Cookies and similar technologies policy
(i) to enable your use of our Services and the proper functioning of our Services;
(ii) to record, track and reviewing your activity, interactions and communications with, about, or on LSEG and Services for the purposes of:
(a) analyzing and reporting on website and content usage, marketing campaigns, and interest in our Services;
(b) creating, personalizing and delivering marketing and advertising content;
(c) connecting data from different databases, systems, and/or websites for various purposes including, without limitation, creating, personalizing and delivering content (including marketing content) and analyzing and reporting on the use of our Services; and
(d) creating look-a-like models and segments for the purpose of engaging in marketing, advertising, and promotional activities on or through our Services and/or third party platforms and services (e.g., social media sites, etc.) that are directed to, or targeting individuals or data subjects who fall within such look-a-like models or segments.
Certain websites or domains are part of the same or similar domain structure and deploy and use the same cookies, and cookie preferences set on or for one website or domain within the group applies to all websites or domains within the group. For the list of websites or domains that are covered under the same user cookie preference settings please click here. After the cookie preferences are set for one website or domain within the group, the user will not see another banner addressing, and/or will not be required to consent to (where applicable), the deployment of cookies on or for the other websites or domains within the group unless the user clears the applicable cookie cache. Clearing the applicable cookie cache will delete or remove the cookie containing the user’s preferences.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on a computer or other device and is used to identify the user or device and to collect information. Cookies are typically assigned to one of five categories, depending on their function and intended purpose: strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies, targeting cookies and social media cookies. Some cookies may fulfill more than one purpose.
Types of cookies and why we use them
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are necessary for websites to function and cannot be switched off through the applicable cookie preference center. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
Performance cookies: These cookies collect information, including analytics, about how you use our Services. Information collected includes, for example, the Internet browsers and operating systems used, the domain name of the website previously visited, the number of visits, average duration of visit, actions taken, and pages viewed. These cookies may be used to record or track your interaction and/or use of our web and/or mobile sites, platforms and/or digital properties. Performance cookies help us measure the activity on our Services, create reports and statistics about the performance of our Services, improve the user-friendliness of the Services and improve the quality of our Services. These types of cookies typically stay active on your computer until they are deleted or until the cookies expire (as applicable).
Functional cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember information about you (e.g., your username or ID,) and the choices you make (e.g., your language preference, or the area or region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personalized features or content to you. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts, and other customizable parts of web pages. They may also be used to provide Services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. If you do not allow these cookies or if you toggle these cookies off, then some or all of these Services may not function properly. These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Targeting cookies: These cookies track browsing habits (on and off of our websites and digital properties) and are used to deliver targeted (interest-based) advertising. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an ad and to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organizations, such as advertisers and LSEG’s advertising partners, who might use it with information about how you use other websites, including identifying shared interests and behaviors across groups of users who visit our (and other) websites. In connection with this type of cookies, your activities may be tracked or reviewed using identifiers (e.g., a cookie ID). These types of cookies will typically stay on your computer until they are deleted or until they expire (if applicable).
Social media cookies
These cookies are set by third-party social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks and to log-in to, and share information with, LSEG’s Services.
Some of our Services may include social networking features, such as the Facebook® “Like” button and widgets, “Share” buttons, and interactive mini-programs. Additionally, you may choose to use your own social networking logins from, for example, Facebook or LinkedIn®, to log into some of our Services. If you choose to connect to our Services using a social networking or similar service, we may receive and store authentication information from that social media service to enable you to log in and other information that you may choose to share when you connect with these Services. These Services may collect information such as the web pages you visited and IP addresses for various purposes and may set cookies to enable features to function properly.
LSEG is not responsible for the security and privacy practices of the third parties who set or deploy cookies in connection with social media services. You should review the applicable third-party privacy statements carefully to understand their collection and processing of personal information. If you do not want your personal information shared with your social media account provider or other users of the social media service, please do not connect your social media account with your account for the Services and do not participate in social sharing on or in connection with the Services.
Certain cookies deployed by social media services may be listed under the Targeting Cookies category in the preference center available through the Cookie Settings. All references to “Cookie Setting” means that cookie preference center for each applicable website or domain, which is available on or through each applicable website or domain. If there is no “Cookie Settings” functionality for a website and you wish to opt-out of, or remove, Cookies please clear or delete cookies through your browser settings.
You can manage cookies through your browser settings, and our preference center available through the Cookie Settings. The preference center available through the Cookie Settings on our Services allow you to enable or disable cookies that are not strictly necessary. If you disable or do not accept certain cookies, you may find that certain functions and features will not work as intended on the Services. All browser settings are slightly different, so to manage cookies, you should refer to the relevant settings within your browser. Please note that changing your cookie preferences in or for one browser does not change your cookie preferences for all browsers. Please note that a preference cookie will be set in connection with our cookie banner and preference center to record and honor your preferences. Please note that if you delete or clear your cookies, you will delete the preference cookie and clear your recorded preferences.
We understand that you may want to know more about cookies. Here are some useful resources that provide detailed information about types of cookies, how they are used, and how you can manage your cookie preferences: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. Please click below for detailed information on how to disable and delete cookies in some commonly used browsers:
Subject to compliance with the applicable notice and consent requirements, we may use certain other similar or related technologies in addition to traditional cookies:
- Local shared objects/Flash cookies: Flash cookies, also known as local shared objects, are designed to support browser content supported by Adobe® Flash. They are usually used to enable ads and video content on websites. Like other cookies, they will store information on your device, some of which will be specific to the Flash-enabled content. Flash cookies can only be deleted within Adobe Flash rather than via your browser. Please refer to the following help page for information on how to manage your privacy settings and about the deletion of Flash cookies.
- HTML Web Storage: With web storage, web applications can store data locally within a user’s browser. We utilize two types of web storage; Session Storage Object (“SSO”) and Local Storage Object (“LSO”). SSO stores data only until the browser session ends and then all data is removed/deleted. LSO stores data without an expiration date. Web storage can be used for various purposes, including displaying the last page viewed by a user when the user logs back into a website, keeping a session active (i.e., keeping a user logged-in), and providing more website accessibility features to a user. The web storage is categorized in the same manner as traditional cookies and you can toggle on or off the categories of cookies under which web storage data is categorized.
- Web beacons: Our web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons (also called single-pixel gifs and transparent graphic images) that we use to help deliver cookies on our sites, count users who have visited those sites, record or track your interactions with LSEG’s web and mobile sites, platforms, and/or properties, deliver Services, and analyze the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, for example. We may also include web beacons in our marketing email messages or newsletters to determine whether an email is opened or if links are clicked.
- Web server & application logs: Our servers automatically collect certain information to help us administer and protect the security of the Services, analyze usage, and improve the quality, performance, and personalization of the Services. The information collected includes:
- IP address and browser type
- Device information including Unique Device Identifier, MAC address, Identifier For Advertisers, and similar identifiers we or others may assign
- Device operating system and other technical facts
- The city, state, and country from which you access our website
- Pages visited and content viewed, stored, and purchased
- Information or text entered
- Links and buttons clicked
- URLs visited before and after you use our Services
Certain of these tracking technologies may be listed under the Performance, Functional or Targeting Cookies categories in the Cookie Settings. If you do not wish these technologies to be deployed on the Services, you should adjust your Cookie Settings accordingly.
“Do not track” signals
Some browsers transmit Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals to websites. Some of the cookies deployed, set, or utilized by or on behalf LSEG may respond to DNT requests or signals from these browsers. Please note that if we respond to DNT requests, this may alter our services and therefore may limit functionality and use of our websites. We continue to monitor industry activity in this area and reassess our DNT practices as necessary.
Certain of the cookies used on or in connection with our Services expire after a period of time. Please refer to the “Cookie Details” section of our Cookie Settings for information regarding the duration of each cookie.
The cookies described in this Policy include third-party cookies which may enable third parties to access to the information collected. The identity of these third parties is included in the “Cookie Details” section of our Cookie Settings.
This document was last updated on 07.04.2021