Cookies notice

Cookie Notice

This Cookie Notice applies to the website which is operated by the Bank
for International Settlements (BIS).

What are cookies?

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 operator 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.

Why do we use cookies?

The BIS as website operator is committed to continuously updating and enhancing this website. 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 the site. We also use security cookies to support access to the restricted features of this website.
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. This website does 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 as website operator does not use or analyse marketing cookies.

Which cookies do we use?

The use of cookies on this website is limited to the following types of cookies:
Statistics cookies, also referred to as webmetrics or performance cookies, collect data about how visitors use and navigate websites. These cookies count visits and identify web traffic sources by collecting user data in an anonymised and aggregated format.
On this website the following statistics cookies are used:

Name Purpose Expiry
_newvisitor Indicates if a visitor is a new visitor to the website. It is set if a visitor does not have a bisSession/bisUsrID cookie yet Once bisSession/bisUsrID cookies
are set or otherwise after a year
bisUsrID A visitor cookie that persists for one year in order to track recurring visitors After a year
bisSession A session cookie that persists only
until a visitor closes the browser in
order to track a visitor session
When the session is closed

Preference cookies (also referred to as functionality cookies) are used to remember personalisation choices visitors have made in the past, like a language preference. None of the information derived from such cookies is used by the website operator to identify you.
On this website the following preference cookies are used to enhance the functionality of the
page message banner of the website:

Name Purpose Expiry
pagemsg Contains the actual page message text that is currently shown to the visitor, if applicable, which typically displays error messages Within seconds
pagemsg_active Indicates the page message banner currently being shown to a visitor Within seconds
pagemsg_hidden Indicates if a visitor has hidden the page message banner. It is set to "1" when a visitor clicks on the
close ("X") button
Within seconds

Security cookies are used to identify or authenticate visitors. The MOCOMILA webpage with restricted access requires initial registration and identification via user ID and password or deploy multi- factor authentication.
Some restricted pages may set the following connected security cookies:

Name Purpose Expiry
bis_auth_cookie Authentication of registered
When session is closed
show_logout Technical cookie which displays a "logout" button once a registered visitor is logged in When session is closed

How do you manage 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.