About Cookies

What is a cookie?

An HTTP cookie, web cookie, browser cookie, or simply, a cookie is a small piece of data that a server sends to the visitor’s web browser. It is stored in the user’s device as a simple text file and the browser sends it back to the server when requested.

Cookies can be read by the website on a user’s subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to the user’s browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the website can identify the user on his return visit.

Cookies can improve the browsing experience throughout the user’s visit and even on repeat visits by saving settings for the various elements of the website.

How does EBH use cookies?

EBH does not use cookies to collect any personal information. In fact, the only thing that cookies are directly used for is to tie the requests from a user’s device to its web-servers. However, EBH uses third-party services like Google Analytics which, in turn, use cookies to track information about visitors’ use of the website, including things like browser versions, operating system types, device types etc.

The information collected in this way enables EBH to understand the use of its website, including the number of visitors it has, the pages viewed per session, time exposed to particular pages, etc. This information helps EBH to provide visitors with a better experience.

EBH will not attempt to personally identify visitors from their IP addresses unless this is required for fraud identification or any other reason required by law.

Visitors can use most of EBH’s website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser. However, the EBH Dashboard (the term we use to designate a client’s profile) requires cookies to be enabled for the service to function properly.

Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer.

What kind of cookies does EBH use?

EBH uses the following categories of cookies:

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are strictly necessary for some services of EBH’s website to function properly. These cookies allow EBH’s website to save session credentials, protect them against malicious attacks and keep certain user preferences.

  Name Type Domain Lifetime Description
cookiesPolicy 1st party {subdomain}.ebhforex.com 1 year This cookie is used to store the user's cookie preferences.
PHPSESSID 1st party my.ebhforex.com Session This cookie is a general-purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables.
YII_CSRF_TOKEN 1st party my.ebhforex.com Session This cookie is used by the Yii framework to store a token for the CSRF prevention scheme.
__cfduid 3rd party .ebhforex.com 1 year This cookie is associated with CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times and override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.
_fz_fvdt 3rd party trade.mql5.com 20 years This cookie is associated with MetaQuotes; it is used to remember information about the visitor.
_fz_ssn 3rd party trade.mql5.com 30 min This cookie is associated with MetaQuotes; it is used to identify sessions of visitors.
_fz_uniq 3rd party trade.mql5.com 10 years This cookie is associated with MetaQuotes; it is used to identify visitors and for anonymous internal statistics of the use of the website.
uniq 3rd party .mql5.com 10 years This cookie is associated with MetaQuotes; it is used to identify visitors and for anonymous internal statistics of the use of the website.

Functionality

These cookies allow EBH’s website to remember the choices visitors make and provide enhanced personal features. For example, they are used to remember the status of a closed pop-up or preferences related to EBH’s website language.

  Name Type Domain Lifetime Description
lang 1st party my.ebhforex.com Session This cookie is used to store language preferences, to serve up content in the stored language.
riskWarning 1st party {subdomain}.ebhforex.com 1 year This cookie is used to store the state of our risk warning banner.
lotSize 1st party {subdomain}.ebhforex.com 2 years The rollover calculator should use cookies to remember the last value added by the user

Performance

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website. For instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. EBH uses both first- and third-party cookies for that purpose.

  Name Type Domain Lifetime Description
ibv3 1st party my.ebhforex.com 1 year EBH – Affiliate Connections
_gat_all 3rd party .ebhforex.com 1 min Google Analytics
_gid 3rd party .ebhforex.com 24 hours Google Analytics
_ga 3rd party .ebhforex.com 2 years Google Analytics

Targeting

These cookies are used to target specific audience groups based on their web browser behaviour. EBH uses those cookies to display ads throughout a user’s browsing experience, via various advertising channels.

  Name Type Domain Lifetime Description
_gat_UA-104596705-1 3rd party .ebhforex.com 1 min This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics; it is used to track user visits to the website.
_gcl_au 3rd party .ebhforex.com 3 months This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics; it is used to link conversions.

How to control cookies?

Disabling individual cookies may require the use of browser add-ons or the use of a special type of cookie – an opt-out cookie. Users can also delete all cookies that are already on their devices, and they can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. Disabling cookies globally, through the web browser settings, will result in loss of functionality for EBH’s website and lead to poor user experience.

EBH will not enable any cookie by default except for those that fall under the “Strictly Necessary” category. The user will be asked via a pop-up window to select the cookie categories that they prefer to enable. A user’s cookie preferences can be changed by the user at any time, either via their EBH Dashboard settings or by clicking here.

For more information about how to manage cookies, including opting-out of different types of cookies, please visit: www.aboutcookies.org

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