What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of information that a website stores on the web browser on your device and can later retrieve.
"Session" Cookies are temporary and will expire at the end of a browser session; that is, when you leave a website. Session Cookies allow a website to recognize you and carry information as you navigate between pages during a single browser session and allow you to use the website most efficiently.
"Persistent” Cookies, in contrast, remain in the Cookie file of your browser even after you leave a website and after the browser is closed. They enable a website to recognize you on your return, remember your preferences and provide tailored services to you. A cookie will not contain information that will enable us to contact you via telephone, e-mail, or other means.
We, and third party service providers acting on our behalf, use session and persistent Cookies to:
- Remember preferences that you submit as well as those generated from your usage data, your confirmation of being an institutional investor or consultant in the United States, and your responses to polls and surveys on our Site;
- Measure your use of our Site in an effort to improve its quality and enhance your overall experience, including tracking page views, time and date of Site access, and other usage data, and identifying your operating system and browser type (but not other information about your computer or the programs on it) and your general geographic location; and
- Allow you to share certain information on our Site via social media bookmarking buttons, email or on social networking sites.
The third party service providers mentioned above use any personal information they collect on our behalf solely for the purpose of providing the contracted service to us. They have also agreed to confidentiality restrictions.
Most browsers are initially set to accept Cookies. However, you have the ability to change your browser settings. It may also be possible to configure your browser settings to enable acceptance of specific Cookies or to notify you each time a new Cookie is about to be stored on your device enabling you to decide whether to accept or reject the Cookie.
You can also disable Cookies by configuring your browser setting to reject Cookies. Please refer to the help section of your browser for instructions on disabling Cookies. For more information about Cookies, how they work, why they are so useful and how to disable them, you can visit allaboutcookies.org
If you do not wish to accept Cookies from this Site, please either disable them or refrain from using this Site. If Cookies are disabled, it may mean that you experience reduced functionality or will be prevented from using all or part of this Site.
We may use aggregated usage data to track trends and analyze patterns on the Site. You may also voluntarily submit information, including by responding to our online polls and surveys, requesting information from us or asking to be contacted by one of our representatives. If you work for one of our institutional (business) clients, we may obtain your business contact information from your firm.
If you login and submit your password to enter a password-protected area of this Site, the Site will recognize who you are and collect all information that you submit (including subscription to emails, etc.). Any information collected about you from this Site may be associated with other identifying information that we have about you.
In addition to the above uses, we may use your information for the purpose of conducting business with you, managing our relationship with you, and advising you of products and services that we believe might be of interest. The information collected also is used to provide a record of communications between us and our Site visitors and to comply with any applicable legal and/or regulatory requirements.
Sharing of Your Information
Most browsers are initially set to accept Cookies. However, you have the ability to change your internet browser settings. It may also be possible to configure your browser settings to enable acceptance of specific Cookies or to notify you each time a new Cookie is about to be stored on your device enabling you to decide whether to accept or reject the Cookie. You can also disable Cookies by configuring your browser setting to reject Cookies. Please refer to the help section of your browser for instructions on disabling Cookies. If you do not wish to accept Cookies from this Website please either disable them or refrain from using this Website. If Cookies are disabled, it may mean that you experience reduced functionality or will be prevented from using some or all of this Website.
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