BMW COOKIE GUIDELINES
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file which saves internet settings. Nearly every web page uses cookie technology. The first time you visit a web page, a cookie is downloaded by your web browser. The next time you call up that web page using the same end device, the cookie and the information saved in it is either sent back to the web page that generated it (First Party Cookie), or is sent to a different web page to which the cookie and its information belong (Third Party Cookie). This tells the web page that it has been previously called up by that browser, and in many cases it will vary the content displayed.
Some cookies are extremely useful as they can improve the user experience when you call up a web page again which you have already visited several times. Provided you are using the same end device and the same browser as before, cookies remember things such as the way you prefer to use a page, and adapt the displayed presentation to your personal interests and requirements.
Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are required for you to be able to navigate around a web page and use its features. Without these cookies, functionalities cannot be guaranteed, such as actions performed (e.g. entering text) being retained throughout a visit, even when the user navigates from one page of a website to another.
Cookies not requiring consent
Strictly necessary cookies cannot be deactivated using the function on this page. You are able to deactivate cookies generally in your browser at any time.
List of the cookies not requiring consent
|First Party Cookies||Purpose||Expiry||Category*|
|COOKIE_SUPPORT||This cookie indicates whether the browser used supports cookies.||365 days||Strictly necessary cookies|
|GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID||This cookie is used to save the user's current language selection. It is retained beyond the current browser session.||365 days||Strictly necessary cookies|
|LFR_SESSION_STATE_‹ID›||This session cookie saves the status of the current session for the content management system.||Session||Strictly necessary cookies|
|JSESSIONID||This session cookie indicates that an anonymous user is currently actively using the web page; it also counts how many anonymous users are visiting the web page at a given time. This cookie is deleted as soon as you close your browser.||Session||Strictly necessary cookies|
|SMSESSION||This session cookie equips the user with an anonymized ID while the user is surfing the web page so that the HTTP server can respond to the user's actions (e.g. by providing personalised information).||Session||Strictly necessary cookies|
|SMTRYNO||This session cookie counts the number of failed login attempts by the user.||Session||Strictly necessary cookies|
|smisalreadylogin||This cookie is used for the login process.||30 days||Strictly necessary cookies|
|CookiesConfirmed||This cookie is used to record whether a user has consented to the use of various categories of cookies on the web page. It is retained beyond the current browser session.||365 days||Strictly necessary cookies|