Privacy and Cookies


You may visit this website without revealing any information about yourself. Where we request specific information, we will always respect the personal information you send us. We strictly follow the principles set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and we take all reasonable steps to ensure your personal data is protected against unauthorised access. We will not request information unless it is necessary and will ensure appropriate measures are taken to keep information accurate, up-to-date and to prevent disclosure.

At appropriate places on this website, where we ask you to provide information about yourself, you may find a Fair Collection Notice which specifies what we do with your data and gives you an opportunity to opt out of our marketing programme. You can of course choose to opt out at any time by contacting us. The security of your information will be maintained at all times.

We will never sell your information to any other companies but may disclose your information to our service providers, regulators and other Prudential Group companies. This includes any person or company to whom we delegate responsibility for the administration, operation and/or maintenance of this website.

We use software to monitor what parts of this website customers visit so that we can continue to improve the service that we provide. This does not store any data about you personally.

We will only keep your information for as long as is necessary for the provision of the relevant services to you and for the purposes of compliance with our obligations in respect of tax and good practice as regards the keeping of business records.


Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. They are used to help you navigate websites efficiently and perform certain functions.

Cookies can be classified by duration and by source: 

Session cookies
 – a cookie that is stored temporarily and is destroyed when you close the link 
Persistent tracker cookies - a cookie that enables a website to remember you on subsequent visits, speeding up or enhancing your experience of services or functions offered.

Cookies can be classified as first party or third party cookies if they are either issued by the web site that you are visiting or by a site other than the one you are currently surfing.

The cookies used by M&G fall into the following categories:

Essential (classified as ‘strictly necessary’) cookies: these are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Within the ‘My Account’ area of our site, a session cookie is only stored on your computer’s hard drive for the duration of your visit (known as an 'active session'). It is removed as soon as the active session has ended.

Performance cookies: these are used for web analytics to track site usage, page visits and monitor visitor trends over time. The data collected is limited to managing the performance and design of the site. These cookies are third-party cookies (Google Analytics) but the information obtained is for the exclusive use of M&G.

Functionality cookies: these allow the website to remember choices you make (such as language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. M&G uses functionality cookies to identify professional investors and direct them to the appropriate area of the site.

Advertising cookies: we use persistent third party cookies to track user history for advertising and targeted marketing purposes. We also use pixel tags or transparent GIF files (also known as beacons) in combination with cookies to target and personalize content. These cookies do not compromise your privacy or security as they do not hold any specific personal data about you:

DoubleClick by Google - ad management and serving solution that helps agencies and advertisers manage the scope of digital advertising programmes.

Other third party cookies - this website has links to other third party websites, and the linking process may involve third party cookies being placed on your machine or other device. We also use embedded widgets on this website to enable content sharing through social media networks. These widgets, such as Twitter or Linkedin ‘Share’ / ‘Like’ button, will be clearly visible to you on relevant pages of this site.

Opt Out for Cookies

There are a number of options available to opt-out for cookies. You can set your browser to either block all cookies; to only allow “trusted” sites to set them, or to accept cookies only from the websites that you are currently on. If you choose to block all cookies, you may experience problems accessing certain areas of this website.

You can find out more about cookies at and the site will give you guidance on how to control and delete unwanted cookies you have already accepted.

If you would like to opt out of certain third party cookies on this website please follow the links below:

Google Analytics

Double Click

Cookies table:

This table summarises the cookies which may be set on your machine or other device when it is used.

Third Party Cookie       Type of Cookie
Google Analytics
Provides data anonymously on the visits made to our website
Google tag manager Analytics
Measures traffic and visitor behaviour to help us understand the impact of online advertising and social channels to help us improve our website
Quantcast Analytics
Quantcast provides website data including demographic, geographic and lifestyle information in relation to specific campaigns
Doubleclick Internet based advertising
A subsidiary of Google serving adverts and reporting on their performance    
Buto  Video hosting
Buto hosts the videos that appear on our websites. The cookie allows for more efficient playback of videos 
Pingdom Monitoring
Monitors the website to ensure there are no performance issues 
Cyveillance  Monitoring
Monitors website to help protect against malicious attack  
Twitter  Social sharing
Online news and social networking service. Twitter use cookies to provide functionality, preserve user preferences; for advertising and embedded widgets that allow their "Tweet" social sharing function  
Linkedin  Social sharing
Business social networking service. Cookies are used to provide functionality, preserve user preferences; advertising and bring customised features through LinkedIn plugins such as "Share" button 
Poll Everywhere  Audience participation
Poll Everywhere is a live audience participation solution. Cookies are used to provide functionality and to preserve user preferences