What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files of information which are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit our website. 

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to help us understand how visitors use our website.  This allows us to see any patterns and helps us to improve our website to better meet our clients’ needs.

There are two type of cookies used by our website:


  • Session (Transient) cookies: these cookies are erased when you close your browser, and do not collect information from your computer. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.

  • Persistent (Permanent/Stored) cookies: these cookies are stored on your hard drive until they expire (i.e based on a set expiration date) or until you delete them. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behaviour or user preferences for a specific site.  We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.

Cookies can also be characterised as follows:

  • Essential cookies:  These are essential to enable use of our website and we therefore recommend they are not turned off.

  • Performance cookies: These allow us to count the number of visitors to our website, identify sources of traffic and how visitors move around our website.

  • Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features.


What cookies are used on our website?

  • svSession - Persistent - Creates activities and BI

  • hs - Session - Security

  • XSRF-TOKEN - Persistent - Security

  • _ga – Persistent - Used by Google Analytics for website statistics. Used to distinguish users.

  • _gid – Persistent - Used by Google Analytics for website statistics. Used to distinguish users.

  • _gat – Persistent - Used by Google Analytics for website statistics. Used to throttle requests.


How can you change your cookie preferences?

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

© 2021 Abacus Financial Options Ltd


Abacus Financial Options Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority ( Financial Services Register No: 576165


The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate National Savings or some forms of mortgage, tax planning, taxation and trust advice, offshore investments or school fees planning.

If you wish to register a complaint, please write to us at Arena Business Centre, 9 Nimrod Way, Ferndown, Dorset BH21 7UH or email us at

A summary of our internal procedures for the reasonable and prompt handling of complaints is available on request and if you cannot settle your complaint with us, you may be entitled to refer it to the Financial Ombudsman Service at or by contacting them on 0800 0234 567.


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12 Haviland Road, Ferndown Industrial Estate, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7RG
Registered in England, No. 07880295