Here at BAMA we take your privacy seriously. We don't collect information unless we need it and we always store it securely.

What information do we collect when you visit the site
  • Your IP, browser & device information on our server
  • Your IP, browser & device information through Google Analytics
  • Your email address if you create an account on the Bama Standard pages
How long is the information kept for?
TypeRetention periodNotes
IP, browser & device information on our server 2 months To aid in troubleshooting website & server issues and to prevent fraud
IP, browser & device information through Google Analytics 13 months To improve our website by assessing popular content
Your email address Indefinitely Collected to communicate with you
How is the data stored & acccessed

The data is stored on secure servers and is only accessed by those BAMA staff with an appropriate need to do so. Data may also by accessed by our IT and financial providers as part of our business operations.

Cookies

We use cookies on this website to make sure that basic functions work properly. We also use Google Analytics help us assess popular content on the site.

Name of Cookie

Expiry

Purpose

CISESSID

End of browser session

Allows you to log in and purchase and other essential functions

_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
__utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
__utmb 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmc End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

cookieConsent

Permanent Used so that we don't have to keep on showing you the cookie notice