Cookie Policy

Last Updated 25 May 2018

This cookie policy is intended to inform you how we use “cookies” and similar technologies on our website at https://www.bifi.com/en/cookies/ and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our website. Please take a moment to read and understand this Cookie Policy. This Cookie Policy should also be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies and similar technologies are very small text documents or pieces of code, which often include an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website or use a mobile application, a computer asks your computer or mobile device for permission to store this file on your computer or mobile device and access information from it. Information gathered through cookies and similar technologies may include the date and time of visits and how you are using the particular website or mobile application. Cookies are used by us as part of our Website and they are also used by some of our third party partners.

For more details on cookies and similar technologies please visit All About Cookies. For the purposes of the remaining sections of this Cookie Policy we will refer to all technologies using the above features as “cookies”. 

CONSENT TO OUR USE OF COOKIES

By using the Website you acknowledge that we may store and access essential cookies on your computer or other device. Essential cookies are cookies, which are essential for the operation of our Website.

Further, where you give permission, we may also store and access certain non-essential cookies on your computer or other device. These cookies are not essential to the operation of our Website but allow us to provide additional functionality or to gather additional information about your use of our Website. You are not obliged to give consent to our use of non-essential cookies and we will not place such cookies until you have given your consent.

If you wish to block or delete cookies, or you would like to withdraw consent to our use of non-essential cookies, you can find out how to do so below.

WHAT DO WE DO WITH COOKIES?

Session Cookies

We use cookies to allow the Website to uniquely identify your browsing session on our Website, which allows us to coordinate this information with data from our Website server.

Analytics Cookies

We use “analytics” cookies. These, along with other information, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people using the Website and which features of our Website are most popular.

We use this information to improve the Website. We do not generally store any information that you provide to us in a cookie.

Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to the Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you. The functionality cookies we use help us to remember your language preferences on the Website.

WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE ON OUR WEBSITE?

The table below sets out more information about the individual cookies used on our Website and the purposes for which they are used:

Cookie Type

Essential?

Purpose

Duration

Google Analytics

_ga

 

_gid

 

_gat

No

These cookies enable us to store information such as the time you visit our Website, whether you have visited before and the website that you visited prior to visiting our Website. For more information about Google Analytics please see: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

How long a Google Analytics cookie remains on your computer or device depends on what it is and what it is used for. Some Google Analytics cookies expire at the end of your browser session, whilst others can remain for up to two years. You can delete Google Analytics cookies and other cookies at any time by clearing your cache.

_utma

No

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

2 years from set/update

 

_utmb

 

No

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics

30 mins from set/update.

_utmb

No

Used to throttle request rate.

10 Minutes

_utmc

No

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

End of browser session

Chosen Language

No

Stores the selected website language

 

1 year from setup date

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU REFUSE, BLOCK OR DELETE COOKIES?

In order to use some parts of our Website you will need to accept cookies. If you choose to withhold consent to our use of cookies, or you subsequently block or delete cookies, some aspects of our Website may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our Website.

CAN YOU BLOCK COOKIES?

You can block the use of cookies altogether by activating the relevant settings in your browser or by following the link below. For more information on cookie management and blocking or deleting cookies for a wide variety of browsers, visit All About Cookies.