WorldQuant Data Exchange

Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

As you use our website (the “Website”), and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Website (the “Services”), we collect certain information by automated or electronic means, using cookies. 

Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device and which are transmitted back to us by your computer(s) or mobile device(s). Cookies can store information about your registration and your use of the Website and/or the Services.

These cookies are managed by, us, our business partners and/or our service providers. For example, when you access the Website and/or the Services, we may place cookies on your computers or mobile devices. Cookies allow us to provide you with a good experience when you use our Website and/or Services and to recognize you when you return so you will not be required to register again to use the Website and/or Services. Cookies will also track your use of the Website and/or the Services and can help us to detect certain kinds of fraud.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are essential for the operation and security of our Website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how you use our Website. For example, they allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our 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.

What is the difference between session and persistent cookies?

The cookies we use are "Session" cookies.  Session cookies are temporary cookies used for various reasons, such as to manage page views. Your browser usually erases session cookies once you exit your browser.

"Persistent" cookies are more permanent cookies that are stored on your computers or mobile devices even beyond when you exit your browser. We do not use persistent cookies on our Website.

What is the difference between first and third party cookies?

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting or by another website prior to or during your visit. These are known as first and third party cookies.

First party cookies belong to the website domain that appears in the browser address bar and we may set these cookies when you visit our Website in order to recognize you when you return.

Third-party cookies belong to website domains different from the one shown in the address bar. When using our Website, you may encounter embedded content, such as videos, or you may be directed to other websites to apply for jobs or view our social media pages such as Facebook, LinkedIn, or YouTube. These websites and embedded content may use their own cookies. We do not have control over the placement of cookies by these other websites, even though you are directed to them from our Website.

In particular, we wish to draw your attention to the following use of analytical/performance cookies:

Google Analytics and Adwords. Our Website uses Google Analytics and Adwords to collect information about how visitors use our Website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our Website and Services. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. For more details of how Google uses data when you use our Website and Services, please click here. To opt out of Google’s use of cookies, click here.

ShareThis.  Our Website uses ShareThis to enable sharing features and collect anonymized data analytics enabling us to better understand how our visitors use and interact with our Website. ShareThis only personally identifies a user if he or she voluntarily registers for an account with ShareThis. For more details on ShareThis, please click here and to learn more about interest based advertising, please click here.

How you can manage your cookies

By clicking “I Accept”, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.  If you click “I Decline”, we will only use the strictly necessary cookies.  We cannot disable strictly necessary cookies.  If you’d like to completely disable the use of cookies or instruct your web browser to refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.  Please note, however, that if you completely delete or disable cookies, or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer and some of our pages might not display properly.