Cipher Group Cookie Policy

We use “cookies” and similar web technologies, including pixel tags or web beacons, (“Automated Collection Tools”) to support certain features of our website. Automated tools are pieces of code deployed on your device. The Automated Collection Tools allow the website to recognize your browser or device during your visit to our website or when you return to our website.We use the following types of automated tools:

Category 1 - strictly necessary tools:

We use a number of Automated Collection Tools which are essential to the operation of the our website and which enable services you have specifically asked for to be provided. These types of Automated Collection Tools let us:

Without these Automated Collection Tools, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided. Some of these Automated Collection Tools are provided by the following third parties:

We want you to understand these essential Automated Collection Tools, and why we use them, but your consent is not required for us to use them as we use these Automated Collection Tools only to provide you with services that you have requested.

Category 2 - performance tools:

These Automated Collection Tools collect information about how you use the our website. They allow us to understand:

Category 3 - functionality tools:

These Automated Collection Tools allow our website to remember choices that you make. They allow us to remember your username, your language, and changes you make to various other parts of our services which you can customize.
The aim of these Automated Collection Tools is to provide you with a more personal experience so that you don't have to reset your preferences each time you visit us.
We also use functionality Automated Collection Tools to enable you to comment on a discussion in a forum or provide enhanced services such as enabling you to view a video on our website.

Category 4 - targeting or advertising tools:

These Automated Collection Tools track your browsing habits so that we can show you advertising which we hope is relevant to your interests. We believe it is useful to show you advertisements that are tailored to your interests. These advertising tools use information about your web browsing activity to group you with other users who have similar interests and show you advertisements based upon those interests. Information about your browsing habits is passed by us to third party advertisers so that you are shown more tailored advertisements when you are online.
Also, we may use Automated Collection Tools to enable us and third-party partners that we work with to deliver advertisements or tailor marketing messages. For example we may use cookies to record what products and services you buy or show interest in and use third party services to enable relevant advertisements to be shown on our and other websites based on that information.
These types of tools are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
To learn more about how behavioral advertising works, and your ability to opt out, visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NIA), the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), or Your Online Choices. We currently do not use any targeting or advertising tools on our website.

How long will the cookies expire?

The length of time a cookie will expire depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you close your browser. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device until they expire or are deleted. The persistent cookies used by Cipher Group will expire after 2 year-time in the maximum, unless you delete them before using your browser or phone settings.

How to manage Automated Collection Tools

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your device. You may also delete cookies as soon as you leave our website. Although you are not required to accept cookies when you visit our website, if you set your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features and functionality of our website.
For example, the Help portion of the toolbar on most web browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new Automated Collection Tools, and how to entirely disable Automated Collection Tools. With regards to some of the popular browsers you can find more information by clicking on the following relevant links: Google Chrome; Microsoft Edge; Mozilla Firefox; Microsoft Internet Explorer; Opera and Apple Safari.
Where required by law, we will present you with a cookie banner the first time you visit our website that explains what type of Automated Collection Tools we use and which asks your consent for some of the Automated Collection Tools we use.

Personal Information collected through Automated Collection Tools

We use the personal information collected through Automated Collection Tools for the purposes specified in our website privacy policy.

Updates of Cookie Policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. If we do, you will be notified when you first visit our website after the change. You can also revisit this page if you wish to keep yourself informed.

APPENDIX A: Cookie Table

The following are all the cookies used on our websites, including Cipher and other domains operated by Cipher Group.

localeFunctionality CookiesUsed to record your language preferences.Cipher Group1 Year
skinFunctionality CookiesUsed to record your style preferences.Cipher Group1 Year
_gaPerformance/Analytics CookiesUsed to distinguish users.Google Analytics2 Years
_gidPerformance/Analytics CookiesUsed to distinguish users.Google Analytics1 Day
_ga_<container-id>Performance/Analytics CookiesUsed to persist session state.Google Analytics2 Years
_gac_gb_<container-id>Performance/Analytics CookiesContains campaign related information.Google Analytics90 Days
snStrictly Necessary CookiesThe verify code of your current request, used for security verification.Cipher GroupSession
tokenStrictly Necessary CookiesThe authorization code of your current request, used for security verification.Cipher GroupSession
deviceIdStrictly Necessary CookiesThe ID of your current device, used for security verification.Cipher Group1 Week
__cflbStrictly Necessary CookiesCloudflare sets a __cflb cookie with a unique value on the first response to the requesting client. Cloudflare routes future requests to the same origin, optimizing network resource usage. In the event of a failover, Cloudflare sets a new __cflb cookie to direct future requests to the failover pool.Cloudflare1 Day
__cf_bmStrictly Necessary CookiesThe __cf_bm cookie is a cookie necessary to support Cloudflare Bot Management, currently in private beta. As part of our bot management service, this cookie helps manage incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots.Cloudflare30 Mins
__cfruidStrictly Necessary CookiesCookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to identify trusted web traffic.CloudflareSession
__cfduidStrictly Necessary CookiesCookie associated 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.Cloudflare30 Mins

Last Upated: November, 1, 2021.