The use of cookies on our website

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that 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 visits to 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 FunctionData Collection
Essential cookiesSometimes called 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 cookiesThese 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. In some cases, some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties. BMI will not use cookies to identify individuals or collect personal data and does not use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.
Functionality cookiesThese 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 cookiesTargeted 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.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Strictly Necessary Cookies
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Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Performance Cookies
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Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store direct personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Targeting Cookies
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* As set out above, BMI Group websites use web analytic functions provided by Google Analytics. Google Analytics is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies in the form of text files which are stored on user computers.  The information collected by cookies regarding use of BMI online products and services is generally transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on the portal, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and shortened there.

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=en . 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:

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:

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