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Cookies Policy

Introduction

This policy covers usage of cookies and other tracking technologies by CAE.

Consent

By using our website https://www.cae.com/, without disabling cookies by following the instructions below, you consent to the use of cookies of this website in accordance with this Cookies policy. You will have seen a pop up to this effect on your first visit to this website; although it will not usually appear on subsequent visits, you may withdraw your consent at any time by following the instructions below.

By using CAE Applications as mentioned below, you consent to the use of cookies of the respective Application in accordance with this Cookies policy.

Disabling cookies

If you do not agree to the use of these cookies of our website https://www.cae.com/, please disable them by following the instructions for your browser set out here. However, some of the services will not function so well if cookies are disabled.Where the organization setting the cookie provides an automated disabling tool in respect of its cookie(s) we list the name of that organisation, the category of cookies it sets together with a link to its automated disabling tool. In all other cases, we list the names of the cookies themselves and their source at the date of this Cookies policy so that you can easily identify and disable them if you want through your browser controls.

It is currently not possible to deactivate the cookies used in our Applications.

After your initial visit to this website or usage of the Application, we may change the cookies we use. This cookies policy will always allow you to know who is placing cookies, for what purpose and give you the means to disable (if applicable) them so you should check it from time to time. 

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website or use an application. Cookies are then sent back to the originating web domain on your subsequent visits to that domain. Most web pages and application contain elements from multiple web domains so when you visit e.g. https://www.cae.com/  your browser may receive cookies from several sources.

Cookies are useful because they allow a website and application to recognize a user’s device. Cookies allow you to navigate between pages efficiently, remember preferences and generally improve the user experience. They can also be used to tailor advertising to your interests through tracking your browsing across websites.

Session cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser/application and persistent cookies remain on your device after the browser/application is closed (for example to remember your user preferences when you return to the site).

What types of cookies does CAE use on https://www.cae.com/?

We describe the categories of cookies CAE uses below.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for (such as navigating between pages) cannot be provided. These cookies are anonymous and cannot be used to identify you.

https://www.cae.com/ (full and mobile versions) currently use the following strictly necessary cookies:

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Further information

exp_csrf_token

CAE

Used to validate form requests and requests to server.

Session cookie, anonymous

exp_tracker

CAE

Tracks the last 2 pages so that the return parameter can send you back appropriately.

Session cookie, anonymous

exp_last_activity

CAE

Tracks user activity, it uses the last activity to compare against how long a session “should last” versus how long it is lasting. This is a security measure.

Session cookie, anonymous

exp_last_visit

CAE

Tracks user activity, it uses the last activity to compare against how long a session “should last” versus how long it is lasting. This is a security measure.

Persistent cookie, anonymous

exp_publisher_site_language

CAE

Used to store the user’s language on the website.

Session cookie, anonymous

PHPSESSID

CAE

Used to track sessions between http requests in a PHP Application.

Session cookie, anonymous

__orqid

CAE

Used by CloudFlare as part of services

3 years Expiry, anonymous

ARRAffinity

CAE

Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times.

Session cookie, anonymous

CookieConsent

CAE

Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain

1 year Expiry, anonymous

exp_publisher_site_prev_language

CAE

Used by the CMS - refers to the publisher language

29 days Expiry, anonymous

exp_publisher_tracker

CAE

Used by the CMS - refers to the publisher language

Session cookie, anonymous

local_storage_support_test

Twitter

The cookie is used in context with the local-storage function in the browser. This function allows the website to load faster by pre-loading certain procedures.

Persistent cookie, anonymous

rc::c

Google

This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.

Session cookie, anonymous

 

Performance cookies

We make use of analytic cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.

https://www.cae.com/ (full and mobile) currently uses the following analytic cookies from Google Analytics:

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Further information

(links subject to change)

__hjid

Hotjar

This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. The cookie collects details of visitor behaviour patterns anonymously.

Persistent cookie (expires after 365 days if not cleared beforehand), anonymous (user id is generated randomly)

_hjTLDTest

Hotjar

Used by HotJar to test for generic cookie path

Session cookie, anonymous

_ga

Google

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Session cookie, anonymous

_gat

Google

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

1 Day Expiry, anonymous

_gid

Google

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

1 Day Expiry, anonymous

personalization_id

Twitter

This cookie is set by Twitter - The cookie allows the visitor to share content from the website onto their Twitter profile.

2 Years Expiry, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

 

Website functionality cookies

We make use of cookies to provide you with certain functionality. For example, your account information to provide enhanced and more personal features. These cookies are not used to track your browsing on other sites. https://www.cae.com/  (full and mobile versions) currently uses the following functionality cookies:

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Further information

_hjIncludedInSample

Hotjar

Determines if the user's navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder.

Session cookie, anonymous

pagead/1p-user-list/#

Google

Generated by Google pagead dynamic marketing to track events such as conversions or other meaningful user interactions

Session cookie, anonymous

test_cookie

DoubleClick (Google)

Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.

1 Day Expiry, anonymous

UID

comScore

Collects information of the user and his/her movement, such as timestamp for visits, most recently loaded pages and IP address. The data is used by the marketing research network, Scorecard Research, to analyse traffic patterns and carry out surveys to help their clients better understand the customer's preferences.

2 Years Expiry, anonymous, Third party, analytics

UIDR

           

Third-party cookies

When you use the LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter or other share buttons available, you will be directed to a page controlled by those companies which may place cookies (including targeting cookies) and will be subject to LinkedIn’s, Twitter’s or the relevant other website’s cookies policies respectively.

https://www.cae.com/  (full and mobile versions) currently uses the following third-party cookies:

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Further information

(links subject to change)

__cfduid

CAE

Used by Cloudflare (a site performance enhancement service) to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.  It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.

Session cookie, anonymous

bcookie

LinkedIn

Tracks the browser ID.

Tracks the browser ID.

bscookie

LinkedIn

and

YouTube

Tracks the secure browser ID (LinkedIn).

 

Tracks where the user is located to allow for YouTube to show area-restricted content to appropriate users.

Session cookie, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

__widgetsettings

Twitter

Cookies placed by Twitter are used to track and analyse social advertising across the Twitter platform. Twitter also uses cookies to personalise your experience and remember preferences (such as your language).

Persistent cookie, anonymous if not logged to third party accounts 

i/jot/syndication

Twitter

Used to see if a user is logged in on twitter, to alter the display of the twitter feed plugin.

Session cookie, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

 

Click here for Twitter’s privacy policy https://twitter.com/en/privacy 

 

You may opt out of tracking by Twitter by visiting https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security/privacy-controls-for-tailored-ads

JSESSIONID

J2EE

Used for session tracking in the J2EE web application.

Session cookie, anonymous

lang

LinkedIn

and

Twitter

Set to save the users language when showing a LinkedIn widget or Twitter feed.

Session cookie, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

leo_auth_token

LinkedIn

Grants access to an associated account irrespective of whether users are logged in at the time.

Session cookie, anonymous

lidc

LinkedIn

Used for routing

Session cookie, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

LinkedIn

and

YouTube

Used by LinkedIn to track the use of integrated services 

Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences

 

Attempts to estimate users' bandwidth on pages with embedded YouTube videos.

Persistent, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

GPS

YouTube

Registers a unique identifier on mobile devices to enable tracking based on GPS location.

Session, anonymous

YSC

YouTube

Registers a unique identifier to keep statistics on YouTube videos viewed by the user.

Session for regular user; Persistent for users logged in to YouTube, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

_fbp

Facebook

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

3 Months Expiry, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

_gcl_au

Google

3 Months Expiry, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

3 Months Expiry, anonymous

ads/ga-audiences

Google

Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites.

Session Cookie, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

collect

LinkedIn

Collects data on visitors' behaviour and interaction - This is used to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant.

Session Cookie, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

fr

Facebook

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

3 Months Expiry, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts, Encrypted Facebook ID and Browser ID

IDE

DoubleClick (Google)

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

1 Year Expiry, anonymous, Third party, advertising

tr

Facebook

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

Session Cookie, anonymous if not logged in, Third party, advertising

UserMatchHistory

LinkedIn

Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.  

29 Day Expiry, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

uuid

OnRecruit

This cookie is used to optimize ad relevance by collecting visitor data from multiple websites – this exchange of visitor data is normally provided by a third-party data-center or ad-exchange.

3 Years Expiry, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

yt-remote-cast-installed

YouTube

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Session Cookie, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

yt-remote-connected-devices

YouTube

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Session Cookie, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

yt-remote-device-id

YouTube

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Session Cookie, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

yt-remote-fast-check-period

YouTube

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Session Cookie, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

yt-remote-session-app

YouTube

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Session Cookie, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

yt-remote-session-name

YouTube

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Session Cookie, anonymous if not logged in to third party accounts

 

Use of widgets

A web widget is a third-party web page or application that is embedded in, but substantially independent of our website (https://www.cae.com/), having limited or no interaction.

When you use the LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter widgets, you will be directed to a page controlled by those third parties which may place cookies (including targeting cookies) and will be subject to the relevant third-party website’s cookies policies respectively.

Widget name

Source

Purpose

Further information

(links subject to change)

LinkedIn

LinkedIn

To incorporate desired LinkedIn functionality on cae.com

Click here for LinkedIn’s privacy policy https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

 

You may opt out of tracking by LinkedIn by visiting https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out?trk=microsites-frontend_legal_cookie-policy 

YouTube

YouTube

To incorporate desired LinkedIn functionality on cae.com

Click here for YouTube’s privacy policy https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en 

 

You may opt out of tracking by YouTube by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Twitter

Twitter

To incorporate desired Twitter functionality on cae.com

Click here for Twitter’s privacy policy https://twitter.com/en/privacy 

 

You may opt out of tracking by Twitter by visiting https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security/privacy-controls-for-tailored-ads 

Facebook

Facebook

To incorporate desired Facebook functionality on cae.com

Click here for Facebook’s privacy policy https://www.facebook.com/policy.php 

 

You may opt out of tracking by Facebook by visiting https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217 

What types of cookies does CAE use in its Applications?

We describe the categories of cookies CAE uses in its Applications below.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the Application and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for (such as navigating between pages) cannot be provided. These cookies are anonymous and cannot be used to identify you.

The application currently uses the following strictly necessary cookies:

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Further information

ARRAffinity 

Microsoft

Microsoft App Service and Front Door Affinity Cookies. These cookies are used to direct your browser to use the appropriate backend server.

Session cookie, anonymous

ASLBSA

ASLBSACORS

 

Performance cookies

We make use of analytic cookies to analyse how our visitors use our Application and to monitor Application performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.

The Application currently uses the following analytic cookies:

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Further information

(links subject to change)

ai_session 

Microsoft

These cookies are used to collect monitoring and debugging information. We use the information to identify and fix any issues that arise.

Persistent cookie, anonymous

ai_user

_hp2_id.APP_ID

Heap

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site  from and the pages they visited.

Persistent cookie, anonymous

Click here for Heap’s privacy policy in respect of its tracking technology: https://docs.heap.io/docs/data-privacy-faqs

 

_hp2_ses_props.APP_ID

_hp2_props.APP_ID

_hp2_hld.*

Use of IP addresses and web logs

We may also use your IP address and browser type to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website/Application and to improve the service we offer to you. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on the internet. Your IP address might also be used to gather broad demographic information.

We may perform IP lookups to determine which domain you are coming from (e.g. google.com) to more accurately gauge our users’ demographics.

E-mail subscriptions and contact forms

Once you have provided CAE with your e-mail address through subscribing to receive information from CAE or submission of a contact form, some of our marketing related emails will contain a single, campaign-unique “web beacon pixel” to tell us whether the email we sent was opened.  CAE leverages third-party services for the management of e-mail campaigns which include tracking technologies to enhance the user experience.

Web Beacons

Web beacons, which are also known as clear GIFs, Web bugs or pixel tags, are often used in combination with cookies. They are images (often transparent) that are part of Web pages or web enabled email messages. They are not used to access personal data, but this information may be connected to your identity at CAE.  Unlike cookies, you cannot decline Web beacons on your computer, but you can still take measures to control their use.

If you do not wish the pixel to be activated by your viewing of email content, there is a way to configure your email reader to achieve this. 

Other tracking technologies

CAE emails also includes other tracking technology verifying any clicks through links within the email. 

CAE will use this information for purposes such as determining which of our emails are more interesting to you and to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them.

Cookies policy does not cover third party websites/Application

Please note that this Cookies policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, the privacy practices of third party websites/Application, which may be linked to or accessible through CAE websites/Applications.

Changes to the Cookies policy

We may update this Cookies policy and we would encourage you to review the policy from time to time to stay informed of how we are using cookies. This Cookies policy was last updated in May 2020.