June 2013

Aon Hewitt Portal Cookie Notice

By using an Aon Hewitt website, you agree that we can place cookies on your device as described in our Privacy Statement and this Cookie Notice.


What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information contained in a very small text file that's stored in your Internet browser or elsewhere on your hard drive. They allow a website to identify your device whenever you return to the website. Cookies are commonly used to make websites work more efficiently and enrich your experience, as well as to provide information to us.


Aon Hewitt's Use of Cookies

Aon Hewitt collects information during your visit to Aon Hewitt websites by using cookies. We use these cookies for a variety of reasons, most commonly to distinguish you from other users of our websites and to help us compile aggregate statistics about site usage. We also use cookies to help us provide you with a positive experience when you browse our website, to help us improve our content, and to personalize your visit.


Aon Hewitt Cookies and Similar Technologies

Below, we describe the purpose of the main types of cookies we use on Aon Hewitt websites. The type and purpose of our cookies may change from time to time, and we will update the contents of this section to reflect those changes.


Session Cookies

These cookies help us maintain your transaction history while you are on our website. Generally, your session cookies expire when you close your browser. Session cookies reduce the need for Aon Hewitt to transfer your information over the Internet.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies, also called “persistent cookies”, recognize repeat visitors to the site and allow the site to remember the choices you make (such as your language and location). They record specific browsing information (including how you arrive on the site, pages you view, options you select, information you enter, and the path you take through the site) against an individual customer profile.

Functionality Cookie Category Purpose of Cookie Category
Pop Up Cookie This cookie determines whether the cookie information pop-up will appear when you arrive on the site. It appears only once, unless you change your cookie settings (for example, by clearing your cookie cache). This cookie also stores your preference for the use of cookies, so if you decline cookies, the site won’t function. But if you permit cookies, the site will work as intended without asking for your preference again.
Global Session Cookies These cookies collect information about how visitors use our site and enable us to link logs and activities for a given user across our applications. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.
Language Preference Cookies These cookies record your preferred language. They let our website display your preferred language when you visit our site.
Content Management System Cookie When you choose to register your device with our site, these cookies personalize your pre-authentication homepage experience on the portal site. They may be based on groups your employer has identified, such as employment status, work location, role, or an activity you've initiated.
Authentication Management Cookie When you choose to register your device with our site, this cookie stores information about your device so that when you return to our site, we can confirm that you previously visited our site and registered your device.

Analytics Cookies

These cookies allow us to estimate the size of our audience, identify usage patterns, and speed up searches.

Analytics Cookie Category Purpose of Cookie Category
Google Analytics These cookies (_utma,__utmb, _utmz and _utmv) collect information and prepare reports about how visitors use our site, as well as help us improve the site. They collect information in an anonymous form, such as the number of visitors to our site, how visitors arrived to our site, and which pages they visited.
You should know that Google may store the information outside of your country of residence. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where third parties process the information on Google's behalf. This website uses IP masking, so Google won’t get your full IP address, and can’t associate it with any other data held by Google. By using this site, you consent to Google processing data about you in the manner and for the purposes described above.
Universal Analytics Aon Hewitt may also use some features of Universal Analytics’ analytics.js JavaScript code, which collects visitor information across multiple devices and platforms without the use of multiple cookies. Through the use of one cookie, _ga, Universal Analytics, and the analytics.js library, Aon Hewitt can integrate data from its websites and call centers to get a more complete view of how visitors interact with our services.

Similar Technologies

Category Purpose of Technology
Flash Cookies Aon Hewitt uses Adobe Flash Player on its websites to deliver video content. Adobe has developed its own cookies, which are used by the Flash Player for purposes similar to other cookies, such as storing preferences or tracking users.
Page Tags Embedded java scripts or "page tags" are small portions of programming code included within some of our Aon Hewitt web pages that measure how you use those pages. These “page tags” measure which pages you visit most often and may also measure which links you click, as well as which features of our website you use most. We use this information to improve and tailor our websites and our services, and to conduct research.
Web Beacons Web Beacons are small images embedded in web content and HTML-formatted email messages, and are usually not visible to you. We use these beacons to track which content and pages you viewed on our sites. We also use them in HTML-formatted emails to determine whether they have been opened, and whether links were accessed. These beacons help us identify aggregate trends and individual usage. We can then get statistics about how our site is used. All of this is done to provide you with more relevant content about our services.

How Can I Opt-Out of Cookies and Other Technologies, or Control Their Access to My Device

Cookies

If you choose to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or part of our site and may be unable to use those services or engage in activities that require the placement of cookies.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through browser settings. You can control whether or not to accept cookies in your Internet browser preferences. You can accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set, or reject all cookies. To learn more about cookies, including how to see which cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.


Google Analytics and Universal Analytics

If you don’t want your data recorded by Google or Universal Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.by clicking here (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.)

This add-on prohibits certain Google and Universal Analytics JavaScript files (ga.js, dc.js, and analytics.js) from sending information to Google Analytics. This opt out does not prevent information from being sent to our website, or from being sent to other web analytics services.


Adobe Flash Cookies

If you don’t want Adobe cookies on your device, follow the instructions on the Adobe website.


Web Beacons

Web beacons can’t be declined when delivered by a regular web page. Web beacons can be refused when delivered by email. If you don’t want Web beacons in your email, configure your email software to disable HTML images or refuse HTML emails (selecting the option for text-only viewing). You can also set your browser to decline cookies or to prompt you for an opt-in response before cookies are set.