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.
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.
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.
We use the following cookies on our site –
|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 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