Cookie policy

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information.

Our website uses “cookies”. Some of these are essential or functional, while others help us to improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used. Some “cookies” and similar technologies, particularly those that track browsing behavior across the web are perceived by data protection regulators as privacy-intrusive.

We are, therefore, presenting the below information to visitors in order to explain why and how we use this technology.

“Cookies” work with the help of certain online identifiers and typically involve the processing of the following information that is considered personal data: 

    • Internet Protocol (IP) addresses

    • Device or mobile IDs and/or device model and type

    • Browser information, operating system information, and/or language preferences

    • The location and the preceding and succeeding websites you have visited, including which pages/part/icons on you interacted with, and how long you spent on each

    • Applications you click on and how often

Lawful grounds for processing

For the purposes of data protection law, we use the following justifications to process your online identifiers derived from “cookies”:

    • We use “cookies” for the correct, efficient, and viable delivery of online content. The processing is necessary for our legitimate interest (that is to ensure the availability of

    • We use “cookies” for the analysis and optimization of’s performance and engagement. The processing is necessary for the purpose of improving our services and is subject to your permission (consent).

    • We may use “cookies” for the delivery (including via third parties) of targeted marketing tailored to your interests. The processing is necessary for the purpose of promoting our services and is subject to your permission (consent).

Details of the processing

The following “cookies” are automatically downloaded on any device used to access

Name Provider Expire Purpose
__cfruid HubSpot End of session This cookie is set by HubSpot’s CDN provider because of their rate limiting policies. It expires at the end of the session. Learn more about Cloudflare cookies
__cf_bm HubSpot 30 minutes This cookie is set by HubSpot’s CDN provider and is a necessary cookie for bot protection. Learn more about Cloudflare cookies
__hstc HubSpot 6 months The main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, hubspotutk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).
hubspotutk HubSpot 6 months This cookie keeps track of a visitor’s identity. It is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts. It contains an opaque GUID to represent the current visitor.
__hssc HubSpot 30 minutes This cookie keeps track of sessions. This is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp.
__hssrc HubSpot End of session Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session. It contains the value “1” when present.
_ga Google Analytics 2 years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_ga_# Google Analytics 2 years Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit.
_gat Google Analytics 1 day Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
_gid Google Analytics 1 day Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_hjSessionUser_{site_id} Hotjar 1 year Collects statistics on the visitor’s visits to the website
_hjFirstSeen Hotjar 30 minutes Identifies a new user’s first session. Used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions.
_hjHasCachedUserAttributes Hotjar End of session Enables us to know whether the data set in _hjUserAttributes Local Storage item is up to date or not.
_hjUserAttributesHash Hotjar 2 minutes Enables us to know when any User Attribute has changed and needs to be updated.
_hjUserAttributes Hotjar Local storage Stores User Attributes sent through the Hotjar Identify API. No explicit expiration.
_hjSession_{site_id} Hotjar 30 minutes Holds current session data. Ensures subsequent requests in the session window are attributed to the same session.
_hjSessionTooLarge Hotjar 1 hour Causes Hotjar to stop collecting data if a session becomes too large. Determined automatically by a signal from the server if the session size exceeds the limit.
_hjSessionResumed Hotjar End of session Set when a session/recording is reconnected to Hotjar servers after a break in connection.
_hjCookieTest Hotjar End of session Checks to see if the Hotjar Tracking Code can use cookies. If it can, a value of 1 is set. Deleted almost immediately after it is created.
_hjLocalStorageTest Hotjar Under 100ms Checks if the Hotjar Tracking Code can use Local Storage. If it can, a value of 1 is set. Data stored in _hjLocalStorageTest has no expiration time, but it is deleted almost immediately after it is created.
_hjSessionStorageTest Hotjar Under 100ms Checks if the Hotjar Tracking Code can use Session Storage. If it can, a value of 1 is set. Data stored in _hjSessionStorageTest has no expiration time, but it is deleted almost immediately after it is created.
_hjIncludedInPageviewSample Hotjar 2 minutes Set to determine if a user is included in the data sampling defined by your site’s pageview limit.
_hjIncludedInSessionSample_{site_id} Hotjar 2 minutes duration, extended every 30 seconds. Set to determine if a user is included in the data sampling defined by your site’s daily session limit.
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress Hotjar 30 minutes Used to detect the first pageview session of a user.
_hjTLDTest Hotjar End of session We try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. Enables us to try to determine the most generic cookie path to use, instead of page hostname. It means that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). After this check, the cookie is removed.
_hjRecordingEnabled Hotjar End of session Collects data on the user’s navigation and behavior on the website. This is used to compile statistical reports and heatmaps for the website owner.
_hjRecordingLastActivity Hotjar End of session Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behavior for statistical purposes.
hjActiveViewportIds Hotjar Persistent This cookie contains an ID string on the current session. This contains non-personal information on what subpages the visitor enters – this information is used to optimize the visitor’s experience.
hjViewportId Hotjar End of session Saves the user’s screen size in order to adjust the size of images on the website.
AnalyticsSyncHistory LinkedIn 30 days Used in connection with data-synchronization with third-party analysis service.
bcookie LinkedIn 1 year Used by the social networking service.
li_gc LinkedIn 180 days Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain
li_sugr LinkedIn 3 months Collects data on user behavior and interaction in order to optimize the website and make marketing more relevant.
lidc LinkedIn 1 day Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimize user experience.
UserMatchHistory LinkedIn 30 days Ensures visitor browsing-security by preventing cross-site request forgery. This cookie is essential for the security of the website and visitor.
ln_or LinkedIn 1 day Registers statistical data on users’ behavior on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.

Exercising control

Please exercise your choice with respect to accepting or rejecting “cookies” via the pop-up on 

In addition to the controls provided on via the pop-up, you can choose to block “cookies” by activating the settings on your browser that allow you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all “cookies” (including essential “cookies”) you may not be able to access parts of Your browser settings also allow you to delete all “cookies” stored on your device whenever you wish.

Additional information

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office provides the following guidance on controlling “cookies”

    • The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out “cookies” across different advertising networks.

    • Some browsers include a feature known as “Do Not Track” or DNT. This allows you to indicate a preference that websites should not track you. However, whilst DNT is available in many browsers, websites are not required to recognize its request, so it may not always work. You can get help on how to use DNT in Microsoft EdgeMozilla FirefoxGoogle Chrome and Opera.

Additional steps you can take to protect your privacy online

If you are concerned about online tracking then we can recommend you to

    • Set your browser settings to delete all “cookies” every time you close your browser.

If you have any questions about the “cookies” or similar technologies in use on, please contact us at

Last update: 30 September, 2023

Jeremy Hurwitz

Managing Director - North America

Based in Los Angeles, California, Jeremy founded InvestTech Systems Consulting LLC in 1990. As President and Director the Enterprise Data Management and Architecture Practice for more than 25 years he managed over 50 large investment technology, strategy, and implementation projects for many of the largest global investment management firms. Following the acquisition of his firm by Accenture in 2017, Jeremy remained as Managing Director, Asset Management Lead.

Jeremy joined Elgin White in 2022 to lead the firm’s launch into North America. He is recognized throughout the North America asset management community as a thought leader and innovation architect in the design of enterprise data, analytics, and reporting platforms. His deep knowledge, broad buy-side network, and extensive experience deploying business-outcome-focused technology solutions successfully has accelerated the growth of Elgin White in North America.

Stanley Drasky

Managing Director

Stan joined Elgin White in 2020 following an impressive 30-year career working predominantly for world-class buy-side financial services firms in North America and Europe. He is a renowned buy-side technology leader with a reputation for designing and delivering large-scale transformation initiatives at scale and pace. Currently, Stan is especially active leading infrastructure (cloud and managed services) transformation projects.

His most recent roles prior to Elgin White include Chief Information Officer (EMEA) at State Street and various senior positions during his eight-year tenure at Northern Trust Corporation, including Head of IT & EMEA/Global Director of Fund Administration Technology, Global Director of Asset Management Technology, and Director of Trade Execution Technologies. Stan has also held senior Operational and Technology roles at Nuveen Investments and BNY Mellon.

Throughout his career Stan has been a strategic client or partner of every major front-to-back office technology vendor including SimCorp and Charles River Development.

Erik Schutte

Managing Director

Erik founded Elgin White’s consultancy practice in 2019, which transitioned the firm into a full-service buy-side consultancy and resourcing business. He is an experienced front-to-back business transformation professional and has held several senior management positions during his more than 30-year career in the UK and his native Netherlands, as well as Asia Pacific.

Previous roles include Head of Professional Services at SimCorp, Director at PwC UK, and Managing Director for Wealth & Asset Management Services at Accenture UK & Ireland.