What are “cookies” and what are they used for?

“Cookies” are small text files containing data that your browser saves in your computer or device.  With their help, a website becomes easier to use and user satisfaction is increased.

What “cookies” do BACB AD websites use?

BACB websites use two types of “cookies”, depending on their lifespan: session and persistent. Session cookies are temporary and last only while you are visiting the website. They are deleted the moment you close the browser window. The persistent cookies remain in your computer or device until you erase them or to the end of their lifespan.

The cookies used in the websites of BACB AD can be classified as follows:

Basic “cookies”

They are absolutely necessary, because functionalities of websites depend on their presence. Deactivating them will cause difficulties when using the website or even make it impossible to use the services they provide. Functionality cookies do not store information in your computer or device, i.e. they are deleted when you leave the website.

Performance “cookies”

They record anonymous information on the way visitors use websites. These cookies help BACB AD understand how visitors use the website. The cookies save information about the pages visited, the time spent in the website, the problems that come up, e.g. error messages. This information helps improve the efficacy of the website.

Personal cookies

They help make the contents of the websites as relevant to your needs as possible. For instance, cookies save time and efforts to choose a language every time you visit the websites of BACB AD.

Advertising cookies

They allow us to personalize the advertisement messages on the site and assess the effect of advertisements and promotion campaigns. Cookies are often placed by advertising networks under pre-arranged conditions. They are used to the purpose of taking into consideration your preferences when launching advertising or marketing campaigns. In addition, they help to select only messages you are interested in.

Information about cookies used on the websites of BACB AD can be found in the table.

Type of cookiesCookie NameLifespanUsed
Personal DAISForwardCookie_Check 1 month
Basic DAISForwardCookie_UserCookie_ 10 seconds
Basic Citrix_ns_id Session Sites
Personal _icl_current_language 1 day Sites
Basic GUID (unique per session) Session
Basic Session
Basic STDXFWSID Session Sites

Do BACB AD websites use third-party cookies?

Apart from the cookies used in the BACB AD websites, third-party cookies are used. Information about them can be found in the table.

Type of cookiesCookie NameLifespanUsed
Performance __utma 2 years Google analytics
Performance __utmt 10 minutes Google analytics
Performance __utmb session Google analytics
Performance __utmz 6 months Google analytics
Performance __utmv 2 years Google analytics
Personal PREF 244 days Youtube
Personal VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 244 days Youtube
Personal YSC session Youtube

Please keep in mind that BACB AD has no control on the third-party cookies.

Management and deletion of cookies?

All modern browsers allow users to change the settings related to using cookies.  These settings are usually found in the “Options” menu or “Preferences” of the browser.  More information is available at:

Internet explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

What happens if you block cookies?

If you block the use of cookies, some sections of the websites of BACB AD will stop functioning properly, partially or completely.

Do BACB AD websites use cookies that contain personal data?

No, cookies are used in the websites are anonymous and do not contain any personal data such a names, identity numbers, bank transaction data, IBAN, customer numbers, etc.

Can cookies collect information from your computer?

No, cookies cannot collect information stored in your computer or your files.

For more information

You can find more information about cookies and how they work if you visit the following web address: