Last Updated: 08/06/2019
A cookie is a small file which is downloaded to your browsing device (such as a computer or mobile device) and is placed on your device or computer’s hard drive when you visit our website or Services. Cookies help analyze web traffic or let you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow websites and web applications to recognize your browsing device so as to respond to you as an individual. The website or web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other websites.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer, by following the instructions below for managing cookies. Disabling or deleting cookies, however, may prevent you from taking full advantage of our websites.
In addition to cookies, we may use other similar technologies, like web beacons, flash cookies, or pixels to track how you use our Services. Pixel tags are very small images or small pieces of data embedded in images, also known as “web beacons” or “clear GIFs,” that can recognize cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, a description of the page where the pixel tag is placed, and similar information from your computer or device. We may also use so-called “flash cookies” (also known as “Local Shared Objects” or “LSOs”) to collect and store information about your use of our Services. Flash cookies are commonly used for advertisements and videos. We will generally refer to cookies, web beacons, and flash cookies as “cookies” in this policy.
We generally treat information collected by cookies and other tracking technologies as non-personal information. However, to the extent that IP addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information by local law, we treat cookie information with identifiers as personal information.
Information that may be collected by cookies when you use the Service may include, without limitation:
- the pages you visit within the Service;
- the date and time of your visit to the Service;
- the amount of time you spend using the Service;
- the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; and/or
- your computer and connection information such as your browser type and version, operating system and platform.
The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device until they expire or are deleted (i.e. after you have finished browsing).
- First and Third-Party Cookies
When you access our Services, we or companies we work with may place cookies on your computer or other device. These technologies help us better understand user behavior, and inform us about which parts of our websites people have visited.
We may use both first-party and third-party cookies on our Service. First-party cookies are cookies that are placed on your device by us, while third-party cookies are set by parties other than BHS. Third-party cookies are operated by third parties that can recognize your device both when it visits our Service and when it visits other websites or mobile apps. BHS does not control how third-party cookies are used, and we encourage you to check the websites of any third-party cookie providers for more information about how they use cookie information.
How to manage or disable cookies
To manage cookies and similar tracking technologies:
- First-Party Cookies. You can use the browser with which you are viewing this website to enable, disable or delete cookies to the extent there are any. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools”, or “Edit” settings). Please note, if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access secure areas of the Site. Also, if you disable cookies other parts of the Services may not work properly. You can find more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
- Third-Party Cookies. To the extent we use them, you can opt-out of third-party advertising networks and similar entities that use targeting/advertising cookies, go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices. Once you click the link, you may choose to opt-out of such advertising from all participating advertising companies or only advertising provided by specific advertising entities. For more information about third-party advertising networks and similar entities that use these technologies, please see http://www.aboutads.info/consumers.
- Do Not Track. Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for DNT signals have not been adopted, our Sites do not currently process or respond to DNT signals.
- Flash Cookies. If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the website storage settings panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the global storage settings panel and following the instructions. Setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.
List of cookies we collect
The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.
- The association with your shopping cart.
- Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
- The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
- Your preferred currency
- An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
- An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
- An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
- Stores the Customer Segment ID
- A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
- You session ID on the server.
- Allows guests to edit their orders.
- The last category you visited.
- The most recent product you have viewed.
- Indicates whether a new message has been received.
- Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
- A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
- The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
- Information on what polls you have voted on.
- The items that you have recently compared.
- Information on products you have emailed to friends.
- The store view or language you have selected.
- The products that you have recently viewed.
- An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
- The number of items in your Wishlist.