Bitt Cookie Notice
Last Update: July 20, 2022
This notice explains Bitt’s approach to cookies and other online data collection technologies.
We may collect information when you use our products, services, or websites, or engage with our online ads or emails. To do this, we may use technologies like cookies, pixel tags (web beacons), browser analysis tools, and server logs. These technologies are described below.
Strictly necessary Cookies
Bitt uses strictly necessary Cookies and Tags to support the basic operations of our websites and apps. They enable core website functions, like authentication, network management, security, and accessibility. You may be able to disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.
Performance and operation Cookies
Bitt uses performance and operation Cookies and Tags to manage our websites. Here, we may collect analytics about website visitors, and information about website usage. We use this information to compile reports and help improve the website. These cookies help us gather data and optimize our website’s performance.
Site experience Cookies
Bitt uses site experience Cookies and Tags to support your experience with our products, and include user-selected options and site navigation aids.
Marketing and personalization Cookies
Bitt, our service providers, and third parties also use advertising Cookies and Tags. These personalize the ads delivered to you on our site and other sites. These Cookies collect data about your online activity and allow ads to be displayed that may be of relevant interest to you. In addition, these Cookies record which ads you see, and whether you engaged with the ad. These Cookies help make sure that ads you see are valuable to you, and not repetitive.
You can manage cookies and delete cookies from Bitt and other companies using your browser settings. Browsers such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari give you the ability to accept, reject or delete cookies. Visit the “help center” for your browser to learn more. Please note that your browser settings are not used to manage Flash or Silverlight cookies.
In most cases, the choices you make are linked to your browser. If you use different browsers or different devices, you will need to set your preferences on each one. Even if you opt-out, you may still receive ads that are not customized for you, unrelated to your browser settings.
Social media and platforms
Bitt’s websites may allow you to interact with us and others via social media platforms. We enable this functionality via social media Cookies and Tags. Please read the privacy statements provided by these social media platforms and understand how they use your information, and how to manage your choices.
We may display interest-based ads to you when you are using social media platforms. These platforms allow Bitt to personalize displayed ads. The platforms may gain insights about individuals who respond to the ads we serve.
Other types of online data collection
We use server logs to record information about our website users. We may use these logs for internal purposes, like website security, administration, and optimization. In addition, we may use this data for fraud-protection, personalization, and advertising.
We also collect device identifiers. This includes your device’s advertising ID, if available, and other device-related information. We may use this information to identify your device and authenticate you. We may also use device-related information to associate you with different devices that you may use, including for fraud-protection purposes and to better target advertising. In many cases, you can reset your device’s advertising ID.
A guide to cookies and other technologies
Cookies are small text files that websites send to your computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings in your browser. Cookies allow us to recognize you when you return. They also help us provide a customized experience and can enable us to detect certain kinds of fraud.
First-party cookies are those cookies that are placed by Visa. These cookies are used by Visa and include all the essential cookies.
Third-party cookies are placed by another company, including service providers, social media cookies and third-party advertising companies. Cookies placed by third parties can be read by these third parties when you visit other sites in the advertising network, allowing a profile of your online behavior to be created so that the third party can deliver targeted ads from all its customers
Flash Cookies and Silverlight Cookies
A Flash Cookie (also known as a Local Stored Object) is a small data file placed on a computer using Adobe Flash technology. A Silverlight Cookie is a small data file placed on a computer using Microsoft’s Silverlight technology. Flash and Silverlight are applications that allow delivery of dynamic content, such as video clips and animation. These cookies are used to personalize and enhance your online experience, deliver dynamic content, and for security purposes. They differ from “regular cookies” in that they are not managed using your browser settings. See Your Choices above for how to manage these types of cookies.
Pixel Tags and Web Beacons
Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are tiny graphic images and small blocks of code placed on website pages, ads, or in emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access the pages or you open an email, the tag lets us know you have accessed the web page or opened the email. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve our web pages and promotions.
Server logs record activities on our websites. Other types of logs collect similar information from our apps. These logs record information about the device you use to access our website, your operating system type, browser type, domain and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. Our logs also record the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. An IP address is a unique identifier that devices require to
identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. We may also collect information about the website you were visiting before you came to Visa and the website you visit after you leave our site.