We at Everest Group, Ltd. of ("Everest Group", "Company", "we", "our", "us”) respect the privacy of all visitors to our website.
For further information on how we process your personal data, please see our Privacy Notices on our Site.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file, often encrypted, that is placed in your web browser on your receiving terminal (your PC, telephone, tablet, or any other device) when you visit a website. During the course of your visit to that website and on subsequent visits, it sends information from your browser which contains information about your visit(s). They do not damage your computer.
What types of cookies do we use?
The cookies that we use on our Site may be classified either according to their purpose or to their retention period on your device.
Cookies used on our Site according to their purpose:
Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies are necessary for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that: register the type and version of your browser, receive and collect domain and host from which the user accesses the internet, IP addresses, and they enable you to login to view registration only content. If you disable these cookies then the Site will not function properly.
Functionality cookies – These cookies allow us to remember the users’ Site preferences and choices they make on the Site including username, region and language. This allows our Site to provide personalized browsing experience for users. These cookies are anonymous and do not track browsing activity across other websites. Functionality cookies can include first party, third party, persistent or session cookies. Similar to strictly necessary cookies, functionality cookies are used to provide services you request. These cookies can remember your preferences to boost your experience on our Site.
Analytical and performance cookies – These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors to the Site and observe how they use it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that users can easily find what they are looking for. Information such as browser information, page tracking and event tracking is stored and used thereafter in analytics reports. Information submitted by users such as name and email through the 'Contact Us' form or the Privacy Portal on our Site is also stored.
Cookies used on our Site according to their retention period on your device:
Session cookies – These enable your web browser to remember which pages on our Site have already been visited and what actions have been taken in a session. Session cookies are strictly required for the operation of the Website and in order to facilitate and perform certain Website functions. Session cookies are used to, for example, register the type and version of your browser and to enable you to log in to view registration only content. If you disable these cookies, the Site will not function properly.
Persistent cookies – These cookies are stored on your browser in between sessions and enable us to remember your preferences and actions on our Site across visits. We use these cookies to track names, email, geolocation addresses, page tracking, event tracking and to remember the dates and times of your visits and recognize you as a visitor across devices so that you do not have to enter certain information again. Analytical and performance cookies are a type of persistent cookies.
You can find more information about each specific cookie we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|_ga||Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users||2 years||Persistent (Performance & analytical)|
|_gid||Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users||24 hours||Persistent (Performance & analytical)|
|_gat||Google Analytics cookie used to throttle request date||at the end of the browsing session||Session|
|ASPNet_SessionID||Used to identify the current session id in an application||at the end of the browsing session||Strictly necessary|
|ARRAffinity||Used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session||at the end of the browsing session||Strictly necessary|
|shell#lang||Used for multilingual purposes||at the end of the browsing session||Functionality|
|analytics_global_cookie||Tracks all visits from a single user to our website within the past one year in order to improve our website. This cookie is not used to identify individuals using our website.||10 years||Persistent (Performance & analytical)|
|analytics_session_cookie||Records which page(s) of the website was visited and how long a user stayed on a page in order to improve out website. This cookie is not used to identify individuals using our website.||10 years||Persistent (Performance & analytical)|
|_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress||Used to count how many times a website has been visited by different visitors by assigning the visitor an ID, so the visitor does not get registered twice.||1 day||Persistent (Performance & analytical)|
|_hjFirstSeen||Used to determine if the visitor has visited the website before, or if it is a new visitor on the website.||1 day||Persistent (Performance & analytical)|
|_hjIncludedInPageviewSample||Used to detect whether the user navigation and interactions are included in the website's data analytics.||1 day||Persistent (Performance & analytical)|
|_hjIncludedInSessionSample||Registers data on visitors' website-behavior used for internal analysis and website optimization.||1 day||Persistent (Performance & analytical)|
|_hjRecordingLastActivity||Sets a unique ID for the session to allow the website to obtain data on visitor behavior for statistical purposes.||at the end of the browsing session||Session|
|_hjSession_#||Collects statistics on the visitor's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been read.||1 day||Persistent (Performance & analytical)|
|_hjSessionUser_#||Collects statistics on the visitor's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been read.||1 year||Persistent (Performance & analytical)|
|hjViewportId||Sets a unique ID for the session to allow the website to obtain data on visit behavior for statistical purposes.||at the end of the browsing session||Session|
|_hjRecordingEnabled||Used to identify the visitor and optimize ad-relevance by collecting visitor data from multiple websites - this exchange of visitor data is normally provided by a third party data-center or ad-exchange.||at the end of the browsing session||Session|
|EvREUser||Used to identify visitors who accept cookies on the Everest Site||6 months||Persistent (Performance & analytical)|
Third party cookies used on this Site
Setting your cookies preferences
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Please also note that you will not be able to opt-out of necessary cookies. In order to do so, you will also have to set up your browser accordingly.
Setting your browser
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