D&B is 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?
Cookie Types and Their Uses
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.
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 uses first and third party cookies.
For new visitors, we use first party cookies or Web beacons to collect limited data, such as the date, time, and areas of our website that are visited, as well as the website from which the new visitor came. We may use IP addresses to derive certain other information concerning businesses visiting our websites as described in this policy, but we do not analyze this information in a way which would reveal the identity of the individual browsing our websites. When you select one of our products or services, register for a newsletter or e-mail alert, fill out an online form, or complete a survey, we may try to identify your browser and we may combine information from cookies, Web beacons, and other information collected online with other data that we maintain about you. By improving the features, marketing, and content of our website and by making your online experience more convenient and meaningful, we are able to better serve our customers' needs.
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?
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 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.