Privacy and cookie policy
When you use our website we may collect information through the use of cookies.

This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how they are used by Ruffer LLP, on (in both the open public site and when logged into our online service for clients). We encourage you to read the policy in full so you can understand what information we collect using cookies and how that information is used.

By using our website or logging in to our online service, you are agreeing that we can use cookies in accordance with this policy. You may change the settings of your browser to modify the permissions you give to us and third parties for the storing of and gaining access to cookies on your device.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file containing small amounts of information that passes to your computer through your web browser so that the website can remember who you are.

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer depends on whether it is a persistent or session cookie. Session cookies are temporary cookies that stay on your computer until you leave the website (such as the cookies which manage the security of our online valuations). Persistent cookies stay on your computer after you have finished browsing until they expire or are deleted.

What are cookies used for?

Cookies can generally be put into one of the following categories: strictly necessary, analytics, functionality and advertising. The list below provides more information about each category.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential to make our website work. They enable you to move around the site and use its features. Necessary services, like the ability to access secure areas cannot be provided without these cookies.

Analytics cookies

These cookies collect information about how people use our site, such as which pages are most frequently visited, and how people are moving from one link to another. Information these cookies collect on our open site is grouped together with information from other people’s use of our site on an aggregated basis. If you have logged into the client portal, we may associate information from the cookies with your account. Overall, these cookies provide us with analytical information about how our site is performing and how we can improve it.

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow us to remember choices you make and tailor our site to provide enhanced features and content to you. For example, these cookies can be used to remember your user name.

In addition, cookies can be used for advertising purposes. However Ruffer does not presently use these types of cookies.

First and third party cookies

First party cookies are cookies that we control and place on your device. Third party cookies are cookies that another party controls but are placed on your device when you visit our site. For example, we use Google Analytics cookies to gather information about the user experience on our website.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to monitor how people use our website. They help us understand how clients and other site users, use our website so we can develop and improve its design and layout. We also use cookies to make it easier for you to navigate between pages efficiently by remembering your preferences. We do not use cookies that track your web usage after you have left

We use the following cookies on our site –

Name Value
Disclaimer This is a first party persistent cookie which expires 12 months after the last update. It is used to restrict access to certain pages which require agreement with a disclaimer to view.
AuthCookie This is a first party persistent cookie which expires 60 minutes after the last update. It is used to keep the user logged in during the session and preserve the memorable word approved state and memorable information positions.
RequestVerificationToken This is a first party session cookie, which is used to restrict access to the API from within the domain.
_utma This is a third party persistent cookie which expires in two years from the last update. It is used to distinguish users and sessions.
_utmc This is a third party session cookie which is used to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. 
_utmz This is a third party persistent cookie which expires six months from the last update. This stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the site.
_utmt This is a third party session cookie, which is used to throttle request rate.
_utmb This is a third party session cookie, which is used to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
How to manage cookies from this site

You can withdraw or modify your consent to our use of cookies at any time. If you no longer wish to receive cookies, you can use your web browser’s settings to accept, refuse, and delete cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the ‘Help’, ‘Tools’ or ‘Edit’ settings). Please note that if you set your browser to refuse cookies, you may not be able to use all the features of the Ruffer website.

You can find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at the Information Commissioners Office.

Updates to this policy

We may update this policy from time to time, please check back regularly for amendments.

Policy last updated 23 November 2017

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