Effective Date: April 1, 2023

When you access our Website and Services via web browser, mobile application, or similar, Hedgeye and parties with whom we work (e.g. service providers and third parties such as analytics providers and advertising partners) may place, view, and/or use “cookies,” web server logs, web beacons, pixels, or other electronic tools to collect statistical and other information about your use of Services, our Website, and other websites. Hedgeye uses these tools to help our Website and Services function properly, to keep our Website and Services secure, to help us understand our audience and the use of our Services, and to customize content and advertisements.

This Cookie Policy describes our use of cookies and similar technologies. It applies to the use of our Website and Services and should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy https://app.hedgeye.com/legal/privacy_policy. Terms not defined herein shall have the meaning ascribed to them in our Privacy Policy and/or our Terms of Service. We reserve the right to modify this Cookie Policy at any time, without prior notice, by posting revisions to our Website. Such modifications shall be effective upon posting. If you have questions, please contact us at support@hedgeye.com.

By using the Website and Services, you acknowledge and consent to the use of cookies and other technologies described in this policy. If you do not agree to and accept our use of cookies or similar technologies, you may either discontinue use of our Website and Services or you may disable or control their use as described below.

1. What are cookies and similar technologies?

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded by your browser when you visit a website. Cookies contain information about your interaction with the website, including the user’s preferences, pages visited, and links clicked. Pixels or web beacons are transparent picture files on web pages or in emails that can be used in connection with cookies to monitor the way users navigate a website and process content and to measure the effectiveness of online advertising. Web server logs are text files that contain the server’s activities and may be used to understand website traffic. We may also use other similar tracking technologies to improve users’ experience on our Website.

2. Information Processed with cookies and similar technologies

Through cookies and similar technologies, Hedgeye and parties with whom we work may automatically collect information about your computer or device, including your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, language, operating system, mobile device, device ID or advertising ID, and information about your use of our website or engagement with our Services, including webpages visited, the date and the time of a visit, pages viewed, login and signup information, email opens and links clicked, audio or video content interactions, the websites you visited immediately before and after visiting certain websites, the state or country from which you accessed websites, the functions you use on our Websites, the databases you view and the searches you request on our Website, the data you save on or download from our Website and the number of times you view an advertisement.                       

3. How we use cookies and similar technologies

Hedgeye and the parties with whom we work may use the information collected for various reasons,  including research, analysis, to better serve visitors to our Website and/or our subscribers (such as by enabling log-in, providing access to certain sections of our Website, providing customized content, or presenting online advertising on our Website or other websites tailored to your interests as described further below), to compile aggregated and anonymous information about usage of our Website and other websites, other statistics and for any of the purposes set forth in Section 1C of our Privacy Policy. If you have deleted and disabled cookies, these uses will not be possible to the extent that they are based on cookie information.

Hedgeye uses Google’s ReCaptcha to protect our Website and systems from spam and abusive traffic. ReCaptcha uses cookies to analyze information from Website visitors to determine whether a visitor is a human or a bot. Your use of ReCaptcha is subject to the Google Privacy Policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en) and Terms of Use (https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en).

Information collected about your use of our Website or other websites may be aggregated, analyzed or combined with personal or other information about you from other online or offline sources. If you prefer that we not combine non-personal information that has been collected, through cookies, about your use of our Website or other websites with personal or other information about you, then please delete and disable cookies for each browser, on each device you use to access the internet.

4. Controlling or Disabling Cookies

If you do not accept the use of cookies or wish to withdraw your consent, you may set your browser settings to disable or control cookies. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually set your browser to disable cookies or to alert you when cookies are being set. Additionally, you may delete cookies after they have been set. The help function on most browsers and mobile devices contains instructions on how to set your browser to notify you before accepting cookies, disable cookies entirely, or disable the collection of geo-location data. You need to set each browser, on each device you use to surf the internet. Thus, if you use multiple browsers (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.), you should repeat this procedure with each. Similarly, if you connect to the internet from multiple devices (e.g., work and home), you need to set each browser on each device.

Depending on your jurisdiction, you may be able to utilize additional cookie management tools. However, if you disable cookies or refuse to accept a request to place a cookie, it is possible that some parts of our Website, such as the polls, surveys, contests, and product sales, and certain areas of our Website for which you need to log in, will not function properly, and the advertising you receive when you visit our Website may not be advertisements tailored to your interests.

5. Categories of cookies

                (a). Strictly Necessary Cookies:

Hedgeye sets cookies that are essential for you to browse the website and its features, including keeping items in your shopping cart and accessing secure areas of the site.

                (b). Functional Cookies:

Hedgeye sets functionality cookies to remember you when you return to our site so that we may remember your preferences and personalize your experience.

                (c). Performance and Analytics Cookies: 

Hedgeye, and its service providers and analytics providers, use cookies and other technologies to collect information about how visitors access and use our Website to improve our site and our products and services. Using weblogs and session cookies, we analyze user behavior to secure and protect the Website and improve user experience as discussed in our Privacy Policy. We use Google Analytics to collect anonymized and aggregated information about access and use of our Website and Services. We do not collect personal information via Google Analytics. For more information about how Google collects and uses data, including how to opt out of Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, please visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

                (d). Marketing Cookies and Similar Tools:

Hedgeye, its designated service providers, or advertising partners, including social media platforms, may also place or recognize unique cookies on your computer or use other electronic tools to help display advertisements, including interest-based advertisements, that you see on our Website or on other websites. Information about your visits to, and activity on, our Website and other websites, an IP address, your interactions with advertisements, and other such usage information is used, alone or in combination with other information, to display advertisements that may be of particular interest to you. We may use cookies, pixels, or web beacons, provided by third-party advertising companies, to help manage and optimize our online advertising and product performance. Web beacons enable us to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits our Website, and to learn which ads bring users to our Website. The use and collection of your information by these third-party advertising partners is not covered by this Privacy Policy. A list of our advertising partners and their privacy policies is available upon request.

For more information about targeted advertising or to opt out of receiving interest-based advertising please visit: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and http://www.aboutads.info/ if you are accessing the internet from the United States. Residents of Europe may learn how to opt out of interest-based advertising by visiting: http://youronlinechoices.eu/. Residents of the UK may learn how to opt out of interest-based advertising by visiting: https://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/. Residents of Canada may learn how to opt out of interest-based advertising by visiting: https://youradchoices.ca/en/tools. Please be advised that, as noted in Section 4 above, you must select these choices on each browser, on each device that you use.

Note that even if you exercise choice for targeted advertising, you will still receive online advertising.

                (e).  Third-Party Cookies:

The use of cookies and similar tracking technologies by our analytics providers and advertising partners, such as social media platforms, are not covered by our Privacy Policy. We may not have access to or control over how these companies use the information they collect from their cookies to create a profile of your interests based on your visits to the Website and serve you relevant ads on other sites.

6. More Information 

Our use of cookies may involve the processing of personal information, meaning information about an identified or identifiable individual. Additional information about how we use and protect the information we collect is available in our Privacy Policy https://app.hedgeye.com/legal/privacy_policy.