3. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
3.1. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that BU stores on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
4.1 Analyse the profile of the visitors to the BU websites and platforms and provides them with a better online experience.
4.2 Guarantee privacy when submitting data through a form, such as those found on contact pages or comment forms.
4.3 Remember user’s details for future correspondence.
4.4 Register statistics about visitors to record information about their preferences, location, and or device type while surfing Bu’s websites.
4.5 Optimize BU’s website development and performance.
4.6 Understand who BU’s audience is to provide and produce more relevant and engaging content.
4.7 Allow third parties to provide products and services on BU’s websites and Help BU deliver interest-based advertising where appropriate in compliance with the applicable laws.
5. THE TYPE OF COOKIES USED BY BU
5.2. Listed below are the most common types of cookies and the purposes for which they are used.
5.2.1 Session cookies are stored temporarily in the computer’s memory while exploring a website, for example to keep track of the chosen language. The session cookies are stored in the computer for a short period of time. They are deleted when the user closes the web browser.
5.2.2 Permanent cookies or tracers remain in your computer for an extended period of time after the session. This type of cookie has in fact an expiration date. The permanent cookies allow websites to remember information and settings for the next user visit, making browsing more practical and rapid because it is no longer necessary to make a login. On the expiration date, the cookie is automatically deleted when you make your first access to the website that created it.
5.2.3 Third-Party Cookies are set from a different domain than the one indicated in the address bar of the browser, or rather by organisations other than the website owners. These cookies are used, for example, to collect information for advertising purposes and content customization, as well as to process web statistics. Third-party cookies are used to get information about the users’ browsing habits and are believed to contain more sensible data hence most web browsers allow you to change the settings so that third-party cookies are never accepted.
5.3. The following types of cookies are used on the BU websites, namely:
5.3.1 Essential cookies are required for the operation of the BU websites to perform its essential functions. Without these cookies, some parts of the BU websites would stop working.
5.3.2 Site analytics cookies are cookies that monitor how the BU websites are performing, and how you interact with them. BU uses them to know how best to improve its websites or services.
5.3.3 Functional cookies are cookies that remember who you are as a user of the BU websites. BU uses them to remember any preferences you may have selected on the BU websites, like saving your username and password or settings.
5.3.4 Targeting cookies record your visit to the BU websites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. BU will use this information to make its websites and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. BU may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
6. MANAGING COOKIES
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internetexplorer-delete-manage-cookies
7. DEACTIVATION/ACTIVATION OR DELETING COOKIES
7.1 Cookies can be restricted or blocked by your browser settings. If you don’t want websites to store cookies on your computer at all, set your browser to receive a notification before storing each cookie. Alternatively, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or only third-party cookies. You can also delete all cookies already present in the system. It’s important to emphasize that the settings must be changed separately on each browser and computer you use.
7.2 If you want to block the storage of cookies, the correct functioning of the website will not be guaranteed. Some site’s functions may not be available, and you may not be able to view certain web sites. Furthermore, blocking the storage of cookies does not remove the display of advertisements. Simply, these will no longer be customized to your interests and will be repeated more frequently.
7.3 The settings are changed following a different procedure for every browser. Please refer to the help manual of the browser if necessary. Your internet browser generally accepts cookies automatically, but you can often change this setting to stop accepting them. You can also delete cookies manually. You can read how to do this at Digital Trends.
7.4 Deleting or no longer accepting cookies may prevent you from accessing certain aspects of our website where cookies are necessary or because the website forgot your preferences.
8. UPDATES TO THIS POLICY