Information about our use of cookies

Our Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Website and to provide you with access to content. This helps us provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website and also allows us to improve our site.

All websites which operate across certain parts of the European Union are required to obtain consent before using or storing cookies (or similar technologies) on your computers or mobile devices. This Cookie Policy provides you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use and the purposes for using them. To review the privacy policies that apply to users of theice.com, please read our Privacy Policy.

For further information about this policy, please contact info@theice.com.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our Website.

Key concepts

First and third-party cookies

A cookie may be considered a 'first' or 'third' party depending on the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., cookies placed by www.theice.com). 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.

Persistent cookies

Persistent 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

Session cookies are temporary cookies that 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. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Your consent

By continuing to use our Website, you are agreeing that we may place cookies on your computer in order to analyze the way you use our Website. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully for more details about the information we collect when you use this Website.

If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of this Website, you must stop using our Website or use your browser settings to block the placing of cookies.

Can I withdraw my consent?

If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.

For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2.

How to delete and block our cookies

Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website. Disabling some cookies may affect the functionality of our Website, and may prevent you from being able to access certain features and parts of our Website.

Changing your cookie settings

Please note that internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari

What cookies do we use and why?

The cookies used on our Website are categorized as follows:

Performance

Functionality

Third Party

To find out about specific cookies we use on our website please contact info@theice.com.

Performance

'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use our Website (e.g., which pages you visit and if you experience any errors). These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how our Website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our content is.

We use performance cookies for:

  • Web analytics to provide anonymous statistics on how our Website is used.
  • Error management to help us improve the Website by measuring any errors that occur.
  • By using our Website, you accept the use of 'Performance' cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Website, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.

Functionality

'Functionality' cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve the users’ visit. Some Functionality cookies are necessary to allow the user to move around the Website, use essential features like secure areas, and access and use mobile apps.

We use Functionality cookies to manage the registration of your account and for general administration purposes. These cookies are usually deleted when you log out, but may remain to remember your preferences and settings when you are logged out.

We may also use cookies in connection with our newsletter or e-mail subscription services or with questionnaires and surveys to remember if you are a subscriber or if you have already answered the questionnaire or survey. In some cases, we may use cookies to provide you with custom content based on your preferences and settings.

Third party cookies

This Website uses third party cookies from trusted third parties. Some third party cookies are necessary to allow you to access content provided on our Website by one or more third parties. These cookies may also track your use of the Website, including how long you spend on the Website and the pages that you visit so that we can continue to provide engaging content.

Google Analytics are among the third party cookies used on this website. Google Analytics is a common and trusted analytics solution on the Web for helping us understand how you use our Website and the ways that we can improve your experience.

For more information about Google analytic cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy policy:

Google's Privacy Policy

Google Analytics Help pages

Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). If you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser here.

Additional third party cookies

Some content on our Website is provided by or through platforms offered by Third Party Providers, such as Morningstar, Inc. and Ooyala, Inc. These Third Party Providers use cookies that are necessary for them to be able to provide you with access to content.

More information about cookies

Useful information about cookies can be found at:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Internet Advertising Bureau

A guide to behavioral advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at:

http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom

Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC Website section:

http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy