What is a cookie?

A cookie, or browser cookie, is a small text file containing letters and numbers that a server may download to your computer, mobile or tablet when you visit a website.

Cookies are used by many websites and can be used for a variety of uses such as remembering preferences, login into a secure area or helping us to improve your experience on towerswatson.com.

Disabling certain cookies may prevent you from using certain aspects of the Towers Watson website, such as the Towers Watson Members area.

There are two different types of common browser cookies:

Persistent cookies

These are stored on the user’s computer and are not deleted once a session is deemed to have ended. Persistent cookies can be used to retain user preferences for a particular website, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions.

Session cookies

These are temporarily stored on a computer and are usually deleted once a session is deemed to have ended. Typically, these cookies are used to store, for example, the contents of an e-commerce shopping cart.

Third-party cookies

Both session and persistent cookies can be set and controlled by Towers Watson as the operator of the website (known as a ‘first-party cookie’) or a third party such as Facebook, for example, to display advertisements and to enable social sharing features (known as a ‘third-party cookie’).

With the exception of the Targeting section below, This policy does not deal with the use of third-party cookies. You should refer to the third party’s privacy policies for details.

Cookies on Towerswatson.com

The International Chamber of Commerce guide includes the following cookie categories:

Towerswatson.com uses all three categories.

For more information about these categories, visit The International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom at international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy/
For more information on cookies, see aboutcookies.org

 

 


Strictly necessary

Towers Watson uses strictly necessary cookies for our secure Towers Watson Members area.

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as strictly necessary.

 

Towerswatson.com cookies
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Cookies provided by third parties
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Performance

Towers Watson uses Performance cookies to collect information about how you use our website. These cookies collect data anonymously and do not collect any data that could identify you or a user personally. We use the data collected to help us improve your experience on towerswatson.com.

 

Towerswatson.com cookies
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Cookies provided by third parties
Cookie Host

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Google.com

 

 


Targeting

In using towerswatson.com, you will be exposed to Targeting third-party cookies that help power our social sharing functionality and commenting tools.

 

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Cookies provided by third parties
Cookie Host

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