Version 1.0 - May 25, 2018

FITCH GROUP, INC. COOKIE POLICY

Related Policy:

Fitch Group, Inc. Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) at https://www.fitch.group/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. Performance 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.