Use of cookies

Use of cookies

A cookie is a file stored by the service provider on the device of the user of the website server; in practice, cookies are small unnamed user-specific text files stored on the user’s web browser. The server may later read the cookie and this is how the browser concerned can be recognised (e.g. when the user returns to the site he/she visited previously). Only the server that stored the cookie can use it later, and users cannot be identified on the basis of cookies and they will not cause harm to the user’s device.

Basically, cookies are divided into session and persistent cookies: session cookies persist on a user’s drive until the browsing session expires while persistent cookies remain on the browser for a certain period of time or until the user deletes them. Cookies facilitate using the website and enable certain functionalities, such as remembering the session, user-specific site personalisation and easy login to the service.

We use cookies to enable the functionality of our services. Cookies also enable us to collect data on the terminal devices and web browsers of visitors to our website. We can use such data to target analytics and marketing. Cookies make it easier for users to use our services, and delivered marketing is more relevant and more targeted.

The cookie contains only a personal, unique session ID that enables recognising the web browser visiting the site.

By using our website, you give your consent to data handling as described above. Of course, you can also disable cookies but this may, however, has its disadvantages because cookies constitute a technical solution in the implementation of the protocols of browsers and www servers, and many websites do not function properly without cookies. More information on each web server’s user guide can be found in the server vendor’s instructions.

We use advertising cookies managed by third parties in order to demonstrate our products on our own and other parties’ websites. You can block certain third-party advertising cookies on the administration site of the third party concerned. These include Google Analytics. More information on Google Analytics tracking is available on the Google Privacy Protection page. You can opt out from Google Analytics tracking at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

In many web browsers, it is possible to block third-party cookies. In such a case, the browser allows only cookies that come directly from the web service used. This is done through the browser’s settings (disables all third-party cookies) or through Your Online Choices (opportunity for a company-specific opt-out).

You can clear cookies in the web browser settings. This will delete the ID set in the browser and the browsing profile based on it. Doing this will not prevent the storage of new cookies in the browser.”