Latest update: April 2021 (The words with capital letters are defined in the Sibos Registration Policy.)
Cookies - What and why?
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive or in your browser memory. When using Sibos.com and Sibos Tools, it enables SWIFT to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you do not have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. They also serve to inform SWIFT of your browsing activity if you have been directed to Sibos.com via digital advertising on LinkedIn, through Google searches or ads placed on third party websites. This information can be then used to serve you further ads on social media platforms or third party websites. For the Sibos.com and Sibos Tools, SWIFT mainly uses the following cookies:
- ‘Strictly necessary’ cookies which are essential for you in order to be able to use Sibos.com and Sibos tools;
- Functionality cookies which are used to provide you with the requested services and to remember your settings to improve your use of Sibos.com and Sibos tools.
- Authentication cookies which are essential to allow you to authenticate yourself when using Sibos.com and Sibos tools and gain access to authorized content (for example to access the secure area of https://www.sibos.com);
- Performance cookies which collect information about how you use Sibos.com and Sibos tools in order to allow SWIFT to improve Sibos.com and Sibos tools and to understand what interests you. SWIFT is however not able to identify you when using this type of cookies. All information collected by means of these cookies is processed and stored in an anonymous way;
- Third party analytics cookies which are set by a third party that does not operate Sibos.com or Sibos tools in order to collect statistics on the use of the Sibos tools (e.g. to estimate the number of unique visitors, to detect the most preeminent search engine key words that lead to a certain webpage or to track down website navigation uses).
In addition, a distinction needs to be made between session cookies and persistent or permanent cookies:
- A session cookie is a cookie that will be automatically deleted from your computer's hard drive or in your browser memory when you log out or you close your browser;
- A permanent cookie is a cookie that remains stored on your computer's hard drive or in your browser memory for a limited period of time (minutes, days or years) after you have logged out or closed your browser.
List of cookies when using the Sibos.com and Sibos Tools
Deleting or blocking cookies
For more information on deleting or blocking cookies, please check http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Under the section “Manage your cookies”, you will find a clear explanation on how to delete or block cookies for each browser (Netscape, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera).
You can thus delete or block all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.