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FITCH GROUP, INC. COOKIE POLICY


Version 1.0 - May 25, 2018

Related Policy: Fitch Group, Inc. Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”)

 

1. WHAT ARE COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES?

Fitch Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“we”, “us”, “our” or “Fitch”) use the term Cookies and Similar Technologies to refer to all technologies which store and access information on the device that you use to access the Digital Services, such as your computer, tablet or mobile phone. We use http cookies, for example, which are small data files (typically made up of numbers and letters) that are downloaded when you access our Services and allow us to recognise your device. We also use technology like pixel tags and software kits embedded in our apps (more info).  

There are different types of Cookies and Similar Technologies, for example:

  • Cookies and Similar Technologies served directly by Fitch ('first party cookies') and cookies served on our behalf, for example by advertisers and data analytics companies ('third party cookies')
  • Cookies and Similar Technologies which endure for different periods of time, including those that only last only as long as your browser is open (referred to as 'session cookies') These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are 'permanent cookies', meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. For example, they recognise your device when you open your browser and browse the internet again.

 

2. WHICH COOKIES DO WE USE AND WHY DO WE USE THEM?

A. 'Strictly necessary' Cookies

These cookies are essential in helping you to move around our websites and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of our Properties. Without these cookies, some services cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

B. Functional Cookies

These functional cookies allow websites and applications to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal or secure features or to ensure the technology on our Properties is performing effectively. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymous which means we cannot identify you personally but sometimes they are used to cross-reference other information we hold so that we can provide you access to the services that you subscribe to or to tailor our online services specifically to you. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for selling advertising or remembering where you've been on the Internet outside of the Properties.

Examples of technologies that create these cookies include:

Technology

Purpose

BrightCove

Provides video player & other related functionality.

LivePerson

Provides chat functionality.

Optimizely

Website optimisation & testing.

SoundCloud

Provides audio functionality, podcasts etc.

Zopim

Provides chat functionality.

C. Functional Cookies

These are cookies that allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to this website and see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily, and to ensure that the website is performing as expected.

Examples of technologies that create these cookies include:

Technology

Purpose

CrazyEgg

Understanding visitor behavior within a page.

Google Analytics

Understanding visitor behavior across the site.

Idio

Provides content recommendation.

New Relic

Monitoring website performance & looking for software issues.

Piwik

Monitoring website performance & looking for software issues.

FunnelEnvy

Web traffic analysis & segmentation.

Marketo

Marketing & Marketing Analysis.

D. Social Media & Advertising Cookies

These are cookies that record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our advertising more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties solely for this purpose.

Examples of technologies that create these cookies include:

Technology

Purpose

AppNexus

Advertising.

AddThis

Advertising.

Bing Ads

Advertising.

BlueKai

Advertising.

DataLogix

Advertising.

DoubleClick

Advertising.

eXelate

Advertising.

Flashtalking

Advertising.

GoogleAdwords

Advertising.

LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

Advertising.

LiveRamp

Advertising

Lotame

Advertising.

Twitter Analytics

Advertising.

Ve Interactive

Advertising.

3. HOW CAN YOU EXERCISE YOUR COOKIES CHOICES?

You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies. However, they are an important part of how our Online Services work, so you should be aware that if you choose to refuse or remove cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality the Online Services.

If you don’t want the Online Services to use cookies, please follow the instructions in the table above and below.  Note that (where permitted by applicable law), if you take the steps described below, some automated means may still be used to collect information about your interactions with the Digital Services for the other purposes described in the Privacy Policy (e.g., to remember user preferences or enable specific functionality)

Website (Browser) Opt-Out

Most browsers accept cookies by default. You may be able to change the settings to have your browser refuse certain cookies or notify you before accepting cookies. To do so, please follow the instructions provided by your browser which are usually located within the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" facility. Some third parties also provide the ability to refuse their cookies directly by clicking on an opt-out link, and we have tried to indicate where this is possible in the table above.

Interest-Based Ads and Opt-Outs

As mentioned above, some of the information automatically obtained about your use of the Digital Services is used to serve you with interest-based ads.

If you are accessing the Digital Services from the US, instructions to place an opt-out cookie on your browser are provided by the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) and the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”). These opt-out cookies enable you to block participating companies from installing future cookies on your computer or browser. The opt-out mechanisms offered by the DAA and NAI are provided by third parties.

If you are accessing the Digital Services from Europe: You can also follow the instructions provided by the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance ('EDAA') to opt-out of Cookies from companies that have chosen to participate in the EDAA's opt-out scheme.

Note that Fitch does not control or operate these mechanisms or the choices provided through these mechanisms.

Mobile App Opt-Out

To limit interest-based advertising on your mobile device, you can review and adjust the settings provided by your device manufacturer, such as “Limit Ad Tracking” for iOS or “Opt-out of interest-based ads” for Android.

For further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

Do Not Track

Fitch does not currently take steps to respond to browsers “Do Not Track” signals as no uniform standard to respond to such signals has been developed at this time.