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Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Last updated: February 12, 2021

This Cookie Policy explains how Morningstar and its affiliates (collectively, “we”) use cookies, pixels, and similar technologies (collectively, “cookies”) when you visit our sites. This policy should be read together with our Privacy Statements, our Terms of Use, and your contract with us.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file that can be stored on your device when you access our site and is then sent back to us each time you visit our site. Cookies are useful because they allow us to recognize your device and your preferences.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to know whether you’re logged in to our site, recognize the products and services you subscribe to, remember your preferred site language, location, and other preferences, and show you advertisements relevant to your interests. We use session cookies (which last until you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which last until you or your browser deletes them). These cookies fall into two broad categories: “essential cookies,” which originate from us and are necessary for us to provide you with our services, and “non-essential cookies,” which typically originate from third parties and are not required for you to use our services.

Essential cookies

We use essential cookies for the following purposes:

  • Authentication—We use cookies to allow you to sign into our services and stay signed in throughout one or multiple site visits.
  • Subscription—We use cookies to recognize that you’ve bought our Premium service and make sure you’re able to view the content and tools that you’ve paid for.
  • Site language—We have many sites across the world, and we use a cookie to make sure you see our site in a language commonly used in your country.

Non-essential cookies

We use non-essential cookies for the following purposes:

  • Analytics—Our third-party partners use cookies to provide us with analytics services. These partners, including Google Analytics, use cookies to help us understand how our customers use our sites.
  • Advertising—Our third-party partners also use cookies to provide advertising services. These partners, including Bing Ads, The Trade Desk, and Google Marketing, use cookies to show you ads they believe may interest you.

How to manage cookies

Most browsers (Edge, Chrome, or Safari for example) allow you to choose whether to accept cookies through your browser settings.

Some of our products and services depend on cookies. If you disable these essential cookies through your browser, you may not be able to use a specific product, service, or feature of that product or service, and you may have to provide us with information that cookies would otherwise remember, including information about your identity and preferences.

How we revise this statement

Our business frequently changes, and we may need to update this policy to reflect those changes. When we make changes to this policy, we’ll revise the “last updated” date at the top of this page.

If you would like to learn more about the personal information we collect and use, please visit our Privacy Statements, contact us at privacy@morningstar.com, or write us at the following address:

Morningstar, Inc.
22 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Attn: Chief Privacy Officer