LAST UPDATED: 19/12/2023

This Cookie Policy explains how Sumitomo Mitsui Trust International Limited and its group companies (“SMTIL”, “we”, or “us”, or “our”) use Cookies and similar technologies when you visit our SuMi TRUST and SMTIL website worldwide (the "Site") as defined in the Site’s Terms and Conditions under “Local Pages”. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them as well as your rights to manage their use.

For more information about how we process personal information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

  1. What are Cookies?
  2. What types of Cookies does SMTIL use?
  3. Managing Cookies
  4. Updates to this Policy
  5. How to contact us


1. What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device.

Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. In turn, they assist you to navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, provide you with more tailored online advertising and generally improve your browsing experience.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, SMTIL) on your computer or device are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g., like interactive content and social sharing).  The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your device both when it visits our Website and also when it visits other websites that have partnered with them. 

2. Why do we use Cookies?

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons that are strictly necessary for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as "strictly necessary" or "essential" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to provide Website functionality, or to enhance visitors' experience on our Websites by providing them with personalised content. This is described in more detail below.

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below.

3. What types of Cookies does SMTIL use?



4. What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website.  We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs").  These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Website or opened an e-mail that we have sent them.  This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns.  In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will often impair their functioning.

5. Managing Cookies

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject Cookies at any time. You can exercise your preferences by clicking on the cookie management circle at the bottom left of your screen, this will open our cookie management tool. Alternatively, if you want to delete cookies follow the instructions at If you wish to disable your browser from receiving cookies follow the instructions at . Note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our Site and other parts of our Site may not work properly. You can find out more information cookie settings at third-party information sites, such as


How long will cookies stay on your device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted by you. Please see the details provided in our cookie management tool for further information.


6. Updates to this Policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.


7. How to Contact Us

Should you require any further information on our use of cookies please feel free to contact us.

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust International Limited

155 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3XU, UK

Direct: 0207 562 8400