What are cookies?
Cookies are small, usually randomly encoded, data files that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. Each cookie is unique to your web browser and contains information such as the website address, users’ custom preferences and a unique identifier etc. The cookie file helps your browser navigate through our website.
Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like. Keep in mind that by disabling certain categories of cookies, you may be prevented from accessing some features of our websites. You should be able to find more in depth information about opting out of cookies on your browser settings menu.
How are cookies used by Value Partners
On our website, we use the following types of cookies:
|Source (Where cookies come from)|
|First Party Cookies||These cookies are provided by us and used by various features on our website. Examples may include customising a visitor’s visit, providing statistical information, and verifying a visitor’s identity for security purposes.|
|Third Party Cookies||These cookies are provided by “Third Party” vendors who provide products and features we have integrated into our website. These cookies may collect anonymized information about your use of our website and make these data available to us, including, but not limited to, your geographical details or your user behaviour on a website.|
|Expiration (How long cookies last)|
|Session cookies||Session cookies are temporary and deleted from your device when your browser closes.|
|Persistent cookies||Persistent cookies are those placed on your device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit the website (in terms of minutes, days or years from the creation/update of the cookie) or if you manually delete them from your browser, which occurs first.|
Specific Cookies used on our website
|Cookie Type||Name||Purpose||Expiration||Who Provides the Cookie?|
|Essential||browser_country, browser_location, browser_location_string, browser_continent||Detect the current location of accessing user. It helps user have better experience when using this website, e.g. automatically select location and provides relevant funds information to user base on the location.||Persistent||VP|
|Essential||custom_location||Store the user location to serve purpose of the above item i.e. #1.||Persistent (1 day)||VP|
|Essential||ct, ct_slug||Store current client customer type, to serve country-and-investor-type-specific content from backend (like country_code, title description & URL links on back-to-overview button on product pages.)||Persistent||VP|
|Essential||customer_type||Store client’s selected investor classification for viewing list of funds, product pages, and regional articles on company announcements and news.||Persistent (1 year)||VP|
|Essential||PHPSESSID||Preserves user session state across page requests.||Session||VP|
|Functionality||currentLink, lastLink||Store the URL of last page and current page user browsing.||Persistent||VP|
|Functionality||pll_language||Store the language selected by the user and select the language automatically for the user who visits the website again.||Persistent (1 year)||VP|
|Functionality||disclaimer<id><lang>||Check whether the disclaimer pop-up is confirmed by client.|
The disclaimer pop-up will not appear again if the value is true, or it will appear until user confirmed the popup
|Persistent (1 year)||VP|
|Analytical/Performance||1P_JAR||To gather website statistics, and track conversion rates by Google.||Session|
|Analytical/Performance||APISID, HSID,NID, SAPISID,SID||Used by Google to store user preferences such as zoom levels and information of Google maps.||Persistent|
|Analytical/Performance||_ga,_gat, _gid||These cookies are used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site. It also used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||Persistent (_ga – 2 years, _gid – 24 hours, and _gat – 1 minute)|
Deleting and managing cookies
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent cookies being stored. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the website you visit. Please note, if you do turn cookies off this will limit the service that we are able to provide to you and may affect your visitor experience.
If you do not want cookies on your device, you can change your cookie settings at any time through your web browser settings to block further cookies and delete existing cookies. Here are the locations of the cookie settings for all major web browsers:
- Internet Explorer – Tools > Internet Options > Privacy tab.
- Mozilla Firefox – Tools > Options > Privacy menu.
- Safari Users – Edit > Preferences > Privacy menu.
- Chrome Users – Settings > Advanced > Privacy > Content > Cookies.
You may also be able to opt-out from certain cookies through third party cookie management sites.
Where can I get more information about cookies?
Last Updated: 24 May 2018