Cookie Policy

Bank of Cyprus – Cyprus website

Cookies on the Website

A cookie is a small text file that visited websites save on your computer. Cookies are used to provide visitors access to various functions. The information in the cookie can be used to track your internet usage. Under the Electronic Communications Act, all visitors to a website with cookies must have access to information stating that the website contains cookies and the purpose for which cookies are used. Visitors must also approve such cookies being used. The website uses the following cookies:

Cookie Name Purpose Type
_ga _gid _gat  Google Analytics. These third-party cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the website. Analytical
.EPiForm_BID Stores a GUID as the browser ID Mandatory
.EPiForm_VisitorIdentifier Stores a GUID which is the visitor identifier Mandatory
ASP.NET_SessionId Session cookie sent to the web browser. Used when you open the browser and then go to a website that implements ASP.NET session state. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser. Mandatory
BIGipServerGROUP_WebServer TS013ab56e Big Ip F5 server cookies. Validates domain cookies and qualifying subdomain cookies, detects session expiration… Mandatory
.ASPXANONYMOUS Stores a unique ID for anonymous users Mandatory
 livemonitorUserId Monitoring user activity on site.  Statistical (internally)
Google Advertising. These Third-party cookies are used to improve advertising. Marketing (externally)  Youtube third party cookies. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which can then be used to display targeted advertising to web visitors.  Marketing (externally)
EU_COOKIE_LAW_CONSENT Tells us that you’ve clicked ‘Continue’ in our cookie popup and you are OK to accept cookies. Functionality


Analytics Tools for the Website 

On this website the web analytics tool Google Analytics is used to get an overall picture of how visitors use the site. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information in an anonymous form (aggregated) about how visitors use the website, for example, the number of page views, how visitors have arrived at the website, and the number of visits. The purpose is to help us improve the usability of the website. The information generated through your website usage is redirected to and stored by Google Inc. This site uses IP Anonymization in Analytics. The IP anonymization feature in Analytics sets the last octet of IPv4 user IP addresses and the last 80 bits of IPv6 addresses to zeros in memory shortly after being sent to the Analytics Collection Network. The full IP address is never written to disk in this case. 

How to Avoid Cookies 

If you would prefer cookies to be rejected, change the settings in your web browser so that you either automatically refuse cookies to be downloaded or are prompted each time a website requests to save a cookie. Cookies that have been previously downloaded can also be deleted through the web browser. For more information, see the documentation for the web browser in question.