Cookies

The Bank's websites put small text files (known as cookies) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse our sites. We use this information to evaluate and improve the operation of those websites.

The cookies that we use are listed below. Some are provided by Google Analytics, some are provided by Webtrends and one is provided by the Bank itself.

The cookies provided by Google Analytics and Webtrends collect the IP address of your device and, in some cases, the time and date of your visit. This information is used to determine whether you are a returning visitor or a first-time visitor. The cookie provided by the Bank is used to identify user viewing preferences in Bulletin articles.

The information collected by cookies is transmitted via the internet in either encrypted or unencrypted form. The information collected by the cookie provided by the Bank is transmitted in encrypted form.

The information collected by the cookies we use is only available to be used or transmitted for a limited time. That time is shown for each cookie below in the Expiry column.

You can configure your browser to accept or reject all cookies. You can also opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

The Bank's websites use third party social media and video websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, LinkedIn and YouTube. The Bank does not collect or use any information stored in the cookies set by any of those websites. Please refer to those third party websites/applications for further information about the cookies they use.

Cookies used on the Bank's websites

Name Provider Purpose Expiry
_ga Google Analytics This helps us count how many visitors there are to the Bank's websites by tracking if a device has visited before. 2 years
_gid Google Analytics This helps us count how many visitors there are to the Bank's websites by tracking if a device has visited before. 24 hours
_gat Google Analytics Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made. 10 minutes
ACOOKIE Webtrends Used by Webtrends that allocates a unique number to each device that visits, and records the time of last access. This is to improve the Webtrends Analytics reporting. 2 years
RBA_WT Webtrends Collects information in an anonymous form and is used to improve the accuracy of the measurement of visits in the Webtrends Analytics reporting system. 2 years
RBA-view-grid-list RBA Used in Bulletin page to identify if the user prefers grid or list view for the Bulletin articles. 1 year