• Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

INTRODUCTION

BDO Cayman Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “We”, “Our”, “Us”) uses and processes cookies in order to manage its websites, amongst which:

This kind of technology is used for different purposes (see below in Section 2). To a certain extent, they can be considered as personal data.

The present policy (hereafter “Policy”) is complementary to our Website policy and the privacy statement that you may find at the bottom right corner of our website (Legal & Privacy). We encourage you to read the said statements in order to be informed of the kind of personal data we process and collect, as the case may be via our website, respectively within the framework of our activities, the purposes of those processing and the rights that you have relating to your personal data.

This policy explains:

  • what a cookie is;
  • what kind of cookies We use on Our websites;
  • the purposes for which We use cookies and for what time period they are stored on visitors’ computers;
  • how can you manage them.

For completeness, we inform you that BDO Cayman Ltd. is also present on social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. These websites are also likely to use and process cookies. The present cookie policy does not cover those third-party cookies. For this reason, We encourage you to read their respective cookie policies in order to be informed of the kind of cookies they use and for what purposes.

This web site is intended to provide general information on the BDO network and the professional services and solutions provided by the BDO member firms around the world.

We gather information from users of this web site automatically and when you decide to provide us with information, for example, when you complete a form on www.bdo.ky. We may use "cookies" to keep, and sometimes track, information about you.

 

1. WHAT IS A COOKIE?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a web site or application. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the web site or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like personalised details or user preferences. Cookies do not damage your system. You can reset your browser so as to refuse any cookie or to alert you to when a cookie is being sent.

To improve your experience and to make our service to you better we use cookies for the purposes of system administration and analytics of our web site. This gives us information about the number of visitors to different parts of our web site, but they also enable us to offer you an optimal navigation through our website. 

 

2. WHAT KIND OF COOKIES DO WE COLLECT AND FOR WHAT PURPOSES? 

We use several kinds of cookies, which We have decided to classify according to their functionality. We use these cookies solely for the purposes which are explained below and not for any other purposes, which would be incompatible with the original purpose. Moreover, in order to be as transparent as We can in the cookies used, We have classified them in tables.

However, despite all the precautions We have taken in order to create an exhaustive list of cookies used, it is possible that some cookies may be replaced by others, which are not included in the below tables. For this reason, this policy may be modified from time to time.

2.1. Strictly necessary cookies

We place some strictly necessary cookies on your computer’s hardware in order to be able for you to visit Our websites (navigate it and use its features). Without them, services you may have asked for may not be provided. You will find below a table containing a list of such cookies, as well as their expiration time and a short description of their functionalities.

 Cookie   name

 Expiration   time

 Description

 ARRAffinity

 Session   cookie

 It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session


You can delete this cookie, at any time, though your web browser by following the procedure as described below in Section 5. However, if you make that choice, your navigation experience may be degraded or even impossible.

2.2. System cookies

We use certain cookies (so-called “system cookies”) which enable us to manage the security of Our websites and your preferences with respect to cookies (by telling us if We can put our cookies on your computer’s hardware). Below, you will find a table containing a list of these cookies, as well as their expiration time and a short description of their functionalities. 

 Cookie name

 Expiration   time

 Description

 ASP.NET_Sessionld

 Session   cookie

 It keeps the user session ID for security reason

 CMSCsrfCookie

 Session   cookie

 It helps us to protect against cross site request forgery

 CMSPreferredCulture

 1 year

 It stores the visitor’s preferred content culture (language for instance)

 CMSCookieLevel

 1 year

 It specifies which cookies are allowed by the visitor

 

2.3. Analytical and advertising cookies

We also use cookies for analytical purposes, more precisely in order to understand how each user uses Our websites. These cookies enable us to count the number of visits, determine the most popular articles, and know whether it was the first time a user visited Our website, etc. They allow us to better understand our visitors so we can adapt and improve our websites in the future.

We also use advertising cookies, which allow Us and Our advertisers to deliver more relevant information to you and to in order to propose items which you are susceptible to like and/or need.

Below, you will find a table containing an exhaustive list of our cookies, as well as their expiration time and a short description of their functionalities.  

 Cookie name

 Expiration   time

 Description

 CMSLandingPageLoaded

 20 min

 It indicates that the landing page has already been visited. Expires after 20 minutes and the expiration period is renewed every time the website is accessed again.

 CMSUserPage

 20 min

 It stores the ID (Document ID, NodeID) of the last visited page. It is used for logging landing and exit page web analytics and activities.

 VisitorStatus

 20 years

 It indicates if the visitor is new or returning. It is used   for tracking the visitors statistic in Web analytics.

 

BDO does not share this data with third parties. Our cookies do not store sensitive information such as your name or address, they simply just enable us to see behaviour on the web site to help us improve your experience. However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from www.bdo.ky, or any other web site, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone’s handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

2.4. Profiling

Through the use of analytical and advertising cookies, We may create a profile on you. This technique enables Us to determine what your preferences are in order to personalise the advertisements you will see. This is called profiling.

 

3. ON WHAT LEGAL BASIS DO WE USE THESE COOKIES? 

When you visit Our websites, We will indicate that We are using cookies for the different purposes explained above and We will ask for your consent before putting advertising and analytical cookies on your computer’s hardware.

Some cookies, which We consider essential for the running of our websites and the so-called system cookies, are automatically put on your computer’s hardware and do not require your consent.

 

4. WHEN ARE COOKIES DELETED FROM YOUR COMPUTER'S DELETED FROM YOUR COMPUTER'S HARDWARE?

There are two kinds of cookies:

  • Session cookies which are deleted once you close your browser;

  • Permanent cookies which are deleted either once their expiration period has expired, or by deleting them manually by following the procedure described below in Section 5.

You will find the expiration time of the permanent cookies in the table mentioned in Section 2. 

 

5. HOW CAN YOU MANAGE COOKIES PUT ON YOUR COMPUTER's HARDWARE?  

Regardless of the kind of cookies put on your computer’s hardware, including functional and system cookies, you have the possibility to manage them at any time by using the following procedure.

However, We would like to draw your attention to the fact that by changing the settings of these cookies (for example: by refusing cookies), your navigation on Our websites but also on other websites you will visit may be affected.

There are several ways of managing cookies, which are explained further below. In particular, you can do so either by:

  • Managing them in your browser;
  • Managing analytical cookies processed by Google Analytics.

 

6. HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES THROUGH YOUR BROWSER? 

Most modern browsers will allow you to:

  • See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis
  • Block third party cookies
  • Block cookies from particular web sites
  • Block all cookies from being set
  • Delete all cookies when you close your browser

In order to understand how to do so in practice, since each browser may have a different procedure, We invite you to visit the dedicated pages on the browsers’ site (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.).

You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. This includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set. Also, if you block cookies completely many web sites will not work properly and some functionality on these web sites will not work at all.

 

7. MANAGING ANALYTICS COOKIES 

It is possible to opt out of having your anonymised browsing activity within web sites recorded by analytics cookies. www.bdo.ky  uses Google Analytics and you can opt out of their cookies by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page. Please note that this will take you to Google Analytic’s web site and generate a ‘no thanks’ cookie, which will stop any further cookies being set by those third parties.

However, this solution is solely applicable to cookies used by Google Analytics.

 

Further information about cookies and how to manage them

If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/*

 

*Please note that we can’t be responsible for the content of external web sites.