Last Updated: April 2023
This “Cookie Notice” (the “Notice”) explains how and why APi Group, Inc. and APi Group Corporation (jointly, “APi Group”, “we”, “our” and “us”) will use different types of cookies and similar technologies on any websites or apps (the “Site”) that we own or control. This Notice also explains how you can manage cookies and similar technologies.
This Notice does not apply to other APi Group digital properties, nor does it apply to your activities with third parties, even if APi Group provides a hyperlink to a third party website.
We keep this Notice under regular review and may update it at any time. Please take a look at the “Last Updated” section at the top of this Notice to see when it was last changed. Any changes in this Notice will become effective when we make the revised Notice available on or through the Site. Continued use of this Site after any changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes. Accordingly, we encourage you to check this Notice on a regular basis.
What are Cookies?
When you visit our Site, one or more “cookies” are generated and deployed with your consent, if required.
Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that are stored on your browser and/or the hard dive of your computer (or other internet-enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit the Site. A cookie will usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come from, the “lifetime” of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on your device) and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.
Other cookies are used to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how people use our web properties and to help us improve web structure and content. We cannot identify you personally from this information although the same principles apply regarding these cookies.
Categories of Cookies Used on The Site:
Two types of cookies will be used on the Site, “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave this Site. A persistent cookie remains on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or “lifetime” of the specific cookie and your browser settings).
We have grouped our cookies into the following categories, to make it easier for you to understand why we use them:
- Essential/Necessary: Cookies that are essential to making the Site work correctly. They enable visitors to move around our Site and use our features. These cookies prevent crashes, display information, fix bugs and ensure the security of our website. Without these cookies, some functions of the website cannot be provided. These cookies do not identify you as an individual.
- Functional: Cookies that allow our web properties to recognise you when you return to the Site and ‘remember’ the choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) to provide a more personalised online experience. If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect Site performance and functionality and may restrict access to web content.
- Performance/Analytical: Cookies that help us understand how visitors interact with our web properties by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on the Site and any issues encountered, such as error messages. They help us improve the performance of our Site, alert us to any concerns and more. They tell us how popular a certain feature is, or whether you open an email we send. These cookies don’t identify you as an individual, unless stated otherwise.
- Advertisement: Cookies that are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customized advertisements.
Cookies on this Site
The table below summarises the different types of cookies we use on the Site, together with their respective purpose and whether their use involves the transfer of information to a third party:
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously. Types of necessary cookie used by this website and its cookie plugin are as shown in the below table.
|PHPSESSID||4 hours||This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie stores and identifies a user's unique session ID to manage user sessions on the website. The cookie is a session cookie and will be deleted when all the browser windows are closed.|
|XSRF-TOKEN||2 hours||The website sets this cookie for security purposes.|
|laravel_session||2 hours||laravel uses laravel_session to identify a session instance for a user, this can be changed|
Duration: 4 hours
This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie stores and identifies a user's unique session ID to manage user sessions on the website. The cookie is a session cookie and will be deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
Duration: 2 hours
The website sets this cookie for security purposes.
Duration: 2 hours
laravel uses laravel_session to identify a session instance for a user, this can be changed
Advertisement cookies may be in use on certain APi Group websites, but not all.
- Google Analytics
Managing Cookies on Your Device
When you access APi Group websites for the first time, you will be prompted to make decisions on your cookie preferences through the cookie plugin that will appear on your screen. Whilst necessary cookies will always be enabled, you can make your own choices regarding other types of cookies. After your first visit, you may occasionally be asked to reconfirm your cookie preferences on future visits to the websites.
You can also manage which optional cookies are deployed on your device at any time. To do this you can set browser settings accordingly. Guidance on how to control cookies for common browsers can be found online.
You can also opt out of Google Analytics across all websites by clicking http://tools.googke.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Please be aware that if you disable cookies that we use, this may impact your user experience while using the Site and could also mean that you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.