Cookie Policy

Last updated on 13 May 2022

This Cookie Policy applies to the website (“BeyondBain” or the “Site”), which is provided by Bain & Company, Inc. (“Bain”, “we”, “us”). This Cookie Policy does not apply to other websites provided by Bain.

This Cookie Policy explains how and why cookies, web beacons, pixels and other similar technologies (collectively “Cookies”) may be stored on and accessed from your device when you use or visit BeyondBain and how you can manage your preferences. This Cookie Policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

Bain reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to alter and update this Cookie Policy from time to time. We therefore invite you to review the current version of the Cookie Policy each time you return to this Site.


What are Cookies?

“Cookies” are small text files that are stored by your browser on your computer’s or other device’s hard drive. Cookies can be placed on your device directly by this Site (first party Cookies) or by a third party through our Site (third party Cookies).

Cookies can be further categorised into two types:

  • Session Cookies are only stored on your device during your browser session. They are deleted when you close your browser.
  • Persistent Cookies remain on your device for a set period of time even after your browser session has ended.


What do we use Cookies for?

We use different categories of Cookies on BeyondBain for the purposes described below.


Strictly necessary Cookies

These Cookies are required for the operation of our Site and use of its features. They include, for example, Cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Site. They enable us to remember some of your choices to speed up navigation and provide you with a secure site experience.

Our Site cannot function without such Cookies and they are therefore automatically set when you visit BeyondBain.  You can set your browser to block or alert you about these Cookies, but some parts of our Site will not work (please see “Managing Cookies” below for more information).

Cookie Description
PHPSESSID Identification of user’s session.
iwLoggedInfo Encrypted information containing internal BeyondBain user id, timestamp of last activity in browser, user’s iddle time, actual language.
OptanonConsent This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.
OptanonAlertBoxClosed This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information.


Functional Cookies

This Site may use functional Cookies such as Google Analytics to carry out some analytics on and enhance our Site. These Cookies allow us to collect information such as how you use our Site, which pages are the most visited or where people visiting BeyondBain are located. This enables us to determine what content is of most interest to our users and to ensure that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

We may use Cookies to collect information about your activity on BeyondBain, such as which pages you viewed or which videos you watched. This helps us to understand what content is of interest to you.

Cookie Description




These cookies are set by Google Analytics.

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

Please read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data.

Managing Cookies

Strictly necessary Cookies are automatically set on your browser when you visit BeyondBain.  These Cookies are required for our website to work properly and cannot be disabled in the “Privacy Preference Center” on our Site.

You have the choice to accept all Cookies by clicking on “Accept All Cookies”, to reject all cookies by clicking on “Reject All” or manage your Cookie preferences by clicking on “Cookie Settings” on our cookie banner.  Please note that certain functionalities of BeyondBain might not work if you choose to disable other Cookies.

If you want to modify your Cookie settings later on, you can do so by clicking on “Cookie Settings” in the footer of this Site.

You can also use the settings of your Internet browser to prevent your browser from accepting new Cookies (including strictly necessary Cookies), get notified when new Cookies are dropped on your browser and disable or delete Cookies altogether (including strictly necessary Cookies).  Please note that deleting existing Cookies will not prevent Cookies from being set during your next visit on BeyondBain.

You can find more information about how to manage Cookies in the “help” section of your browser.


If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact