Our Sites use a variety of technologies, such as cookies, web beacons, and similar mechanisms, as described further below, to collect information that helps us understand how our Sites are used. We also may use similar tracking technologies in emails that we or third parties send to you, as further described below. When you visit our Sites, you have the ability to accept or reject these cookies and other tracking mechanisms, except those that are strictly necessary in order for you to enter and use the Sites, and you can change your preference at any time using the preference indicator at the top of this page.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your computer or other device when you visit a website. Cookies contain information that is transferred to or read on your device and allow websites to recognise devices and store certain information, such as user preferences. Cookies are used to distinguish you from other users of our Sites. This helps us to provide you with a useful experience when you browse our Sites and also allows us to improve our Sites. We and our third-party service providers (“service providers”) use session cookies, which link your actions during a particular browser session and expire at the end of that session, as well as persistent cookies, which remain on your device and allow us to remember your actions or preferences across multiple browser sessions.
Our Sites use an application known as a "web beacon" (also known as a "pixel tag" or "clear gif"). A web beacon is an electronic file that usually consists of a single-pixel image embedded in a web page or an email to measure usage and activity. In some cases, a web beacon triggers the placement or updating of a persistent cookie on your device.
The cookies used on our Sites are categorised as follows:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
We use Strictly Necessary cookies to ensure our website is functioning properly. For instance, to help you complete common online requests, like setting your privacy preferences, logging onto your account, and completing forms online. These cookies are set by default and cannot be disabled.
In particular, our Sites use Adobe Analytics to help collect and analyses certain information for the web analytics purposes discussed in this section. You may opt out of the use of specific cookies by Adobe Analytics here
We use Functional cookies to improve the functionality and personalization on our website and the services that we offer. If you reject these cookies some or all of the services may not function properly.
Targeting cookies allow us to display advertising on this site adapted to you by combining data from your browsing habits and data from Vanguard and third-party customer databases. These cookies identify your unique browser, internet device, geographic location, and similar information. If you disable these cookies, we cannot send you advertising tailored to you and your investment interests.
For more information about Interest-Based Advertising and how to grant and withdraw your consent with browser headers, please visit: Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) opt-out page; and European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) opt-out page (available in 27 languages).
The information generated about your use of our Sites may be transmitted to and stored by on servers outside your country of residence. As a result, where the information we collect is transferred to and processed in the United States or anywhere else outside the United Kingdom (UK) for the purposes described in this policy, we will take steps to ensure that the information receives the same level of protection as if it remained within the UK, including entering into data transfer agreements and/or using approved standard contractual clauses. You can ask to obtain a copy of, or reference to, the safeguards under which your personal data is transferred outside of the EEA by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You also may contact us by sending a message to:
Vanguard Group (Ireland) Limited
Data Protection Officer
1 George’s Quay Plaza
Dublin 2, Ireland
We may redact data transfer agreements to protect commercial terms.
You can change your cookie preferences at any time using our cookie preference tool. By choosing "Accept all cookies," you agree to the use of all cookies on our website. You can also reject all cookies (except the Strictly Necessary Cookies) by clicking “Reject All” and you can control the cookie types you wish to allow by selecting "Manage cookies" below. Rejecting cookies won't prevent you from accessing Vanguard's site.
By clicking on the cookie on each category of cookies, you will see the list of cookies corresponding to each category with a <Yes / No> button allowing you to make your choice to accept or refuse, regarding each category of cookie. Once you have made your choice, you should click on «Confirm My Choices». You can also reject or accept all categories by clicking on the appropriate buttons.
If you are concerned about having cookies on your computer, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being set, allowing you to decide whether to accept it. You can also delete cookies from your device. The help feature on most web browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to receive notice when a new cookie is set, and how to disable cookies altogether. However, if you choose to block or delete cookies, certain features of our Sites may not operate correctly.
If you change the settings on your web browser or delete your cookies, in either case so that Vanguard is not able to detect any prior cookie preferences you may have indicated, you may be presented with the consent option again the next time you visit our Sites.
For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Revised March 2022