A cookie is a small information file sent by a website and stored in a user’s browser to allow the website to consult the user’s activity on the site.
On this website we use the following types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies – these are essential for the provision of certain services expressly requested by the user. If these cookies are disabled the user will be unable to receive our content and services correctly.
Analytical cookies – these help to provide statistical data on the use of the website to allow us to improve our content and service.
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by Websites you visit. On 25 May 2011, Directive 2009/136/EC, (the “Cookies Directive”), which amends Directive 2002/58/EC, came into force in the European Union (EU).
Among other things, this Directive states that “the storing of information or the gaining of access to information already stored, in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user is only allowed on condition that the subscriber or user concerned has given his or her consent, having been provided with clear and comprehensive information”.
This document contains a description of the cookies used on the May Business Consulting Website. You can manage these cookies through your web browser setting or through this site’s cookie preference settings.
Our Website is evolving as we continue to take steps to implement the relevant measures set out in the Cookies Directive. Consequently, this web page and the information here will be reviewed and updated from time to time.
Cookies Used On This Website
Below, you will find a list cookies created and read when browsing the May Business Consulting Website. We have grouped these cookies based on the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) cookie guide, which currently identifies four categories:
Strictly necessary cookies
Targeting or advertising cookies
Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are those whose storage is necessary to provide the services explicitly requested. We use them to remember you as having logged into this Website, enabling you to use shopping cart checkout, as well as other Website applications you have requested.
These cookies are “strictly necessary” to provide services “explicitly requested” by you; allowing these cookies is a condition of using this Website.
The following list includes strictly necessary cookies:
A key that is set when signing in to OT Connect and removed when signing out. Required to grant signed-in users access to protected assets.
Stores a key that is required to access protected assets through OT Connect. It is only set on demand of the user to remember the user for subsequent visits.
A key that is set when signing in to the Knowledge Center, Customer Self-Service or Solutions Central, and that gets removed when signing out. Required to grant signed-in users access to these Web sites which are reserved for customers.
This cookie stores the email address a user enters when registering or signing in to May Business Consulting Connect in order to access protected assets or services. If sign in fails, the cookie’s value is required by our backend systems to identify the reason for authentication failure.
Related to Learning Services shopping cart. Set when a user adds items, such as training courses, to the shopping cart.
Required to identify requests from the same user during a limited time window as a session, when using an application.
Invoked by playing embedded OTVS video or audio assets. Used to identify users to the specific application server.
Used on the www.May Business Consulting .com/wsm microsite.
Performance cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. We use performance cookies to collect information about how visitors use our Website. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous; the information these cookies collect is only used to improve how our Website works.
The following Performance cookies are used by our Website:
This cookie contains a random session ID set by the May Business Consulting Semantic Navigation search application when searching for a term through the search box on top right of any page on May Business Consulting .com.
This helps to remember user preferences across multiple searches during the same session. The actual preferences are stored server-side in a session file.
These cookies are set by Google Analytics to collect anonymous traffic data as described in the Google Analytics Terms of Service. They contain a random unique visitor ID, timestamps and information about the visit, including referrals. The actual visit data is logged server-side by Google. Google provides May Business Consulting aggregated reports that help us analyze how visitors use our Websites and where they were referred from, in order to improve user experience and measure the impact of search engine optimization and advertising. We do not track or collect personally identifiable information, or associate any Google Analytics data with any personally identifying information from other sources.
These cookies are set by the WebTrends analytics tool when a visitor first visits an May Business Consulting Website, and are updated with subsequent visits. They contain the visitor’s IP address and timestamps for the first, most recent and current visits. This allows the analytics tool to recognize returning visitors and track their visit data across multiple visits and across multiple May Business Consulting Websites. The analytics data is logged in the analytics tool in pseudonymised form and aggregated to analyze how visitors use our sites in order to improve user experience.
Invoked by viewing a page on our Website that has SlideShare hosted content embedded. ScorecardResearch is the company setting this cookie. They use a combination of web tags and cookies to help Websites count users who have visited and seen a page or various parts of a page.
Invoked by viewing a page on our Website that has a YouTube hosted video embedded. This functions as a unique client computer identifier which, in combination with the user’s IP address, helps estimate available bandwidth.
Functionality cookies remember choices you make and are used to improve your experience.
We use functionality cookies to track user visit data in pseudonymised form, unless a visitor provides us their personal data through creating a profile.
The following functionality cookies are used by our Website:
Targeting cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. Targeting cookies to allow you to easily link to social sites like Facebook. This information about your activity could be used to target advertising.
The following are the targeting cookies set by a third party on your device:
Set by “ShareThis” widget embedded on the site. The ShareThis service can identify a visitor if they have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account (and provided their consent). This information may be used to display advertisements on sites that include the ShareThis sharing icon or sites that use ShareThis Services. Visit ShareThis to Opt Out.
Set by Eloqua contact forms for the AppNexus Platform. For details on information collected and used by the AppNexus Platform, see the privacy statement and opt out procedure.
Features for sharing via Facebook. Does not set a cookie by itself, but if one is present it will read it.
Features for sharing via Twitter, and viewing tweets by other people.
Users may choose at any time which cookies to enable on this website using their browser settings: