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D&B Cookie Policy

D&B are committed to protecting your personal information and ensuring your experience with us is as safe and as enjoyable as possible.  In this section, you’ll find information on how and why we use “cookies” to improve our service and your web experience.  You’ll also find out how to manage the information that is collected.

What Are Cookies?

Most websites, including D&B, use cookies to improve your browsing experience.  Cookies are small amounts of information in the form of text files sent by our website (or the website of a company we have a relationship with) to your computer, mobile phone or other device when you visit our website.  They allow us to do various things, including tailor the content you see, and ensure the security of your online experience.  Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

Cookie Types and Their Uses

D&B uses a combination of different cookies to improve your on-line experience.  For example, D&B uses cookies store your preferences and other information on your computer in order to save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information and to display your personalised content and appropriate D&B product or solution based advertising on your later visits to the web.  D&B’s cookies do not gather any information about you that would be resold to third parties for marketing or advertising.

Session Cookies
Session cookies only last for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser.  These facilitate various tasks such as allowing a website to identify that a user of a particular device is navigating from page to page, supporting website security or basic functionality.

Most of the cookies D&B uses are session cookies.  They keep you signed into D&B while you move between pages and service your account.

Persistent Cookies
D&B also uses persistent cookies.  These cookies last beyond your session and remain after you have closed your browser.  Persistent cookies will remain on your computer until you choose to remove them.

D&B uses persistent cookies in a few ways, such as to remember your username for sign in so you don’t have to re-enter the information on every visit. 

First and Third Party Cookies

You may have seen references on other websites to “first party cookies” and “third party cookies.” Determining whether or not a cookie is a first or third party cookie depends on which website sets the cookie on your device.  First party cookies are set by, or on behalf of, the company whose website you visit.  Cookies set by any other company are third party cookies.  For example, third party cookies may be used by advertising companies to serve ads when you visit their website.

D&B only uses first party cookies. D&B does not use any third party cookies.

What If I Don’t Want to Accept Cookies?

You can choose to restrict or block access to cookies set by D&B or any other company.  You can set your browser to notify you when a web server attempts to write a cookie to your computer. This gives you a chance to accept or reject the cookie.  You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may mean you will be unable to log in to certain D&B websites.

How Can I Control Cookies?

Managing Cookies

If you don’t want to receive cookies from the D&B website, you can opt out of them when given the consent option.

Web Browser Cookies

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether.  You can also delete cookies that have already been set. 

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings.  The Help function within your browser should tell you how.  Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.  You’ll also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies

Most D&B websites do work without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies.  Occasionally some D&B websites will be completely unable to function without cookies being enabled. 

If you permit us to use cookies, we will also use a cookie to remember your cookie preference.  But if the time comes when you delete all your cookies, such as in your browser preference, then you will need to update your preferences at that time.  You’ll also have to consent to cookie use again if you log in from a browser or device that has not been used to accept the cookies previously.

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