Last Updated October 30, 2018
When you visit our Site, we may automatically collect information such as your IP address, browser type and language, operating system, location, date and time using cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your device such as a phone or computer. The cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit to that website. As an example, a cookie may allow us to recognize your browser, whereas another cookie may store your preferences. This helps us to provide you with a better experience when you browse our site and allows us to improve our site. Cookies are a technology that can be used to help personalize your use of our site.
DFIN may use other technologies such as web beacons and remarketing technology to advertise on other websites you may visit. In doing so, a third party may place a unique ad-serving cookie on your device and use technical information about your browser and your activity at our site to serve advertisements to you on websites that are not owned or operated by DFIN.
You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, which will give you the chance to decide whether to accept or decline the cookie at any time.
To enable DFIN to assess the effectiveness and usefulness of our site, and to give you the best user experience, we collect and store information on pages viewed by you, your domain names and similar information. Our Site makes use of anonymous cookies for the purposes of:
- Completion and support of site activity.
- Site and system administration.
- Research and development.
- Anonymous user analysis, user profiling, and decision-making.
2.1. Accepting strictly necessary cookies and performance cookies is a condition of using our website. You have the option to reject them. However, if you reject these types of cookies then we cannot predict how our Site will perform when you visit it.
2.2. You can control the use of functionality cookies, targeting cookies or advertising cookies. An explanation of how you can manage the different cookies we use on our website can be found in Section 3.2. If you prevent the use of these types of cookies then this may interrupt some services on our website.
2.3. For users located outside the European Economic Area:
2.4. For users located within the European Economic Area:
By using our Site you acknowledge that we may store and access required cookies on your computer or other device. Required cookies are essential for the operation of our Site. Also, when you give us permission, we may store and access certain non-required cookies on your computer or other device. These non-required cookies are not essential to the operation of our site but allow us to provide additional functionality or to gather additional information about your use of the site. You are not obliged to give consent to our use of non-required cookies and if you wish, you may block or delete such cookies by following your browser instructions. Please read the section on Managing Cookies and make changes to your browser settings.
3.1. What is a cookie?
3.1.1. Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser onto your computer or mobile device. A cookie allows your preferences or actions across a site (or across different sites) to be remembered on subsequent visits. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work or work in a better, more efficient way. Cookies can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient such as remembering your user preferences.
3.1.2. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you do not want information collected this way, there is a procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookies feature (please read Section 3.5 below for more details about how to do this).
3.2. Cookie categorization
To help you understand cookies, we have classified each cookie as one of the following:
- Strictly necessary cookie.
- Performance cookie.
- Functionality cookie.
- Targeting or Advertising cookie.
3.2.1. Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are essential to a website in order to provide necessary functionality, such as remembering your consent preferences. Without strictly necessary cookies, certain services on a website may not be made possible and a website may not perform as smoothly as it should. These cookies cannot be turned off in our systems. However, you can use your web browser to block these cookies but part of the Site will not function well.
3.2.2. Performance cookies
We use Performance cookies across our Site for internal purposes to help us provide you with a better user experience. Information supplied by performance cookies helps us to understand how our visitors use our Site so that we can improve how we present our content to you. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. There are times when we contract with independent research companies to perform these services for us and when this is the case, these cookies may be set by a third party company (third party cookies).
3.2.3. Functionality cookies
Functionality cookies record information about choices you have made and allow us to tailor the Site to you. These cookies enable the Site to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
3.2.4. Targeting cookie or Advertising cookie
Targeting cookies or Advertising cookies are used to deliver advertisements which are more relevant to you and your interests, or to limit the number of times you see the same advertisement on a website. These types of cookies are also used to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign and may be used to remember what you have looked at on a website. Please note that third parties may also store targeting or advertising cookies on our website. Please see Section 3.4 for more information.
3.3.1. Accepting strictly necessary cookies and performance cookies is a condition of using our website. You have the option to reject them. However, if you reject these types of cookies then we cannot predict how our Site will perform when you visit it.
3.3.2. You can control the use of functionality cookies, targeting cookies or advertising cookies. An explanation of how you can manage the different cookies we use on our website can be found in Section 3.5. If you prevent the use of these types of cookies then this may interrupt some services on our website.
3.4. Third parties cookies
3.4.1. In some cases, we may use third parties to manage our cookies but we do not allow any third party to use these cookies other than for the purpose listed in this policy.
3.4.2. Third party advertisers and other organizations may also use their own cookies or other technologies to collect information about the content of our website and/or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information may be used by the third parties to provide advertisements which they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have previously viewed. Third party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements.
3.4.3. We do not have access or control over the cookies placed on our website by third parties and use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies. We recommend that you review the privacy policies of each of our third parties.
3.4.4. Cookies placed by third parties may serve different purposes. They may be strictly necessary, performance, functionality, targeting or advertising cookies. For more information on these different types of cookies and what they do, please see Section 3.2.
3.4.5. You may manage your consent for the cookies on this site. However, to disable or reject third party cookies you must go to the relevant third party's website. We have explained how you can control third party cookies on your browser for the main web browsers in Section 3.4.
3.5. Managing cookies
3.5.1. You can control which cookies you get and which you keep on your device. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse our cookies, our system will issue cookies when you visit our website.
3.5.2. Many web browsers can be set up to ask for your prior consent before an individual cookie is set on your device. This prior consent will give you control over the cookies but may interfere with your browsing experience such as if you have to accept each cookie on our website and on other websites you visit.
3.5.4. Please note that by deleting cookies or disabling future cookies you may be unable to access certain areas or features of our site. Settings such as your stored username and password may have to be reset. If you adjust your cookie settings, this will also affect the other websites you visit.
3.5.5. All of the major browsers offer tips and guidance for managing the cookies available on your browser including:
You may also control the use of Google Analytics through a plugin tool provided by Google. See the link below:
3.5.6. There are several different third party browser plugins and extensions available which you can download to make it easier to see and control your cookies. An examples of such a browser plugin tool is located here: Ghostery
3.6. Where can I get more information about cookies?
3.6.1. More information about cookies and internet advertising can be found by visiting the following website:
3.6.2. In addition to the control settings on your browser, as discussed in Section 3.5, some of these sites enable you to opt out of online behavioral advertising and other tracking cookies.
4. How can I contact DFIN?
For questions about this policy, to exercise your data subject rights, or to speak to our Head of Data Protection, you may email, write, or call us using the information provided below:
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Telephone: 855-683-9454
By Post mail:
Donnelley Financial Solutions
Head of Global Data Privacy
35 West Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
United States of America
Donnelley Financial Solutions
Head of Global Data Privacy
88 Wood Street