What is a cookie?
A cookie is either a small text file that is stored on your hard drive, or some information that is stored in memory until you close your browser. Any given website can store and read only its own cookies; it cannot read a cookie set by another website, nor can it inject information into cookies set by other websites.
What is its purpose?
A cookie helps website operators monitor usage of their website, and it also enables them to provide a secure personalized browsing experience for their users. In addition, cookies are often used on eCommerce websites to facilitate the shopping experience.
- To store session information while users are browsing its websites.
- To enable more accurate reporting of site usage data, such as new visitors, unique visitors and returning visitors.
Cookies and your privacy
A cookie cannot read data from elsewhere on your computer; thus, it cannot steal any personally identifiable information about you. A cookie could store your personal information only if you had first entered it into a Web form and then the operators of the website chose to store it as part of the cookie.
BHL recognizes its users' privacy concerns. You may choose to reject cookies either outright, or on a case-by-case basis. However, please be aware that our applications and websites may require you to accept cookies in order to use some or all of their features.
In the following sections you will find brief instructions for controlling cookies in the most popular browsers used to visit our site. If you do not see your browser listed below, please consult its help documentation.
Internet Explorer (6.x+)
1. Choose Tools > Internet Options.
2. Choose the "Privacy" tab.
3. Move the slider to select your preferred privacy level.
4. Choose the Sites and Advanced buttons to further customize your privacy preferences.
1. Choose Tools > Options.
2. Choose the "Privacy" icon.
3. Next to the text "Firefox will" choose "Use custom settings for history" from the dropdown.
4. Adjust the checkboxes related to cookies to suit your preferences. Choose the Exceptions button to enter specific websites that you want to allow or block regardless of your other settings.
1. Use the following link to access privacy settings: chrome://chrome/settings/search#privacy
2. Choose Content Settings.
3. In the Cookies section, adjust the settings to suit your preferences. Choose Manage Exceptions to enter specific websites that you want to allow or block regardless of your other settings.