Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies for collecting user information from certain pages of Legg Mason's websites (the "websites"). This policy explains what cookies are, how they are used within the websites of Legg Mason and what the user can do to manage them. Any references to "Legg Mason" are meant to refer to Legg Mason Investments (Europe) Limited and/or any other Legg Mason Inc. group entity.

Cookies

A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to the user's device when a user visits a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies perform lots of different functions, like allowing the navigation between pages efficiently, remembering the user's preferences, and generally improving the user's experience. Cookies can be either persistent cookies, session or third-party cookies. Persistent cookies stay in one of the browser's subfolders until they are deleted manually or until the browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie's file. Session cookies are temporary cookie files, which are erased when the browser is turned off, so any log-in details or preferences are not stored or remembered after the exit from the website visited. Third party cookies are cookies set by a separate entity to the website owner through the website of the website owner.

The length of time a cookie stays on a device depends on its type and purpose. The cookies that Legg Mason uses are usually held for a maximum of six months.

Use of Cookies

This site uses the following categories of cookies:

  1. Strictly necessary - these cookies are essential in order to enable the user to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.
  2. Performance cookies - these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. Legg Mason may use persistent cookies when using performance cookies.
  3. Functionality cookies - these cookies allow the website to remember choices the user makes, such as the region that the user accesses the site from, the language selected and also provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies may also remember customised preferences that the user may have made when using the website eg: keeping track of funds that the user has added to a watchlist. They may also be used to provide services the user has asked for such as watching a video. The information these cookies collect are anonymised and they cannot track the browsing activity on other websites. Legg Mason may use persistent cookies when using functionality cookies.
  4. Third Party cookies - The section below called 'Third Party Cookies' includes information about the third party cookies that Legg Mason uses. Legg Mason does not use cookies of any third party advertisers.

Third party cookies

Legg Mason uses third party providers to assist with website marketing campaigns and some website analytics (performance cookies).

Partner

How these cookies are used

Adobe Analytics

Legg Mason's business partner Adobe Analytics uses analytics software SiteCatalyst to help us and them take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage, new visitor numbers and response to marketing activity. This information helps us to make improvements to the website. The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by the relevant teams at Legg Mason and Adobe Analytics and may include IP addresses.

BrightTALK

Legg Mason's business partner BrightTALK may use cookies to store session information regarding the users logged in status in relation to Legg Mason conferences. Additional attributes, username and time zone are also stored in a cookie to allow BrightTALK to personalise web pages.

Watson Campaign Automation

Legg Mason's business partner Watson Campaign Automation may use cookies to analyse visitor information such as browser usage, pages visited, new visitor numbers, and responses to marketing activity. Watson Campaign Automation may also use cookies to track the delivery and open rates of its email newsletters and its email marketing campaigns.


Consent for the use of Cookies on this website

All users that visit the website will receive a pop-up notification where they will be asked to confirm whether they provide their consent to the use of cookies. Users who ignore the notice and who continue to navigate through the website without clicking that they accept the placement of the cookies will not be prohibited from using the website, however, they will receive the pop-up notification on every subsequent page they visit reminding them that Legg Mason is setting cookies and asking them to provide their consent.

How to manage Cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. A browser can usually be configured to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify its user when a cookie is set. Each browser is different, so the "Help" menu (or equivalent) of a browser should help explain how to change the cookie settings. Any modification, refusal or turning-off of cookies through the web browser settings, however, may prevent access to parts of the website or prevent access to the entire site altogether.

Further reading

More information about cookies can be found at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org and https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/cookies-and-similar-technologies/. Users should review this policy on a regular basis to ensure that they are familiar and up to date with Legg Mason's use of cookies.