Effective May 25, 2018

This cookie policy pertains to “”, the “Site” or the “Website”, located at, and owned and operated by Harris Williams LLC and its subsidiaries d/b/a/ Harris Williams.  The Website includes all web pages accessible by the public.  Any reference to “you” in this Policy shall mean any user of the Website, including without limitation employees of Harris Williams. 

Upon entering the site, you are asked to identify your country, and based on your selection, will be directed to a site compliant with the privacy regulations and corresponding cookie policies for that jurisdiction. 

Cookies are data files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a web site. Cookies are then sent back to the originating web site on each subsequent visit, or to another web site that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful, for among other reasons, because they allow a web site to recognize a user’s device. You can find out more information about cookies at

On the Website, cookies do a number of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. Before accessing the website, you will be asked whether you agree that we can place the following types of cookies on your device. If you agree, the placing of cookies and any processing of your personal data resulting from the use of cookies is based on your consent according to Article 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. Please be aware that you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time with future effect. If you want to do so, please notify us or our data protection officer under the contact details as stated above. In this case, however, you might notice that without placing the cookies the functionality of the site might be affected.

Harris Williams does not use your data for any automated decision making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22 para. 1 and 4 GDPR.

The cookies used on the website can be categorized in the following ways:

These cookies collect information about how you use the Site, for instance which pages you go to most often, and if you get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a web site works. By using the Site, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. The main cookies that are set on the Site under this category are:

• Session Cookies: Session cookies are used throughout your session to create a seamless experience.  For example, if you submit a web form, the session cookies store a unique identifier for you that may be used to track your use of the Site.  Cookies are also used to remember your software capabilities, such as whether you have Javascript enabled. Use of these cookies expires at end of each session.
▪ Google Analytics: Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the Site and compile reports for us on the Site’s activity.  Google stores the information collected by the cookie on its serversto help the website analyze how users interact with the Site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this Site is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include IP anonymization in order to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. 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. For more information on Google Analytics use of cookies click here. Google will, use this information, on behalf of Harris Williams, to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and Internet use.

As stated above, the legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent. The recipient of the collected data is Google. Personal data will be transferred to the USA under the EU-US Privacy Shield on the basis of the European Commission's adequacy decision. You can download the certificate here ( The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user-identifiers (e.g. User-IDs) or advertising-identifiers are automatically deleted after 26 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by blocking the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functionalities of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the Site (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser Add-on ( Opt-out cookies will prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: Disable Google Analytics.

▪ Trackalyzer:  is a cookie used by a third party provider that helps Harris Williams monitor Site traffic and use. This process includes the collection of IP addresses and search-related data in order to evaluate visits to, and monitor use of, the Site.

These cookies allow the Site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. For example, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as selecting a foreign language preference or to utilize map features on the Site. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized. They don’t gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.   When you choose to make changes to options or settings on the Site, you agree that we can place functionality cookies on your device.  The main cookie that is set on the Site under this category is:

• Language Preference: If you have your browser set to one of the languages used on our Site, our server will recognize that language and direct you to the appropriate page.  If you opt to visit our full English site, a cookie is used to record your preference so that upon a return visit, you will be automatically directed to the English site even if you have your browser set to another language.  This cookie stores no information other than language preference.

These cookies collect several pieces of information about your browsing habits.  They are usually placed by advertising networks rather than web site operators.  They remember that you have visited a web site and share this information with other organizations such as advertisers.  They do this in order to provide you with targeted adverts more relevant to you and your interests. Quite often they will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.  Although these cookies can track your visits around the web they don’t usually know who you are.  Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.   When you choose to utilize certain features on the Site, you agree that Google may place targeting cookies on your device.  The main cookies that are set on the Site under this category include:

• Google Maps: Maps displayed on the Site are provided by Google Maps.  Location-enabled Google services, such as their maps, use cookies to collect and process information about your location.  Google uses cookies and anonymous identifiers when you interact with its services in multiple ways, such as to improve and enhance its advertising and search programs.  For more information, visit Google’s Privacy Policy. As regards the legal basis for our use of Google Maps on the Site, please see the information on Google Analytics above.

• Kaltura: Videos embedded in the Website are played through Kaltura. You will be asked to provide your consent to Kaltura’s collection of your personal data. Only if you chose to provide consent, will Kaltura collect your personal information. Kaltura does not collect personal data from end users except as necessary for the performance of its services. If you provide your consent, Kaltura may collect information about certain technical identifiers, including IP addresses. You can access Kaltura’s privacy policy at

• YouTube: Videos embedded in the Website may also be played through YouTube, which is a Google service.  YouTube uses cookies for several purposes, including to obtain and to track video statistics, to prevent fraud, and to improve users’ experience.  Google uses cookies and anonymous identifiers when you interact with its services in multiple ways, such as to improve and enhance its advertising and search programs.  For more information, visit Google’s Privacy Policy.  

• Google AdWords and Conversion Tracking Cookies: The Website may be advertised on Google’s websites, on Google’s partner sites and on Google’s AdWords network (the “Google Display Network”). Accordingly many of our visitors may come to the Site after clicking on our ad on Google search results pages or on other sites. Google uses cookies (including the DoubleClick cookies) and anonymous identifiers to personalize and to target ads based on your online behavior, including your previous searches, the content of the sites you have visited previously and, if relevant, the preferences you have set when signed into your Google account. We will use Google’s AdWords conversion tracking cookie, which will be set on your computer when you click a Harris Williams or PNC ad on, Google’s partner sites or the sites on the Google Display Network, so that we can see how and when you arrived at our Site and how you then interacted with our Site. These cookies expire within 30 days and do not contain any information that can identify you personally.   For more information, visit Google's Advertising Privacy Policy.

We may link to other web sites which are not within our control. We are not responsible for the content of any external web sites we provide links to or which link to the Website, including their use of cookies. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the web site in question.

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Site, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies. You can also opt out of certain provider’s targeting cookies by using an opt-out scheme which is provided by

Please be aware that restricting cookies may have an impact on the functionality of the Site.

For more information on how we use information that we collect about you, please read our privacy policy.

We reserve the right to change our Cookie Policy at any time. 

Date of last update or revision: May 22, 2018