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Cookie
policy

This page sets out the cookie policy of BAE Systems plc (“we”, “us” and “our”) and explains how we use cookies on our website (www.baesystems.com). We may amend our cookie policy at any time and all changes will be made on this page. The changes will take effect once they have been posted on the website. Therefore, you should review these terms on a regular basis.
 

How we use cookies

 
We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration purposes. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns and does not identify you as an individual. If you agree, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file. The website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the website. This helps us to deliver a better and more personalised service to you when you browse the website and also allows us to improve the website.

 
What is a cookie?


A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers, which are transferred to your computer's hard drive or mobile device when you visit the website. The cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or to another website that recognises that cookie.
 

Types of cookies used on this website

 
Different types of cookies are used for different purposes on our website. These are known as strictly necessary cookies, user selected cookies, analytical cookies (which are split between performance cookies and functionality cookies), or targeting cookies.
 
Strictly necessary cookies are cookies that are essential, as they ensure your security and privacy when you use our secure sites, as well as enabling you to move around a website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you've asked for (such as access to secure areas) can't be provided. These cookies don't gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet. This category cannot be disabled.
 
User-selected cookies are cookies that are applied if you interact with the website, for example to allow us to display the relevant regional pages based on the region you have selected or to allow us to determine if you have accepted cookies for the website.
 
Performance cookies collect information about how you use the website. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the website and allow us to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that you find what you are looking for more easily. The information these cookies collect is anonymous (and therefore do not collect information about your identity) and is only used to improve the performance of the Website. By using the website, you agree that we can place these types of cookie on your device.
 
Functionality cookies allow the website to remember the choices you make (such as your user name, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. These cookies are also used to remember changes you have made to text size, font and other parts of the web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised and they do not gather information about you that could be used for advertising or remembering where you have been on the internet. By using the website, you agree that we can place these types of cookie on your device.
 
Targeting cookies gather information about your browsing habits. They remember that you've visited a website and share this information with other organisations, such as advertisers and platforms on which we advertise. They do this in order to provide you with ads that are more relevant to you and your interests. Although these cookies and similar technologies can track your visits to other websites, they don't usually know who you are. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.
 
For information on how we use any personal information which is collected by these cookies, please see our Privacy Notice.


Browser Settings


You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to block the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you decide to block cookies on your browser, you may be unable to access all or parts of the website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit the website.
 
Most of our cookies will expire at the end of the browser session. However, if your browser is not closed for any reason, all our cookies will expire after 2 years. 
 

How to opt out of cookies and targeted advertising (ad retargeting)

 
Opting Out Of Cookies And Targeted Advertising:
 
To opt out of retargeted ads on Google, please refer to Google's help article: 
https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB
 
To block Google Analytics tracking in your browser, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on below: 
 
You can find out more information about how to opt out of interest based advertising at the websites below: 
www.networkadvertising.org/choices 
www.aboutads.info/choices
 
Disabling Cookies In Your Browser
 
You may be able to disable cookies by using your browser settings. We have included information below for some commonly used web browsers:
 
 
You may also be able to use Incognito browsing mode, if your browser offers the functionality, which may prevent some cookies from being saved to your device.
 

Further information

 
 

Contacts

 
If you want to contact us with any questions, comments or complaints about how we collect, use or retain cookies, please contact us at: Data Protection Contact, BAE Systems plc, Legal Department, Warwick House, Farnborough Aerospace Centre, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6YU, United Kingdom or external.dataprotection@baesystems.com.
 

 

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For information on how we use any personal information which is collected by these cookies, please see our Privacy Notice.