We collect information about your computer including your Internet Protocol address (“IP address”), operating system, browser type, pages visited and average time spent on our websites. We use this information for a variety of purposes, such as maintaining the security of your online session, online advertising of our products and services, facilitating site navigation, improving our websites’ design and functionalities, and personalising your experience. On their own cookies do not contain or reveal any personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to furnish us with any personal or financial information, this information can be associated with the data collected by the cookies.
2. Types of cookies we use
Strictly necessary cookies: Generally these cookies will be essential first party session cookies and are required for the operation of our website. They include cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website and help ensure the content of the pages you request load quickly. Without these cookies, you will not be able to access our online services (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.
Analytical/performance cookies: These cookies can be first or third party, session or persistent cookies. To fall within this category their usage typically is limited to performance and website improvement. These cookies don’t collect any information that could be used to identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve the performance of our websites. A first party example is a cookie that allows us to both count visitors and see how visitors navigate our websites. This helps us improve the way our websites work (e.g. improve the usability to ensure visitors easily find what they want).
Functional cookies: These cookies can be first party or third party, session or persistent cookies. These cookies allow us to provide you with a more personal experience so that you do not have to reset your preferences each time you visit one or more of our websites. To deliver a more personal experience, they enable us to personalise content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (e.g. your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies: These cookies can be first party or third party. They will always be persistent but time-limited cookies. Targeting cookies are used to send you relevant information and see which content you use. They do this by recording your visits to our websites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We then use the information collected to tailor both our website and the relevance of our advertising displayed to your interests. In order to make our advertising displayed more relevant, we provide the information collected to advertising networks. Please note these cookies do not contain any of your personal or financial information.
3. Cookies we use
The following cookies may be placed on your computer or device by us:
|Cookie Name||Purpose||Cookie Type|
|We use these cookies to collect information about how visitors use our websites. We use the information to compile reports to help us improve our websites. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our websites, how they came to our websites and the pages they visited.||Analytical / Performance|
|Important-message-closed||We use these cookies to hide the ‘Important Message’ banner that appears on our websites.||Performance|
|LegalAcceptance||We use these cookies to stop visitors from having to repeatedly agree (clicking on accept) to our legal terms and conditions. There could be multiple LegalAcceptance cookies depending on how many of our websites the visitor accepted terms on. These cookies are set for 90 days.||Functional|
|MyHGiNotViewedCount||We use these cookies to show a label next to the ‘Welcome’ text to highlight how many new unseen posts have been created (based on what the visitor is following). These cookies reset each time a visitor accesses one of our websites since they are session based and not visitor specific.||Performance|
|ProfileName||We use these cookies so our system can identify what layout the visitor should be shown (mobile or desktop). These cookies reset each time a visitor accesses our websites since they are session based and not visitor specific.||Strictly Necessary|
|Property-map-instructions-read-1||We use these cookies to hide the initial property map instructions after the visitor has read them and clicked on ‘Understood’, so that the map is not seen on return visits to the page.||Performance|
|UserGUID||We use these cookies to track sign-in so that the visitor does not have to repeatedly log in. These cookies are set for 2 years.||Functional|
The following cookies may be placed on your computer or device by third parties:
|Provider||Cookie Name||Purpose||Cookie Type|
(a Google Company)
|Googleads.g.doubleclick.net||We use these cookies to collect anonymous visitor data to measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns and to tailor advertisements based on a visitor's prior visits to our websites.||Targeting|
|Google Remarketing||gtag.js - AW.xxxxxx||We use these cookies (provided by Google AdWords) to generate and show advertisements to people who have visited our websites.||Targeting|
|We use these cookies to identify page views of our visitors. Metadata (such as IP address information), timestamps, and events. All data is encrypted. These cookies are stored in the visitor's browser until they are either deleted or expired (there’s a rolling six-month expiration from the visitor’s last visit).||Analytical / Performance|
|We use these cookies to track visitor and prospect activities on our websites and landing pages. These cookies remember preferences when a visitor returns to our websites and maintain sessions for logged-in visitors. There are three kinds of cookies used:
Pardot cookies do not store personal or financial information, only a unique identifier.
|We use these cookies to collect information about how visitors use our websites. We use the information to compile reports to help us improve our websites. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our websites, where visitors have come from to our websites and the pages they visited.||Analytical / Performance|
|We use these cookies to collect information about how visitors use our sites. The information is used by MS3Insight to compile, aggregate and benchmark data across a number of asset management firms. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form including the number of visitors to our websites, how they came to our websites and the pages they visited.
The S3optout cookie stores the opt-outs from sophus3 services.
|Analytical / Performance|
4. Managing cookies
The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. You can manage cookies that are placed on your browser by activating the setting on your internet browser that allows you to refuse the setting of some or all cookies.
For more information about how to do this, you can use the following links for guidance: Disable/enable Adobe cookies, Control Google web analytics and cookies (browser add-on), Control all cookies with your browser (please note some parts of the website will not function when all cookies are disabled), and Understand Google's use of advertising cookies.
We understand that some internet browsers have incorporated ‘Do Not Track’ features. Most of these features, when turned on, send a signal or preference to the websites you visit indicating that you do not wish to be tracked. This is different from blocking or deleting cookies, as browsers with a ‘Do Not Track’ feature enabled may still accept cookies. Our websites do not currently recognise and respond to ‘Do Not Track’ requests.
First and third party cookies – whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the visitor at the time – the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the visitor. If a visitor visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third party cookie.
Session cookies—these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a visitor during a browser session. A browser session starts when a visitor opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a visitor’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. On the date specified in the expiration, the cookie will be removed from the visitor’s disk unless deleted before by the visitor.