Cookie statement

Background

Smith & Williamson are committed to protecting client and user information. This section is intended to provide comprehensive listing of the cookies used on Smith & Williamson’s websites and how these cookies can be rejected or deleted. More information about Smith & Williamson's privacy policy can be viewed here.

What information is collected?

Smith & Williamson employs cookies provided by both Google Analytics and AddThis in order to monitor user activity which helps us to understand how our users interact and use the site. This is done by using both “session” and “persistent” cookies. These cookies enable us to track visitors to the site and are used to recognise new and return visitors. Both Google Analytics and AddThis generate anonymous statistics in relation to the site and each creates reports on the site which are stored by them. Cookies are not used to identify a visitor’s personal identity.

How do we use this information?

IP addresses of visitors to Smith & Williamson’s websites are logged for administration purposes. The IP address indicates the location of your computer on the internet, whilst this location information is usually confined to a visitor’s originating country or city, it may identify users to a company or organisation. This information may be aggregated to provide statistical information about the users of our website. No individual user will be identifiable from such information, which is solely used to ensure the website reflects the needs of users. IP addresses are not used to track your session and are not linked to anything personally identifiable.

How to control and delete cookies

Smith & Williamson does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about visitors. While users can limit and/or block the cookies provided by Smith & Williamson websites through browser settings, doing so may impact on your experience of Smith & Williamson’s websites, either now or at a future date.

More general information about cookies and how to restrict them can be found at www.aboutcookies.org. You will also find details about how to delete cookies and set individual browsers to reject them automatically.

Smith & Williamson also uses a number of third-party companies, who apply cookies on our behalf, to provide additional services. For more information about our cookies and those provided by third-party companies, please see our section on cookie functionality.

List of the cookies used on the main Smith & Williamson site and their functionality

The following is a list of the cookies set by the main Smith & Williamson sites and the purpose for which each is used. Of these cookies five are set and tracked by Google Analytics, one cookie is set and tracked by AddThis.

Cookie IDs Purpose
PHPSESSID This session-based cookie is generated by the site and is used to identify a user across multiple requests
__utma These cookies are applied and used by Google Analytics
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__utmv
__atuvc This cookie is applied and used by AddThis
NID These cookies are applied and used by Google Maps
SNID
PREF
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Third Party cookies employed by Smith & Williamson

Smith & Williamson uses a number of suppliers who set cookies on our behalf. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, please see their individual privacy policies.

1. Google Analytics

Smith & Williamson uses Google Analytics, a web use analysis service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of the website and compiles reports for us on this activity.

More information on how to delete or reject these cookies can be found here:

http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

2. AddThis

Smith & Williamson uses AddThis services, operated by Clearspring Technologies, to provide tools allowing the sharing of information across a range of media. AddThis employs cookies to facilitate the generation of these social bookmarks.

More information about AddThis cookies and their policies can be found here:

http://www.addthis.com/privacy

3. Google Maps

Smith & Williamson uses Google Maps on its office pages. These cookies are used to retain user’s map viewing preferences.

More information about Google's privacy policy can be found here:

http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

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