BNP Paribas is committed to delivering the best possible service to you and we wish to maintain the confidence that you place in us. We would like to provide you with clear information about how we use and store cookies from our websites on your computer. The word “computers”, when used in this policy, refers to computers, smartphones, tablets and all other devices used for accessing the internet.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are placed and stored on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are very useful because they enable a user to be recognised. Cookies undertake a number of useful tasks, including improving security of a website and general user experience.

Cookies are either: i) session specific, which means that they are deleted from your computer once the session and browser are closed; or ii) permanent, meaning that they will remain resident on your computer until they are removed.

What cookies does this website use?

Our websites use both session and permanent cookies. This website uses any of the following groups of cookies:

Process – Process cookies help make a website function and deliver the services that the website visitor expects to receive, such as navigation, access to secure areas, etc. These cookies are necessary and without them the website will not function properly.

Preference – Preference cookies allow a website to remember a user’s preferences in relation to the website such as language, font size, currency, region, etc. These cookies are not vital but enhance a user’s experience.

Security – Security cookies are used to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, protect user data from unauthorised parties, etc. These cookies are vital to several of BNP Paribas’ secure websites.

Advertising – Advertising cookies enable adverts presented on a website to be targeted to a specific user. These cookies will collect certain information on the user, such as: type of websites visited; choices made on websites, etc. which is then in turn used to determine what adverts should be presented. The BNP Paribas Belgium site does not generally use this type of cookie.

Performance – Performance cookies collect information about how the user interacts with a website. This may include the pages a user visits most often, the activity of the user on the website and how often the user returns. This information is normally used in an anonymised way and the data collected is used and analysed (using Google Analytics) to help improve the site and browsing experience.

CookieDescription
Necessary
JSESSIONIDUsed by sites written in JSP. General purpose platform session cookies that are used to maintain users' state across page requests.
CookieMessageVisible
viewed_cookie_policyThe cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Non Necessary".
Analytics
_gaThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, camapign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randoly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gidThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.
GPSThis cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location
Performance
_gatThis cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites.
YSCThis cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.
Uncategorized
dtCookie
LB
ASP.NET_SessionId
WT_FPC
SERVERID
Advertisement
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEThis cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.
IDEUsed by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.

Please note: Some advertisements appearing on our website may be placed there by partners of BNP Paribas. These advertisements may deploy separate cookies onto your computer and the third party will control these cookies. BNP Paribas will not have any control of these cookies and is not responsible for these cookies or the data they collect. You should familiarise yourself with the cookies and privacy policy of the third party advertisers. BNP Paribas will never pass on any personal data belonging to you, such as your name, postal address, email address, etc. to third party partners where the partnership is limited to placing advertisements on our webpages.

Your choice with respect to cookies

As a default, most browsers are set to accept cookies. However, if you do not wish to consent to cookies being stored on your computer, you are able to block all or certain cookies by changing your browser settings. If you decide to block cookies you may find that you experience interruption or delays to your browsing experience and cannot use or access certain areas of a website.

For details on what your browser offers and how to configure your browser according to your choices, please go to the “Help” menu or other dedicated section of your internet browser.

Please note: blocking the installation of cookies on your computer will not remove all advertisements from websites you visit. Your refusal to accept these cookies will only prevent the customisation of such advertisements to your areas of interest as deducted from your browsing behaviour.

More information

More information about cookies generally and how cookies can be controlled can be found at youronlinechoices.com

Please note: If your computer is used by more than one person or has multiple internet browsers, it is possible that some of your choices relating to cookies may not be permanent. This is because either: i) you are using a different browser; or ii) a third party has changed the settings of your browser. We are unable to control these factors and therefore cannot guarantee the permanence of the choices you make.

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