Cookie policy

1. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a harmless text file that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive. It will generally contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, a unique “ID” and information about the cookie’s “lifetime”.

2. Consent to cookie use

To give you the best possible experience, this website uses cookies. By continuing to use our website you are giving your consent to cookies being used. For more information on our cookie use please read on.

3. Brewin Dolphin and Google Analytics ©

Brewin Dolphin uses Google Analytics to gather information which will allow us to improve web services for its visitors by collecting information on how visitors are using the site. The cookie is linked to Brewin Dolphin’s website domain(s) and data will only be used for statistical analysis related to your browsing behaviour on our website. For example we will be able to understand the number of visitors to our site, the pages viewed per visit, time spent on particular pages etc. Collecting this information will help us to provide you with a better service. Cookies used on our website will not store any personal or confidential information about you, and we will make no attempt to identify individual visitors via their IP address (unless we are required to do so by law or regulation).

For more information see the Google Analytics privacy overview, please refer to sections 7 and 8 below.

4. What do we use the data for?

The anonymous information gathered is used and analysed only at an aggregate level in order to measure the use of our website and make improvements to it. None of this information is reviewed at an individual level, and we do not use cookies to track people’s internet use after leaving our website. That means that we know how many people have visited a particular page but we will not know who they are (unless you visit our secure client pages). If you do not want your details used in this manner, you can either set your browser to disable cookies or to inform you when a website is attempting to add a cookie and opt-out at this stage. Please note that should you choose to set your browser to disable cookies, you will not be able to log in to the secure areas of this website.

5. Cookies used on this website

Brewin Dolphin uses session cookies, i.e. cookies which only last for the duration of your site visit and are deleted when you close your browser. We also use persistent cookies, i.e. cookies which will last beyond your session until they expire or you remove them.

Some of the cookies we use on our websites are essential for its operation and have already been set. Others will require your prior consent before they are set on your computer and you will be prompted on our website, asking you to consent to the use of non-essential cookies. The summary tables below show all essential and non-essential cookies used by us, together with a brief explanation as to their purpose.

6. Cookies on other websites

This Cookie Policy only sets out Brewin Dolphin’s use of cookies set by its own website(s). Please remember that other companies’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies. In particular we refer to sites through which you will be able to access Brewin Dolphin content, such as or or, in instances in which you would like to ‘share’ content with friends through social networks – such as Twitter and LinkedIn. Brewin Dolphin does not control the setting of these cookies and you are advised to check the relevant third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

7. How to disable cookies

Cookies on our website can be managed at any time by clicking on the ‘manage cookie settings’ link in the footer.

The browsers of most computers, laptops, tablet computers and smartphones etc are usually set up to accept cookies from websites. You are able to configure your browser to allow, reject or notify you when a cookie is set up. As each browser is different we are not able to offer specific advice on how to change your preferences however we recommend that you check the “Help” menu of your browser where you will most likely find more information on how to change your cookie preferences. Please bear in mind that should you reject all cookies, parts of our website may no longer function properly and you may be required to change your browser settings before you can proceed.

You can also delete cookies that have previously been added. Please note however that deleting or rejecting cookies may affect your user experience of our website. For more information you may wish to visit

For information about how to reject cookies on your mobile phone’s web browser, please refer to your handset manual.

8. Google Analytics cookies

Brewin Dolphin uses Google Analytics on the following domains:

Cookie   NamePurposeTypeEssential
_utmaThis cookie keeps track of the   number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie,as   well as information about when their first visit was, and when their last   visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to, for   example, calculate days and visits to purchase. All data is anonymous. Persistent No
__utmbThe _utmb cookie and the_utmc   listed below are “brothers”, working together to calculate how long a visit   takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor   enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time   when a visitor leaves a site. __utmb expires at the end of the session.   __utmc expires 30 minutes later. This delayed expiry is attributable to the   cookies’ inability to recognise when a user closes their browser or,   alternatively, leaves a website. The cookies can be said to wait 30 minutes   for another pageview to happen, and if it does not, it expires.SessionNo
__utmcThe _utmc cookie and the_utmb   listed above are “brothers”; working together to calculate how long a visit   takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor   enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time   when a visitor leaves a site. __utmb expires at the end of the session.   __utmc expires 30 minutes,later. This delayed expiry is attributable to the   cookies’ inability to recognise when a user closes their browser or,   alternatively, leaves a website. The cookies can be said to wait 30 minutes for   another pageview to happen, and if it does not, it expires. Session plus 30 minutesNo
__utmzThe __utmz cookie allows Brewin Dolphin to ascertain where the visitor   came from, what search engine was used, what link the user clicked on, what   keyword was used, and from where in the world one of our websites was   accessed. It expires in 15,768,000 seconds – or, in 6 months. This cookie is   how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to   assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction.ExpiringNo

9. Further Brewin Dolphin cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Strictly Necessary 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 site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookie SubgroupCookiesCookies used
www.brewin.ieAWSALB AWSALBCORS eupubconsent OptanonAlertBoxClosed OptanonConsentFirst Party
brewin.ie__CookieConsentFirst Party
onetrust.com__cfduidThird Party
script.hotjar.com_hjIncludedInPageviewSample, _hjIncludedInSessionSampleThird Party, __cfduidThird Party
app-lon08.marketo.com__cf_bm, __cfduid, RSMKTO1Third Party, OptanonAlertBoxClosed, OptanonConsentThird Party

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookie SubgroupCookiesCookies used
brewin.ie_ga _ga_2N7PQEQ4QC _ga_BPH6CJ8P9F _ga_CKMDK1SJ9M _gat_UA-4829873-1 _gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn _gclxxxx _gid _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress _hjFirstSeen _hjid _hjSession_942828 _hjSessionUser_942828 _hjTLDTest _uetvid adiLP adiS adiV adiViFirst Party
www.brewin.ie__adiCookieCheck _hjIncludedInPageviewSample _hjIncludedInSessionSampleFirst Party

Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Cookie SubgroupCookiesCookies used
vimeo.comvuidThird Party

Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site 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 sites. 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.

Cookie SubgroupCookiesCookies used
brewin.ie_fbp _uetsidFirst Party
semasio.netSEUNCYThird Party
advertising.comAPIDThird Party
pubmatic.comKRTBCOOKIE_xxxx, PUBMDCID, PugTThird Party
www.facebook.comThird Party
ads.linkedin.comlangThird Party
dpm.demdex.netdpmThird Party
spotxchange.comaudienceThird Party
bluekai.combkpa, bkuThird Party
adscale.decct, uuThird Party
adnxs.comuuid2Third Party
doubleclick.netIDE, test_cookieThird Party
go.sonobi.comHAPLB5SThird Party
linkedin.comAnalyticsSyncHistory, bcookie, lang, li_gc, li_sugr, lidc, UserMatchHistoryThird Party
quantserve.commcThird Party
agkn.comab, uThird Party
bing.comMUIDThird Party
yahoo.comA3, BThird Party
tapad.comTapAd_3WAY_SYNCS, TapAd_DID, TapAd_TSThird Party
www.linkedin.combscookieThird Party
krxd.net_kuid_Third Party
ads.stickyadstv.comsessionId, UID, uid-bp-529Third Party
mathtag.commt_misc, mt_mop, uuidThird Party
casalemedia.comCMID, CMPRO, CMPSThird Party
bidswitch.netc, tuuid, tuuid_luThird Party
sxp.smartclip.netdspuuid, psyn, uuidThird Party
ih.adscale.detuThird Party Party
360yield.comtuuid, tuuid_lu, um, umehThird Party
demdex.netdemdexThird Party
rlcdn.compxrc, rlas3Third Party
crwdcntrl.net_cc_cc, _cc_dc, _cc_idThird Party
adform.netCThird Party
Cookie   NamePurposeTypeEssential
OnLineValsThis is a SSL encrypted   (secure) cookie issued on successful login to the Online Valuations site. It   expires after 20 minutes of inactivity or, alternatively, is deleted upon the   user leaving the site. It is used during the user’s logged in session to   manage authentication and authorization to secure pages on the site.ExpiringYes
JSESSIONIDThis cookie is the unique   identifier for the user’s session and is required for the Actuate Online   Valuations platform to work. This cookie is set upon arrival on the website and   deleted on closing the browser.SessionYes
ServeridThis cookie provides   identification of the server which served the request. This is used by Google   Analytics tracking code for statistical purposes.SessionYes
ASP.NET_SessionIdThis is used to store the   details of the user session, so that it remembers the look and feel for the   next time you visit the site and ensures it returns the page in the best way   for that user.SessionYes
sifrFetchThis cookie provides for the   header text formattingSessionYes
OfficeThis is used when the user   selects their local office from drop down menuExpiringNo
intermediaries_checkThis is used when the user   accepts legal declarations on intermediaries section, it means we only need   to ask a user to agree to the legal terms and conditions onceExpiringNo
your_collectionThis is used when user adds   first item to their ‘collection’. This is only used to store the IDs of   content hub articles prior to downloading/emailing