Privacy & Cookies

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to 'remember' you, either for the duration of your visit (using a 'session cookie') or for repeat visits (using a 'persistent cookie').

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn't use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site - for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won't recognise you and it won't be able to keep you logged in.

Some websites will also use cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based for example, on your location and/or browsing habits.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting ('first party cookies') or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing ('third party cookies').

Cookies & TCiTrader

TCiTrader uses cookies for the following purposes:

  • Logging in and remembering registered users so we can update our website using a 'Session Cookie'*, this cookie is called 'CAKEPHP'
  • Audience analysis using Google Analytics / other third party web statistics software
  • Displaying advertisements using Google's Adsense network
  • Enhancing performance and security of the website using*

* Essential for website operation

First Party? Third Party?

First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that website.

Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example YouTube or Flickr, and these sites may set their own cookies.

More significantly, a website might use a third party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on their website. These may also have the capability to track your browsing across different sites.

We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as Flickr and YouTube. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on our website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. TCiTrader does not control the dissemination of these cookies and this tool will not block cookies from those websites (although if you choose to stop using cookies we will attempt to delete the ones we know about). You should check the relevant third party website for more information.