About Cookies

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 Backoffice (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:

Session Management

These cookies last only for a single browsing session, and once the browser or the session is closed, they are deactivated. 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
PHPSESSID 1st party my.ebhforex.com Session EBH – Sessions for the Backoffice
YII_CSRF_TOKEN 1st party my.ebhforex.com Session EBH – CSRF Prevention
lang 1st party my.ebhforex.com Session EBH – Language Setting
utmv1 1st party .ebhforex.com Session EBH – Google Analytics Support

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 Economic Calendar, such as the selected time-zone.

  Name Type Domain Lifetime Description
CalendarFilters 1st party my.ebhforex.com 1 year EBH Economic Calendar –
Filter Settings
cookieconsent_status 1st party {subdomain}.ebhforex.com 1 year EBH – Cookie Consent

Tracking

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
_ym_visorc_46387266 3rd party .ebhforex.com 30 mins Yandex Metrica
_ym_uid 3rd party .ebhforex.com 24 hours Yandex Metrica
_ym_isad 3rd party .ebhforex.com 24 hours Yandex Metrica

Please take note of the following information with regard to third-party cookies used on EBH’s website:

How to control cookies?

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