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This is the privacy and cookies policy for the Societe Generale website, which is operated by Societe Generale London Branch

Collection of your information

Societe Generale may obtain personal information about you during the course of your participation with the SG IFA website, sometimes through the use of on-line or off-line forms.

Use of your information

The information you voluntarily provide us through this website or email (which may include your name, company, address and contact details such as your telephone number, email address) will be used for the following purposes:

  1. satisfying your requests, such as publications or information relating to SG Deposits;

  2. if you have emailed us with an enquiry (for example, in relation to any SG Deposits or a forthcoming publication or event) we will use your email address to respond to your query;

  3. we may also send you further information about our services, products, publications, events or keep you informed through our periodic newsletters provided that you have indicated that you are happy to be contacted for these purposes.

Who do we share your information with?

We may (to the extent necessary) pass your personal information to members of the Societe Generale Group and Societe Generale’s partners, providers, and subcontractors (for whom we remain responsible in this regard) who assist us in providing the services we offer, such as fulfilling requests for information, receiving and sending communications, updating marketing lists, analysing data, providing support services or in other tasks from time to time. Our agents and contractors will only use your information to the extent necessary to perform their functions.

In the event that we undergo re-organisation or are sold to a third party, you agree that any personal information we hold about you may be transferred to that re-organised entity or third party.

We may disclose personal information about you if required to do so by law enforcement or other government or regulatory bodies and their officials or to third parties in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, breach of any law or other activity that is illegal or which may expose us to legal liability, or in order to protect our rights and property.

International Transfers

Your personal data may be processed by staff operating outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or your local jurisdiction who work for us or for one of our suppliers chosen for their expertise in certain areas. This may, for example, happen if one or more of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside the EEA or one of our service providers is located in a country outside the EEA. If we transfer your information outside the EEA in this way, we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

What are Cookies and how are they used?

This policy explains how our website uses Cookies. It forms part of the important information and the terms and conditions of our website.

The SG IFA website uses 6 cookies. A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies allow this website to recognise your computer throughout your session. For more information see:

There are typically two types of Cookie; ‘Session Cookies’ which will expire as soon as your browser session ends.  The other type of Cookie is a ‘Persistent Cookie’, which is stored on your computer in order to remember preferences, or to target advertising. The SG IFA site uses a combination of Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies.

Strictly Necessary cookies

These Cookies enable the website to recognize you as you browse the site and to record the fact that you have accepted our disclaimer. The cookies that provide these functions are defined as 'strictly necessary' cookies for the purposes of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.

Non-essential cookies

The SG IFA site uses ‘analytical’ cookies for statistical purposes, to improve the browsing experience on our site. These Cookies help us to improve the way our website works, and ensure that you have the information that you want, and that you can find it easily.

What are the cookies used by the SG IFA website and what do they do?

What are the cookies used by the SG IFA website and what do they do?




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Disclaimer acceptance


This is a cookie to stop the Terms and Conditions lightbox showing on everypage once the user has clicked `I ACCEPT` 

Expires after 1 month

Digital advertising


Cookies are used to identify users across page views for the purpose of delivering appropriate advertising

Expires 2 years after setup date

Google Analytics


These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Expires 2 years from setup date



Expires at the end of the session



Expires at the end of the session



Expires 1 year from setup date

  _utmt Cookie used to throttle request rate Expires at the end of the session
Matomo Analytics
_pk_id These cookies are used to track visitors in order to gather statistics and information on the volume of traffic and utilisation of the parts making up our website. More information: Expires after 1 year from setup date
_pk_ses Expires at the end of the session
Cloudfare _cfuid
This cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.
Expires after 1 year from setup date


Uninstalling cookies

If you wish to uninstall cookies you can, however, forbid your browser to store “persistent cookies” by configuring your browser as follows:

For Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and 7:

(a) choose “Tools” / “Internet Options” in the menu bar;

(b) click on the “Security” tab and then on the “advanced” button; and

(c) in the “Cookies” menu, choose the option that suits you best. You can opt for automatic management of cookies (default) or place a check in the box by "Override automatic cookie handling" and then select “Refuse” in “First party cookies”. In “Third party cookies” select “Always allow session cookies” and press “OK”.

For Firefox 2 and more:

(a) choose “Tools” / “Options” in the menu bar;

(b) select the “Privacy” category; and

(c) click on “Cookies”, select "Keep Cookies", choose "Until I close Firefox" and press “OK”.

For Safari:

(a) choose “Preferences” from the Safari menu and click “Security”; and

(b) click “Always” to accept and remember all cookies. Click "Only from sites you navigate to" to prevent storing cookies that come from websites other than those you open. This option stops advertisers on websites you visit from storing cookies on your computer. To see the cookies you have accepted, click “Show Cookies”. You can then remove cookies.

For Netscape 7.02:

(a) choose “Edit” / “Preferences” in the menu bar;

(b) select “Confidentiality and Security”; and

(c) select “Cookies” and then click on “Accept cookies from the originating website only” and on “Accept for current session only”.

Other websites

The SG IFA website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partners, advertisers or other websites providing relevant information.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Your rights of access and rights to modify your personal information

You have the right to ask for a copy of the personal information we hold about you in our records, in return for a payment of £10, and by writing to The Deposits Team, Exchange House, 12 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EG. Alternatively, you can email

You also have the right, at any time, to object to the processing of your personal information, to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your information or to remove such information or to request us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You should contact us at the above address if you wish to do any of these things. We will retain in our files certain information you have requested us to remove in order to resolve future disputes, to troubleshoot problems or to enforce the Terms. We will retain data only for the duration of the purpose for which it was obtained and may need to retain some details about you after your relationship with Societe Generale has ended, for example for legal and regulatory purposes.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, may be notified to you by e-mail.