There are different kinds of cookies with different functions:
- Session cookies: These are only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. They usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page. They do not collect any information from your computer.
- Persistent cookies: A persistent cookie is one stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.
- First-party cookies: The function of this type of cookie is to retain your preferences for a particular website for the entity that owns that website. They are stored and sent between Marsh’s servers and your computer’s hard drive. They are not used for anything other than for personalization as set by you. These cookies may be either Session or Persistent cookies.
- Third-party cookies: The function of this type of cookie is to retain your interaction with a particular website for an entity that does not own that website. They are stored and sent between the Third-party’s server and your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are usually Persistent cookies.
Except as described in this cookie notice, we do not use third-party cookies on our sites, although we do use third party provided web beacons (please see the section on “Web Beacons” below).
For information on all of these categories of cookies, and for more information generally on cookies please refer to aboutcookies.org.
- Strictly necessary: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, such as obtaining a quote or logging into your account, cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
- Performance: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. They also allow us to record and count the number of visitors to the site, all of which enables us to see how visitors use the site in order to improve the way that our site works. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a person, as all information these cookies collect is anonymous and is used to improve how our site works.
- Functionality: These cookies allow our site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. For instance, a site may be able to remember your log in details, so that you do not have to repeatedly sign in to your account when using a particular device to access our site. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on an article. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remember where you have been on the internet.
Please consult your web browser’s “Help” documentation or visit aboutcookies.org for more information about how to turn cookies on and off for your browser.
The site may also use web beacons (including web beacons supplied or provided by third parties) alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about users’ usage of the site and interaction with emails from Marsh. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular site tied to the web beacon, and a description of a site tied to the web beacon. We use web beacons to operate and improve the sites and email communications. We may use information from web beacons in combination with other data we have about our clients to provide you with information about Marsh and our services. We will conduct this review on an anonymous basis.
When you visit our sites, Marsh collects your Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses to track and aggregate non-Personal Information. For example, Marsh uses IP addresses to monitor the regions from which users navigate the sites. IP addresses will be stored in such a way so that you cannot be identified from the IP address.
SUMMARY OF COOKIES USED
The table below is a list of the main cookies set by Marsh websites. Please note that we may modify or update our cookies. This list will be updated whenever this occurs.