Privacy Principles

Last updated: September 2017

The protection of privacy and personal data is an important concern to which AllianzGI pays special attention. We believe in transparency and are committed to being clear about our privacy practices, including how we process personal data.

To comply with the legal requirements under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, we have revised our Privacy Policies (see below).

If you cannot find the privacy notice applying to you or you have any other questions regarding data privacy, please reach out to

Allianz Global Investors Cookie Policy

Through this Cookie Policy we, Allianz Global Investors GmbH, Bockenheimer Landstr. 42-44, 60323 Frankfurt, Germany (“Allianz Global Investors” or “we”), inform you about how we use cookies and similar technologies on our website (“website”). For more information on how we collect, process and use personal data, please see our Data Protection Policy.

Cookies and similar technologies

Cookies We use cookies to make our website function smoothly and optimally for our users and to continuously improve its operation. Cookies are small text files that contain a sequence of alphanumeric characters, which are stored on your device. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie is deleted when you close your internet browser. A persistent cookie remains stored even after the internet browser has been closed, and can be used by your internet browser on subsequent visits to our website. Your internet browser may well offer settings for cookies. Please note that you may not be able to make full use of the features in the services offered on our website if you either delete cookies or choose not to allow them. We also use third-party cookies in connection with the services provided through our website. For example, we use Google Analytics to collect and process certain analytical data. We may not process or react to “Do not track” signals from internet browsers or similar processes that indicate that a user visiting our website or using the services provided through our website does not want to be tracked online. A list of the cookies used on our website, including their purpose and the data stored in each case, can be found in the table below. Your consent to the intended use is required before placing and using cookies on your device. This consent can also be given by adjusting your browser settings accordingly.

Clear GIFs/web beacons. Clear GIFs (also known as web beacons) are typically very small transparent graphics (typically 1 pixel x 1 pixel) used on a website which can be used within the scope of the services we offer on our website and are typically used in conjunction with cookies to track our users and their usage patterns.

How we use cookies and similar technologies

We use cookies and we automatically collect information in order to: (1) personalise our website and the services we offer on our website, e.g. to save data related to you so that you do not need to re-enter this data while using our website, or on your next visit to our website or when you use services provided on the website; (2) provide you with customised advertising, content and information; (3) monitor and analyse the effectiveness of our website and the services provided on our website, as well as third party promotional activities; (4) produce aggregate usage statistics, such as total number of visitors and page views; and (5) track your entries and the status of promotions or other activities and services offered via our website. Tracking technologies also help us to maintain and improve the usability of the website (1) by determining whether there has been any contact between your computer and us in the past, and (2) by identifying the most popular areas of our website.

Further details can be found in the table below:

Name File(s) Description Period of validity Opt-out Cookie type/other technology
PageDisclaimerCookie PageDisclaimerCookie This cookie stores information about when (what time) a visitor accepted the Terms and Conditions on the website. 30 days No Application cookie
Google Analytics _ga
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer, to help analyse how you use the website. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there.

In the event of activated IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address is initially truncated within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports about website activities and provide further services to the website operator related to website and Internet usage. The IP address transferred from your browser by Google Analytics will not be linked with any other data held by Google. IP anonymisation is enabled on this website.
up to two years You can prevent the use of cookies by using the appropriate settings in your browser software. However, please note that you might not be able to fully use all functions offered by this website. You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting this data by refusing to give your consent to the use of the technology, or by downloading and installing the browser plug-in for your internet browser available at the following link, thereby withdrawing your consent for the future. Third party cookies
AllianzGIRoleCookie AllianzGIRoleCookie When visiting the website, a visitor must select a “role” (e.g.: financial advisor, individual investor). This individual role ID is stored in the cookie. 30 days No Application cookie
AllianzGIRoleLevelTnCCookie AllianzGIRoleLevelTnCCookie This cookie stores information about the role ID, the Terms and Conditions page ID for the respective web page, and the exact time at which the role was accepted. 30 days No Application cookie
PageTermsAndConditionCookie PageTermsAndConditionCookie This cookie stores information about whether a visitor accepted the Terms and Conditions on the website. This includes the web page ID to which the Terms and Conditions apply. 30 days No Application cookie
Disclaimer_cookie Disclaimer_cookie This cookie stores information about whether a visitor accepted the Cookie Policy Information. 30 days No Application cookie
recentSearch recentSearch This cookie stores the search words used in searches (during a browser session). Browser session No Application cookie
germany#lang germany#lang This cookie stores information about the language preferences for a website. Browser session No Application cookie
FundsInMyWatchList FundsInMyWatchList This cookie stores the respective Fund IDs from a watch list. 30 days No Application cookie
Sitecore • ASP.NET_SessionId
• BIGipServerEU_ EXT_WEB_prod_ allianzgi_com_443 .app~EU_EXT_ WEB_prod_allianzgi _com_443_pool
• BIGipServer~ WEB~EU_WEB_ prod_allianzgi_com_ prod_allianzgi_com _443_pool
The information collected by Allianz Global Investors through the Sitecore cookies allows us to analyse the browsing behaviour of users on the Allianz Global Investors website, and in particular allows us to provide you with a better experience over time when using the web pages on the Sitecore-based website. The aim is to improve the content and facilitate the use of the website. For example, we use cookies to store the following information:

1 Language and country
2 Browser settings and browser extensions (plug-ins)
3 Use of this Sitecore-based website
4 Role selected to browse this website
5 Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions
6 Search terms used on this website

The cookies allow the Allianz Global Investors website (a Sitecore-based platform) to save your settings and avoid asking for the same information each time you visit the Allianz Global Investors website. It also allows data to be stored across multiple sessions (to ensure that the data is available even when the browser is closed and reopened).
Session No Application cookie
AddThis bt2 AddThis is a third-party extension (plug-in) providing a number of technical processes on a website that allow website users to share, follow, view, recommend and interact with content, and which allows AddThis to collect information about the user of the website collected during the user’s visit to the website. 255 days You can reject the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting on your browser. Please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Third party cookies
AddThis di2,
AddThis tools collect information on websites. They do not identify individuals directly, but instead they are designed to identify the device used by the website user to interact with the website. When a website user visits our website, the AddThis tools collect data using cookies and pixels (Clear GIFs/Web Beacons).

If a website user uses the AddThis tools on the website to share information or content (e.g. to share content on Facebook), the website user will be redirected through this website before arriving at his or her destination website. The following information in particular is collected:

• Internet protocol address (IP address), Mobile Ad ID (MAID), browser type, browser language, type of operating system, date and time of the website user’s visit to the website and his behaviour on the website, such as the duration of the visit to the website;
• The internet search performed by the website user to find and access the website;
• Information about how many times a website user makes use of the AddThis tools;
• Geolocation data (position data) derived from the internet protocol address (IP address)

The following is a description of the types of cookies used by the AddThis tools on websites:

• Analysis Cookies - AddThis submits an analytic cookie to the website user when the website user visits a website that helps AddThis to gain insight into the website user’s activity on a website, for example how regularly the website user’s device accesses the website, or how the website user’s device interacts with the website.
• Market Research Cookies - AddThis places a market research cookie on the website user’s device when the website user visits a website, or enables AddThis partners to use such a cookie. Market research cookies are similar to analytics cookies because they measure how regularly a website user visits a website. These cookies also allow market research companies to measure the success of certain marketing campaigns by collecting aggregated data across multiple websites.
• Targeted advertising cookies - if a website user visits a website that uses the AddThis tools, AddThis also stores a targeted advertising cookie on the website user’s device which helps AddThis to display individualised advertising for the website user, or to facilitate the display of such advertising and finally, to track how many advertising sites website users have viewed.