Cookie Policy

EFG International AG (Bleicherweg 8, P.O. Box 6012 CH - 8022 Zürich, Tel. +41 44 226 1850) (“we”) uses cookies in order to facilitate the navigation experience on its website (s) (the “Website”), improve the operation of the Website in general, build a profile of your interests and show you relevant content. The present Policy aims at providing you with clear and exhaustive information on what a cookie is, what types of cookies we use and how you can activate or deactivate the use of these cookies

1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are information packages sent by a website to your internet browser, stored on your computer and checked by the server on each subsequent visit to the Website. The term “cookies” is used broadly in the present document, to include other similar tracking technologies as well, that may store information on your computer. The term “computer” refers indifferently to your computer per se, your tablet or mobile phone and any other electronic device used by you for accessing the Website.

2. Why do we use them?

We use cookies on the Website for the following purposes: (a) assisting you in your navigation; (b) analysing your use of our Website; and (c) assisting us with our promotional and marketing efforts.

We use two types of cookies:

  • Session cookies – that are automatically deleted when the user closes his browser; and
  • Persistent cookies – that remain stored in the user’s computer fora defined period (minutes, days or several years).

3. What kind of information can be stored in a cookie?

The information stored by the cookies on your computer may relate to the webpages that you have visited on that computer; advertisements that you have clicked on; the type of browser you used; your IP address; your location and the selected language; date and time of the visit to the Website. Cookies may therefore contain personal data. Where we use cookies collecting personal data, such collection is also covered by our Website Privacy Notification which is accessible at https://www.efginternational.com/websiteprivacypolicy.

4. Cookies present on our Website

We use on the Website strictly necessary (functional/ operational and technical) cookies, statistics cookies and marketing cookies.

A. Strictly necessary cookies (functional/ operational and technical cookies)

Name Purpose Cookie type Duration

eupubconsent

This cookie is used by the IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework to store the user's consent to the data collection Purposes. The cookie holds an encrypted consent string that vendors participating in the framework can read and determine the user's consent.

First party

7979 years

JSESSIONID

Used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.

First party

0 day

OptanonAlertBoxClosed

This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information.

First party

a year

OptanonConsent

This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.

First party

a year

__cfduid

This host is used by OneTrust for hosting the Cookie Consent tool script. It is used to manage cookies on websites.

Third party

a month

vuid

This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is: Video Hosting/Sharing.

Third party

2 years

BIGipServernp-static

This cookie name is associated with the BIG-IP product suite from company F5. Usually associated with managing sessions on load balanced servers, to ensure user requests are routed consistently to the correct server. The common root is BIGipServer most commonly followed by a domain name, usually the one that it is hosted on, but not always.

Third party

Session

BIGipServernp-efg-prod

This cookie name is associated with the BIG-IP product suite from company F5. Usually associated with managing sessions on load balanced servers, to ensure user requests are routed consistently to the correct server. The common root is BIGipServer most commonly followed by a domain name, usually the one that it is hosted on, but not always.

Third party

Session

A. Strictly necessary cookies (functional/ operational and technical cookies)

Strictly necessary cookies are of key importance to the proper functioning of the Website, they allow you to navigate and use its functions, including access to safe areas. Without these cookies, an efficient functioning of the Website cannot be ensured.

B. Statistics cookies

Name Purpose Cookie type Duration

_pk_id*

This cookie name is associated with the Piwik open source web analytics platform. It is used to help website owners track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is a pattern type cookie, where the prefix _pk_id is followed by a short series of numbers and letters, which is believed to be a reference code for the domain setting the cookie.

First party

a year

_pk_ses*

This cookie name is associated with the Piwik open source web analytics platform. It is used to help website owners track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is a pattern type cookie, where the prefix _pk_ses is followed by a short series of numbers and letters, which is believed to be a reference code for the domain setting the cookie.

First party

a few seconds

B. Statistics cookies

These cookies provide us with aggregated statistical reports regarding visitors’ browsing activity and help us understand how visitors interact with the Website

C. Marketing cookies

Name Purpose Cookie type Duration

GPS

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

Third party

a few seconds

test_cookie

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange

Third party

a few seconds

YSC

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

Third party

Session

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos.

Third party

6 months

C. Marketing cookies

These cookies – also called targeting or advertising cookies – are used to show advertising on external partner websites (e.g. news portals, social media sites) that is tailored to user interests.

Our Website may from time to time contain links to third-party websites. If you follow a link to such third-party websites, we recommend that you consult their policies on privacy, cookies and management procedures, as they are not verified by us: we have no control over these third-party cookies.

5. How to manage cookies

Cookies are saved on your computer, after you have been notified and have consented to them, except where strictly necessary cookies are used -in that case no explicit consent is required -. You have a wide discretion to accept, control or/ and delete cookies. You have the right to withdraw at any time your consent to the use of all cookies apart from the strictly necessary ones (functional/ operational and technical cookies), for which consent is not required. The functioning of the Website will not be significantly affected if you deactivate the use of the non – strictly necessary cookies in this Website. However, difficulties may arise in relation to your navigation on the Website and some of its functions may not be available. You may find more information about the deactivation of cookies or the adaptation of the cookies’ preferences in respect of the browser that you use in the following list:

To optimise your use of our Website, we recommend that you accept the cookies. You can at any time set your browser to accept all cookies, just some cookies or no cookies. In the latter case, parts of the Website may be disabled. Additionally, you can set your preferences in the browser so as to receive notification each time a cookie is saved on your computer. Please note that if you disable cookies, you may not experience optimal use of the Website.

6. Changes to this Cookie Policy

We reserve the right to make any changes and corrections to this Cookie Policy. Please do visit the Website regularly, in order to check potential changes to this Cookie Policy.

7. Contact us

If you have any query relating to the storage and use of cookies on the Website or if you need further information on this Cookie Policy or if you have any questions concerning the processing of your personal data, please contact us at dataprotection@efginternational.com.