Cookie Notice (EU)

Last updated:  May 23, 2018

This notice explains what cookies are and the types of cookies Blackstone ("we" or "Blackstone") use on Blackstone.com, bxaccess.com and other websites or applications that may link to this Cookie Notice (collectively, the “Sites”).

What are cookies? 

A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings on the device. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a visitor’s device and to target the content displayed to the visitor’s interests.

Do we use cookies on the Sites and, if so, why? 

Yes. By using our website you agree that, unless you have set your computer's browser to reject them, we can place the types of cookies set out in the table below on your device, and use that data in accordance with this policy.

We use cookies (including HTTP, HTML5 and Flash cookies) and similar technologies (such as web beacons and JavaScript) to: (i) customize and improve the users’ visits to our Sites; (ii) deliver content tailored to the users’ interests and the manner in which they browse our Sites; and (iii) manage our Sites and other aspects of our business. 

What types of cookies are used on the Sites and what choices do you have? 

Below is a list of the cookies that we would like to use on our Sites. You can indicate your acceptance of all cookies or a selection of cookies that you allow us to use on our Sites. Please note that depending on your selection, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Sites. Please also understand that a cookie will be placed on your device to allow us to remember the selection you make.

Cookie Type Description
Strictly Necessary Cookies These cookies are necessary for the Sites to work, and enable you to move around the Sites and use their services and features. Disabling these cookies will encumber the Sites' performance and may make these services and features unavailable. Strictly necessary cookies are used to collect session ID and authentication data. These are session cookies, which expire when you close your browser session.
ASP.NET_SessionID: this cookie contains the user session identifier which expires at the end of every session.
Functional Cookies Functional cookies allow the Sites to help maintain your session and remember the choices you have made in order to provide functionality for your benefit. Functional cookies are used to collect information about your language preferences and other preferences indicated during your visit to the Sites. For example, functional “session” cookies allow the Sites to remember settings specific to you, such as your country selection, which ultimately improves your web experience. Functional cookies also include persistent cookies which are used to remember your preferences when you subsequently visit our Sites. Functional “persistent” cookies expire after 7 days.
Analytic Cookies Analytic cookies are used to gather statistics about the use of the Sites in order to improve the performance and design of the Sites and our services. For these purposes, analytic cookies collect information about your device type, operating system type, browser type, domain, other system settings, IP address, referring URLs, information on actions taken on the Sites and the dates and times of your visits, as well as the country and time zone in which your device is located. These cookies are provided by our third-party analytics tool provider (Google Analytics) and the information obtained through these cookies will be disclosed to, or collected directly by, this third-party service provider. For more information about Google Analytic’s cookie and information practices (including the types of cookies used and their expiration date), please visit the link below:

Google Analytics
Third Party Cookies We partner with third parties to provide you with connections to certain social networks (such as, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and to provide you with additional features (such as, YouTube and Vimeo). By using the Sites or engaging with third-party plugins and widgets on our Sites, such third parties may place session or persistent cookies, or similar technologies, on your browser. These technologies may provide the third parties information about your visit so that they can present you with advertisements for Blackstone products and services which may be of interest to you. This helps us track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. The use of these cookies is subject to such third party’s own cookie policies linked below:

YouTube
Vimeo
Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter
Instagram
How do I disable or remove cookies?

You can restrict, or otherwise change, the use of cookies on the Sites by visiting this “Cookie Notice.” A link to this “Cookie Notice” will be provided at the bottom of all web pages on the Sites. You may also restrict or disable the use of cookies through your browser. Each type of browser offers ways to restrict and delete cookies. For more information on how to manage cookies through your browser, please visit the appropriate link below.

Internet Explorer
Firefox
Google Chrome
Safari

Furthermore, you can delete Flash cookies or adjust your Flash cookie settings by visiting the Adobe Flash Website Storage Settings Panel and Global Storage Settings Panel.

For more information on how we collect, use and share your personal information, please read the Blackstone Online Privacy Notice.