What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a website. Cookies are used to make the website work well or simply work more efficiently. They are also used for web analytics with the purpose of helping the users optimise their visit on the website. There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies:
- session cookies are created temporarily in your browser's subfolder while you are visiting a website. These cookies expire and are automatically deleted when you close your internet browser.
- persistent cookies remain in your browser's subfolder and are activated again once you visit the website that created that particular cookie. A persistent cookie does not expire when you close your browser, it remains in the browser's subfolder for the duration period set within the cookie's file.
What are cookies used for?
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us recognise and count the number of visitors, analyse how well our website is performing, remember your username and preferences. This makes it possible to match your preferred interests more quickly and make the content displayed more relevant to you.
The BMI Group uses the following cookies:
|Type of Cookie||Function||Data Collection|
|Essential cookies||Sometimes called "strictly necessary" cookies as without them we cannot provide many services that you need on our site (for example, they are used to enable you to log into secure areas of our website).||These cookies only identify your computer or mobile device.
They do not identify you as an individual, which means only information which is not individually identifiable is stored in these cookies.
|Performance cookies||These cookies are used for analysis purposes and they allow us to count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it.
This helps us improve the way our website works (for example, it is easy for visitors to find the exact information they are looking for).
|These cookies only identify your computer or mobile device and not you as an individual. Data for analysis is collected anonymously.
|Functionality cookies||These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).||The information these cookies collect may include personally identifiable information that you have disclosed, such as your username.|
|Targeted cookies||Targeted cookies are used by advertisers on our website.
They track your browser when you visit different websites to understand what you're interested in, and use this information to display more relevant advertisements to you.
|These cookies may be stored and accessed by third-parties providing the used tools.|
The BMI Group uses the following cookies:
|Google Analytics*||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our 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.|
|Front End||For documents download||These cookies are used by the website to store the documents being added to the download basket.|
|ARRAffinity||Azure||Azure server Id||Affinity Cookies are used to aid people who need to stay with a certain instance of web app or web site in Azure. The reason for this is that we strive for statelessness, but do not always achieve it. This means that the user must stay on the particular instance that they are using until they break state and then things are saved at that time.|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||.Net||Net Session Id||ASP.Net_SessionId is a cookie which is used to identify the visitor's session state across page requests on the server. This cookie is only valid for the duration of your browser session.|
|cookie-notification||Sitecore||To store cookie notification accept state||Cookie to store user's cookie consent for the current domain.|
|sxa_site||Sitecore||SXA site||CMS session used to identify the visitor's session state across page requests on the server. This cookie is only valid for the duration of your browser session.|
|PreferredLanguage||Sitecore||Stores user's preferred language from browser settings. This is used to deliver content in user's preferred language (when available)|
|BizoID||LinkedIn insight tag||The BizoID cookie stores a unique LinkedIn user ID. Note: The LinkedIn user ID does not contain personally identifiable information.|
|Used by Facebook for like button||We use the Facebook Like button to integrate our website with our page on Facebook.com|
|fbevents.js||Facebook Pixel||Allows us to measure audiences for advertising campaigns on Facebook by seeing how users move between devices when accessing our website and Facebook. To opt out see https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences|
|IDE||doubleclick.net||Used by Google||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.|
|GoogleAccountsLocale_session, GAPS, PREF, PREF, SID, HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISID, _ga, __utma, __utmc, __utmz, NID, TAID, AID||google.com||These cookies allow Google to collect usage information for YouTube hosted videos.|
|gtag.js||Google AdWords||Allows us to track conversions from ads in Google search and on the Google display network. To opt out see https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996|
|YSC, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, SID, HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISID, LOGIN_INFO, GEUP, PREF||YouTube||youtube.com||These cookies allow YouTube to collect usage information for YouTube hosted videos.|
Google uses this information on behalf of BMI Group to evaluate the use of the BMI Group’s online products and services, to prepare online product and service activity reports, and to perform other services for us related to the use of our online products and services and Website. Anonymised user profiles are then created based on the processed data.
The IP address provided by the user’s browser will not be combined with other Google data. Users can set their browser software to prevent the storage of cookies. Users can also prevent the data collected by the cookie regarding use of our online products and services from being sent to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin using the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. Please note that some outdated web browsers may not support the Google opt-out browser plugin. If you wish to use such old web browser, please refer to the settings of your browser if you wish to disable cookies.
Additional information regarding Google’s use of data for advertising purposes and regarding settings and disagreement options can be found on the following Google websites:
- https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=en (“How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps”)
- http://www.google.de/settings/ads (“Control the information Google uses to show you ads”)
- http://www.google.com/ads/preferences (“Control which ads Google shows you”)
How to manage and disable cookies?
In the settings of your internet browser you can choose whether or not to accept cookies. However, you must be aware of the fact that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may lose some features and functionality on our website or you may not be able to access some parts of the website.
The following websites provide information on how to manage and adjust the cookies settings on some popular browsers:
- Google Chrome – https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&p=cpn_cookies
- Microsoft Internet Explorer http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx
- Mozilla Firefox http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Cookies
If you use other browsers you can check the support section of their websites to find out how to manage and disable cookies.
To find out more about cookies in general, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and disable them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org