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.
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 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.
Your choices regarding the cookies
Many of the cookies used by the website will improve your browsing experience of the website, others are vital for you to access secure areas. 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 will be able to block all cookies by changing your browser settings. In this case, you will only continue to be able to visit the public areas of the website and will no longer have access to any secure areas. Please note that switching off the cookies may also restrict your use of our website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates. Furthermore, preventing the installation of cookies on your computer will not remove all advertisements from websites you visit, but only prevent the customization of such advertisements to your areas of interest. For details on what your browser offers and how to configure your browser according to your choices, you can look at the “help” menu or other dedicated section of your internet browser.
In case of third party technologies, please consult their relevant privacy & cookies policy to find out more about their types of cookies and how you can opt-out. For example, for Google Analytics.