What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which your computer or mobile device downloads when you visit a website. When visiting websites or returning to websites that use the same cookies, they recognize these cookies and therefore recognize your browsing device.
What types of cookie categories can be used?
First-Party and Third-Party Cookies: Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time the website displayed in the URL window. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.
Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced and more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember customization or personalized changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot be used to track your browsing activity on other websites.
Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve the performance of websites and make relevant enhancements that could improve your online service experiences.
Persistent Cookies: These cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session Cookies: These cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable a user to navigate around websites and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.
Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies: These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.
What types of cookies does Shareworks use?
Shareworks by Morgan Stanley uses Persistent Cookies to store user preferences, such as your preferred language and/or location, so there is no need for you to keep making the selection each time you visit our website. We use Strictly Necessary Cookies and Session Cookies to identify when you navigate between pages within our secure website. This data is logged using a unique session identification, and will allow us to ensure you are the same user that logged into the website initially using your username and password. Any cookies used will not store any private information without your prior consent and the cookies we use are First-Party, as they originate from our web pages, and these cookies allow us to improve our website and your experience by storing information such as your username for future visits. Any cookies indicated that we use, is used within our Shareworks™ web based application and comes directly from us (first-party cookies) and are used to improve your experience.
In addition to the aforementioned, Shareworks by Morgan Stanley may allow Third-Party Cookies use on our main website, however is not used within Shareworks™. For marketing, social media and tool sharing purposes, Shareworks by Morgan Stanley may embed images, videos or feature buttons (to share content through a number of popular social networking sites) from websites and as a result, when you visit our main website and a page featuring such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Shareworks by Morgan Stanley does not control these cookies and cannot prevent these sites or domains from collecting information on your use of this content. Visitors to our main website may need to check the relevant third-party website for more information and/or how to opt out.
Choosing to enable or disable your cookies?
We encourage you to allow cookies from our website because it helps us improve the user experience. If you do not want to save cookies from Shareworks by Morgan Stanley`s website, you can choose to disable them in your internet browser. However, by disabling necessary First-Party Cookies that Shareworks by Morgan Stanley uses (outlined above), users will be unable to access the Shareworks™ application, because without these cookies, services users have asked for cannot be provided. Depending on your web browser type, you can access these controls through your web browser’s Help section.