Cookie Policy

Aalto uses cookies and other such technologies on its website. This cookie policy will further explain the use of cookies on this website.
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1. What is a cookie and why is it used?

A cookie is a small file or part of a file stored on a World Wide Web user's computer, created and subsequently read by a website server, and containing personal information (such as a user identification code, customized preferences, or a record of pages visited). Using cookies, Javascript and server logs, statistics regarding the website are collected. Examples of statistics gathered include the number of users on the site, the country of access, the date and time of access, the browser used and the content that the user has accessed. A cookie does not harm the accessing device.

Cookies are used to analyze and develop the website in addition to speeding up its use.

2. The types of cookies Aalto uses

Aalto uses two types of cookies: first-party cookies (cookies set by Aalto) and third-party cookies.

2.1 First-Party Cookies

First-party cookies enable website functionality. They also include web analytics cookies that give information on how the website is used to help further website development.

2.2 Third-Party Cookies

Third-party cookies refer to cookies set by other parties than Aalto. These third parties may set cookies for the users of the website when they access it, for example to maintain statistics on the amount of users that access the site.

2.3 Social Plug-Ins

In addition, Aalto uses what are called social plug-ins to enable users to share the content of the website on social media. These websites may use their own cookies in accordance with their own privacy policies. You will find these privacy policies detailed in the links provided below.

3. Affecting the data gathered by cookies

3.1 Removing cookies from a browser

By removing cookies from your browser, you can change the identification tag with which a profile regarding your behavior is created. This does not stop information from being gathered or block behavioral advertising, but creates a new profile separate from your previous behavioral statistics. Instructions on removing the cookies from your browser can be found in the following links.

3.2 Blocking the use of cookies

You may block the use of cookies by blocking them from being saved on your browser. Please note that this may adversely affect the usability of the website.

3.3 Blocking the behavioral advertising of third parties

You can block behavioral advertising, either entirely or on a company-by-company basis, utilizing the Your Online Choices website (

4. Contact

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