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Cookie Policy

Introduction

Spencer Stuart is a leadership advisory and executive search firm and is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring your personal data is protected. This Cookie Policy summarizes the way we collect, use and process your personal data as well as the security measures we employ to protect this data and your rights in relation to it.

What Cookies are

Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. These are then accessed to the extent that you agree with to extract the collected information.

How we use Cookies

We use cookies to provide a higher quality, more relevant user experience and to deliver services requested by you. This is done by storing user preferences and monitoring user trends. This way you do not have to re-enter your preferences (such as username, language choice, etc.) for a certain period. Cookies can also be used to provide us with anonymized statistics about the browsing experience on our website. In some cases, a cookie ID – a string of characters that websites and servers associate with the browser – might be assigned to the browser on which a cookie is stored. For more information, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Which Cookies we use and where the data collected from Cookies is stored

We use customized and proprietary tracking technologies provided by third-party integrated platforms including, but not limited to, AddThis, Quantcast, Google Analytics, Crazy Egg, Sitecore, LinkedIn and Demandbase to collect and transmit visitor information to their servers. This way we have more of an understanding how visitors interact with our sites. When a user visits www.spencerstuart.com, this code contacts the respective third-party platforms’ servers and sends this visitor information. This data is stored, devoid of personally identifiable information, on the third-party server for the purposes of analysis that will be used to improve and provide contextual experiences to site visitors. Analytics for website behavior are stored at browser level and are therefore not linked to your identity. For more information on how these third-party tools collect and use information on our behalf, please refer to their privacy policies: AddThis at AddThis Privacy Policy, Quantcast at Quantcast Privacy Policy, Google at Google Privacy & Terms, Crazy Egg at Crazy Egg Privacy Policy Sitecore at Sitecore Privacy Guide, LinkedIn at LinkedIn Privacy Policy, and Demandbase at Demandbase Privacy Policy.

For all the above third-party tools, there is no personally identifiable information collected, just a composite of all users’ engagement levels on a specific page.

Necessary cookies – These cookies are essential for you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Use of cookies may also allow us to automate entry into password protected portions of the site so that you will not need to re-enter your password each time you visit our site.

Functionality cookies – These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personalized features. They may also be used to provide services in the way you have specified, such as collating data in a report.

Analytical/Performance cookies – These cookies collect information about how you use our website, for instance which pages you visit and how often. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve our website and the service we provide to you.

All the above-mentioned types of cookies are Persistent cookies – this means they may remain on your browser for 12 months. Please be advised that you may delete cookies from your browser at any time. For more information regarding refusal or withdrawal of consent, see the below section How to refuse Cookies or withdraw consent.

We may also perform IP lookups to determine your domain to more accurately gauge our users' demographics. We also monitor IP addresses for security purposes, trend analysis, website administration, user movement tracking and broad demographic information gathering for aggregate use. The IP address of the computer you use to access www.spencerstuart.com is not linked to any personal information you otherwise provide to us.

How to refuse Cookies or withdraw consent

You can clear your cookies via your personal browser settings. With most internet browsers, you can adjust the settings to erase cookies from your computer’s hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your computer. Please refer to your browser instructions (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” sections) to learn more about these functions and how to use them.

You can also manually delete cookies that were previously stored on your device. Please note that any future cookies might still be placed on your device, however, until you adjust your browser settings to reject them as explained above.

To review and edit your cookie selection, click here.

For further information on cookies, including how to see which cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Contact us

Should you have any questions about our Cookie Policy or if you would like to communicate with our Privacy team, please contact us at: Privacy@SpencerStuart.com.