A cookie is a piece of information contained in a very small text file that is stored in your Internet browser or elsewhere on your hard drive. Cookies allow a website to identify a user's device whenever that user returns to the website and are commonly used in order to make websites work more efficiently and enrich the user experience, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Aon may also use tracking technologies called web beacons to collect information about your visit to Aon sites. These are small images embedded in web content and HTML-formatted email messages and are ordinarily not visible to users. Like cookies, this technology enables us to track pages and content accessed and viewed by users on Aon sites. Also, when we send HTML-formatted (as opposed to plain text) emails to our users, this technology may be embedded in such emails. Using web beacons allows us to determine whether emails have been opened or links were accessed, and identify aggregate trends, individual usage, and generate statistics about how our site is used. This enables us to provide our users with more relevant content or additional information about our services.
Web beacons are often used in combination with cookies; however unlike cookies, web beacons cannot be declined when delivered via a regular web page. However, they can be refused when delivered via email. If you do not wish to receive this technology via email, configure your email software to disable HTML images or refuse HTML emails (selecting the option for text only viewing). Setting your browser to decline cookies or to prompt you for an opt-in response before cookies are set will also reduce web beacons' functionality.
The table below is a list of the main cookies set by Aon websites. We also are providing both the purpose and the name of each cookie. Please note that we may from time to time modify or update our cookies. When that happens, we will update this list accordingly.
|Category of Cookies||Purpose||Name|
|Analytics Cookies - These cookies are used to estimate our audience, identify usage patterns, and speed up searches.|
|Google Analytics Cookies||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. 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. By using the Aon.com site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
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|Session Cookies||These cookies are used to maintain your transaction. Generally your session cookies expire when your browser is closed. The use of the session cookies reduces the need for Aon to transfer your information over the Internet.||ASP.NET_SessionId|
|Web Beacons||Web beacons are clear picture files (clear .gif files) that allow Aon to track user interactions. Aon may use web beacons in e-mail messages or newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened or links were accessed. They also allow Aon to track customer actions on aon.com in order to tailor our services to you. Customized content is influenced by your interaction with Aon, including the pages viewed, offers that you show an interest in, and responses provided to survey questions.||EloqGUID|
|Functionality Cookies - These cookies are used to recognize repeat visitors to the site and allow the website to remember the choices you make (such as user name, language or the region you are in). They are often used to record specific browsing information (including the way you arrive on the site, the pages you view, options you select, information you enter and the path you take through the site) against an individual customer profile.|
|Country Preference Cookies||These cookies are used to record your country preference. They allow the selected country page to be presented to the visitor without re-entry of country preference during each visit to the website.||CMSPreferredCulture|
|Language Preference Cookies||These cookies are used to record preferred language. They allow the preferred language to be displayed to the visitor without re-entry of language preference during each visit to the website.||CMSPreferredCulture|
|Content Management System Cookie||Denotes the way the site is being viewed (Live Site/Design Mode, etc.)||ViewMode
|Authentication Management||Contains your authentication ticket information.||ASPXFORMSAUTH|
You can control acceptance of cookies by modifying your Internet browser preferences. You have the ability to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. Please note that, 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.
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For more detailed information on how to control cookies you may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org