What are cookies?
When you visit our websites, open our e-mails, or view and use our services online, we or an authorized third party may send you a cookie. Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your device. When a website is accessed, a cookie that is placed on a device will send information to the party that has placed the cookie. Cookies are extremely common and used on a number of websites. Each cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value (usually a unique number). For a more thorough explanation of what cookies are and how they operate, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Why are cookies useful?
Cookies allow a website owner to do useful things; for example, a cookie would permit a website owner to find out whether a computer (and probably its user) has visited the site previously. In general, the purpose of cookies is to improve the performance of the website and the user’s experience in using that website. Cookies help to make a website work more efficient, enable extra functionality, and provide website owners with additional information about your visit to a website. Cookies also allow a website owner to track overall site usage and determine areas that users prefer. Cookies help make the user’s visit to a website easier by recognizing the user upon return and providing a customized experience.
First-party and third-party cookies
Session and persistent cookies
Our websites may place session and persistent cookies on your device. Whereas the difference between a first party and third-party cookie relates to the party controlling the initial placement of the cookie on your device, the difference between a session and a persistent cookie relates to the length of time the cookie lasts. Session cookies are cookies that typically last for as long as you are using your browser, or browser session. When you end your browser session, the cookie expires. Persistent cookies, as the name implies, are persistent and will last after you close your browser. This allows for quicker and often more convenient access to our website.
Linking of cookie data with other data
Information gathered through usage of a cookie is not linked to any direct personal identifiers (e.g., your name or e-mail address), unless you become a registered user of a BSSN Software website or product. Once you submit personal data on our sites (e.g., by creating an account or by signing up to receive information from us) we may link such personal data with cookies or other data that are associated with your visit(s) to our websites. Before we do so, we will notify you of this fact and either do so on the basis of legitimate interest (i.e., where his is necessary to give you access to the website as requested by you) or seek your consent or grant you a right to object, if required by the law.
Cookies used on our website
The following table lists the cookies that we use on our websites:
First Party Cookies
The following table provides details of the cookies used during a session
|Name||Type||Contains personal data||Purpose|
|Session Management||Logged-in users only||Yes||If you elect to log in to a protected are of this website, we remember your identity using this cookie.|
Third Party Cookies
The below cookies are dropped by third-party applications and will only be present if the third-party applications are configured. These cookies may change as third-party applications make changes to their applications without notifying us.
|Name||Type||Contains personal data|
|Google Analytics||Website statistics||Anonymized||This site uses Google Analytics to count visitors, their origin and the pages visited. This information is anonymous and not linked to your identity.
Disabling, deleting or opting out of cookies
If you do not want to have cookies placed on your device by third parties, many of them offer ways to opt out. Where possible, we have provided further information and/or a link in the table above that explains how to opt out of that third party serving you cookies.