Bench Accounting Inc.
Cookie Policy

Last updated: April 10, 2024

Like many web-based service providers, Bench (Bench Accounting, Inc. and its affiliates, collectively “Bench”) utilizes “cookies” in connection with the delivery of our Services (defined below). This cookie notice provides information about how and when we use cookies and other similar tracking technologies on our platform and our website (collectively, our “Services”). To better understand how we use the data collected through these technologies, please read our Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is transferred by a web server and stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit certain websites. Generally, cookies are used to make your browsing experience better by allowing a website to remember your actions and preferences (for example, your authentication status). Cookies also provide information on how people may use a website (for instance, whether it’s their first time visiting or if they are a frequent visitor).

What cookies do we use and why?

We use a number of different cookies including (i) strictly necessary cookies; (ii) functional cookies; (iii) Performance cookies; and (iv) Targeting cookies. Each of these types of cookies are discussed below. We use these cookies to provide you with our Services, to monitor usage and performance of our website and platform, to customize and improve your experience, and to facilitate our marketing, social and advertising activities.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

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 to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

How to opt-out, remove or prevent the setting of cookies

Most browsers give you the ability to manage cookies to suit your preferences. In some browsers you can set up rules to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis, giving you more control over your privacy. This means you can disallow cookies from all sites except those that you trust. To customize your cookie management preferences for your browser, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

You may also opt-out of the sale or sharing (for cross-context behavioral advertising purposes) of your personal information by turning on the Global Privacy Control (“GPC”) in participating browser systems. You will need to turn on the GPC for each browser you use. To learn more about the GPC, visit the Global Privacy Control website.

For display advertising, you may opt-out at any time by visiting your Google Ads Settings page or by installing and running the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The Network Advertising Initiative has also developed a tool available here that may help you understand which third parties have currently enabled cookies for your browser and opt-out of those cookies.  Please note that this is your responsibility and would have no direct affiliation with Bench.

In addition, on your iPhone, iPad or Android, you can change your device settings to control whether you see online interest-based ads.

You can adjust your cookie settings by clicking the button below. Please keep in mind that removing or blocking cookies can negatively impact your user experience and parts of our website or Services may no longer be fully accessible.

Please be advised that cookies are dynamic and there are instances where you may be required to update your consent preferences again, including but not limited to, when you clear your cache or cookies, and when using an alternate web browser or device.