Cookie policy

This Cookie Policy has been published on February 19th, 2019, version 1.0.

 

Varjo Technologies Oy (“us”, “we”, or “our”) uses cookies on our website (later: the “Service”). Protecting your privacy is very important for us and we are committed to being transparent about how we use cookies and how we collect and store your personal data. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our Cookie Policy.

This Cookie Policy specifically explains how we use cookies. Our Privacy Statement explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your personal data. Please, find more information on our Privacy Statement.

 

General

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to make visiting our website easier and to improve general experience. In addition, we use cookies and collect information that helps us to enhance your experience and our products and services. The cookies that we use allow our website to work, to analyze our website traffic, and to help us to understand how our website is used so we can optimize it. Our websites may also include cookies, or similar technologies from third party service providers.

On this site, we describe what information we gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We also inform how you can prevent and block these cookies from being stored.

 

What are cookies?

Cookie is a piece of data in the form of a text file that is placed onto your device (persistent cookie) or stored in memory (session cookie). It is generated by a web page server, which is basically a computer that operates a web site. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. They allow websites to store things like remembering you and your user preferences.

Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date 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.

 

Who is collecting cookies?

The cookies we are using are gathered through various service providers. Third party cookie providers will also be able to gather and use data gather by their cookies. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these third party cookies. For further information about cookie usage by third party provider, please check the provider’s cookie and privacy policies.

 

What purpose do we use cookies for?

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. We use cookies and collect information that helps us enhance your experience and our products and services. The cookies that we use allow our website to work, to analyze our website traffic, and to help us understand how our website is used so we can optimize it. We don’t sell the information collected by cookies.

We use cookies and web beacons to collect:

  • User’s IP-address
  • Visited pages and time spent on page (analytics and performance)
  • Browser type and info about operating system of a device
  • Referral website and exit website after the session
  • Information provided by you (subscription or contact form)
  • Social media sharing information
  • Openings and clicks of marketing emails

 

How can I control or delete cookies?

By using the Service, you give a consent to the use of cookies. You can control and disable use of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser. You can, for example, disable use of cookies, allow use of all cookies or only use of first party cookies. Furthermore, you can set the browser to delete cookies after each browser session or delete them manually. Please note that disabling use of cookies may downgrade or break certain elements of the site’s functionality and certain functions may not work in the usual way.

Please check your browser’s help manual for further instructions. Below we have provided instructions for deleting cookies from the most common browsers:

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer

Safari

 

What cookies do we use?

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details what kind of first and third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

 

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential for our websites and services to perform their basic functions. Without these cookies, some parts of our site and services just won’t work as they should.

 

Functional cookies

In order to provide you with better experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page that is affected by your preferences.

 

Performance and analytics cookies

Performance cookies collect information on how you interact with our websites and how our website performs. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you. Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. All information these cookies collect are anonymous.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, please see the Google Analytics cookie usage documentation. If you want to prevent Google Analytics gathering data from you, Google Analytics provides an Opt-out browser add-on for that purpose.

 

Targeting (marketing) cookies

We use cookies or similar technologies from third party analytics providers, which help us compile aggregated statistics about the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns or other operations. These technologies enable the analytics providers to set or read their own cookies or other identifiers on your device, through which they can collect information about your online activities across applications, websites, or other products.

In addition, we 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 respective 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 our newsletters’ effectiveness and helps us ensure that we’re delivering information that you find interesting.

 

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 and the following third-party websites:

  • AllAboutCookies: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/
  • Network Advertising Initiative: https://www.networkadvertising.org/
  • Digital Advertising Alliance: www.aboutads.info/

 

Updates to this Cookie Policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time. We will provide you with a notice such as a notification in the website’s cookie bar but please regularly check this Cookie Policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.

 

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact us at privacy@varjo.com.

Varjo Technologies Oy

Registered in Finland

Business ID: 2773901-6

Address: Aleksanterinkatu 21 H, 00100 Helsinki FIN