Web sites use cookies for a variety of reasons, such as retaining personalized settings for future visits. Although most cookies are anonymous, some Web sites may use them to collect and store your personal information.

Since the use of cookies varies by site, it is important to review the privacy and security policy of each site you visit to review the use of cookies.

American Century Investments® never uses cookies to collect or store your personal or financial information.

Select a topic below to learn more about cookies:

Cookies Overview

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file containing alphanumeric information that is placed on your computer by the Web site you are visiting. The cookie can only be read by the Web site that created it.

Cookies are not Programs
Cookies are not programs that run in the background on your computer gathering personal information about you and the other sites you visit.

Two Types of Cookies

  • Temporary or Session Cookie - Stored on your computer only for your current browsing session, and is deleted from your computer when you close your browser.
  • Persistent Cookie - Stored on your computer after you close your browser, which allows your preferences for that site to remain for future browsing sessions.

How Web Sites Use Cookies

  • Cookies are most often used to gather basic information, such as the type of browser you use, how much time you spend on the site, etc.
  • Web sites with secure pages can use cookies to recognize users who have logged in and allow them access to many different pages of secure information without having to log in for each new page.
  • Cookies may be used for unscrupulous purposes, so it is always a good idea to read the privacy and security policies for each Web site you visit to find out how your personal information is collected, stored and used.

How American Century Investments Uses Cookies

We use cookies to facilitate your use of our Web site. These cookies do not collect or contain any personally identifiable information. See the following section of our Privacy & Security policy for more information:


Some of this information is excerpted from the American Century Investments Privacy & Security policy. Please read the full policy for details.