Cookie Policy

Last updated: 25/05/2018

This is the cookie policy of Southbank Investment Research Limited (“Southbank“). If we change our cookie policy, we will notify you of those changes here.

What are cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this Website uses cookies and other tracking devices to improve your experience. Cookies, which are tiny pieces of data downloaded to your computer or mobile device, are essential to the effective operation of our Website, and if you are a subscriber of our paid services, for you to view the members’ only content. Cookies on this Website also help to tailor the products and services offered and advertised to our customers on this Website and elsewhere.

Cookies set by us are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than us are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the Website (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the Website in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.

Cookies can’t harm your computer and they don’t identify individual users. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies.

We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored although this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the Website’s functionality.

For more general information on cookies, see this article on HTTP cookies.

How we use cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below.

Also, from time to time we test new features or offers and make subtle changes to the way that the Website is delivered. When we are testing new features, test cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the Website and to allow us to understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this Website that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work social media websites including Facebook, twitter, google+, and stumble upon, will set cookies through our Website which may be used to enhance your profile on their website or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this Website. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not, in case they are needed to provide a service that you use.

The cookies we set

If you are a subscriber with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out, however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

Cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

Our Website offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

From time to time, we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our subscribers more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

When you submit data to us through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

In order to provide you with a great experience we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this Website runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page on the Website.

The specific types of cookies served through our Website are described below:

Strictly Necessary/ Essential Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the Website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you, which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Website will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.


Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Website. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Website. We use a number of tools to carry out analytical functions on our Website, including Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web. We use it to help us understand how you use the Website and ways we can improve your experience. For example, it tells us how many visitors our Website has, how many times they visit, how long they stay on our Website, and which pages are most popular. It also tells us if our marketing efforts are working, so it tells us where a visitor has come from, for example, from a link, a website search or an ad. This information helps us improve our Website and your visit, and makes our marketing campaigns more relevant.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when visitors have visited our Website, and will not be able to monitor its performance.


Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the Website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Advertising (Targeting) Cookies

These cookies may be set through our Website by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other websites.

They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.


Disabling cookies

Cookies help you to get the most out of our Website. If you disable the cookies you may find that certain sections of our Website don’t work at all (for example, you may have difficulty viewing subscription only articles) or don’t work as well as you have come to expect. However, in case you want to disable cookies, you have the following options:

Website Cookie Preference Tool: You can exercise preferences about what cookies are served on our Website by visiting our cookie senttings preference centre. You can also exercise your Website cookie preferences by visiting the TRUSTe preference centre by clicking this link:

Browser Controls: You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Website though your access to some functionality and areas of our Website may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

Do Not Track: Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, our Websites do not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. We take privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard. To learn more about “DNT”, please visit All About Do Not Track.

If you would like to learn more about cookies in general, or how to disable targeted advertising cookies, you can visit

Links to other websites

Our Website may include hyperlinks to other websites that are not operated or controlled by us. This cookie policy only applies to our Website and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy and cookie practices of third party websites.

Updates to this cookie policy

We may update this cookie policy from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. When we update our cookie policy, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make.

You can see when this cookie policy was last updated by checking the “last updated” date displayed at the top of this policy.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, please contact us by clicking here.

From time to time we may tell you about regulated products issued by Southbank Investment Research Limited. With these products your capital is at risk. You can lose some or all of your investment, so never risk more than you can afford to lose. Seek independent advice if you are unsure of the suitability of any investment. Southbank Investment Research Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA No 706697.

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