Privacy Policy

How we treat and hold any personal information you may give us through our website.

We (the Financial Conduct Authority – FCA) receive personal information through this website.

This website does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging your IP address and session information such as how long your visit lasted, the pages visited and the type of browser used. This is recognised by the web server and is only used for system administration and to provide statistics, which we use to evaluate how the site is used. This policy does not cover links within this website to other websites.


Cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site, which is then used to help improve the site. The information collected includes the number of site visitors, where visitors come to the site from and the pages they visited.

We do not automatically capture or store personal data from browsers to the site, other than to log your IP address and session information such as the duration of the visit to our site and the nature of the browser used. This information is used only for administration of the site system and in the compilation of statistics.

Cookie name What is it
ASP.Net_SessionUsed to remember user choices and selections between pages. Expires: on browser close.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to help analyse how visitors use the FCA's website.

Cookie name What is it
_gaUsed to distinguish users. Expires: 2 years.
_gatUsed to throttle request rate. Expires: 10 minutes.

For further details on Google Analytics cookies, including those not used by, visit cookies set by Google Analytics.