Cookie Information

Use of cookies by Atradius

When someone visits we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This does not identify anyone, but provides us with operational information such as the number of visitors to different parts of the site. We do not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally-identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally-identifiable information through our website, such as inviting you to sign up to a webinar for example, we will be upfront about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

The lists below explain the cookies we use and why.

Session ID

Name Purpose Expires
JSESSIONID JSESSIONID is a platform session cookie and is used by sites with JavaServer Pages (JSP). The cookie is used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server. Expires after the end of the user session

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to help Atradius understand how our web sites are used. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on their servers. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. We use this information to help us understand usage and improve the site.

Name Purpose Expires
_utma This cookie lets us know if you've visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to the website or to a certain page.  
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time spent on the website.  
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when the  browser is closed.  
_utmt This does not store any user information but is used to limit the number of requests made during a specific time period.  
_utmv This is 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.  
_utmz This tells us how you reached our website (e.g. from another website or a search engine).  
_utmt_rollupTracker This helps us track multiple domains of Atradius websites.  
_utmt_oldTracker This is used to remove old tracker code.  
_ga This is used to distinguish different users.  
_gat As with _utmt this is used to control the volume of user requests.  

More information:
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Google Advertising

Name Purpose Expires
Doubleclick cookie - id Tracking cookie used by Google to improve your online experience, including the display of more relevant ads. 30 days from set/update

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YouTube videos

YouTube is used by the website to store and show video content. These cookies are set by YouTube to track usage of its services. The YouTube Cookies are only installed when you press play.

Name Purpose Expires
PREF This cookie stores your preferences, such as your preferred language, and other information, including how many search results you wish to be shown on your page, and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. 10 years from set/ update
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is set by YouTube sets to measures your bandwidth to determine which player interface is best for your set up. 8 months from set/update
use_hitbox The use_hitbox cookie increments the ‘views’ counter on the YouTube video. At end of session
YSC This cookie is set by the YouTube video service on pages with embedded YouTube video. At end of session

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Using links to external websites

In some places on Atradius websites, visitors are provided with the option to navigate to a an alternative website. Atradius is not responsible for any cookies used on any other website once the visitor has left the Atradius web site.
LinkedIn  - Refer to privacy policy at LinkedIn 
Twitter     - Refer to privacy policy at Twitter 
YouTube  - Refer to privacy policy at YouTube 

How to refuse or opt out of cookies

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by installing a tool provided by Google. You may also disable cookies via your web browser.

To install the Google tool, visit for more information and access to the the application. The Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the website itself or in other ways to web analytics services.

To disable cookies in your browser please follow the relevant instructions below. Take care to ensure that the instructions you select match the type and version of your browser software:


  1. Open Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, and then click Internet options 
  2. On the Privacy tab, move the slider up to Block all cookies 

More information: Internet Explorer support 


  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer 
  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet options 
  3. Click the Privacy tab, and then, under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies, and then click OK 

More information: Internet Explorer support 


  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar 
  2. Select Settings 
  3. Click Show advanced settings 
  4. In the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button 
  5. In the "Cookies" section, select "Block sites from setting any data" 

More information: Chrome support 

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Select 'Tools' from the main task bar and then 'Options' 
  2. Click on the 'Cookie' panel 
  3. Select the Privacy panel 
  4. Under the 'Cookies' section uncheck the 'Accept cookies from sites' option 
  5. Click 'OK' 

More information: Firefox support 

Safari 7

  1. Click on the Tools button from the main task bar and then 'Preferences' 
  2. Click on the 'Security' panel 
  3. Under the 'Accept Cookies' section click on 'Never' 
  4. Click on the X in the top right corner to close box 

More information: Safari support 


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