Baillie Gifford Website Terms and Conditions

Please read our terms and conditions carefully before using our website.

Proceeding to use the website will indicate your acceptance of the following terms and conditions.  If you wish to use any services produced online now or in the future, you are also subject to the applicable terms.  We reserve the right to change the website and these terms and conditions from time to time without notice to you, and your continued use of the website indicates your continued acceptance of the terms and conditions as modified.

Communications with Website Users

How we use your information

These terms and conditions tell you what to expect when Baillie Gifford collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about visitors to our websites.

Visitors to our websites

When someone visits we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting

Privacy Policy

Information you provide to us will only be used by Baillie Gifford and its subsidiaries.  We collect personal information about you in order to compile our mailing list when you provide us with your personal data while using this website.  We also collect information automatically about your visit to our website to allow us to monitor user preferences and to assist us in making website improvements.  We may also collect personal information from you from time to time, to allow us to offer you further opportunities available through this website, at your request.  We process your information in order to notify you of products and services and to carry out business related activities upon your instruction.

Use of ClickTale by Baillie Gifford

Our website uses ClickTale web analytics services which record mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity as well as typed text. We do not use ClickTale services to collect any personal information entered in this website. ClickTale does not track your browsing habits across websites which do not use ClickTale services. For more information see Privacy Policy for Information collected by the ClickTale Web Analytics Service. We are using the information collected by ClickTale service to help us continually improve our website to ensure ease of usage.

You can choose to disable the Service at

Use of Cookies by Baillie Gifford

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

When you first enter our site we use analytics cookies to collect anonymous standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone.

Details of all cookies used in this website are detailed in the table below.

On this website we use some permanent cookies. These retain the information they collect for varying timescales depending on the cookie. For example, one of the permanent cookies we use is for tracking which images you have seen on the home page. This cookie ensures that you do not see the same image twice.

We also use session cookies which are temporary and are erased when you exit your web browser.

Purpose More Information

Essential site cookie



This cookie is essential for ensuring that users are recognised (anonymously) when they make selections within pages of our website (i.e. clicking on options) and also when they move from page to page and that any information users have entered is remembered.  This cookie is deleted when you close your browser. Visit the Microsoft website
Risk warning acceptance cookie Bailliegifford#{lang} This cookie is used to remember user acceptance of each section risk warning. This cookie is deleted when a user closes their browser.  
Main website switch request cookie.  _BGCMSMode This cookie is used to ensure that 15 minutes after a user has clicked on the ‘Full Site’ button (to view the desktop rather than mobile version of the Baillie Gifford website) they are switched back to the mobile version of the Baillie Gifford website. This cookie is deleted after 15 minutes.  
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

The duration of the Google cookies, and further information about Google cookies, can be found at

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
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This cookie is used to monitor responses to our online advertising. The information is collected in an anonymous form. We use the information to help us improve our advertising.

The duration of this cookie is 730 days.

You can opt out of this cookie here 



Search engine

The search engine on our website is designed to be as powerful and easy to use as the popular search engine Google. The search is made possible by a piece of hardware (a search ‘appliance’) supplied by Google (Google Custom Search Engine) that is plugged into our server and continuously indexes the content on our site. All search requests are handled by Google via the search appliance. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work.

Data Protection Notice

Baillie Gifford is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and complies with the Act in all our dealings with your personal data.

Baillie Gifford tries to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Links to Other Websites

These terms and conditions do not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. Baillie Gifford does not sponsor, maintain or have any control over the content of any other websites. Therefore, we are not responsible for the adequacy or accuracy of any of the information you may view, nor do we undertake to ensure successful transmission to any linked website.

We encourage you to read the terms and conditions on the other websites you visit.

Copyright Notice

This website and the information contained within it is protected by copyright.  Reproduction of part or all of the website contents in any form is prohibited unless for personal use.  Content of this website may not be edited, altered, adapted in any way or copied to any other publication (including electronic, hard copy or others).  Interior deep linking or framing of this website is prohibited without permission of Baillie Gifford.


The information contained in this website contains opinions and indicators only which are not intended to be relied upon to make business decisions.  Baillie Gifford makes no warranties, representations or undertakings about (1) the content of this website or (2) the content of any other website referred to or accessed by hyperlink.  Whilst we will endeavour to maintain our online services, we cannot guarantee that this website will always be accessible to you nor can we guarantee that services provided by this website will not be interrupted.  Furthermore, whilst we operate strict internal procedures regarding the integrity of the website, we cannot promise that any information that you may download or copy will be error or virus free. For the avoidance of doubt, we disclaim responsibility for any damages that may be caused to you as a result of using this website as well as any damages third parties may cause to you by your use of this website resulting from a breach of website security.

If you would like further information on the Financial Conduct Authority, you can access their website here.

Changes to these Terms and Conditions

We keep our terms and conditions under regular review. These were last updated on 18 May 2012.