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Cookie Policy

Last updated on 27.6.2019

This Cookie Policy applies to website available at https://qvik.com/ (hereinafter, “Website”) of Qvik Oy (also referred to as “we”, “us”, or “our”), which is a company registered in Finland, whose registered office is at Urho Kekkosen katu 5 C, 00100 Helsinki, FINLAND. We operate the Website as a data controller as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679).

By using the Website you accept the use of cookies, and you can take advantage of all the functions on our pages that require cookies. You can affect the use of cookies by using the various methods described below.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is saved on your device or computer after you have visited an internet page. The text file contains a small amount of information that the internet server can read when you visit the same page again. Cookies are advantageous for the user for multiple reasons which are explained in more detail below.

Why and what kind of cookies do we use?

We use cookies in order for our Website to be as user-friendly as possible and so that we will be able to offer our customers personalized information and Website. By using cookies, we ensure that you don’t have to feed the same information each time that you visit our Website. The cookies also improve the usability of the Website – for instance, they help you to find specific information more easily. The cookies are used for following purposes on our Website:

Technical and operational cookies: Some of these cookies are necessary from the point of view of the Website’ functioning to permit the pages and your account to function correctly. In addition, we remember your preferences and can help you to use our Website more easily. These type of cookies will remember, for instance, your country and your searches, and pages that you have looked at before.

Analytical cookies: With these cookies, we collect information about how the visitors use the Website, what pages they visit, where they come from, what pages they leave, what browser and terminal equipment they use, and what e-mails were opened and clicked. With the analytics, we can estimate what works and what doesn’t, improve our Website and understand how effective our marketing is.

The analytical cookies used by our Website:
– Google Analytics, https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en
– Google Tag Manager, https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en
– Google AdWords, https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en

 

Special note on Google Analytics

Our Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to help us to analyze how users use our Website. You can learn more on how Google Analytics collects and processes your data from following the link “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” (located here www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/). If you wish to block Google Analytics, please follow the instructions under section “How can I influence the use of cookies” below. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information on behalf of us as the operator of the Website for the purpose of evaluating use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity for Website operators, and providing other Website relating to Website activity and internet usage.

Marketing cookies:

We use third-party cookies in order to show personalized marketing on the Website and elsewhere on the Internet. This is known as re-targeting and it is based on Online Behavioral Advertising, such as what information and content pages you’ve viewed.

Marketing cookies used by our Website:

– Autopilot, https://www.autopilothq.com/legal/
– Mailchimp, https://mailchimp.com/legal/cookies/

Social media cookies: The social media cookies are used to identify the user in social media so that user can, for example, share articles by pushing a button. These cookies can also be used to target advertising.

The social media cookies used by our Website:

– Facebook Pixel, https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/

– Linkedin , https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy

How long are the cookies valid?

We use session-specific cookies that expire when the user closes the web browser. In addition, we use permanent cookies that stay on the user’s device for a certain period of time, or until the user removes them. The validity of permanent cookies is normally everything between thirty minutes and 18 months respectively.

How can I influence the use of cookies?

We want to be transparent and respect the choices made by the users with respect to cookies and other similar technologies. However, we hope that you consider the fact that if you decide to block cookies or remove them, some of our Website features may not work.
Here are some ways in which you can influence the use of cookies:

  • By creating a new cookie profile: If the user empties the cookies from the Website at regular intervals, the personalized identifier is changed and the profile connected with the earlier identifier is reset to zero.
  • By blocking cookies: The user can block the cookies from the browser according to the manufacturer’s instructions (usually either in the “Instructions”, “Tools” or “Edit Menus”). Please note that blocking cookies may affect the functionality of the Website.
  • By blocking Google Analytics: The user can block the use by Google Analytics of the information from the Website by installing here an attachment that blocks its use. This attachment prevents Javascript used by Google Analytics (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sending the visiting information from the Website.
  • Social media cookies: The social media service providers use cookies, attachments and buttons to collect information about our Website. The purpose and extent of the social media service providers’ information collecting and the uses and connected rights, together with information about changing the data protection settings, are shown in the data protection clauses of each social media service.
  • Advertising cookies: With the Your Online Choices service you can get acquainted with the web advertising and data privacy based on browser use and manage the relevant settings. By using this Website, you can either prohibit or allow all advertising targeted either by all the companies or by separate companies. You can also disable cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings. Browsers are different, so refer to the settings’ menu of your browser for instructions on how to change your cookie preferences.

Changes

We will report about any changes in our cookie policy on the top of this page.