Cookies Policy

B3 uses cookies and similar features that allow us to find out how Users use our website. As a result, B3 has developed this Cookies Policy (“Cookies Policy”).

Definition of Cookies

Cookies are files or information that can be stored on the computer of a User who navigates the internet and is assigned a particular number allowing it to unambiguously identify the User's computer, even if they change location or IP address.

Cookies are installed when navigating the internet, either through websites visited by the User or by third parties relating to a website, and allow that site to know about their activity on the same website or on other websites to which that website is related. For example: the place from where you access a website, the connection time, the access device, the operating system and browser used, most visited sites, the number of clicks and data relating to the User's behavior on the internet.

Purpose of Cookies Used by B3

In order to enhance the B3 Platform, the information generated by the cookies is transmitted to our servers and stored. During this process your IP address will be immediately anonymized so that it cannot be directly or indirectly identified. Your information generated by the cookies about your use of our Platform will not be shared with third parties.

Cookies are used to make our Platform easier to use, in order to best serve the User's interests and needs. Thus, the use of cookies is important to the extent to which they read and execute files that allow recognizing the User and storing information that will indicate to B3 how to make the use of the Platform more convenient based on its Users’ accesses and uses, i.e. by remembering the Users' preferred settings.

Cookies can also be used to help accelerate the User's future activities and experiences on our Platform.

B3 can also use cookies to compile anonymous and aggregate statistics, thus allowing B3 to understand how Users use our Platform, and this can improve its structure and content.

The cookies, as well as tracking pixels and other similar devices, also enable B3 to collect information on your online activity (i.e., websites and pages you visited) to display User-relevant ads and online services.

Finally, B3 sends personalized ads based on your interests, in cooperation with advertising networks, advertising broadcast providers and other service providers.

The Platform is accessible without the need for cookies to be enabled, although disabling them may prevent the Platform to correctly function. The User can stop the use of cookies through their browser settings. Depending on the browser used and on the tracking tool, the User can install a plug-in in the browser to stop the tracking.

Other information about how we treat your personal data is provided in our Personal Data Protection Statement, which can be viewed .

Types of Cookies

Two types of cookies can be used in B3’s virtual environments – "session cookies" and "persistent cookies”.

(i) Session Cookies: Temporary cookies that remain in the cookies space on your computer until you exit the Platform;

(ii) Persistent Cookies: Persistent cookies are those that remain stored in your device until they are deleted (the time that the cookie will remain on your device will depend on the "shelf life” of a specific cookie and your browser settings)

Cookies Used on the B3 Platform

Cookie Types

Purpose

Opt-out Risk

Identification Risk

Necessary

These cookies are essential to ensure that the B3 Platform loads correctly. They allow you to browse our websites and use our functions. Examples include memorizing previous actions (i.e., texts entered) when you browse again on a page during the same session.

If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the Platform performance.

These cookies do not identify you.

Performance

These cookies help us understand how Users interact with the B3 Platform by providing information on the areas visited, the Platform visiting times, and any problems encountered, such as error messages. This helps us improve the performance of our websites.

N/A

These cookies do not identify you. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.

Functionality

These cookies allow our websites to memorize your choices (i.e., your user name, language or region where you are) to provide a more personalized virtual experience. They also allow visitors to watch videos, play games or use social media tools, such as blogs, chat rooms and forums.

Not accepting these cookies may affect the Platform performance and functionality and might restrict access to the Platform content.

These cookies collect information that you have provided and that may identify you, such as your username and profile photo. We will always be transparent with regard to the information that we collect, what we do with it, and with whom we share it, as set forth in our Privacy Policy ([_])

Advertising

These cookies are used to deliver more relevant content to you according to your interests. They may be used to show targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an ad. They also help us measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign on B3 websites and on other websites. We can use the cookies to memorize the sites you visited and we may share that information with third parties, including advertisers or with our agencies.

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Most of these cookies track consumers via their IP addresses. This means they can collect information that identifies them.

Most browsers allow for some control with regard to most of the cookies based on your settings. To learn more about cookies, also to check which cookies have been installed, how to manage them and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Third-party Cookies

We work with partners that can configure cookies on the User's device when the User visits the B3 Platform to allow them to perform the services they provide.

When the User visits the Platform, the User may receive cookies from third-party websites and domains. B3 endeavors to identify those cookies before they are used by the User, so that the User can decide whether or not to accept them. More information on those cookies can be found on relevant third-party websites.

How Can I Control or Delete Cookies

Most internet browsers are configured to automatically accept cookies. Users can change their browser settings to block cookies or alert them when a cookie is being sent to their device. There are several ways to manage cookies. We recommend that you refer to your browser instructions or help section to learn more about how to adjust or change your browser settings.

If the User uses different devices to view and access the B3 Platform (i.e. desktop computer, smartphone, tablet etc.), they should ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to meet your cookie preferences.

However, the User acknowledges that disabling the cookies we use on our Platform may impact and/or limit their browsing experience.

Do Not Track

Do Not Track is an optional navigation setting that allows Users to disable tracking by websites not visited, including statistical analysis services, advertising networks and social media platforms. The User can adjust their browser settings and opt for Do Not Track. To do so, whenever you access a website, the Do Not Track will send a request that will prevent tracking your activities.

Collected Personal Data

a) Registration Information: If the User accesses the B3 Platform with the Access Credentials preliminarily sent by us, we will collect the data mentioned in our Personal Data Protection Statement. Click .

b) IP Data: Access to your IP address is enabled solely to prevent attacks that could negatively affect the functioning of our channels (intrusions, viruses, denial-of-service attacks, spam).