Cookie Policy

ITC Group (collectively, “ITC”, “us” or “we”) understands that your privacy is important to you and are committed to being transparent about the technologies it uses. This Cookie Policy explains how and why cookies, web beacons, pixels, clear gifs, and other similar technologies (collectively “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies”) may be stored on and accessed from your device when you use or visit any website or app that posts a link to this Policy (collectively, “the Sites”). This Cookie Policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.

What are Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies?

A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit one of our Sites, to the extent you agree. The other tracking technologies work similarly to cookies and place small data files on your devices or monitor your website activity to enable us to collect information about how you use our Sites. This allows our Sites to recognize your device from those of other users of the Sites. The information provided below about cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies. You can find more information at

How are Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies Used on Our Websites?

ITC utilizes Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies to recognize you and your preferences, store your chosen settings, and monitor your interactions with our websites. These technologies are also used to regulate access to specific content on our sites, safeguard their integrity, and handle any requests you may submit.


For the administration of our websites and research endeavors, ITC has engaged third-party service providers to monitor and analyze statistical usage and volume data generated by our site users. These service providers utilize persistent Cookies to assist us in enhancing the user experience, managing site content, and assessing user navigation and engagement patterns on the sites.

First and Third Party Cookies

First-party Cookies are cookies owned by ITC and are placed on your device by ITC. On the other hand, “Third-party Cookies” are cookies placed on your device through our Site by a different party. ITC may engage third-party service providers to send emails to users who have provided their contact information. In order to assess and enhance the effectiveness of our email communications, and to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on, these third-party service providers may utilize Cookies on the devices of these users. For more details on how these companies collect and utilize information on our behalf, please consult their respective privacy policies as indicated below.


Depending on the Site, we use the following types of cookies:

Persistent Cookies

We use persistent Cookies to enhance your browsing experience on the Sites. This involves capturing your acknowledgment of our Cookie Policy, leading to the elimination of the initial cookie message that is displayed upon your first visit to the Sites.

Session Cookies

Temporary session cookies, which are removed from your device upon closing your web browser, are utilized to monitor internet usage. You have the option to decline browser cookies by adjusting your browser settings. However, choosing this option may limit access to specific parts of the sites. Unless you configure your browser to reject cookies, our system will issue them when you visit our sites.


Data gathered by the sites or through cookies on your computer will only be retained for the duration necessary to achieve the previously mentioned purposes. Under no circumstances will this information be stored for more than one year.


Our Cookies are used for the following purposes:

Strictly Necessary/ Technical

These essential Cookies are required for the proper functioning of our Sites, ensuring that you can access them as per your request. They play a crucial role in recognizing your account creation and login status, allowing you to access the content on our Site. Additionally, these Cookies help us recall your previous actions during the same browsing session, contributing to the security of our Sites.

Analytical/ Performance

We or third-party service providers utilize these Cookies to examine the usage and performance of the Sites. They monitor frequently visited pages and the geographical origins of our visitors. If you subscribe to a newsletter or register on the Sites, these Cookies may be associated with your account. Examples of such Cookies include Adobe Analytics cookies.


These cookies enable us to operate the websites based on your preferences. They allow us to retain information about you between visits, such as recognizing your username and recalling your customization choices, such as adjusting text size, fonts, languages, and other editable elements on web pages. This ensures that you receive the same personalized experience during subsequent visits.

Third Party Advertising

These cookies gather data on your interactions across these websites and others, enabling personalized advertising. Our third-party service providers may also use cookies on the sites for the same reasons mentioned earlier, including tracking your online activities across various websites over time. The cookies generated by these third-party service providers, such as Adobe, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, are governed by their individual privacy policies. They may utilize their cookies to deliver targeted advertisements to you on other websites, leveraging your visits to our sites.

How can I decline or retract my consent for the utilization of Cookies?

If you prefer to avoid the placement of cookies on your device, you have the option to modify your Internet browser settings. This allows you to reject the placement of all or specific cookies and receive notifications when a cookie is set on your device. For detailed guidance on how to adjust these settings, please consult your browser’s ‘help,’ ‘tool,’ or ‘edit’ section, or visit It’s important to note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies, including those that are strictly necessary, you may encounter limitations in accessing or utilizing certain parts or functionalities of our Sites.


To delete previously-stored cookies, you can manually remove them at any time. However, be aware that this action does not prevent the Sites from placing additional cookies on your device unless you modify your Internet browser settings as outlined above.


For more information on the development of user-profiles and the use of targeting/advertising Cookies, please see if you are located in Europe or if in the United States.

How can we use various tracking technologies in our communication strategies?

ITC has the capability to gather data on your engagement with knowledge, research, or event communications by utilizing web beacons to determine whether you have opened or clicked on any links. A web beacon, which is a graphical image embedded in a website or email, can, either independently or in conjunction with cookies, gather information about your interactions with ITC websites or emails. For instance, we may incorporate web beacons into the knowledge, research, or event communications we send to you to assess whether you have opened our emails or clicked on links. This analysis aids us in enhancing the effectiveness of our websites and email communications by refining the content and format.

How can I decline or retract my approval for the utilization of Web Beacons?

To prevent web beacons, you can adjust settings in your email reader program to deactivate the feature allowing remote images to load, and abstain from clicking on links in email messages.