Cookies Notice

Like many companies, NERA Economic Consulting uses cookies on this Site. Cookies are pieces of information shared between your web browser and a website. Use of cookies enables a faster and easier experience for the user. A cookie cannot read data off your computer's hard drive.

There are different kinds of cookies with different functions:

(i) Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. They usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page. They do not collect any information from your computer.

(ii) Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is one stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.

(iii) First-party cookies: the function of this type of cookie is to retain your preferences for a particular website for the entity that owns that website. They are stored and sent between NERA Economic Consulting’s servers and your computer’s hard drive. They are not used for anything other than for personalization as set by you. These cookies may be either session or persistent cookies.

(iv) Third-party cookies: the function of this type of cookie is to retain your interaction with a particular website for an entity that does not own that website. They are stored and sent between the third party’s server and your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are usually persistent cookies.

Except as described in this Cookie Notice, we do not use third-party cookies on our Sites, although we do use third party provided web beacons (please see the section on Web Beacons below).

This Site does use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage for NERA Economic Consulting and its affiliates. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

For information on all of these categories of cookies, and for more information generally on cookies please refer to aboutcookies.org.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

Where Strictly Necessary
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Site. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, such as obtaining a quote or logging into your account, cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

Performance
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a Site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. They also allow us to record and count the number of visitors to the Site, all of which enables us to see how visitors use the Site in order to improve the way that our Site works. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a person, as all information these cookies collect is anonymous and is used to improve how our Site works.

Functionality
These cookies allow our Site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. For instance, a Site may be able to remember your log in details, so that you do not have to repeatedly sign in to your account when using a particular device to access our Site. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on an article. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remember where you have been on the internet.

Please consult your web browser's "Help" documentation or visit aboutcookies.org for more information about how to turn cookies on and off for your browser.

Web Beacons
The Site may also use web beacons (including web beacons supplied or provided by third parties) alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about users’ usage of the Site and interaction with e-mails from NERA Economic Consulting. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular Site tied to the web beacon, and a description of a Site tied to the web beacon. We use web beacons to operate and improve the Sites and e-mail communications. We may use information from web beacons in combination with other data we have about our clients to provide you with information about NERA Economic Consulting and our services.

IP Addresses
When you visit our Sites, NERA Economic Consulting collects your Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses to track and aggregate non-Personal Information. For example, NERA Economic Consulting uses IP addresses to monitor the regions from which users navigate the Sites.

Summary of Cookies Used

The table below is a list of the main cookies set by NERA Economic Consulting websites. Please note that we may modify or update our cookies from time to time, in which case we will update this cookies notice accordingly.

Category

Name

Host

Domain

Purpose

Description

Strictly Necessary

AWSELB

AWS

 

Performance/ Networking

This cookie is used by Amazon Web Services for elastic load balancing functionality for routing client request on the server.

Performant

_ga

Google

www.google.com

Analytics

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to register an unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the site.

Performant

_gat_[Property ID]

Google

www.google.com

Analytics

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate and limiting the collection of data on high traffic websites.

Performant

NID

Google

www.google.com

Analytics

This cookie is used by Google to measure the traffic, identify which browser is used and what settings are used.

Performant

_gid

Google

www.google.com

Analytics

This cookie is used by Google to distinguish users.

 

BCSI-CS-#

     

Various OW, code.jquery.com, addThis.

 

__cfduid

CloudFlare

   

The "__cfduid" cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.
https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170156-What-does-the-CloudFlare-cfduid-cookie-do-

Performant

__unam

ShareThis

 

Analytics

The "__unam" cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors "click-stream" activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent. See more at: http://sharethis.com/privacy.

Performant

__utma

Google

www.google.com

Analytics

This cookie is used by Google to distinguish users with a unique ID. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Performant

__utmz

Google

www.google.com

Analytics

This cookie is used by Google to store the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Functional

cookieConsentNERA

NERA

www.nera.com

 

This cookie is set when the implied cookie consent message is accepted.

Performant

1P_JAR

Google

www.google.com

Analytics

These cookies are used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates.

Performant

__atuvc

AddThis

www.nera.com

Sharing

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.

Performant

__atuvs

AddThis

www.nera.com

Sharing

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.

Performant

pardot

Pardot

www.pardot.com

Targeting/Advertising

A session cookie named “pardot” is set when you’re logged in as a Pardot user. This cookie isn’t set on a visitor’s browser.

Performant

visitor_id######

Pardot

www.pardot.com

Targeting/Advertising

The visitor cookie is composed of a unique visitor ID and the unique identifier for your account. For example, the cookie name “visitor_id12345” stores the visitor value “1010101010”, and “12345” is the account identifier. This cookie is set for visitors by the Pardot tracking code.

Performant

uvc

AddThis

www.addthis.com

Sharing

Update the counter monitoring the sharing of content via social media sites.

Performant

loc

AddThis

www.addthis.com

Sharing

Geolocate, within a State, the people sharing content via social media sites.