Effective Date: July, 2020
Last Reviewed: June, 2023
At State Street Global Advisors (“SSGA” or ‘we’ or ‘us’), we are committed to handling cookies and online tracking methods responsibly and transparently. This Cookies and Online Tracking Disclosure (“Cookies Disclosure”) contains the following sections:
Cookies are small text files downloaded to your computer or device by websites you visit. Cookies are widely used to allow websites to function properly, as well as to provide business and marketing information to the operators of the site.
In general, cookies can be classified depending on what purpose they serve, how long they endure, and their provenance.
We use the following four categories of cookies on our website www.ssga.com and its sub-domains (Website)."
These cookies are essential to enable you to navigate our Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, we cannot provide the services you have requested.
These cookies are used to gather statistics on how visitors use our Website. This allows us to gain insight so that we may make improvements to its usability.
We categorize the following as performance cookies:
These cookies are used to enhance your experience when you visit our Website such as by capturing your preferences so that they are remembered for subsequent visits to improve your experience.
These cookies allow a site to remember choices you make (such as your username, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a site may be able to provide you with local information by storing a cookie for the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font, and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. In most cases we will not be able to track individuals by name. However, cookies may associate registered users with their names.These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for online advertising on other websites or remember where you have been on the internet outside our Website.
We categorize the following as functionality cookies:
These cookies are used for web analytics and intelligence about our Website. They are used to deliver online advertisements on third party websites that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see such advertisements as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the site operator’s permission. We may use information collected from our cookies to identify user behavior and to serve content and information on products and services based on your profile.
These cookies are temporary and expire once you close your browser (or once your session ends).
This category encompasses all cookies that remain on your hard drive until you erase them or your browser does, depending on the cookie’s expiration date. All persistent cookies have an expiration date written into their code, but their duration can vary.
Please refer to the What are the most frequently used or a representative sample of the cookies on our Website? section for further details.
We may share the information we collect with our affiliates for marketing or analysis purposes. We may also share with third parties, who provide services on our behalf, for similar purposes. You can opt out of receiving interest-based marketing communication from us by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any of our emails, letting your relationship manager know or by clicking here and following the “Contact us” option..
We may also use web beacons and other technologies for analytics and intelligence about our Website to determine whether email messages have been opened or whether links on our Website have been accessed. Web beacons do not place information on your device but may work in conjunction with cookies to monitor online activity.
While we may automatically use some cookies that are strictly necessary to provide the services you request or enable communications, we request your consent for all other cookies used. If you want to remove existing non-essential cookies from your device, you may do so by selecting the options in the cookie banner. You may also refuse to accept cookies by changing your browser settings. For more information on managing cookies and other tracking methods see www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.
**** Please note that deleting and blocking cookies will have an impact on your user experience as parts of the Website may not function properly or be accessible.
The following tables detail the most frequently used or a representative sample of the cookies our Website uses and explains their use.
Unless stated above, the lifespan of the cookies we use is limited and will not exceed 13 months.