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BlackBerry’s products, services, software or websites ("BlackBerry Offerings") may use different types of cookies or similar technologies (“Cookies”) from time to time. The types of Cookies used on the various BlackBerry websites have been categorised based on the categories found in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) UK Cookie Guide which can be found on the ICC Digital Economy pages: http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy. The different types of Cookies are classified as i) necessary, ii) performance, iii) function and iv) targeted advertising. The following examples of the different types of Cookies used on the various BlackBerry websites are not necessarily used on each BlackBerry website.
Certain Cookies are necessary to facilitate your use of BlackBerry Offerings (such as when you use a shopping basket) or to protect both you and BlackBerry when you sign-in to certain services (such as storing your credentials to make it easier whenever you want to use BlackBerry Offerings or to confirm that you are logged in).
Examples of necessary Cookies include:
Other Cookies are more performance-related such as for analytics or contextual purposes to help us understand how users engage with BlackBerry Offerings so we can provide new and enhanced BlackBerry Offerings (such as which pages or features are most popular, measure how effective our advertising is, improve our site by measuring any errors).
Examples of Performance Cookies include:
Some Cookies are more function-related and help personalize your experience and make BlackBerry Offerings easier to use (such as your language or jurisdiction preferences), or to help BlackBerry display personalized content to you.
Examples of Function Cookies include:
Other Cookies or similar technologies may be used for targeted advertising purposes (e.g. certain BlackBerry Offerings may be supported by advertising revenue and display advertisements and promotions which may be targeted against non-personally identifiable attributes or aggregate data collected by BlackBerry, and BlackBerry or our service providers may place such advertising on BlackBerry Offerings). Anonymized or aggregated information about usage of BlackBerry Offerings may be provided in a form that does not personally identify you to our service providers as part of analytics services and to help manage online advertising.
Examples of Targeted Advertising Cookies include:
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