Cookies are small text files stored on your computer when you visit websites. When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of a cookie. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a better and more personalized web experience.
Cookies can be ‘Session Cookies’ or ‘Persistent Cookies’. Session Cookies allow a website to link a series of your actions during one browser session, for example to remember the items you have added to a shopping basket. Session Cookies expire after a browser session and are therefore not stored on your computer or device afterwards. Persistent Cookies are stored on your computer or device between browser sessions and can be used when you make subsequent visits to the website, for example to remember your website preferences, such as language or font size.
Cookies we use and their purpose
We use four types of Cookies - ‘Strictly Necessary’, ‘Performance’, ‘Functional’ and ‘Targeted Advertising’. A detailed explanation of the types of Cookie and the purposes for which we use them is provided later in this policy. However, if you are just looking for a summary, we use strictly necessary cookies to make our site work. We also like to set optional performance, functional and advertising cookies to help us improve the site and give you a bespoke experience so it works better for you.
IHS Markit respects your right to privacy and gives you control over how cookies are set on your browser. Subject to applicable law, you may be presented with a Cookie Banner with links to a Cookie Preference Centre. We encourage you to interact with different categories of cookies and adjust your preferences. Visitors without access to this functionality can use their browser settings to control how cookies are set on their devices. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and impair the services we are able to offer. You can find more detailed information about how to control cookies later in this policy.