Last Updated: 28 Jun 2023
- what Cookies are and what they do;
- the types of information collected by Cookies;
A Cookie is information, often a small text file, saved by your internet browser when you visit a website. Cookies store or provide information to help our Websites and Services work. Some Cookies recognize your device (such as your computer or smartphone) when you visit our Websites again, and some Cookies can help us understand your use of our Websites and Services over time. For example, Cookies might be used to:
- allow the Websites and Services to recognize the preferences you have set on our Websites or your username;
- personalize your browsing experience on our Websites and Services by showing you information likely to be more relevant to you; or
- collect information about which pages on our Websites or Service you viewed or selected and how you interacted with our content during your visit or over multiple visits
Cookies often store the name of the website and a unique ID associated with your browser or device. This information allows the relevant website to retrieve the correct information. Frequently, Cookies are used to collect and store your personal preferences, information needed to authenticate you as a valid website visitor, your IP address, your contact details, your browsing history, and information about your use of a website, such as the links you click, how often you visit the website, and how you arrive at the website. Cookies cannot read other information on your device. They simply retrieve the information stored in each Cookie.
Cookies vary in how long they are stored on your device. We use both Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies on our Websites and Service.
“Session Cookies” are temporary Cookies that last for only a single browsing session. The information they collect is stored in temporary memory and erased shortly after you leave our Websites or Service or close your browser.
“Persistent Cookies” are stored on your device until you take steps to remove the Cookies or until a particular Cookie’s expiration date (often several months after the Cookie is placed on your device). Persistent Cookies can record information from each visit you make to our Websites or Services as long as they remain on your device.
Cookies are used by us primarily to collect and to be able to analyze information about your interactions with our Websites and Services. We use this information to improve our Websites and provide better service to you. In particular, our Websites and Services use the following types of Cookies for the purposes explained below.
- Strictly Necessary. These Cookies are necessary for our Websites and Services to function and cannot be turned off without losing Website and Service functionality. These Cookies are used, for example, for the security of our Websites and Service, and to administer your privacy preferences. In some instances, we give information from these Cookies to our vendors who assist us with, for example, the security of our Websites and Services, including those vendors who provide strictly necessary Cookies.
- Functional. These Cookies enable our Websites and Services to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be placed by Baker Hughes or by vendors whose services we have added to our Websites or Services. Functional Cookies are usually set in response to actions you take to request certain services from us, such as setting your privacy preferences, creating an account, or completing forms. We may allow our vendors to place Functional Cookies and give information from these Cookies to our vendors who assist us with, for example, our online applications, webforms, and feedback or survey tools.
- Performance. These Cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Websites and Services. They help us understand, for example, which pages are the most and least popular and how visitors move around the Websites and Services. Information these Cookies collect is typically aggregated to provide analytics. We may allow our vendors to place performance Cookies and give information from these Cookies to our vendors who assist us with, for example, Website and Service user identification, Website and Service consistency, and data analytics.
- Targeting. These Cookies may be set on our Websites by our advertising and marketing partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other Websites. They do not store information that directly identifies you, but they do use information that uniquely identifies your browser or device, and which may be combined with other information to identify you or to link your devices to you. We may allow our vendors to place Targeting Cookies and give information from these Cookies to our vendors who assist us with, for example, targeted content, social media, and advertising and marketing of our products and services
We and our vendors may link the information collected by Cookies to other information collected about you. Additional information about the Cookie vendors Baker Hughes typically works with is in the chart below. You may find full details about our Cookies here Each of these vendors may collect or receive information from visitors to our Websites.
In some locations, we cannot place Cookies without your consent. When we require your consent to Cookies, you will be shown a pop-up cookie notification banner when you first visit our Websites. You will have the option to “Accept All”, “Reject All Non-essential Cookies”, or make additional choices before confirming your consent with the “Confirm My Choices” button within our Cookie Preference banner. If you select “Accept All,” we take that to mean that you have consented to our Cookies unless you have separately disabled them using your own browser settings (see “Opting Out of Cookies Using Your Browser” below). Note that when you consent to Cookies on our Websites and Services, you may withdraw your consent or change your Cookie preferences at any time by selecting “Cookies” in the Websites’ footer. Strictly necessary Cookies will continue to be placed without consent and will be used even when you reject all cookies.
Some of the ways in which we share personal information from Cookies with our advertising and marketing partners for targeted advertising or disclose it to other companies for their commercial purposes or for our benefit may give you a right to opt out of our use of your personal information for these purposes. For example, Baker Hughes may choose to share personal information with our advertising and marketing partners for targeted advertising. Targeted advertising helps us connect you with the services most likely to be of interest to you. If you are a California resident, you have the right to opt out of the sale of personal information and our sharing of personal information for targeted advertising. If you wish to opt out, please send an email HERE
You may be able to disable Cookies using your browser settings. Please review your browser’s instructions or visit www.allaboutcookies.org for general information. You also may be able to use a Global Privacy Control browser signal or other recognized opt-out preference signal, allowing you to opt out of the online sharing of personal information that we collect through Cookies for our own uses. We recognize such signals to the extent feasible. Please note that these browser-based signals need to be activated through the appropriate settings for each browser you use to access our Websites or they will not be uniformly effective.