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PRIVACY POLICY - Cookies

Introduction

Purpose and lawful basis of processing

Definition of categories

Strictly necessary or essential cookies

Analytical cookies and performance cookies

Functional cookies

Targeting cookies

Third-party cookies

Third-party links

Essential cookies

Non-essential cookies

Analytics

Cookie consent tool

Functionality

Cookie overview

Changes to this Privacy Policy


Introduction

We use cookies, among other things, to offer you our products, services, and websites in the desired manner. Cookies are small pieces of text information that are loaded in your browser and thus stored on your computer. Cookies can be used for different tasks. In addition, the term "cookies" is a synonym for tracking tools used on websites today. We also use the word "cookie" in this Privacy Policy as a synonym for tracking tools.

For further information on processing on our web pages, please refer to "Websites/Online shop/Account"

You can reject cookies by disabling them in your browser or changing your cookie preferences. Visit www.aboutcookies.org for further information about disabling cookies in your browser.

Purpose and lawful basis of processing

To use our cookies legally, we use what is known as a cookie banner (see below for more information). The cookie banner informs you about the cookies we create and use. We have also used the cookie categorizations (necessary, preferential, statistical, and customized) to subdivide the purposes and legal bases.

Definition of categories

Strictly necessary or essential cookies

These are cookies that are necessary to provide the BullGuard website. These include such cookies that allow you to log in to secure parts of our website, place items in a shopping cart, or use e-billing services.

Analytical cookies and performance cookies

These cookies allow BullGuard to count visits and traffic sources to measure and improve website performance. They help BullGuard understand which pages are more popular than others, and to see how visitors move around our website. The data these cookies gather are all aggregated, and therefore anonymized.

Functional cookies

These allow us to identify when you return to the BullGuard website. BullGuard can then personalize content for you, welcome you personally using your own name, and recall your preferences (such as your language choice or region).

Targeting cookies

These cookies record your visits to the BullGuard website, the pages you visited, and the links you clicked. BullGuard uses this information to tailor the website and the ads that are displayed to your interests. For this purpose, BullGuard may share this information with third parties.

Please see the overview below for the complete list of cookies used on the BullGuard website.

Third-party cookies

Third parties may use cookies on our website for their own purposes or on our behalf. These cookies are used to provide certain functions on our website, and are intended to help us better understand how our customers use the website. For instance, you may receive cookies from social media websites if you share something or connect via such a website. You can disable third-party cookies by customizing your cookie preferences in BullGuard's cookie banner. Please see the table in the overview below for further information on third-party cookies.

Third-party links

Our website includes links to third-party websites, plugins, and programs. By clicking on such links or initiating such connections, you may allow third parties to set cookies on your computer. We have no control over such third-party websites, and are not responsible for their cookie creation practices or cookie policies. We recommend you read the cookie and privacy policies of each website you visit as soon as you leave our website.

Note:

  1. Clicking any link or going directly to the BullGuard online shop will take you to a third-party website that is not owned by BullGuard. The website owner will set its own cookies on your computer that you cannot control via the BullGuard website.
  2. Clicking any link or going directly to the BullGuard Identity Protect platform will take you to a third-party website that is not owned by BullGuard. The website owner will set its own cookies on your computer that you cannot control via the BullGuard website.

Third-party ads

We place ads on website such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing. We may set cookies that allow us to determine how many people ultimately purchase our products after clicking one of our ads. The conversion tracking cookie will only be set in your browser if you click an ad. Such cookies expire after 30 days and do not contain any information that could identify you personally.

Customizing cookies set by us

Essential cookies

These cookies ensure our website operates properly. While you can disable them by changing your browser settings, some functions on our website may stop working properly.

Non-essential cookies

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by turning the individual cookie settings on or off. Remember to always save changes to your preferences by clicking the confirmation button.

Alternatively, you can configure your browser settings to block or delete cookies on your computer. You can also prevent targeted ads being shown to you by clicking here.

Analytics

You can prevent Google Analytics tracking you on all the websites you visit by installing this browser add-on: www.tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Provider

Google Ireland Ltd., Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland

Legal basis

Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR — Legitimate interest: Safeguarding our commercial interests

Privacy Policy

https://policies.google.com/privacy?fg=1

Tracking pixels

We also use tracking pixels on the BullGuard website. These are invisible images that are as small as a single pixel. BullGuard uses tracking pixels to assess which pages the website user visits.

You can prevent the use of tracking pixels by configuring your browser settings to not display any images. However, doing so may prevent you from accessing certain BullGuard services. Use your browser's help function to learn more about the display of images.

Cookie consent tool

We use a tool provided by OneTrust Technology Ltd., 82 St John St, Farringdon, London EC1M 4JN, UK, for cookie control on our websites.

Functionality

You can call up the cookie banner again here and change the settings.

 

Customize Settings

 

We regularly scan our websites with OneTrust, and divide the cookies used into the four different categories mentioned above.

You can use the cookie consent tool to customize your cookie preferences by ticking the box next to the cookie category to consent to the creation and use of cookies for that category. You can customize any category apart from "Necessary" cookies as these are required for the proper functioning of the website and are enabled automatically. You can also learn more about each cookie category. Additionally, you can find this overview below in this Privacy Policy.

Once you have consented, the key and consent status will be stored in cookies so that the website can automatically retrieve and track your consent with all subsequent page requests and future user sessions for up to 12 months.

 

This functionality means that as your preferences are set based on the browser and device you are using at the time, if you visit our websites using a different browser or device then the settings chosen on that browser or device will apply. These may therefore deviate from your expectations.

If you delete the browser history and/or cookies, the settings made are also affected. This means that when you next visit our website, you will be shown our cookie banner again and will have to customize your preferences once more.

Cookie overview

Name

Description

Lifespan

1st/ 3rd party

Strictly Necessary or “essential” Cookies

ASP.NET_SessionId

This is a general purpose platform session cookie, used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.

SESSION

1st party

affiliate

This cookie is used by the BullGuard Backend systems to perform revenue share calculations for affiliates.

PERSISTENT

1st party

buyaffiliate

This cookie tracks initial subsource for revenue share purpose and is part of the same category as the "affiliate" cookie.

PERSISTENT

1st party

subaffiliate

This cookie is part of the same category as “affiliate” cookie, used to perform calculations for revenue share for BullGuard affiliates.

PERSISTENT

1st party

affiliate-business

Similar to “affiliate”, this cookie is used by the BullGuard Backend systems to properly track and calculate revenue share for affiliates.

PERSISTENT

1st party

cjevent

This cookie is used to track traffic and sales from CJ affiliate network.

PERSISTENT

1st party

__RequestVerificationToken

This is an anti-forgery cookie designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.

SESSION

1st party

nagid

This cookie is set by BullGuard from internal systems and it is used in defining different parameters of the products.

PERSISTENT

1st party

.ASPXAUTH

This cookie is used to identify a logged-in user to enable access to secure areas of the site.

SESSION

1st party

cbsession2

This cookie is used for user session protection.

PERSISTENT

1st party

cb_prf_bg

This cookie is used to track traffic and sales from CB affiliate network.

PERSISTENT

1st party

DetectedCountry

This cookie sets the language for BullGuard Services.

PERSISTENT

1st party

CMSCsrfCookie

This cookie is automatically set by the Content Management System (CMS) that BullGuard uses. It stores a security token that the CMS (Kentico) uses to validate all form data submitted via POST requests. Helps protect against Cross-site request forgery.

SESSION

1st party

OptanonAlertBoxClosed

This cookie is set after visitors have seen the cookie information notice on our website and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. The cookie contains no personal information.

PERSISTENT

1st party

__AntiXsrfToken

This cookie is used to prevent Cross-site request forgery (often abbreviated as CSRF) attacks of the website. CSRF attacks exploit the trust that a site has in a user's browser.

SESSION

1st party

Culture

This cookie is automatically set by the BullGuard Content Management System (CMS). Culture refers to the language of the site and other services.

PERSISTENT

1st party

msm_locale

This cookie sets the portal language to match the website language, in conjunction with Culture cookie. If not present it defaults to English.

PERSISTENT

1st party

OptanonConsent

This cookie stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.

PERSISTENT

1st party

purl-nnnnn

This cookie is used by the BullGuard Shop to track shopping cart attributes required for affiliate reporting.

PERSISTENT

1st party

CMSLandingPageLoaded

This cookie indicates that a specific landing page has already been visited and the landing page activity is not logged again for the current visitor.

PERSISTENT

1st party

__cfduid

This cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. For example, if the user is in a place (shop, airport, cafeteria) where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the user’s machine is known trusted, then the cookie can override the security setting. The cookie does not contain any user identification information.

PERSISTENT

1st party

IR_10054

This cookie is set for online affiliate partners for revenue share.

SESSION

1st party

IR_gbd

This cookie is used to track traffic and sales from affiliate users

SESSION

1st party

cf_use_ob

This cookie is set by CloudFlare. CloudFlare is a web service we use for Caching & CDN and DNS, DDoS protection and security.

PERSISTENT

1st party

username

This cookie is used for username prefill in the BullGuard desktop application.

PERSISTENT

1st party

affiliate_n

This cookie represents the affiliate PID (n) for a BullGuard product.

PERSISTENT

1st party

.BULLGUARD

These cookies are set when a customer opens a chat and contain or set information about the language the user selects to use in the chat interaction, how the chat window looks like, which department the customer chooses to contact, tells the support application to create a new ticket.

SESSION

3rd party

ASP.NET_SessionID

SESSION

3rd party

CookieTest

SESSION

3rd party

GridColumnWidths

PERSISTENT

3rd party

InterfaceSpecs

SESSION

3rd party

MANAGE.ASPXAUTH

SESSION

3rd party

SelectedLanguage

SESSION

3rd party

st_ChatDepartment

PERSISTENT

3rd party

st_ChatWidgetStatus

PERSISTENT

3rd party

STHashCookie

PERSISTENT

3rd party

STTTState

PERSISTENT

3rd party

uidut

PERSISTENT

3rd party

CMSCurrentTheme

This cookie stores the name of the current visual theme to provide proper design to the dialog windows.

PERSISTENT

1st party

 

Name

Description

Lifespan

1st/ 3rd party

Analytical/Performance Cookies

_hjCachedUserAttributes

This cookie stores User Attributes which are sent through the Hotjar Identify API, whenever the user is not in the sample. These attributes will only be saved if the user interacts with a Hotjar Feedback tool.

SESSION

3rd party

_hjIncludedInSample

This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.

SESSION

3rd party

__utmb

This cookie is used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the Javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies is present. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

PERSISTENT

1st party

__utmc

This cookie operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

SESSION

1st party

_ga

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.

PERSISTENT

1st party

__utma

This cookie is used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the Javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

PERSISTENT

1st party

_gid

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.

PERSISTENT

1st party

__utmt

This cookie is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

PERSISTENT

1st party

__utmv

This is an optional additional cookie set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie is used when site owners create custom visitor-level variables for customising what can be measured. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

PERSISTENT

1st party

_vwo_uuid_v2

This cookie name is associated with the product Visual Website Optimiser, by USA based Wingify. The tool helps site owners measure the performance of different versions of web pages. This cookie ensures a visitor always sees the same version of a page and is used to track behaviour to measure the performance of different page versions.

PERSISTENT

1st party

_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It is a variation of the _gat cookie.

PERSISTENT

1st party

_gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It is a variation of the _gat cookie.

PERSISTENT

1st party

_hjTLDTest

When the Hotjar script executes, it tries to determine the most generic cookie path that should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, HotJar tries to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed.

SESSION

1st party

_gat

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

SESSION

1st party

__utmz

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

PERSISTENT

1st party

_hjid

This is a Hotjar cookie, set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.

PERSISTENT

1st party

_gac_UA-nnnnnnn-nn

This is a Google Analytics cookie that stores campaign information in order to provide Google Ads with a more reliable way to measure the interactions customers have with BullGuard business.

PERSISTENT

1st party

CMSUserPage

This is a Content Management System (CMS) cookie that stores the IDs (DocumentID, NodeID) of the last visited BullGuard page.

SESSION

1st party

VisitorStatus

This is a Content Management System (CMS) cookie that indicates if the visitor is new or returning. It is used for tracking the visitors statistic in Web analytics, feature provided by the CMS.

PERSISTENT

1st party

_abt

This cookie enables optimization testing via Google Tag Manager.

PERSISTENT

1st party

 

Name

Description

Lifespan

1st/ 3rd party

Functional cookies

cta

This cookie is activated when the timer is used on website specific promotional pages.

PERSISTENT

1st party

CMSPreferredCulture

This cookie is automatically set by our Content Management System (CMS). CMS Preferred Culture refers to the language of the site and other services

PERSISTENT

1st party

award_promo_cookie

This cookie is activated after the user closes a promotional banner and prevents the banner from being displayed while active.

PERSISTENT

1st party

_tids

This cookie represents transaction IDs for deduplication. It is used to improve accuracy of ecommerce reporting.

PERSISTENT

1st party

__cfduid

Cookie assoiated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

 

Name

Description

Lifespan

1st/ 3rd party

Targeting cookies

cto_tld_test

This is a Criteo cookie used to identify the visitor across visits and devices. This allows the website to present the visitor with relevant advertisement - The service is provided by third-party advertisement hubs, which facilitate real-time bidding for advertisers.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

_uetsid

These cookies are used by Bing to determine what ads should be shown that may be relevant to the end user perusing the site.

PERSISTENT

1st party

_uetvid

criteo_write_test

This is a Criteo cookie used to identify the visitor across visits and devices. This allows the website to present the visitor with relevant advertisement - The service is provided by third-party advertisement hubs, which facilitate real-time bidding for advertisers.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

MUID

This is a Microsoft Bing targeting cookie, used for identifying conversions from Bing ads.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

frontpagebetav2

This domain is owned by Imgur LLC. The company provides image sharing platform and online advertising services.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

browser_data

This is a Server analysis cookie.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

YSC

This is a cookie set by YouTube, a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

SESSION

3rd party

uid

This cookie is set by Criteo, focused on advertising activity.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

pp

This is a cookie set by Imgur LLC. The company provides image sharing platform and online advertising services.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

IDE

This cookie is set by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

cto_bundle

This is a Criteo cookie set for advertising & targeting purposes.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

personalization_id

This cookie is set by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

_fbp

This cookie is used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

__qca

This is a cookie usually associated with Quantcast, a digital advertising company. They provide website rankings, and the data they collect is also used for audience segmentation and targeted advertising.

PERSISTENT

1st party

fr

This cookie contains browser and user unique ID combination, used by Facebook for targeted advertising.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

mc

This cookie is set by Quantcast. The main business activity is: Market and Audience Segmentation, Targeted advertising services.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

GPS

This cookie is set by YouTube, with a purpose to collect user data through videos embedded in websites. This information is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of YouTube videos.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

_dlt

This cookie is used by Quantcast providing anonymous statistics.

SESSION

3rd party

_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress

This cookie is set so Hotjar can track the beginning of the user's journey for a total session count. It does not contain any identifiable information.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

addshoppers

These are AddShoppers cookies that collect data for the purposes for online behavioral advertising and includes information like where vistors came from and which type of browser the user is using.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

addshoppers.com

PERSISTENT

3rd party

asBrowse

PERSISTENT

3rd party

bcookie

This cookie is used for Sign-in with Linkedin and/or for Linkedin follow feature.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

bscookie

This cookie is used for Linkedin follow feature.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

lang

This session-based cookie is used for Sign-in with Linkedin and/or for Linkedin follow feature.

SESSION

3rd party

lidc

This cookie is used for Sign-in with Linkedin and/or for Linkedin follow feature.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

lissc

This cookie is used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

PERSISTENT

3rd party

sessionId

This is a Traverse email marketing cookie, used for creating marketing lists.

SESSION

3rd party

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This cookie information is revised at irregular intervals.

The information on the cookies we use is automatically updated by our service provider at set intervals.

 

Version: 2021-06-28


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