What are Cookies?
A cookie is a piece of data in the form of a text file that is placed onto your device (a persistent cookie) or stored in memory (a session cookie) that allows websites to remember your device, how you interacted with the website and your user preferences.
Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are deleted from your device when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date issued by the webserver, which varies typically from a few days up to a couple of years.
Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”) or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).
Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically transparent graphic images placed on a web page or in an email, which indicate that a page or email has been viewed. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
When you use and access the Services, a number of Cookies files may be placed in your web browser, some of which are placed automatically while others only upon your consent. The Cookies can be placed by us and our service providers or by third parties. You can find a list of the Cookies in the cookie declaration in our Cookie Banner. Please note that we may update the listing from time to time, due to the changes in the Cookies we use in our Services.
The following section details what kinds of Cookies you might encounter through our Services.
Strictly necessary Cookies
These Cookies are essential for our Services to perform their basic functions, and are used to enable our Services to work and keep our Services secure. Without these Cookies, we could not provide you with functional access to our Services. Therefore, they are strictly necessary to enable us to perform the Services. These Cookies are automatically installed on your devices.
In order to provide you with a better experience when using the Services, we also provide the functionality to set your preferences for how specific Services will run. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set Cookies so that this information can be recalled whenever you interact with specific Services that are affected by your preferences. These Cookies are installed on your devices subject to your consent.
Targeting and advertising Cookies
Such marketing includes displaying adverts and other marketing material based on your browsing behavior via email or through other platforms.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, social media sites will set Cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their privacy policies. Some of these Cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when you take a particular action like clicking a social media sharing button.
We may also obtain information from our email newsletters or other communications we send to you, including whether you opened or forwarded a newsletter or clicked on any of its content. This information tells us about how effective our newsletters are and helps us ensure that we’re delivering information that you find interesting.
Performance and analytics Cookies
Performance Cookies collect information on how you interact with our Services and how our Services perform. These Cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or the pages you visit, which helps us to understand how we can improve the Services for you. Third-party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content.
These Cookies allow us to develop our Services and are always subject to your consent. All information these Cookies collect is anonymous or aggregated. The information and statistics collected by Cookies allow us to understand and analyze traffic on our Services and how our Services are used. This information allows us to optimize our Services and carry them out better.
How can I control or delete Cookies?
Please check your browser’s help manual for further instructions. Below we have provided instructions for deleting Cookies from the most common browsers:
Please note that we do not control when or how third parties place Cookies on your device. Third-party cookie providers will also be able to gather and use data gathered by their Cookies, over which we have no direct control. For further information about the use of Cookie-based data by such third parties, please visit the third-party service provider’s cookie and privacy policies.
HOW DO WE RESPOND TO “DO NOT TRACK” (DNT) SIGNALS?
DNT is a preference users can set on their browsers (if supported) to opt out of online behavioral tracking. While the Federal Trade Commission and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) have been working with different internet browsers, interest groups, regulators, and technology companies to develop a standard for DNT technology, no clear standard has been set. As such, we currently do not respond to “do not track” signals.
Where can I find more information about Cookies?
You can learn more about Cookies on the following third-party websites:
- AllAboutCookies: https://www.allaboutCookies.org/
- Network Advertising Initiative: https://www.networkadvertising.org/
- Digital Advertising Alliance: www.aboutads.info/
How to contact us
Varjo Technologies Oy
Registered in Finland
Business ID: 2773901-6
Address: Vuorikatu 20, 00100 Helsinki, Finland