What is a Cookie?
Most websites use “cookies” to help improve the online experience for visitors. Each cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto a visitor’s device upon visiting a website. Cookies vary in their duration; some could be stored indefinitely and others for shorter periods of time. In all cases, any personal data that may be collected and processed through our use of cookies will not be retained for a period longer than strictly required by law or necessary for the purpose of the data processing, subject to applicable legal statutory limitation periods. Cookies can be created both by the site you are visiting – ‘first party’ cookies, and by other sites that interact with the one you are visiting – ‘third party’ cookies.

Use of Cookies
The cookies we use contain information that identifies your device and stores data about your visits to our Site(s) during and after your visits. We strongly encourage you to also review the important information that is contained in our Privacy Policy about why and how we may process this data from time to time. Natixis Investment Managers uses cookies for several different reasons, such as:

  • to tell us how and when pages of our Sites are visited
  • to identify and remember our visitors’ preferences
  • to ensure that our Sites are working properly
  • to promote our content on third party websites

The table below lists each cookie we may use on our Site(s) from time to time, identifies each cookie by category and type, and provides a brief explanation of each cookie’s purpose:

Name Purpose
Category: Essential
Essential Cookies are necessary for the Site to function. They are usually only set in response to actions taken by the visitor. The visitor can set his or her browser to block or alert him or her about these cookies, but doing so may impede the functionality of some parts of the Site.
These cookies are activated in circumstances where a Site requires a visitor to take a specific action in response to a Site prompt to indicate his or her acknowledgment or consent. These cookies allow us to remember a visitor’s response for a set period of time if the visitor also selects the “remember me” option within the Site prompt.
request_accept_lang This cookie allows us to track an individual visitor’s language preferences.
Category: Tailored Content
Tailored Content cookies allow us to display content relevant to an individual visitor and his or her interests based on any pre-existing relationship we might have with such visitor as well as the way in which the visitor has used our Site previously.
disclosure This cookie allows us to determine if a visitor has consented to our use of cookies in accordance with our applicable policies, by closing out of the ‘use of cookies’ pop-up notification at the top of the web browser.
ngam_visited_funds This cookie allows us to track which fund an individual visitor has recently viewed, in order to create a more customized experience.
ngamVisitor This cookie allows us to create a more customized experience for certain individual visitors whose information is already contained within our client relationship management tool.
Category: Analytical/Performance
Analytical/Performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our Site and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works by, e.g., ensuring that visitors are finding what they are looking for easily.
These cookies are set by Google Analytics and are used to collect information about how visitors use the Sites, such as how visitors reach our Sites and the paths they take through the Sites, whether visitors come back to our Sites, and what their preferences are. This information is compiled to help inform enhancements and make improvements to our Sites. To read more about this third party cookie, including the provider’s privacy statement, please visit www.google.com/analytics.
visitor_ This cookie is set by Pardot, a third party marketing automation tool, and is used to collect information about how visitors use the Sites, such as page view activity and impression time, in order to help us better monitor the success of our Sites. This information is compiled to help inform enhancements and make improvements to our Sites. To read more about this third party cookie, including the provider’s privacy statement, please visit http://help.pardot.com/customer/portal/articles/2125776-pardot-cookies-overview.
CRM Visitor_ This cookie is used to collect information about individual visitors who have received and engaged with an email communication sent through Marketing Cloud; a third party marketing automation tool, in order to arrive at the Site. The data collected is associated with the specific individual email recipient, and includes information about pages viewed, impressions, time spent, and whether this is a returning visitor.

Managing Cookies
Some internet browsers have incorporated “Do Not Track” features. Most of these features, when turned on, send a signal or preference (the “DNT Signal“) to the websites you visit, indicating that you do not wish to be tracked. Because there is not yet a common understanding of how to interpret DNT Signals, nor a common definition of “tracking”, we do not currently respond to DNT Signals on the Sites (unless prohibited under applicable local laws and regulations currently in effect).

However, most browsers allow you to accept or reject all cookies or to accept only certain types of cookies or ask you each time a website wants to store a cookie, and also allow you to delete cookies stored on your device(s). If you decide to change the use of cookies or choose to disable cookies, you can learn how to change your browser settings using the following links:

  • Chrome™
  • Firefox™
  • Internet Explorer™
  • Safari™

Third Party Cookies
You will see from the list of cookies used on our Site above, that several of the cookies we use are provided by third parties. These third party companies use cookies to help us improve our service to you. We do not have any control over the configuration or installation of these third party cookies on your device(s), so your consent to install cookies on your device(s) will only be valid and apply to our own cookies, and not to third party cookies. We therefore suggest that you check these third party websites for more information about the use of cookies and how to accept or reject the installation of such cookies on your device(s).