Morgan Stanley Global Cookie Policy

Effective as of June 2016


How do we use Cookies and similar Technology?

We, our associated firms and/or other persons acting on our or their behalf use cookies and similar technology to collect, use and share information when you visit our websites or interact with us on-line e.g. via email or other electronic means.

Cookies are small, usually randomly encoded, text files that help your browser navigate through our websites. The cookie file is generated by our website when you access it and is accepted and processed by your computer's browser software or when you interact with us on-line. The cookie file is stored in your browser's folder or subfolder.

Cookies and similar technology enable Morgan Stanley to capture and compile statistical information about how you use our websites and interact with us on-line, including information relating to the frequency of visits, IP addresses, readership data, (such as the average length of visits, which pages are viewed or shared during a visit or other interactions with our content such as time spent viewing videos, PDFs read and links clicked), authentication information, acceptance or rejection of website terms, periods of inactivity, time zones, language preferences and other regional information.

We, our associated firms and/or other persons acting on our or their behalf use this information for the following purposes:

  • To assess the effectiveness of advertising and readership content;
  • To improve the website content and performance;
  • To estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
  • To speed up your searches;
  • To enable log in and authentication when you log onto our sites;
  • To recognize you when you return to our sites;
  • To deliver a better and more personalised service by allowing us to customise our site according to your individual interests; and
  • To deliver marketing communications that may be of interest to you, including ads or offers tailored to you.

Information held in cookies or similar tracking technology set by Morgan Stanley are kept to a minimum and can only be read by Morgan Stanley, our associate firms, their authorized third parties or by someone who has physical access to your personal computer. Many web browsers allow you to control the use of most cookies through their browser settings. To learn more about cookies, including information on what cookies have been set on your computer and how cookies can be managed and deleted, visit

Some of our websites use Google Analytics to track your activity. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit:

Some of our websites use Adobe Analytics to track your activity. To opt out of being tracked by Adobe Analytics across all websites visit:

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, you have the ability to disable cookies if you wish, generally through changing your internet software browsing settings. It may also be possible to configure your browser settings to enable acceptance of specific cookies or to notify you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer enabling you to decide whether to accept or reject the cookie. To manage your use of cookies there are various resources available to you, for example the “Help” section on your browser may assist you. You can also disable or delete the stored data used by technology similar to cookies, such as Local Shared Objects or Flash cookies, by managing your browser’s “add-on settings” or visiting the website of its manufacturer. As our cookies allow you to access some of our website’s features we recommend that you leave cookies enabled. Otherwise, if cookies are disabled, it may mean that you experience reduced functionality or will be prevented from using the site altogether.

Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will reject cookies, our system will issue cookies when you access or use our websites or online services. By accessing or using our websites or online services you consent to Morgan Stanley using cookies. In the event you refuse to accept cookies by adjusting your browser setting, some or all areas of our websites or online services may not function properly or may not be accessible.

How do we update this Cookie Policy?

We may change or update portions of this Cookie Policy to reflect changes in our practices and or applicable law and regulation. Please check this Cookie Policy from time to time so you are aware of any changes or updates to the Cookie Policy, which may be indicated by a change in the effective date noted at the beginning of this Cookie Policy.

How can you Contact Us?

If you would like to contact us in respect of any element of this Cookie Policy, including, without limitation and subject to applicable law, where you wish to access a copy of your personal data or where you wish to raise a complaint or grievance please contact us at the following address:

EMEA South America and APAC (including Japan):

International Data Protection and Privacy Counsel
Legal & Compliance Division
Morgan Stanley & International plc
20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf
London E14 4AD

German Data Protection Officer
Morgan Stanley Bank AG 
Junghofstrasse 13-15
Floor 01   
60311 Frankfurt   
Phone: +49 69 2166-2529   

Swiss Data Protection Officer
Bahnhofstrasse 88
Zurich CH-ZH
CH-8001 Switzerland

India Grievance Officer
Legal and Compliance Division
Morgan Stanley Advantage Services Private Limited
Athena, Bldg.
No. 5, Sector 30,
Goregaon (W)
Mumbai 400 090

North Americas:

North America Privacy and Data Protection Counsel

Legal and Compliance Division
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
1221 Avenue of the Americas, 35th Floor
New York, NY 10020