1.1. What is a cookie?
A cookie (also called http cookie, web cookie or browser cookie) is a small text file that is saved in a user’s web browser. The cookie installs itself in a web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome) at the request of a web server. A cookie is entirely passive and does not contain any software programs, viruses or spyware. A cookie consists of 2 components, the name and the content. In addition, a cookie has a limited lifetime.
1.2. Advantages of a cookie.
A cookie contains information linked between a web browser (the user) and a specific web server the (website). If the web browser goes back to the web server, the web server can read information from the cookie and respond to this information. Cookies ensure a user-friendly experience and support security measures for many online offers and services, e.g. language preferences, privacy settings, secure online banking, relevant advertisements, etc.
A single website can make use of a number of cookies for different purposes.
1.3. Types of cookies
Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifetime of a cookie can vary depending on its purpose.
Some cookies are only used during online sessions and are discarded as soon as you leave the website. These cookies are called “session cookies”. Then there are other cookies that are retained and used if you visit the website in question. These cookies are called “permanent cookies”. Cookies can be deleted at any time by the user in the user settings.
Session cookies are generally needed for technical purposes. Switching them off may jeopardise the correct presentation of a website in certain cases.
1.4. Risks of cookies
Normally cookies do not involve any risk of use. They only contain a generic browser identification associated with anonymous data. When cookies install themselves, the user is informed of this (generally in the privacy section of the website, in the conditions of use or in another user contract).
1.5. Controlling cookies
Browsers offer applications that enable cookies to be managed (for more help see below).
The browser settings can be adjusted so that they only accept cookies from certain websites (e.g. your favourite new sites). Browsers can also allow users to delete certain cookies. It is even possible to set a browser so that it rejects all cookies.
Deactivating cookies can reduce the browsing experience or optimum use of the website.
Information is given below to help you deal with the settings of your cookies management:
- Google Chrome 5.0.375.55 beta
Open your browser. Click the Tools icon on the right of your screen and select Options. Click the Under the Bonnet tab and select Content Settings in the Privacy section. Select your preferences in the Cookies tab.
- Internet Explorer version 9
Open your browser. Click the Tools icon on the right of your screen and select Internet Options. Click the Privacy tab. You can select between different levels of automatic cookies management or choose to do this manually by clicking Advanced.
- Mozilla Firefox 6.0.1
Open your browser. Type “about:permissions” in the address bar in order to gain access to the Permissions Manager. You can manage your cookies in the Set Cookies tab.
- Opera 10.51
Open your browser. Go to the main menu and click Settings. Select Preferences and click the Advanced tab. Select the Cookies tab and set your preferences.
- Safari 5.1
Open your browser. Click the menu icon on the far right. Select Preferences and click the Confidentiality tab. Define your preferences.
1.6. Cookies on the CapitalatWork Foyer Group “MyCapital”Application
The CapitalatWork Foyer Group “MyCapital”Application may make use of session cookies for technical reasons.
Permanent cookies are only used if you expressly accept the use of them. An explanation of the use of these cookies is given below:
|Country / Language Preference||Landingpage||
This cookie saves the country and language preference that the user has selected.
|A combination of country and language|
|Google Analytics (monitoring of visits)||Google Analytics||This cookie saves information that enables us to understand how users navigate on the website, in order to try to improve their general experience.
It is based on Google software called “Google Analytics”.
You can selectively switch off this option (with which you still give permanent cookies permission to save your preferences) by browsing to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
|Search engine, keyword search, hyperlink with which the visitor gains access to the internet.|
|Display Cookie||Display Cookie||This cookie memorise the selected columns the user has defined on the different screens.||Columns names.|