Cookie policy

Find out what cookies are, why we use them and learn how to update your cookie preferences.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device. 

We use Javascript, which is a commonly used technology on the internet, to detect and manage these settings. If your browser does not support Javascript you may manage your cookie preferences through your web browser security settings. 

How we classify our cookies

Cookies and the technology that uses them vary significantly between websites so it is important that you understand how we classify cookies that we use on our website (the "Website").

CMC cookies

CMC cookies are “first party cookies”, that is to say that these are cookies set by our website and our sister domain names. These cookies are required for you to access and use the Website, the Next Generation and Stockbroking trading platforms and for us to monitor the use of them. We do not share any of your data collected by the cookies with any third party.

CMC cookies do not:

  • Gather information that may be used to advertise to you on our Website or any other third party websites;
  • Send you targeted advertisements on any other third party websites;
  • Provide information to other third party companies such as social networks about your visit to our Website;
  • Supply advertising agencies and networks with information about you so that they can present you with advertisements whilst visiting other third party websites.

CMC cookies will:

  • Enable you to complete our account opening application process and for us to know how far you have got if you leave and return to your application;
  • Remember your login details;
  • Make the Website look consistent;
  • Allow you to interact with the services that we offer such as initiating the chat or comment functionality on the Website, or interacting with our trading platforms;
  • Allow us to make sure our services work more effectively by monitoring visits and performance and errors. We achieve this through internal systems and Google Analytics when you visit our Website.

Please note that CMC Cookies are essential for you to fully utilise our Website, trading platforms, and application process to enable us to offer you our services. If you do not accept these cookies to be used or set your browser settings such that it does not accept CMC Cookies, then you may not be able to access or use some of the Website or trading platform functions, nor will we be able to provide you with our services.

Other cookies

Other cookies are third party cookies presented by companies with whom we work as part of our marketing initiatives. The third party cookies that we use are listed below and they provide information to the third party about your visit to our Website.

Cookie namePurpose
utmThe Google cookie allows us to track user activity and improve website experience
googleadservices.comThe Google Conversion Tracking cookie allows us to track and improve your application process.
doubleclick.netDoubleClick uses cookies to improve advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance and to avoid showing ads that the user has already seen. 
atuvcThe Addthis cookie allows you to share site content on social media sites
Adform.netThe Adform cookie records browsing data in order to serve you relevant advertising on third-party networks.
adnxs.comThe AppNexus cookie is used by partnering 3rd parties to track users on our site for advertising purposes
AmplitudeThe Amplitude cookie allows us to track user activity to improve website experience.
CrazyEggThe Crazy Egg cookie is used to obtain information regarding how visitors to their websites are interacting with their web pages.
Googleapis.comThe Google Web Search API lets us put Google Search on the web pages
mParticleThe mParticle cookie allows us to track user activity and improve website experience.
TradeDoubler.comThe TradeDoubler cookie records browsing data in order to serve relevant advertising on third-party networks
Twitter.comTwitter uses cookies to deliver, measure, and improve its services
Interactive DataThe Interactive Data cookie is used on our Stockbroking standard trading platform to provide charting functionality and allow you to save your charting preferences.
MorningstarThe Morningstar (Aspect Huntley) cookie is used on our Stockbroking standard trading platform to provide research reports.

Most of these ‘other cookies’ are used to measure the effectiveness and performance of our pay per click advertising and display banners and on third party websites, or to provide functionality in the trading platforms. Whilst they do collect your data, we have endeavoured to ensure that the information they collect is anonymised.

Other cookies will:

  1. Measure the effectiveness of our advertising initiatives
  2. Provide information to our partners about your visit to their Website
  3. Gather information that may be used to advertise to you on other third party websites
  4. Send targeted advertisements to you on third party websites

We do not guarantee that the lists of ‘CMC cookies’ and ‘Other cookies’ set out above are up-to-date but we will use our reasonable endeavours to notify you of any changes.

Flash cookies

We also use flash cookies to remember your username, whether you are using a “live” or “demo” trading account and your language settings when you login to your CFD trading account. Flash cookies are also known as “local shared objects” and used to personalise your user experience. Whilst you do not require flash cookies to use or access our website or the next generation platform, flash cookies will help enhance your user experience.

​Find more information on how to remove Flash Cookies from your computer

Cookie preferences

We use cookies to detect and store your cookie preferences. However if you remove this cookie when you clear your cookie cache, we may  ask you to update your preferences again. We may also periodically ask you to reconfirm your cookie preferences with us. Cookies are set at a device level. This means we may ask you to set your preferences if you visit our Website from a different device.  You can set your cookie preferences for the Website below.


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