Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

The Planet Bofa website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. By continuing to browse the Planet Bofa website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Planet Bofa website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to the Planet Bofa website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to the Planet Bofa website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Duration

ga

Google Analytics

Used to distinguish users and find out which pages on the site you are visiting, for how long and which pages you don't like.

2 years

_‌gat

Google Analytics

Used to stop users from sending multiple page load requests to Google.

1 minute

_gid

Google Analytics

Used to distinguish users visits in a particular day.

2 years

collapsi-states

Show/Hide Toggles

Used to remembers which tests and subjects you have requested to look at and which help information you want to see.

28 dates

joyride-tests

BOFA Help Pop-ups

This remembers which help pop-ups you have seen before, so it doesn't show you them again unless you click the ? button.

1 year

PHPSESSID

Test Page Functionality

Used to make the site work during your session.

Session duration only

cookie-confirmaton

Cookie Authorisation

This is the warning message at the beginning of your first session checking that you are happy to make the site work in the way it is intended.

1 month

YSC

Youtube

These cookies are set via embedded youtube videos. They register anonymous statistical data on for example how many times the video is displayed and what settings are used for playback. No sensitive data is collected unless you log in to your google account, in that case your choices are linked with your account, for example if you click "like" on a video. For more information, read the general Google Privacy policy. [http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/]

Only this session

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Youtube

These cookies are set via embedded youtube videos. They register anonymous statistical data on for example how many times the video is displayed and what settings are used for playback. No sensitive data is collected unless you log in to your google account, in that case your choices are linked with your account, for example if you click "like" on a video. For more information, read the general Google Privacy policy. [http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/]

6 months

PREF

Youtube

These cookies are set via embedded youtube videos. They register anonymous statistical data on for example how many times the video is displayed and what settings are used for playback. No sensitive data is collected unless you log in to your google account, in that case your choices are linked with your account, for example if you click "like" on a video. For more information, read the general Google Privacy policy. [http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/]

6 months

GPS

Youtube

These cookies are set via embedded youtube videos. They register anonymous statistical data on for example how many times the video is displayed and what settings are used for playback. No sensitive data is collected unless you log in to your google account, in that case your choices are linked with your account, for example if you click "like" on a video. For more information, read the general Google Privacy policy. [http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/]

24 hours

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Planet Bofa website.

Last updated 5 May 2018.

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