Cookie policy 2019

Cookie notice

Last Update: January 31, 2019


This Cookie Notice describes how MSCI Inc. and its affiliates (together, “MSCI”) uses cookies on its public website public site (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 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 a 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 details about the actions you take 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 looking at, and how often and how long a user looks at a 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 clients’ and prospects’ personnel with Website visitation and navigation data, including product and Client Support site login data, for purposes of 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 enable you to move around our Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, services you’ve asked for (such as access to secure areas) cannot be provided.
  • Functionality cookies allow us to remember choices you make (such as your username, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with local content by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. Functionality cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
  • Performance cookies collect information about how you use our Website, for example which pages you go to most often, and if you get error messages from certain pages. Without these cookies, we cannot 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 only non-personal information, and give us aggregate, non-identifiable insights into how our Website is being used. Please note, if you accept our marketing cookies (as described below), we may also be able use Google Analytics to report Website usage statistics about you individually.
  • Marketing cookies let us to know when you interact with our marketing communications. In addition, if you submit an online form to us (e.g., email subscribe, Contact Us, event registration, etc.), we use these cookies to identify your Website visits and to track your navigation activities on our Website. Our Client Support site cookies let us know when our registered clients visit our Client Support site, and helps us see their navigation activities on our Website.

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 you can 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 name Domain scope Type Description
COOKIE_SUPPORT www.msci.com persistent (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_ID www.msci.com persistent (46 years, 7 months, 15 days) Used to store the guest’s preferred language id.
JSESSIONID www.msci.com session This 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_$UserId www.msci.com session Holds the timestamp of the last request. Used to display the session expiry warning message.
MSCICookiesAcknowledged www.msci.com persistent (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.com session This cookie is used by MSCI’s Load Balancing technology, to facilitate session persistence.
amlbcookie *.msci.com session This cookie is used by MSCI’s Load Balancing technology, to facilitate session persistence.
SSOSID *.msci.com session Single Sign On. Required for Authentication.
session-jwt *.msci.com persistent (90 days) Used for autentication


Functionality cookies

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


Performance cookies

Cookie name Domain scope Type Description
ak_bmsc *.msci.com persistent (2 hours) Used by Akamai to optimize site performance and security
deployments *.msci.com persistent (365 days) This is a helper cookie used for fixing cookie storage on client browser.
msci_w2l www.msci.com persistent (182 days) This cookie is used to prevent Pardot form to be displayed more times during redirects.
msci-download-token *.msci.com persistent (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.com persistent (180 days) Helps us to improve our services by monitoring the visitor behaviour on the website.


Analytics cookies

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


Marketing cookies

Cookie name Domain scope Type Description
pi_opt_in *.msci.com persistent (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_id www.msci.com persistent (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 service More Information
Online event registration from Certain MSCI uses online event registration software from Certain. Certain may deliver cookies. Consult Certain's Privacy Policy for more information.
Sharing content on LinkedIn MSCI'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 Twitter MSCI'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 YouTube MSCI uses YouTube to embed rich media content. YouTube may deliver cookies. Consult YouTube's Privacy Guidelines for more information.
Video streaming from Amazon Web Services MSCI 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 Pardot MSCI 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.com MSCI'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 SmashFly The 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/Taleo The 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 name Domain scope Type Description
COOKIE_SUPPORT support.msci.com persistent (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_ID support.msci.com persistent (46 years, 7 months, 15 days) Used to store the guest’s preferred language id.
JSESSIONID support.msci.com session This 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_$UserId support.msci.com session Holds the timestamp of the last request. Used to display the session expiry warning message.
MSCICookiesAcknowledged support.msci.com persistent (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.com session This cookie is used by MSCI’s Load Balancing technology, to facilitate session persistence.
SAML_SP_SESSION_KEY support.msci.com session This cookie stores the SSO session key.
amlbcookie *.msci.com session This cookie is used by MSCI’s Load Balancing technology, to facilitate session persistence.
SSOSID *.msci.com session Single Sign On. Required for Authentication.
session-jwt *.msci.com persistent (90 days) Used for autentication


Functionality cookies

Cookie name Domain scope Type Description
jwplayer.captionLabel,
jwplayer.qualityLabel,
jwplayer.volume,
jwplayer.mute
support.msci.com session These 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.com persistent (365 days) This cookies are used to control the Cookie Preference Center.
 
Msci_newsletter_floating_box *.msci.com session This cookie allows the website to remember user's choice when closing the newsletter signup box.


Performance cookies

Cookie name Domain scope Type Description
ak_bmsc *.msci.com persistent (2 hours) Used by Akamai to optimize site performance and security
deployments *.msci.com persistent (365 days) This is a helper cookie used for fixing cookie storage on client browser.
msci_w2l www.msci.com persistent (182 days) This cookie is used to prevent Pardot form to be displayed more times during redirects.
msci-download-token *.msci.com persistent (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.com persistent (180 days) Helps us to improve our services by monitoring the visitor behaviour on the website.


Analytics cookies

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


Marketing cookies

Cookie name Domain scope Type Description
pi_opt_in *.msci.com persistent (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_id www.msci.com persistent (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 service More Information
Custom Search Engine from Google Google 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 Certain MSCI uses online event registration software from Certain. Certain may deliver cookies. Consult Certain’s Privacy Policy for more information.
Sharing content on LinkedIn MSCI'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 Services MSCI 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 Pardot MSCI 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

Cookie Name Purpose
MSCI Index Monitor application session cookie mtracksessid This cookies 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

Cookie Name Purpose
MSCI Load Balancing cookie NSC_ 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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