Last updated: January 3, 2024
This notice explains what cookies are and the types of cookies Blackstone (“we” or “Blackstone“) use on Blackstone.com, bxaccess.com and other websites or applications that may link to this Cookie Notice (collectively, the “Sites”). We obtain certain information by automated means, such as cookies, web beacons (including pixels and tags), web server logs and other similar technologies. This Cookie Notice explains how we use these technologies, their purposes, and how you can control them.
What are cookies?
A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings on the device. A “web beacon”, also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server. We refer to all of these and similar technologies as “cookies” for purposes of this Cookie Notice.
What information do we obtain through cookies?
The information we obtain through cookies includes your traffic data, location, logs, device IP address, identifiers associated with your devices, types of devices connected to our services, operating system, network location, browser type, web browser characteristics, device characteristics, language and country preferences, referring URLs, exit pages, clickstream data and other information on actions taken on our Sites, error information, and dates and times of website visits, language your system uses and country and time zone in which your device is located.
What types of cookies are used on the Sites?
|These cookies are necessary for the Sites to work and enable you to move around the Sites and use their services and features. It is not possible to disable these cookies in our Preference Center, as doing so may encumber the Sites’ security and make certain features or content unavailable. Strictly necessary cookies are used to collect information such as session ID, server information and authentication data, and indicate whether you have accepted notices, consents and policies, and are eligible to access certain content displayed on our Sites. These cookies expire when you close your browser session or within a short period of time thereafter. If you use your browser settings to block them, we cannot guarantee your security or predict how our Sites will perform during your visit.
|Performance and Functionality Cookies
|These cookies allow the Sites to maintain your session, remember the choices you have made in order to provide functionality for your benefit, improve the performance of the Sites and enhance or personalize your user experience by allowing us to show you relevant content. These cookies are used to collect information about your language preferences, pages you have browsed, region, and other preferences indicated during your visit to the Sites. If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of our Site.
|Analytics and Customization Cookies
|These cookies are used to gather statistics about the use of the Sites in order to improve the performance and design of the Sites and our services. For these purposes, analytic cookies collect information about your device type, operating system type, browser type, domain, other system settings, IP address, referring URLs, information on actions taken on the Sites and the dates and times of your visits, as well as the country and time zone in which your device is located. These cookies may be combined with persistent identifiers (including Blackstone’s CRM ID/BXID) to help remember your actions on the Sites, including what Site content is interesting to our email subscribers. These Cookies will be set with your consent, where required by applicable law. These cookies are provided by our third-party analytics tool providers and the information obtained through these cookies will be disclosed to, or collected directly by, these third-party service providers. Our Sites use Google Analytics. To opt-out of Google Analytics, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
|Advertising cookies are used to tailor content, customize and deliver ads that we believe are relevant to your interests (ad personalization). We also use advertising cookies to conduct retargeting activities, market research and measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign and our marketing efforts, including understanding what Site content is interesting to our email subscribers. They can also be used to limit the number of times users see an advertisement. We partner with third parties to provide you with connections to certain social networks (such as, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and to provide you with advertising on such media and additional features (such as, the ability to see videos and ads on YouTube and Vimeo). Where required by applicable law, advertising cookies will be placed on your device by us or by a third party with your consent. These technologies (including via pixels, plug-ins and widgets) may provide the third parties information about your visit so that they can present you with digital content on social media, including advertisements for Blackstone products and services which may be of interest to you. These third parties may receive information from our Sites for their own purposes. The use of these cookies is subject to such third party’s own cookie policies available on their websites or linked below:
We use Google AdWords and similar ad personalization services from Google. Please visit the following link to see how Google may use information received from our Sites: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
How do I disable or remove cookies?
You may visit our Cookie Preference Center at any time to withdraw your consent or amend your cookie preferences. The Cookie Preference Center can be accessed by using the “Do not Sell or Share my Personal Information” link in the footer of each page of our Sites.
In addition to the browser-based controls, you can manage third party cookies by visiting www.aboutads.info/choices/. In the EU, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu/. For mobile devices, you can manage how your device and browser share certain device data by adjusting the privacy and security settings on your mobile device.
Attn: Legal & Compliance
345 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10154
Email: [email protected]
For more information on how we collect, use and share your personal information, please read the Blackstone Privacy Notice.