WorldQuant Predictive Cookie Policy

Updated April 15, 2021

Information about our use of cookies

As you use our website (the “Site”), and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Site we collect certain information by automated or electronic means, using technologies such as cookies, pixel tags and web beacons, browser analysis tools, and web server logs (“Site Usage Information”). 

The Site Usage Information is stored in web server logs and also in web cookies kept on your computers or mobile devices, which are then transmitted back to us by your computers or mobile devices. These web servers are operated by, and the cookies are managed by, us, our business partners and/or our service providers. For example, when you access the Site, we and/or our service providers may place cookies on your computers or mobile devices. Cookies allow us to provide you with a good experience when you use our Site and to recognize you when you return.

By continuing to browse our Site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A “cookie” is a small amount of information that a web server sends to your browser that stores information about your registration and your use of the Site. Some cookies contain numbers that allow us to connect the Site with other information we store about you in your profile or as related to your interactions with the Website and/or the Services. Some cookies are temporary, whereas others may be configured to last longer.

Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on Site pages or in our e-mails that allow us to determine whether you have performed specific actions. When you access these pages or open e-mail messages, the pixel tags and web beacons generate a notice of that action to us or our applicable service providers. These tools allow us to measure response rates to our communications and improve the Site.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are essential for the operation and security of our Site.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how you use our Site. For example, they allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our Site. 
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

What is the difference between session and persistent 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 use persistent cookies for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided and storing such information.

What is the difference between first and third party cookies?

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

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

Third-party cookies belong to website domains different from the one shown in the address bar. Some Sites can feature content from third-party domains (such as banner ads). Other websites may also set cookies on your device during a visit to our Site. These sites will be an approved vendor of ours, such as Google analytics, LinkedIn or Twitter.

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

Google Analytics. Our Site uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our Site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our Site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. For more information on Google Analytics, please click here or for more details of how Google uses data when you use our Site, please click here.

How you can manage your cookies

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.  Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.