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To make this website easier to use, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most websites do this.


Some examples of how cookies improve your visit to this site would be:

  • Remembers choices, settings and preferences you made, so you don't have to keep re-entering them - also known as functionality cookies;
  • Remembers terms of use you have accepted (for instance and without limitation, your acceptance of our Additional Terms of Use for accessing our Index Performance data) so you don't need to keep accepting them - also known as strictly necessary cookies. Without these cookies, information you are looking for cannot be provided;
  • Measures how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs, also known as performance cookies.

Note that most web browsers allow you to modify your preferences to notify you when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. This will mean that certain areas of our website will not function correctly.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage or delete them, visit or read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies across the different MSCI websites:

  • How we use cookies on
  • How we use cookies on
  • How we use cookies on (Index Monitor)

MSCI may update this policy and the lists of cookies from time to time.

If you have more questions, you can contact us via email.


Cookie Name Purpose
Google Analytics _utma

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

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MSCI website cookie acknowledgement MSCICookiesAcknowledged 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 13 months.
  ACEGI_SECURITY_HASHED_REMEMBER_ME_COOKIE This cookie holds an authenticated user's access credentials.
  SPRING_SECURITY_REMEMBER_ME_COOKIE This cookie is used on the front-end as part of the security authentication process to denote whether or not the user wants to have their credentials persist across sessions. It is part of the Spring Security specification. It is used to log a visitor in after closing and reopening the browser.
These cookies store a visitor's preferences when using one of the MSCI Community sites. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
  jive.recentHistory This cookie stores the recently viewed content and spaces in the community. This cookie stores which node an authenticated user is logged into.
  jive.user.loggedin This cookie stores whether an authenticated user is logged in.
  jive_wysiwygtext_height This cookie stores the default text height when editing content.
  jive_default_editor_mode This cookie is used for users who choose to use an editor mode other than the default editor mode.
  jiveLocale This cookie is used for users who choose a locale setting different from the default: en_US.
  jiveTimeZoneID This cookie is used for users who choose a timezone setting different from the default: GMT.
  jive.user.lastvisited This cookie is used to store the last time a user visited the site.
  JCAPI-Token This cookie is used to avoid cross-site request forgeries, which are malicious exploits of a website whereby unauthorized commands are transmitted from a user that the browser trusts. This cookie is the authentication context for the user.
Liferay 6.2 JSESSIONID Stores the JSESSIONID.
  LFR_SESSION_STATE_$UserId Holds the timestamp of the last request. Used to display the session expiry warning message.
  COMPANY_ID Used to store the company's id. Used in case there are multiple instances.
  GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID Used to store the guest's preferred language id.
  ID Created during login, stores information about the Company and the user (encrypted), to be used during the "Remember me" autologin.
  LOGIN Based on the type of authentication, stores either the userId, email address or screenName after logging in.
  PASSWORD Created during login, stores information about the Company and the encrypted password (encrypted again), to be used during the "Remember me" autologin.
  REMEMBER_ME Holds value whether the remember me function is active or not.
  REMOTE_PREFERENCE_PREFIX Used for and by the Content Targeting App.
  SCREEN_NAME Holds the screenName of the user.
  USER_UUID Holds the UUID of the user.
  COOKIE_SUPPORT Holds the value of property. If that property is set to true, users have to have cookies enabled in order to sign in.

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 MSCI's Investor Relations website is hosted and maintained by 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.

Index Monitor

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


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