AsiaInfo Cookies Policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, smartphone or other device when you access the internet.


Why are cookies essential to the AsiaInfo Website?

This website, like most other major websites, uses cookies. Cookies enable users to navigate around websites and (where appropriate) enable us to tailor the content to fit the needs of visitors who have accessed the site and help us improve the user experience. Without cookies enabled we cannot guarantee that the website and your experience whilst visiting will be as good as we would like it to be. None of the cookies used on our websites collect personally identifiable information about you.


The cookies that AsiaInfo uses:

At AsiaInfo we use cookies in the following ways:

  • We use cookies within our site to remember logged in or registered information preferences. Specifically we use cookies within our “Resources” (Register For Download) area and our “Online Document Manager” system.
  • We use cookies to allow Google Analytics to function correctly. Google Analytics is a free web analytics tools that helps us understand how visitors engage with our website. These cookies are called __utma, __utmb, __utmc and __utmz. Google Analytics collects information anonymously; it reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. The cookies store information such as the number of visits to the website and what site referred the visitor to the web page. We use the information to view reports about how visitors interact with the website and to help us improve the website. Information about these cookies and how to reject or delete them can be accessed here: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html and http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ads/#toc-analytics . To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout . Google’s privacy policy can be accessed here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

No information is passed to third parties by AsiaInfo.


Two types of cookies are used on this website:

Please note that none of the cookies we use on our website, contain / collect personal information.

The length of time a cookie will remain on your device will depend on the type of cookie.

  • Session Cookies - These are temporary cookies, which only exist in the period you access the website (or more strictly, until you close the browser after accessing the website). Session cookies help the AsiaInfo website remember what you chose on the previous page, therefore avoiding the need to re-enter information and improve your experience whilst using the site. These cookies do not contain personal information and cannot be used to identify you.
  • Persistent Cookies - These are cookies, which remain on your device after you have visited our website. e.g. If you enter your details to download a Resource and check the box to remember your details for 30 days. Persistent cookies help us identify you as a unique visitor
  • Third-Party Cookies - In order to provide the best possible website experience and to better understand the needs of our visitors, we may require the use of applications or functionality provided by third parties (such as advertising networks, providers of web traffic analysis services etc.). This functionality may require that these third parties set cookies on your system which are not under our control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting /advertising cookies. However, we do not allow any third party to use these cookies for any purpose other than those listed above. All information collected is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

    By continuing to use our Website, you agree that we may place these types of cookies on your device.

How to control and delete cookies

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by us, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.aboutcookies.org , which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer (including those from this visit) as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your handset manual.