What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables Bright Tax features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to Bright Tax and our site generally, and help us know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on Bright Tax and help us serve relevant communications and ads to you.
What types of cookies does Bright Tax use?
We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to Bright Tax or interact with our sites, platforms and pages. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by Bright Tax when you return to one of our sites or a partner site that uses our services. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
What are cookies used for?
Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit Bright Tax, remember your preferences, and give you a personalised experience that’s in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with Bright Tax faster and more secure.
If you’re signed in to Bright Tax, cookies help us show you the right information and personalise your experience.
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How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help us serve relevant communications and ads to you more effectively. They also help us understand and improve our service and know when content has been shown to you. Communications and ads served by Bright Tax may also set third party cookies.
If you are a Bright Tax member but logged out of your account on a browser, Bright Tax may continue to log your interaction with our services on that browser for up to 30 days to generate usage analytics for our services. These analytics may be shared in aggregate form with our partners.
Unless you clear these cookies from your browser, we may use this information to:
- detect and defend against fraud and other risks to protect users and partners
- improve our products
- provide more relevant communication
- provide aggregate reports of communications and ads activity to websites hosting the communications and ads
We do not divulge any personal information that we collect unless you have given us permission to do so. You can opt-out of receiving communication about additional Services and Products or informative content by contacting us to opt out
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, please be aware that some parts of the website may not function properly. It may also stop you from saving customised settings like login information.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?
When you land on a site for the first time, cookies have to be blocked until the user takes some action that they are clear will result in cookies being set. This means giving an opportunity to act before cookies are set on a first visit to a site. If there is then a fair notice, continuing to browse can in most circumstances be valid consent via affirmative action.
If you wish to change to opt out of using cookies after the initial opt-in, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to do so. If you do not want to receive cookies, you can also change your browser settings on your computer or other device you’re using to access our services. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including Bright Tax cookies. Please note that the Bright Tax site will not work properly without cookies.