Cookie policy

Cookie policy

Cookies

This website uses cookies, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies (collectively, "cookies").   

Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer and retrieved by the website in order to make this website work more efficiently and to better enable processing of information.  Cookies enable us to learn about what content you see, what ads you click, and other actions you take on this site and other sites. This allows us to provide you with more useful and relevant content.  

If you do not allow this website to use cookies, then certain features or sections of this site may not be available to you or may not function as expected. Cookies can also be removed or blocked by following the help directions in your browser. 

Changing your cookie settings 

Many web browser settings allow you to view and delete cookies from your computer and disable or block the installation of cookies on your computer. Below you can find relevant instructions for the different browsers: 
 
Cookies in Mozilla Firefox 
Cookies in Google Chrome 
Cookies in Internet Explorer 
Cookies in Safari

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org  or www.allaboutcookies.org

Future changes 

We reserve the right to update and change this cookie statement from time to time, including as required by applicable laws and regulations.  

Cookies used on this site 

The table below explains what cookies are set and used by this site and why: 
 

1. Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function. These include actions such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling out forms.   

Cookie Name Cookie Source Duration Description
ak_bmsc 

Akamai

Session 

Used by Akamai to optimize site performance and security

bm_sv

Akamai

Session  Used by Akamai to optimize site performance and security
cookie-consent-status 

cat.com

Session/Persistent This is a session cookie that is set regardless of whether the user accepts or does not accept cookies. It ensure that, for users who do not accept, the banner does not continue to pop up as they navigate from page to page. When they end their browser session, the cookie will exipire, so they will get the consent banner on their next visit.
JSESSIONID

Server 

Session Manages browser session with the website. 
NSC_ESNS

Server

Persistent This cookie name is associated with the Netscaler load balancing service from Citrix. This is a pattern type cookie with the root being NSC_ and the rest of the name being a unique encrypted alpha numeric identifier for the virtual server it originated from. The cookie is used to ensure traffic and user data is routed to the correct locations where a site is hosted on multiple servers, so that the end user has a consistent experience.

 

2. Performance cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information in these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

Cookie Name Cookie Source Duration Description
_ga

Google Analytics

Persistent

These cookies are used to collect information about who visitors are, and how they use our site.  To learn more about how Google collects and uses data, visit https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners

_gid

Google Analytics

Session This cookie enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance.  To learn more about how Google collects and uses data, visit https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners
ak_bmsc

Akami

Session Used by Akamai to optimize site performance and security
bm_sv

Akami

Session Used by Akamai to optimize site performance and security
_gat_UA-xxxxxxxx

Google Analytics 

Sessioin This cookie enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance.  To learn more about how Google collects and uses data, visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites
_utmzz

Google Tag Manager

Persistent This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance.  To learn more about how Google collects and uses data, visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites
_utmzses

Google Analytics

Session These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.  To learn more about how Google collects and uses data, visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
YSC

YouTube 

Session This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

 

3. Functional cookies

These cookies allow the provision of enhanced functionality and personalization, such as videos and live chats. They may be set by us or 3rd party providers whose services we have added to our pages. 

Cookie Name Cookie Source Duration Description
ELOQUA

Eloqua

Persistent

Eloqua Business Marketing platform - this cookie collects and transfers contact info from webforms to internal databases.

_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx

Google Tag Manager

Persistent These cookies are used to collect information about who visitors are, and how they use our site.  To learn more about how Google collects and uses data, visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

 

4. Targetting cookies

These cookies are set through our sites by our advertising partners. They may be used by these companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites. They work by uniquely identifying your browser and device.  

Cookie Name Cookie Source Duration Description
_ym_d

Yandex 

Persistent

These cookies are used to collect information about who visitors are, and how they use our site. We use the information to compile reports, segment audiences, and to help us improve Caterpillar websites. We also use this cookie to segment audiences to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers. 

_ym_uid

Yandex

Persistent These cookies are used to collect information about who visitors are, and how they use our site. We use the information to compile reports, segment audiences, and to help us improve Caterpillar websites. We also use this cookie to segment audiences to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers. 
_ym_isad

Yandex

Persistent These cookies are used to collect information about who visitors are, and how they use our site. We use the information to compile reports, segment audiences, and to help us improve Caterpillar websites. We also use this cookie to segment audiences to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers. 
_ym_metrika_enabled_37476430

Yandex

Persistent These cookies are used to collect information about who visitors are, and how they use our site. We use the information to compile reports, segment audiences, and to help us improve Caterpillar websites. We also use this cookie to segment audiences to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers. 
GPS

YouTube

Persistent Identifies and tracks unique visitors via GPS on mobile devices. To learn more about how Google collects and uses data, visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YouTube

Persistent These cookies are used to collect information about who visitors are, and how they use our site. We use the information to compile reports, segment audiences, and to help us improve Caterpillar websites. We also use this cookie to segment audiences to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers. To learn more about how Google collects and uses data, visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
IDE

DoubleClick

Persistent These cookies are used by Google to display personalized advertisements on Google sites, based on recent searches and previous interactions. 
UserMatchHistory

LinkedIn

Persistent LinkedIn Ads ID syncing.
li_sugr

LinkedIn

Persistent Browser Identifier.
li-oatml

LinkedIn

Persistent Member indirect identifier for conversion tracking, retargeting, analytics.
li_fat_id

LinkedIn

Persistent Member indirect identifier for conversion tracking, retargeting, analytics.
U

LinkedIn

Persistent Browser Identifier.
_kuid_

Salesforce

Persistent These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site and respond to our advertising campaigns. The cookies collect information about your online behavior, including across different browsers and devices used by you. We use the information to compile reports, segment audiences, and to help us improve Caterpillar websites. We also use this cookie to segment audiences to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers.  Some common applications of cookies are to select advertising based on what’s relevant to a user; to improve reporting on campaign performance; website personalization; and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen. The information collected by these cookies may be shared with other organizations such as advertisers and dealers.