Privacy & Cookie Policy

Privacy & Cookie Policy


Data Protection and Privacy

Marathon values the privacy of its clients; however, certain personal data needs to be collected, stored and processed in order to allow the business to provide asset management services. Please click here to see Marathon’s full Data Protection and Privacy Notice.

Website Privacy and Cookies Policy

The following statement reflects the information gathering and dissemination practices for the website, (the “Website”), as well as any information services related to the Website.


Marathon utilises cookies in order to make our Website operate, work more efficiently and also so we can perform analysis on how the Website is used.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why. 

  • 'Necessary' cookies are integral to the website and are necessary for the site to function.
  • 'Necessary - Third Party' cookies are third party cookies not managed by Marathon and are required for the website to function.  Please review the links to their privacy statement for more information.
  • 'Analytics - Third Party' cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site.
Cookie Name / Lifespan Category Purpose
Anonymised Session

ASP.NET_SessionId (session)

Necessary Used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.
Branding logoPersistentCookie (1 month) Necessary Used to display Marathon website branding based on your location.
Cached Login yourAuthCookie (session) Necessary Keeps you logged into the Client Area so that you do not need to re-enter your login details more than once during your visit to the site.
Cookie Consent CookieControl (90 days) Necessary Stores your cookie consent state for the Marathon website.
Forgery Prevention __RequestVerificationToken (session) Necessary Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.
Last Account lastaccount (1 year) Necessary Used to store the last account selected in the client area.
Traffic Optimisation BIGipServerxxxx (session) Necessary - Third Party Third party cookies, used by ISS's website to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times when viewing the proxy voting dashboard.

Read ISS's Governnance's privacy statement

Traffic Security _cfduid (29 days) Necessary - Third Party Third party cookies, used by the content network Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.

Read Cloudflares's privacy policy

Video Streaming (Vimeo) swg_https_xxxx (session)
SWG_CS_HTTPS_1 (session)
X-SIG-HTTPS-Umbrella-SAML (session)
Necessary – Third Party

Third party cookies, used by Vimeo to stream videos on our website.

Read Vimeo’s privacy policy

Universal Analytics (Google) _ga (2 years)
_gatxxxx (1 day)
_gid (1 day)
collect (session)
Analytics - Third Party Third party cookies, used to collect information about how visitors use our website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

Read Google's overview of privacy and safegaurding data

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘c’ icon at the bottom left of the screen.  You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and Close’.  You may need to refresh the webpage for your settings to take effect.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.  To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

Web-based forms

Marathon uses web-based forms to allow you to contact Marathon directly with questions, comments or to register technical issues. Marathon is committed to protecting your security and privacy and will comply with the relevant requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018. Marathon does not sell, lease or license this information to third parties. This information is used to respond directly to your questions or comments. Marathon may file your comments for the purposes of evaluating how to improve the Website or its services, or it may review and discard the information. Marathon may share your personal information with third parties it engages to assist it in carrying out such purposes. These service providers are prohibited from using your personal information for any other purpose.

By using the Website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with these terms.


You may withdraw your consent to the use and disclosure by Marathon of personal information which you have provided at any time upon reasonable notice by writing to the Website Administrator at Marathon Asset Management Limited, Orion House, 5 Upper St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2H 9EA. Should you do so, this may terminate access to the client area of the Website.

Upon written request, Marathon will give you access to the personal information it has on record about you. If you find any errors in such information, you may contact Marathon in writing at the address stated above and we will make all necessary corrections.

You may direct any questions or concerns about Marathon’s Privacy and Cookies Policy using our Contact Us page.

Marathon reserves the right to change or modify all or any part of this Privacy and Cookies Policy at any time, effective immediately upon notice published on the Website. If you continue to use the Website after such publication you shall be deemed to have accepted such changes.