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This Cookie Notice applies to the BIS website as well as to any related BIS websites or BIS-branded pages on third-party platforms which are operated by or on behalf of the Bank for International Settlements ("BIS Sites"). 

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to the browser directory of your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

Other tracking technologies, such as web beacons or tags, are used by some content providers in marketing or social media to track and monitor the access of provided content.

There are different types of cookies that can be classified according to their purpose. Also, cookies may be persistent, ie coded with a defined expiry date independent of the duration of the web session, or last only for the session. 

The BIS is committed to continuously updating and enhancing its websites. To this end, we use statistical cookies to collect user data in an anonymised and aggregated format to support the optimisation of the provided content and to improve the user experience. Cookies help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and how visitors navigate around our sites. We also use security cookies to support access to BIS websites with restricted features. Cookies may also be placed by third parties on our websites.

Technical cookies, often referred to as strictly necessary cookies, maybe be placed on a website to fulfil its purpose. By definition, without such essential technical functions, the website would not work, or be displayed in a wrong format. BIS websites do not deploy technical processes which would require such strictly necessary technical cookies. 

Marketing cookies or beacons, also often referred to as targeting cookies, are used to collect identifiable personal information about visitors of websites. Such cookies identify browsing behaviours, personal interest and product preferences, tracing individual users in support of advertising or marketing campaigns. The BIS does not use or analyse marketing cookies. 

The BIS use of cookies is limited to the following types of cookies: statistics cookies, preference cookies, security cookies, third-party cookies.

Most browsers allow you to manage if and/or how cookies are set and used, and to clear cookies and browser data. Your browser may have settings that let you manage cookies on a site-by-site basis. Please refer to your browser instructions to learn more about your options for managing cookies.

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