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Last Updated December 12, 2019
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Yes. Like virtually all websites, we use certain types of cookies on our sites. This allows us to collect non-personal information through a variety of technologies. This helps us identify visitors who return to our site and tells us such things as how many users visited our site, the pages that were accessed, and whether there were any technical problems in loading pages or navigating through our site. By collecting this information, we learn what parts of our sites are the most interesting or valuable to our users, and can monitor overall interest in our websites. It also lets us spot technical problems with our site so we can correct them right away. This, in turn, helps us upgrade our websites and improve our offerings for our visitors.
Am I required to accept cookies to use the Mercer Advisors websites?
We use essential cookies to allow users to be authenticated through our site or to make purchases. We also may use Browser and Flash cookies to tell us, for example, whether you’ve visited us before, and to help us identify site features in which you may have the greatest interest. Browser and Flash cookies may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular site so that you do not need to reset them each time you visit the website. Neither Browser nor Flash cookies can identify you as an individual.
You can decline any Browser cookie through your browser. However, without Browser cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features. Please see our disclosure section below to manage your Flash Cookies. Similar to Browser cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all website features once you have disabled Flash cookies.
Unless you disable such technologies, by using our website and online services, you agree that we can place these types of cookies and related technologies on your device.
Some types of cookies collect aggregate information which helps us to improve our websites by providing information, for example, on loading errors and the most visited webpages. Certain pages on our site may contain web beacons (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). We use web beacons to help display content to visitors and to generate statistics regarding web traffic and trends. Web beacons cannot identify you as an individual.
Advertising cookies are cookies that target an individual to purchase certain items based upon their web browsing practices. For example, if you browse golf clubs on the web, and if the websites that you use (or the search engine) has installed advertising cookies, you may see pop-up ads for other sites that sell golf products or have content relating to golf. Mercer Advisors does not use advertising cookies on its websites and does not allow third parties to use those types of cookies on its sites.
As a general rule, we do not permit any third parties (such as advertisers) to install cookies on our websites or engage in behavioral advertising. However, on some of our websites, such as our social networking pages, it is possible that individuals have uploaded third party content, such as videos from YouTube or elsewhere, or embedded content and sharing tools from other third party sites. Since we do not control the dissemination of cookies by any sites that are not owned or operated by Mercer Advisors, you should check the relevant third party website(s) for more information about these cookies, and whether and how you may opt out of receiving them. Generally speaking, however, you may disable third party cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Instructions may be found at www.aboutcookies.org.
You may contact Mercer Advisors by using the “Contact Us” section of the Mercer Advisors website or by writing to Mercer Advisors Attn: Compliance at 1200 17th Street, Suite 500 Denver, CO 80202. You may also email us at privacy (at) merceradvisors (dot) com.