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Cookies and Similar Technologies Used on BA.JW.ORG

Cookies and Similar Technologies Used on BA.JW.ORG

There are various types of cookies that perform different functions and generally improve your experience on the website. Below are examples of our use of cookies and similar technologies.

Name of Cookie(s)

Purpose

Duration *

Type

_pk_id.*

Used to collect information about how a person uses the site. This information is used to compile reports and improve the site. Information is collected in an anonymous form, and includes the type of browser and device a person is using, where he is visiting from, how many times he has visited the site or used a feature, and how long he interacts with specific features of the site.

2 years

Analytical

balogCache.data, .keys

Allows a person to get information in the event of errors.

Session

(session storage)

Functionality

adal.*

Used to store a person’s authentication and access token.

Session

(session storage)

Strictly Necessary

BA

Used to track whether the browser is Safari or not.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

CurrentCulture

Allows a person to see the interface in his language.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

ba.authenticationCache.*

Used to store application domains the person is allowed to access, and the actions he is allowed to take in each domain.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

ba.languageCache.*

Allows a person to quickly select language names.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

ba.purposeTagCache.*

Allows a person to reuse purpose tags.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

ba.stringsCache.*

Used to remember language strings for translation.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

ba.tradeSkillCache.*

Allows a person to reuse trade skills.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

ba.tradeTagCache.*

Allows a person to reuse trade tags.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

cache_version

Used to invalidate a stored version of the cache when it is incorrect.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

language_cache

Allows a person to quickly select language names.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

loadedStaticLanguage

Used to store a cached version of the static language the user interface is rendered in.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

purposetag_cache

Allows a person to reuse purpose tags.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

trade_cache

Allows a person to reuse trade skills.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

tradetag_cache

Allows a person to reuse trade tags.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

version

Used to store a version of the site for display and cache invalidation.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

ba.persistentCache.*

Allows a person to use the correct settings (such as paging and selected tab settings).

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

my_locale

Allows a person to see the user interface in the correct language.

6 months

Functionality

See also Cookies and Similar Technologies Used by Several of Our Websites.

^ par. 6 When duration is defined as “Indefinite (local storage)”, this indicates that the data is stored in the browser’s storage engine rather than as a cookie. Data stored in this way is retained indefinitely unless the user clears the storage on his browser.