Cookie policy 2019

Cookie notice

Last Update: August 10th, 2021


This notice describes how MSCI Inc. and its affiliates (together, “MSCI”) uses cookies on its public website (https://www.msci.com), Client Support site (https://support.msci.com) and Index Monitor site (https://im.msci.com) which is a portal for our clients to receive our Index Data. Each of the forgoing websites is referred to as a “Website” and together the “Websites”.

Cookies are the small text files that a website saves on a computer or mobile device when a person visits a website. Cookies are sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie, in order to develop a record of the user’s online activity. Cookies may be delivered by the website, user visits or by third parties.

In general, cookies collect information such as a user’s IP address, browser type, operating system, referring URLs, date and time of visit, and the details about the actions taken on a website. We use cookies to monitor and analyze Website login data, usage, and trends for the purposes of:

  • Operating, maintaining, developing, improving and customizing our Website;
  • Knowing when a user visits/returns to our Website, which pages a user is interacting with, and how often and how long the interaction is with the web page;
  • Creating aggregate and anonymous usage statistics to monitor and improve Website traffic, performance, features, functionality and security; and
  • Correlating data in our CRM systems about our client’s and prospect’s personnel with Website visits and navigation data, including product and Client Support site login data, for creating leads and generating sales

We do not use cookies to track users’ behavior across the Internet, engage in email retargeting, profiling or scoring for purposes of risk assessment or behavioral advertising based on Internet use, or, place ads on third party sites based on users’ behavior on our Websites.

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies allow users to move around our Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, services users ask for (such as access to secure areas) cannot be provided.
  • Functionality cookies allow us to remember choices users make (such as username, language, or the region they are in) and provide enhanced, more personalized features. For instance, we may be able to provide local content by storing in a cookie the region in which a user is currently located. Functionality cookies can also be used to remember changes users have made to text size, fonts, and other parts of web pages that they can customize. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track a users browsing activity on other websites.
  • Performance cookies collect information about how users interact with our Website. For example, which pages users go to, most often, and if they get error messages from certain pages. Without these cookies, we can’t learn how our Website is performing and make relevant improvements.
  • Analytics cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use our Website. We use Google Analytics for this purpose. The Google Analytics cookie collects anonymized information to provide us with aggregate, non-identifiable insights into how our Website is being used. Please note, if users accept our marketing cookies (as described below), we may also be able to use Google Analytics, to report Website usage statistics about them , individually.
  • Marketing cookies notify us when users interact with our marketing communications. In addition, if they submit an online form on the Website (e.g., email subscribe, Contact Us, event registration, etc.), we use these cookies to identify their Website visits and to track their navigation activities on our Website. Our Client Support site cookies inform us when our registered clients visit our Client Support site and helps us track their navigation activities on our Website.

MSCI may use web beacons which allow us to receive confirmation when a user opens an email from MSCI, or if they interact with a link we issue, if their device supports this type of program. 

We also use third party cookies on our Websites, as described below.

Your choices

You may reject cookies by changing your Internet browser settings. However, if you do so, portions of our Website may not function properly, and we may not be able to respond to your request. To learn more about cookies and how to manage or delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org.

You may use our Cookie Preference tool to update your cookie preferences. Using this dashboard, you can either accept all cookies, or selectively accept our analytics and/or marketing cookies. If you use a Chrome browser, you may also download a plug-in directly from Google that disables Google Analytics. For more information about this plug-in, please click here.

Below, we provide specific information regarding our use of cookies on each of the following domains:


MSCI’s public website (www.msci.com)

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Cookie nameDomain scopeTypeDescription
COOKIE_SUPPORTwww.msci.compersistent (46 years, 7 months, 15 days)Holds the value of session.test.cookie.support property. If that property is set to true, users have to have cookies enabled in order to sign in.
GUEST_LANGUAGE_IDwww.msci.compersistent (46 years, 7 months, 15 days)Used to store the guest’s preferred language id.
JSESSIONIDwww.msci.comsessionThis session cookie indicates that you are actively using the site. This indicates, at any given time, how many users are visiting the site. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser. http://cookiepedia.co.uk
LFR_SESSION_STATE_$UserIdwww.msci.comsessionHolds the timestamp of the last request. Used to display the session expiry warning message.
MSCICookiesAcknowledgedwww.msci.compersistent (5 years)This cookie is used to record if a visitor has acknowledged the message about the use of cookies on the MSCI website. This cookie expires after 5 years.
NSC_support.msci.comsessionThis cookie is used by MSCI’s Load Balancing technology, to facilitate session persistence.
amlbcookie*.msci.comsessionThis cookie is used by MSCI’s Load Balancing technology, to facilitate session persistence.
SSOSID*.msci.comsessionSingle Sign On. Required for authentication.
session-jwt*.msci.compersistent (90 days)Used for authentication


Functionality cookies

Cookie nameDomain scopeTypeDescription
MSCI_Futures_Contracts_Markets,
WMA,
constituents-disclaimer-accepted,
IPD_Indexed_Terms_Accepted,
MSCI_Index_Legals
www.msci.compersistent (180 or 395 days)These cookies are used to prevent Terms and Conditions pages to be displayed multiple times after they have been accepted
jwplayer.captionLabel,
jwplayer.qualityLabel,
jwplayer.volume,
jwplayer.mute
www.msci.comsessionThese cookies are used by JWPlayer (video player) to remember user's choices for any further videos he/she views
searchResultswww.msci.compersistent (180 days)This cookie allows the website to remember users' choice about list size in some search.
Marketing-OptIn,
CS-OptIn,
GDPR-hide-banner
*.msci.compersistent (365 days)These cookies are used to control the Cookie Preference Center.
 
Msci_newsletter_floating_box*.msci.comsessionThis cookie allows the website to remember user's choice when closing the newsletter signup box.


Performance cookies

Cookie nameDomain scopeTypeDescription
ak_bmsc*.msci.compersistent (2 hours)Used by Akamai to optimize site performance and security
deployments*.msci.compersistent (365 days)This is a helper cookie used for fixing cookie storage on client browser.
msci_w2lwww.msci.compersistent (182 days)This cookie is used to prevent Pardot from being displayed more times during redirects.
msci-download-token*.msci.compersistent (24 hours)Helps us to improve our services by monitoring the visitor behaviour on the website.
msci-research-paper-token
msci-real-estate-token
msci-sedol-token
esg-registration-token
*.msci.compersistent (180 days)Helps us to improve our services by monitoring the visitor behaviour on the website.


Analytics cookies

Cookie nameDomain scopeTypeDescription
_ga*.msci.compersistent (2 years)Google Analytics 1: Used to distinguish users. http://cookiepedia.co.uk
_gat_UA-397044-15*.msci.compersistent (10 minutes)Google Analytics: Used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic. http://cookiepedia.co.uk
_utma*.msci.compersistent (2 years)Google Analytics: Used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. http://cookiepedia.co.uk
_utmcsupport.msci.comsessionGoogle Analytics: Used to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. http://cookiepedia.co.uk
_utmz*.msci.compersistent (6 months)Google Analytics: Used to identify the source of traffic to the site. http://cookiepedia.co.uk
_gid*.msci.compersistent (24 hours)Google Universal Analytics: Used to distinguish users


Marketing cookies

Cookie nameDomain scopeTypeDescription
pi_opt_in*.msci.compersistent (13 months)Pardot: If your account tracks opt-in preferences, the pi_opt_in cookie is set with a true or false value when the visitor opts in or out of tracking.
visitor_idwww.msci.compersistent (13 months)Pardot: This cookie is set for visitors by the Pardot tracking code.


Third party online service providers

MSCI uses a number of online services from third party providers. Below is a summary of these services and links to obtain further information on how these providers may use cookies.

Third Party serviceMore Information
Online event registration from CertainMSCI uses online event registration software from Certain. Certain may deliver cookies. Consult Certain's Privacy Policy for more information.
Sharing content on LinkedInMSCI's website provides the ability to share content on LinkedIn. LinkedIn may deliver cookies. Consult LinkedIn's Privacy Policy for more information.
Sharing content on TwitterMSCI's website provides the ability to share content on Twitter. Twitter may deliver cookies. Consult Twitter's Privacy Policy for more information.
Video streaming from YouTubeMSCI uses YouTube to embed rich media content. YouTube may deliver cookies. Consult YouTube's Privacy Guidelines for more information.
Video streaming from Amazon Web ServicesMSCI uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform to deliver its rich media content. AWS may deliver cookies. AWS is covered by the AWS Privacy Notice
"Web-to-Lead" from Salesforce PardotMSCI uses online services from Salesforce Pardot. Salesforce Pardot may deliver cookies. Consult Salesforce Pardots's Privacy Statement for more information.
Investor Relations website from Shareholder.comMSCI's Investor Relations website is hosted and maintained by Shareholder.com. Shareholder.com may deliver cookies. Consult Shareholder's Privacy Statement for more information.
Careers website from SmashFlyThe careers website is hosted and maintained by SmashFly. This site may deliver cookies. Consult SmashFly Privacy Policy for more information.
Job Applicant System hosted by Oracle/TaleoThe Job applicant system is hosted by Oracle/Taleo. This site may also deliver cookies. Please visit the Taleo website for more information.


MSCI’s client support website (https://support.msci.com)


Strictly necessary cookies

Cookie nameDomain scopeTypeDescription
COOKIE_SUPPORTsupport.msci.compersistent (46 years, 7 months, 15 days)Holds the value of session.test.cookie.support property. If that property is set to true, users must have cookies enabled in order to sign in.
GUEST_LANGUAGE_IDsupport.msci.compersistent (46 years, 7 months, 15 days)Used to store the guest’s preferred language id.
JSESSIONIDsupport.msci.comsessionThis session cookie indicates that you are actively using the site. This indicates, at any given time, how many users are visiting the site. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser. http://cookiepedia.co.uk
LFR_SESSION_STATE_$UserIdsupport.msci.comsessionHolds the timestamp of the last request. Used to display the session expiry warning message.
MSCICookiesAcknowledgedsupport.msci.compersistent (5 years)This cookie is used to record if a visitor has acknowledged the message about the use of cookies on the MSCI website. This cookie expires after 5 years.
NSC_support.msci.comsessionThis cookie is used by MSCI’s Load Balancing technology, to facilitate session persistence.
SAML_SP_SESSION_KEYsupport.msci.comsessionThis cookie stores the SSO session key.
amlbcookie*.msci.comsessionThis cookie is used by MSCI’s Load Balancing technology, to facilitate session persistence.
SSOSID*.msci.comsessionSingle Sign On. Required for authentication.
session-jwt*.msci.compersistent (90 days)Used for authentication


Functionality cookies

Cookie nameDomain scopeTypeDescription
jwplayer.captionLabel,
jwplayer.qualityLabel,
jwplayer.volume,
jwplayer.mute
support.msci.comsessionThese cookies are used by JWPlayer (video player) to remember user's choices for any further videos he/she views
 
Marketing-OptIn,
CS-OptIn,
GDPR-hide-banner
*.msci.compersistent (365 days)These cookies are used to control the Cookie Preference Center.
 
Msci_newsletter_floating_box*.msci.comsessionThis cookie allows the website to remember user's choice when closing the newsletter signup box.


Performance cookies

Cookie nameDomain scopeTypeDescription
ak_bmsc*.msci.compersistent (2 hours)Used by Akamai to optimize site performance and security
deployments*.msci.compersistent (365 days)This is a helper cookie used for fixing cookie storage on client browser.
msci_w2lwww.msci.compersistent (182 days)This cookie is used to prevent Pardot form to be displayed more times during redirects.
msci-download-token*.msci.compersistent (24 hours)Helps us to improve our services by monitoring the visitor behaviour on the website.
msci-research-paper-token,
msci-real-estate-token,
msci-sedol-token,
esg-registration-token
*.msci.compersistent (180 days)Helps us to improve our services by monitoring the visitor behaviour on the website.


Analytics cookies

Cookie nameDomain scopeTypeDescription
_ga*.msci.compersistent (2 years)Google Analytics: Used to distinguish users. http://cookiepedia.co.uk
_gasupport.msci.compersistent (2 years)Google Analytics: Used to distinguish users. http://cookiepedia.co.uk
_gat_UA-11886152-1support.msci.compersistent (10 minutes)Google Analytics: Used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic. http://cookiepedia.co.uk
_utma*.msci.compersistent (2 years)Google Analytics: Used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. http://cookiepedia.co.uk
_utmcsupport.msci.comsessionGoogle Analytics: Used to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. http://cookiepedia.co.uk
_utmz*.msci.compersistent (6 months)Google Analytics: Used to identify the source of traffic to the site. http://cookiepedia.co.uk
_gid*.msci.compersistent (24 hours)Google Universal Analytics: Used to distinguish users
salesForceContactId*.msci.compersistent (365 days)This is a helper cookie used for tracking the user behaviour on the website.


Marketing cookies

Cookie nameDomain scopeTypeDescription
pi_opt_in*.msci.compersistent (13 months)Pardot: If your account tracks opt-in preferences, the pi_opt_in cookie is set with a true or false value when the visitor opts in or out of tracking.
visitor_idwww.msci.compersistent (13 months)Pardot: This cookie is set for visitors by the Pardot tracking code.
 

 

Third party online service providers

MSCI uses several online services from Third Party providers. Below is a summary of these services and links to obtain further information on how these providers may use cookies.

Third Party serviceMore Information
Custom Search Engine from GoogleGoogle Custom Search Engine (CSE) functionality has been implemented on this site for the in-page search box. The Google CSE may deliver cookies. The CSE is covered by the Google Privacy Policy.
Online event registration from CertainMSCI uses online event registration software from Certain. Certain may deliver cookies. Consult Certain’s Privacy Policy for more information.
Sharing content on LinkedInMSCI's website provides the ability to share content on LinkedIn. LinkedIn may deliver cookies. Consult LinkedIn's Privacy Policy for more information.
Video streaming from Amazon Web ServicesMSCI uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform to deliver its rich media content. AWS may deliver cookies. AWS is covered by the AWS Privacy Notice
"Web-to-Lead" from Salesforce PardotMSCI uses online services from Salesforce. Salesforce may deliver cookies. Consult Salesforce Pardots's Privacy Statement for more information.


MSCI’s index monitor website (https://im.msci.com)

Performance cookies

CookieNamePurpose
MSCI Index Monitor application session cookiemtracksessidThis cookie tracks a visitor's active session preferences when using the Index Monitor application. It is deleted when the visitor logs out and the browser is closed.


Strictly necessary cookies

CookieNamePurpose
MSCI Load Balancing cookieNSC_This cookie is used by MSCI's Load Balancing technology, to facilitate session persistence.

 

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How to contact us

If you have any questions in relation to this Cookie Notice, you can contact us at:

MSCI Inc.
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 49th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Attn: Privacy Officer
Email: privacy@msci.com

Our external data protection officer for IPD Investment Property Databank GmbH and Barra International, LLC Niederlassung Deutschland is:

ePrivacy GmbH
represented by Prof. Dr. Christoph Bauer
Große Bleichen 21
20354 Hamburg

Changes to this cookie notice

This Cookie Notice may be changed from time to time to reflect changes in our practices concerning the collection and use of personal information.  Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this Cookie Notice.

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