Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Montreal Associates uses cookies on its website.  You can find out more about cookies and how to control them in the information below.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience.

We recommend you visit for detailed guidance.

Categories of cookies

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are fundamental to website functionality and cannot be switched off without blocking features on the site.
  • Functional cookies: these are used to enhance your experience (e.g. remember settings),
  • Tracking and performance cookies:  these cookies allow us to gather analytics to improve the performance and functionality of our site. These analytics can include measurements on the popularity of a page, common patterns of how people browse around the site, and how frequently a certain feature is used.  We usually aggregate the data for review but in some cases, we may collect information on the content you have viewed in order to understand what interests you most.
  • Targeting and advertising cookies: These cookies are used to show advertising that is likely to be of interest to you based on your browsing habits. These cookies, as served by our content and/or advertising providers, may combine information they collected from our website with other information they have independently collected relating to your web browser's activities across their network of websites.

In some cases, we can associate cookie information with an identifiable individual. For example:

  • If we send you a targeted email which includes cookies or similar technologies, we will know whether you open, read, or delete the message.
  • When you click a link in a marketing e-mail you receive from Montreal Associates, we will also use a cookie to log what pages you view and what content you download from our websites

You may withdraw your consent to Tracking and performance cookies at any time by clicking the privacy settings link in the bottom right of each page.

The list below describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for.

Cookies on this site

Strictly necessary cookies





Session cookie


Maintains your user session state, allowing us to store data for the duration of your session on the site


Cookie Preference



This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on Where users have previously indicated a preference, it will be stored in this cookie.

365 days



This cookies stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain

730 days


Functional cookies

Force24 tracking cookie


F24 autoId

This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use the website and to remember your preferences if you fill in forms on the site

365 days, 365 days



This cookie remembers the user’s selected language version of the website.




This cookie stores your preferences and how many search results you wish to be sown on your page and whether or not you wish to have SafeSearch filter turned on

10 years


Tracking and performance cookies

Force24 tracking cookie

_hijd, _insp_norec_sess, _fbp, _insp_nv, _insp_slim, _utmz, insp_wid, insp_targlpt, adiV, _utmc

This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use the website and to remember your preferences if you fill in forms on the site

Until user unsubscribes or is deleted


_ga, bcookie, lidc

This cookie is used to enable us to identify and authenticate LinkedIn members for security purposes, to remember your preferences and for tracking and ad targeting

2 years, 2 years, 1 day.

Google Analytics

_ga, _gat, _gid, CONSENT

These cookies are used to distinguish users and to throttle request rate.

2 years, 1 minute, 1 day



This cookie is used to allow us to share our YouTube content embedded in our website and collect performance information about how visitors are engaging with this content.

8 months


Targeting and advertising cookies




This cookie is used to track visitors on multiple websites in order to present relevant advertisements based on the visitor’s preferences.

30 days.

Google Analytics

Utma, utmt, utmb, utmc, utmz, utmv

These cookies are used to distinguish users and sessions, to throttle request rate, to determine new sessions/visits, to store the traffic source or campaign to explain how the user reached the site and to store visitor-level custom variable data.

2 years, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, end of browser session, 6 months, 2 years.



This cookie is used to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials and protect user data from unauthorised parties. These are also to serve customised ads across the web.

2 years, 2 years, 2 years, 2 years, 2 years, session, 2 years, 2 years.



This cookie allows you to share content on Twitter and to collect information about your browsing habits to make advertising more relevant to you.

2 years



This cookie allows you to share content on Facebook and to collect information about your browsing habits to make advertising more relevant to you.

2 years


We have implemented Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. This is used to gain an insight into the age, gender and interests of our users to help us make decisions on how to improve the website in the future. Users can opt-out of this reporting by visiting Google Ads Settings.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at Google support

Visitors may choose to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking with the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.