Cookie Policy

This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how the Futures Industry Association (“FIA”) and The Institute for Financial Markets (“IFM” and collectively with FIA, “we”, “us” or “our”) use them on our websites (our “site”).  We encourage you to read the policy in full so that you can understand what information we collect using cookies and how that information is used.

By using our site you are agreeing that we can use cookies in accordance with this policy.  You can usually change the settings of your browser to modify the permissions you give to us and third parties for the storing of and gaining access to cookies on your device.


What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device (such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone) when you visit a website.  Cookies can be recognized by the website that downloaded them, or other websites that use the same cookies.  This helps websites know if the browsing device has visited them before.


What are Cookies Used For?

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like helping us understand how our website is being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience.  Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.


What Types of Cookies Do We Use


Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential to make our site work.  They enable you to move around the site and use its features.  Without these cookies, services that are necessary for you to be able to use our site, such as accessing secure areas, cannot be provided.

Analytics Cookies

These cookies collect information about how people are using our site, including which pages are visited the most often, how people are moving from one link to another, and if visitors get error messages from certain pages.  All information these cookies collect is grouped together with information from other people’s use of our site on an anonymous basis.  Overall, these cookies provide us with analytical information about how our site is performing and how we can improve it.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow us to remember choices you make and tailor our site to provide enhanced features and content to you.  For example, these cookies can be used to remember your user name, language choice or country selection, changes you’ve made to text size or font, and other parts of pages that you can customize.

Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests.  They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. This information may be shared with other organizations, such as advertising partners. This means after you have been to our site, you may see some advertisements about our services elsewhere on the internet.

Social Media Cookies

In order to enhance your internet experience and make the sharing of content easier, some of the pages on our website may contain tools or applications that are linked to third party social media service providers such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Through these tools or applications the social media service provider may set its own cookies on your device. We do not control these cookies and you should check the social media service provider’s website for further details about how they use cookies.


How Long Will Cookies Stay on My Browsing Device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie.  Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing.  Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device after you have finished browsing until they expire or are deleted.


First and Third Party Cookies

“First party cookies” are cookies that belong to us and that we place on your device. “Third-party cookies” are cookies that another party places on your browsing device when you visit our site.

Third parties setting cookies from our website will be providing a service to us or a function of the site, but we do not always control how third party cookies are used.  You should check the third party’s website for more information about how they use cookies.


How To Manage Cookies From This Site

If a cookie is necessary to enable the performance of this site or is required to perform a service or communication requested by you then consent is not needed for us to continue to use these mechanisms necessary to provide aspects of this site’s functionality.  As to other types of cookies, you can withdraw or modify your consent to the placement of such cookies.  If you want to withdraw or modify your consent, you can usually use the browser that you are viewing this site through to define the conditions of storing or gaining access to cookies and in particular to enable, disable, or delete cookies.  To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser.  Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access secure areas of the site, and other parts of the site may also not work properly.

You can find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at

Some third parties may use Advertising Cookies to help gather information about your browsing activity so that they can deliver website advertising to you that is relevant to your interests.  To opt-out from other companies that provide online behavioral advertising services, you can opt-out at the following online advertising industry website:  The Digital Advertising Alliance Website,, or the European Digital Advertising Alliance Website,



Information about the cookies used by us may be updated from time to time, so please check back on a regular basis for any changes.  New cookies may be added to the tables above but the types of cookies used on our site will fall within one of the categories of: strictly necessary; analytics; functionality; advertising; and social media.



If you have any questions about this cookie policy, please contact us by email at [email protected].