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Cookies

We respect your privacy and are committed to providing you with the information and tools you need to manage your cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text stored on your computer when you visit a website.

They are not programs and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses – instead cookies act more like a passport, which the site checks and updates whenever you visit.

Almost every site on the internet uses cookies and their functions include:

  • verifying your identity for security purposes
  • determining the type of browser and settings you are using
  • allowing site owners and third-party advertisers to tailor content to your preferences

Our policy

We respect your privacy and are committed to providing you with the information and tools you need to manage your cookies.

There are three types of cookies on this site:

Essential cookies are necessary for the vital functions of our site and trading platform. If these are disabled, you won’t be able to access the platform or other important parts of the site.

Behavioural and analytical cookies help us provide you with a better service. They can tailor site content to your personal preferences and past behaviour, or remember your saved settings.

Marketing cookies enable you to experience more relevant online content and see adverts which are aligned with your interests, as indicated by your activity on our site.

Some parts of our website, particularly our trading platform, require these essential cookies in order to function.

If they are disabled you will be unable to use our trading platform and some areas of our website won’t function correctly.

Type of cookie Source of cookie Function
IG functional IG Adapt our site content based on your previous access, eg. language settings
Lightstreamer Third-party Essential for lice streaming prices
BrowserHawk Third-party Detect your browser setting, and allow the site to optimise accordingly

This type of cookie helps us understand the way visitors and clients use our website, so we can provide a better service.

We use the data from behavioural and analytical cookies to improve our site and provide individually tailored content. These cookies make it easier for you to find the information you need and allow us to adapt our site to suit your preferences.

Some of the systems we use to track web traffic and site usage are provided by third-party companies such as Google.

Type of cookie Source of cookie Function
IG tracking IG Identify and group clients, providing behavioural data
IG functional IG Identify client and non-client visitors, and establish the source site of new clients
Google Analytics Third-party Track users through the site
SiteCatalyst Third-party Track users through the site
Crazy Egg Third-party Track the behaviour of site visitors anonymously

If you are a client of ours there are certain behavioural cookies that you will need to accept in order to use our trading platform.

We and some third-party companies use this type of cookie to provide advertising that is more relevant to you.

When visiting other sites where these cookies are recognised, you should be presented with content that is in line with your interests based on your activity on our site.

Type of cookie Source of cookie Function
Third-party ad-serving technology DoubleClick DFA GDN, Web Financial Group, AND Media, Media6Degrees, Specific Media, Radium1
Third-party ad network Adnetik Enable visitor analysis. Provide tailored ads based on context and on-site user behaviour.
Third-party ad network Forward Digital Provide tailored ads based on context and on-site user behaviour
Third-party ad network GDN, Web Financial Group, AND Media, Media6Degrees, Specific Media, Radium1 Provide tailored ads according to on-site user behaviour

If you'd like to know more about good practice in online advertising, visit the Internet Advertising Bureau at iabuk.net.

Managing your cookies

To manage your cookie preferences, click here.

You can manage cookies by changing the settings in the web browser on your computer or tablet. To manage cookies on your mobile phone, you may need to refer to your handset manual.

For general information, visit aboutcookies.org. This site includes instructions on how to amend your cookie settings for a variety of browsers and how to delete existing cookies from your computer. 

If you have any specific questions or concerns about cookies, please contact helpdesk.uk@ig.com.

We are committed to keeping your personal information safe. For more information on how we handle your data, see our privacy notice.