This website is intended to provide general information on the BDO network and the professional services and solutions provided by the BDO member firms around the world.
We gather information from users of this website automatically and when you decide to provide us with information, for example, when you complete a form on bdo.co.uk. This information is treated with confidence, and is only used by BDO as per the terms of the Privacy Statement.
We may use "cookies" to keep, and sometimes track, information about you.
Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like personalised details or user preferences. Cookies do not damage your system. You can reset your browser so as to refuse any cookie or to alert you to when a cookie is being sent.
BDO does not share this data with third parties. Our cookies do not store sensitive information such as your name or address, they simply just enable us to see behaviour on the website to help us improve your experience. However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from bdo.co.uk, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone’s handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
How to control my cookies
There are various ways that you can control and manage your cookies which are discussed in a bit more detail below. Please remember that any settings you change will not just affect bdo.co.uk cookies. These changes will apply to all websites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular websites).
Managing cookies in my browser
Most modern browsers will allow you to:
- See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis
- Block third party cookies
- Block cookies from particular websites
- Block all cookies from being set
- Delete all cookies when you close your browser
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. This includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set. Also, if you block cookies completely many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all.
Managing analytics cookies
It is possible to opt out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. bdo.co.uk uses Google Analytics and you can opt out of their cookies by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page. Please note that this will take you to Google Analytic’s website and generate a ‘no thanks’ cookie, which will stop any further cookies being set by those third parties.
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|CMSPreferredCulture||Set by the Kentico CMS to identify the language of the page, stores a language-country code combination.||1 year||System|
|CMSCsrfCookie||Store's a security token that the system uses to validate all form data submitted via POST requests. Helps protect against Cross site request forgery.||Session||System|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Keeps the user session ID for security reasons.||Session||System|
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Further information about cookies and how to manage them
If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org*.
*Please note that we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites.