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MSCI – Online Cookie Notice

MSCI Inc. and its affiliates (together, "MSCI") uses cookies, which are small file that we place on your computer, to gather information about your use of MSCI's website, located at www.msci.com, and it sub-domains identified in this notice (together, the “Site”). Cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information, but rather non-identifiable information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring URLs, date and time of visit, and details about the actions you take on our Site.

Cookies allow us to recognize your computer each time you return to our Site, and verify your registration or password during a particular session so that you do not have to input your password multiple times as you navigate the Site. Cookies also allow us to create aggregate and anonymous usage statistics to monitor and improve Site traffic, performance, features, functionality and security, and to measure the effectiveness of our online advertising. We do not use cookies to track your online activities across the Internet, and we do not use cookies to target you for advertising purposes.

We use three types of cookies: strictly necessary, functionality, and performance cookies.

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential enable you to move around a website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, services you’ve asked for (such as access to secure areas) can’t be provided.
  • Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local content by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
  • Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how you use a website, for example which pages you go to most often, and if you get error messages from certain pages. Without these cookies we can’t learn how our website is performing and make relevant improvements.

In some cases, we use third party cookies and analytics providers to report these statistics to us. In addition, we may use cookies to correlate information about website visitors with information about existing clients and prospects in our CRM systems, and with product and support portal login data, for purposes of lead generation and sales.

You may reject cookies by changing your Internet browser settings. However, if you do so, portions of our Site 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. Below, we provide specific information regarding our use of cookies on the following domains:

http://www.msci.com

Strictly necessary cookies

Functionality cookies 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.
s_fid *.msci.com persistent (2 years) Pardot 3rd party cookie
s_nr s_vnum *.msci.com persistent (1 month) Pardot 3rd party cookie
visitor_id www.msci.com persistent (13 month) Pardot 3rd party cookie
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

Performance cookies

Functionality cookies Domain scope Type Description
_ga *.msci.com persistent (2 years) Google Analytics: 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
ak_bmsc *.msci.com persistent (2 hours) Used by Akamai
deployments, salesForceContactId *.msci.com persistent (365 days) This is a helper cookie used for tracking the user behaviour on the website.
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.
s_cc *.msci.com session Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, determines whether cookies are enabled in the browser. http://cookiepedia.co.uk
s_sq *.msci.com session Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, stores information about the previous link clicked within the site. http://cookiepedia.co.uk

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies 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.

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.

http://support.msci.com

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.

Strictly necessary cookies

Functionality cookies 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.
s_fid *.msci.com persistent (2 years) Pardot 3rd party cookie
s_nr s_vnum *.msci.com persistent (1 month) Pardot 3rd party cookie
visitor_id support.msci.com persistent (13 month) Pardot 3rd party cookie
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

Performance cookies

Functionality cookies 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
ak_bmsc *.msci.com persistent (2 hours) Used by Akamai
deployments, salesForceContactId *.msci.com persistent (365 days) This is a helper cookie used for tracking the user behaviour on the website.
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.
s_cc *.msci.com session Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, determines whether cookies are enabled in the browser. http://cookiepedia.co.uk
s_sq *.msci.com session Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, stores information about the previous link clicked within the site. http://cookiepedia.co.uk

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies 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

http://im.msci.com

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.

MSCI may update this Cookie Notice from time to time, and without prior notice to you, to reflect changes in our personal data practices. If you have any questions about this Cookie Notice, you may contact us at privacy@msci.com or by writing us at:

MSCI Inc.
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007
Attn: Privacy Officer

Last Update: March 1, 2018

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