Cookie Policy


Our website and Apps use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website or app. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and use our Apps and also allows us to improve our site and platform. When you click “accept” on our cookie notice you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A "cookie" is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your device (e.g. a computer, smartphone or other electronic device) if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device.

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website and our Apps. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services. Such cookies include:

Cookie used


si_user_login, si_user_profile

Used by ShareInvestor to login to the website and remember the user’s profile.


Used by our App to remember your session id.


Used by ShareInvestor Forum for single sign-on

Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website and our Apps when they are using them. This helps us to improve the way our website and our Apps work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Such cookies include:

Cookie used


__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmz, _gid, _ga,

Used by Google Analytics

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website and our Apps. These enable us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). Such cookies include:

Cookie used


si_user_pref, home_whats_new, country

Used by ShareInvestor to remember your preference


Used by ShareInvestor to detect login issues


Used to check whether your browser supports persistence cookies


Used by Google for reCaptcha functionality

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website and our Apps, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our website and our Apps and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. Such cookies include:

Cookie used


__ncuid, _ym_d, _ym_uid, cto_lwid, IDE, c_user, datr, fr, sb, spin, xs

Used by ShareInvestor ad resellers for targeting


If you would like to manage, block or delete cookies you can do so through your internet browser. Visit for full details of how to manage cookies on different types of web browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. If you want to manage, block or delete cookies from third parties you can do so by visiting certain opt-out programs such as will allow you to opt out from all participating companies through this site.