1. What is a cookie and why is it used?
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.
- Twitter Privacy Notice (https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update)
- Instagram Data Policy (https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875?helpref=page_content)
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.
- Firefox – https://support.mozilla.org/en-GB/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox
- Safari – https://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042?locale=en-GB
- Chrome – https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
- Internet Explorer – https://support.microsoft.com/en-GB/kb/278835
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 (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/about-behavioural-advertising).