & Conditions which you will be asked to read and accept during the registration process.
What Are Cookies (First Party Cookies)?
Cookies are small text files sent by a web server to an internet user's computer when the user accesses the website. There are basically two types of cookie, session and persistent.
Session cookies are used to maintain the state of the connection between the web server and user's computer, so that once a user is logged in they can move between web pages on the same website without having to keep logging in. These are deleted at the end of the browsing session.
Persistent cookies are stored on the hard disk of the internet user's computer, unless the user has configured the web browser not to accept cookies. Persistent cookies can be used for authenticating users and maintaining specific information about users, such as site preferences, and to provide the website owner with information about how users use their site.
Third party cookies are where another website domain specifies a cookie and places it on your computer for the website you are viewing.
How To Opt Out Or Reject Cookies?
If you are using Internet Explorer you can disable cookies or be prompted each time. This may differ for different Internet Explorer versions. You can change the settings by following the below:
If you are using Firefox browsers you can disable cookies by following the below:
Please note that disabling all cookies will prevent you from logging in to the Cofunds website.
The Use Of Google Analytics On The Cofunds Website
Cofunds' websites use Google Analytics (a third party cookie), a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies" to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for Cofunds and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to Cofunds. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
Cofunds may share the information provided by the Google Analytics service with your nominated adviser, however as stated above, this will be on an anonymous basis.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Cofunds and Google in the matter and for the purposes set out above.
The use of other third party cookies on the Cofunds website
We do use other partners and third party cookies which are essential for us to operate our product and services on the Cofunds website. Here are the following partners:
In addition to this, Aegon microsites make use of Omniture analytics which functions in the same way as Google Analytics.