Cookie usage policy
data file that we set onto your browser or device’s hard drive (such
as your computer, smartphone, tablet, smart TV, gaming console and so
on)) and similar technologies such as web beacons and pixels (clear
picture files used to keep track of your navigation through the Sites),
local shared objects (also known as ‘flash cookies’ that are similar
to browser cookies, but can store data more complex than simple text)
or pixels (collectively “cookies”). It also explains how you can
websites owned and operated by or on behalf of Business Computing
Research Laboratory, (“BUCOREL”, “we”, “our” or “us”). This Cookie
Policy applies to each of the BUCOREL websites that link to it
(collectively the “Sites”).
What are cookies?
Cookies are pieces of code that allow for personalization of your
experiences on any of the Sites by saving your information such as
help operate the Sites, make navigation on the Sites more efficient,
help remember your preferences and generally improve your browsing
experience. They can also adjust advertisements that you see online
so they may be more relevant to you and your interests.
Cookies may be used directly by BUCOREL (“first-party cookies”) or
by other companies (“third-party cookies”) on the Sites.
We use the following types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are technically
required for the operation of the Sites. They are usually only set in
response to actions made by you which amount to a request for
services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging into
secure areas of the Sites or filling in forms. These cookies store
data such as online identifiers (including IP address and device
identifiers) along with the information used to operate the Sites.
We may estimate your geographic location based on your IP address to
help us display the content available in your location and adjust the
operation of the Sites.
- Performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognize and count the
number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Sites when
they use them. This helps us to understand what areas of the Sites are
of interest to you and to improve the way the Sites work, for example,
by helping you find what you are looking for easily. We may use third
party web analytics providers to help us analyze the use of the Sites,
email, and newsletters. These cookies store data such as online
identifiers (including IP address and device identifiers), information
about your web browser and operating system, website usage activity
information (including the frequency of your visits, your actions on
the Sites and, if you arrived at any of the Sites from another website,
i.e. the URL of that website), and content-related activity (including
the email and newsletter content you view and click on).
- Functionality cookies. These cookies are used to recognize you when
you return to the Sites. This enables us to remember your preferences
(for example, your choice of language or region) or when you register
on areas of the Sites, such as our web programs or extranets. These
cookies store data such as online identifiers (including IP address
and device identifiers) along with the information used to provide
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record online identifiers (including
IP address and device identifiers), information about your web browser
and operating system, website usage activity information (such as
information about your visit to the Sites, the pages you have visited,
content you have viewed, and the links you have followed), and
content-related activity (including the email and newsletter
content you view and click on). The information is used to try to
make the Sites, emails, and newsletters, and the advertising displayed
on them and other websites more relevant to your interests. For instance,
when you visit the Sites, these targeting cookies are used by third
party providers for remarketing purposes to allow them to show you
advertisements for our products when you visit other websites on the
internet. Our third party providers may collect and combine information
collected through the Sites, emails, and newsletters with other
information about your visits to other websites and apps over time,
if those websites and apps also use the same providers.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the
purposes for which we use them in our cookie management tool available from
the Cookie Settings link at the footer of our Sites.
How long do cookies last?
Cookies can remain on your device for different periods of time. Some
cookies are ‘session cookies’, meaning that they exist only while your
website browser is open and are deleted automatically when you close
your browser. Other cookies are persistent cookies, meaning they survive
after your browser is closed so that websites recognize your browser or
device when you later re-open your browser and browse the internet again.
You can find more information about the duration of individual cookies we use
in our cookie management tool available from the Cookie Settings link at the
footer of the Sites.
How to control cookies
tool, your internet browser, or through other third party services:
- Cookie management tool: You can customize or change your cookie
preferences at any time by accessing our cookie management tool, available
from the Cookie Settings link at the footer of our Sites, including
withdrawing any consent you provided at any time.
- Internet browser: You can also control and delete cookies through most
browsers by changing your cookie settings. These settings will typically be
found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browse.
- Other third party services: You can visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
where you will find comprehensive information on cookie management and blocking
relevant to a wide range of browsers.
- To restrict which cookies may be set for personalized advertising purposes,
you will find relevant information and tools on
You may control your advertising preferences or opt-out of certain Google
advertising products by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager,
currently available at https://google.com/ads/preferences.
- To find out more about flash cookies or how to disable them, you can visit:
Please note that if you withdraw your consent or disable certain cookies,
you may not be able to use the full functionalities of the Sites. Various methods
of deleting or blocking cookies may not be fully effective for all types of
cookies and similar technologies, such as Local Storage Objects (LSOs) like
flash cookies or HTML.
If you are a resident of California, by using the Sites, you are using and
directing us to intentionally allow third party providers to collect personal
advertising services to us so that we can provide and improve the Sites and our
products and services and provide you with content, marketing, and advertising
we believe is more relevant to you. Currently, the Sites do not respond to
browser “Do Not Track” signals.