This Cookies Notice applies to Barings LLC and its global subsidiaries (collectively “we”, “our” or “Barings”). We use a variety of cookies across all our websites. We do this to provide you with the most secure and effective way of viewing pages on our sites.
In general, cookies:
- Allow our sites to work as expected, and keep it secure
- Help us understand how you prefer to use our sites
- Make our sites easier to use by remembering certain information you have entered
- Improve your experience by showing you information relevant to you
This policy explains what cookies are, how we use them, how they affect you and what you can do if you do not wish to accept some or all of the cookies we use on our websites.
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are placed on your computer, smartphone, tablet or other means of access the internet (each, a "device") whenever you visit most websites. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes the cookie.
Cookies are useful because they allow us to recognise your device. They serve many different purposes, such as allowing you to navigate between pages more efficiently, remembering your preferences or recognising visitors to our websites so we can see how you navigate our websites when you use them. This helps us improve the way our websites work (for example, by making sure you can easily find what you need).
What sort of cookies do we use?
There are two types of cookie we use on our websites:
- Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your device until you close your browser (at which point they are deleted)
- Persistent or stored cookies remain permanently on the cookie file of your computer, unless you choose to delete them
Both types of cookie can either be first-party (i.e. owned by us) or third-party (i.e. owned by a trusted affiliate of ours).
What is the difference between first-party and third-party cookies?
Whether a cookie is first-party or third-party depends on which website the cookie comes from. First-party cookies are those set by us when you visit any of our websites. All other cookies are third-party cookies.
We use both first-party and third-party cookies, which you can read more about under the four categories of cookies described below.
The cookies used on our websites fall into one of four categories, based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide to cookie categories.
The four categories are: "strictly necessary", "performance", "functionality", and "targeting."
- "Strictly necessary" cookies: These cookies are essential to help you move around our websites and use the functionality, such as accessing secure areas of our website. Without these cookies, certain features and functionality will not be available to you. An example of a strictly necessary cookie is a session ID cookie which is used to help us load pages you would like to view faster. They are also used for our websites requiring a login to verify your device. The information used to do this is not collected and is not logged for tracking, sales or marketing purposes.
We categorize the following cookies as strictly necessary:
|ARRAffinitySameSite||This cookie is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.||First-party||Cookies expire after the user closes their browser|
|ARRAffinity||This cookie is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.||First-party||Cookies expire after the user closes their browser|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||This cookie is used to maintain an anonymized user session by the server.||First-party||Cookies expire after the user closes their browser|
|__epiXSRF||This cookie is used to protect the user against cross-site request forgery.||First-party||Cookies expire after the user closes their browser|
|Usertype||This cookie is used to identify the type of user and based on the location that user, will redirect to the respective language version of website.||First-party||Cookies expire after 24 hours|
|.AspNet.ApplicationCookie||This cookie is used to store account information for the duration of the user’s session.||First-party||Cookies expire after 365 days|
- “Performance” cookies: These cookies enable us to track visitor behavior and measure website performance. They also let us monitor how our websites are performing so we can take steps to improve them. An example of a performance cookie is a site location cookie which is used to remember certain sections of our websites you visited and redirect you there the next time you visit. The information used to do this is not collected and is not logged for tracking, sales or marketing purposes.
We categorize the following cookies as performance cookies:
|ai_session||This cookie is used to show the cookie disclaimer at the bottom of the page.||First-party||Cookies expire after 24 hours|
|_gid||This cookie is used by Google Analytics to register a unique ID that is then used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||Third-party||Cookies expire after 24 hours|
|ai_user||This cookie collects statistical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique user identifier cookie enabling counting of the number of users accessing the application over time.||First-party||Cookies expire after 365 days|
|ORA_EVENT||This cookie is used by Oracle Infinity analytics to track specific user events that occur on the website.||Third-party||Cookies expire after 365 days|
|rl_anonymous_id||This cookie is used to store the anonymous ID. By default, it would be the auto-generated unique ID by SDK for each visitor unless overridden via setAnonymousId API. All the subsequent event payloads will contain this data unless cleared from the storage.||Third-party||Cookies expire after 365 days|
|rl_group_id||This cookie is used to store the user group ID set via the group API. All the subsequent group event payloads will contain this data unless cleared from the storage.||Third-party||Cookies expire after 365 days|
|rl_group_trait||This cookie is used to store the user group traits object set via the group API. All the subsequent group event payloads will contain this data unless cleared from the storage.||Third-party||Cookies expire after 365 days|
|rl_page_init_referrer||This cookie is used to store the initial referrer of the page when a user visits a site for the first time. All the subsequent event payloads will contain this data.||Third-party||Cookies expire after 365 days|
|rl_page_init_referring_domain||This cookie is used to store the initial referring domain of the page when a user visits a site for the first time. All the subsequent event payloads will contain this data.||Third-party||Cookies expire after 365 days|
|rl_trait||This cookie is used to store the user traits object set via the identify API. All the subsequent event payloads will contain this data unless cleared from the storage.||Third-party||Cookies expire after 365 days|
|rl_user_id||This cookie is used to store the user ID set via the identify API. All the subsequent event payloads will contain this data unless cleared from the storage||Third-party||Cookies expire after 365 days|
|test_rudder_cookie||This cookie is used to checks whether the cookie storage of a browser is accessible or not.||Third-party||Cookies expire after 365 days|
|WTPERSIST||This cookie is used to track visitor’s interaction with the website content and any incomplete booking flows, in order to retarget the visitor with personalized e-mail marketing communications.||Third-party||Cookies expire after 365 days|
|ORA_FPC||This cookie is a single data collection First Party Cookie used by Oracle Infinity for website analytics.||First-party||Cookies expire after 730 days|
|_ga||This cookie is a Google Analytics Cookies to track unique users of website.||Third-party||Cookies expire after 730 days|
|_ga_R4WPFEL56Y||This cookie is a Google Analytics Cookies to track unique users of website.||Third-party||Cookies expire after 730 days|
- “Functionality cookies”: These are used to recognize users when they return to our website. These cookies give you extra functionality, such as being able to ask us to remember your preferences.
We categorize the following cookies as functionality cookies:
|alertCookie||This cookie is used to show the alert at the top section of pages.||First-party||Cookies expire after 24 hours|
|.EPiForm_BID||This cookie is for distinguishing one browser from other browsers that a visitor is using while surfing the internet.||First-party||Cookies expire after one month|
|.EPiForm_VisitorIdentifier||This cookie is used to identify who is interacting with the application||First-party||Cookies expire after one month|
|i18next||This is a Microsoft MSN First Party Cookie that ensures the proper functioning of the website.||First-party||Cookies expire after 365 days|
- “Targeting cookies”: These cookies contain a unique key that can distinguish individual users’ browsing habits or store a code that can be translated into to a set of browsing habits or preferences using information stored elsewhere. They do not store personal information directly, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
An example of a targeting cookie is an advertising cookie which is used to deliver online advertisements on other websites that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see such advertisements as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. The hosts include DoubleClick, Google Analytics, Linkedin and Twitter. To understand more about these services and what information may be collected about you through their advertisements, please also read their Privacy & Cookies Notices.
We categorize the following cookies as targeting cookies:
|_gcl_au||This cookie is used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.||Third-party||Cookies expire after 365 days|
Can I prevent my preferred browser from accepting cookies?
The web browsers of most devices are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your web browser to disable cookies or to let you know when a website is attempting to add a cookie. You can also delete cookies that have previously been added to your device's cookie file.
For more information on how to modify your browser settings, click on “internet settings” in the top right hand corner of your screen, for guidance
If you choose to turn on the do-not-track (DNT) and block third-party cookies command or to block all cookies, Barings will not send cookies to the browser you modified or to third-parties.
If you disable session cookies, you will still be able to view most of the pages on our websites, but you may not be able to log into any secure pages (i.e. those which require a username and password).
Is there anything else I should know about cookies?
By using our websites, you agree to us placing certain types of cookies described in this policy on your device; however, if you choose to, you can block these cookies using your browser settings.
Cookies cannot retrieve information from your device which tells us about you or your family and, unless you have logged in to a secure part of the website, cookies cannot be used to identify who you are.
Cookies cannot be used by anyone else who has access to your device to find out anything about you, other than someone using the same device has visited a certain site. Cookies do not compromise the security of your device.
Cookies will not be used to contact you for any sales or marketing purposes.
Amending cookie preferences
The site www.allaboutcookies.org includes instructions for managing cookies on many commonly used browses, or you may consult the vendor documentation for your specific software.
Further information about cookies: If you would like to find out more about cookies in general and how to manage them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
This version is dated: November 2022