Cookie policy 2019

Cookie notice

Last Update: February 11, 2022

This Cookie Notice describes how MSCI Inc. and its affiliates (together, “MSCI”) uses cookies on its public facing website ( and its sub domains which are referred to as the “website” and together the “websites”.

What are Cookies?

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.

Why do we use Cookies?

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 clients’ and prospects’ website visits and navigation data, including product and Client Support site login data, for creating leads and generating sales.

MSCI does not use cookies to track users’ behavior across the Internet, engage in email retargeting, profiling or behavioral advertising based on Internet use, or place ads on third party sites based on users’ behavior on our websites.

What are the types of Cookies we use?

In broad terms, we use the below cookies on our website and its sub-domains:

  • Strictly necessary cookies
    These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. 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. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the website will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
  • Functional cookies
    These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
  • Performance cookies 
    These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. The information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our website and will not be able to monitor its performance.
  • Targeting cookies
    These cookies may be set through our website by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites. They do not store personal information directly but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

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.

Amending Cookie Preference

You may reject cookies by changing your Internet browser settings. However, if you do so, portions of our website may not function properly. To learn more about cookies and how to manage or delete them, visit

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 performance and/or targeting cookies. You may also download any available plug-in directly for your browser that disables Google analytics.

Below you can find more information regarding our use of cookies:

List of Cookies

Cookies in use

Cookie policy 2019 2


Third party online service providers

You may receive third party cookies when you visit our website or its sub-domains. MSCI uses several online services from third party providers. Below is a summary of these services and links for 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 Pardot'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/ Symphony Talent The careers website is hosted and maintained by SmashFly/ Symphony Talent. This site may deliver cookies. Consult Symphony 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 Oracle website for more information.


How to contact us

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

7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 49th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Attn: Privacy Officer


MSCI Limited
Ninth Floor, Ten Bishops Square, Spitalfields
London E1 6EG UK
Attn: Privacy Officer

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 use of online identifiers or personal information. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this Cookie Notice.