What are cookies?
Cookies are short text files that are stored on the hard drive of the user’s device when visiting the website. On subsequent visits, cookies are sent back to the website. This allows the website to remember the preferences and choices of the user to improve the user experience. Using a specific language setting during the session can be one of them, for example. Cookies can also be used to collect data for visitor statistics. Cookies will not affect data security and cannot spread viruses or malware.
What cookies do we use and for what purpose?
There are two types of cookies, session cookies and persistent cookies:
• Session cookies disappear from the computer as soon as the browser is closed.
• Permanent cookies (stored cookies or persistent cookies) remain stored on your computer until they are removed separately or expire.
Pontos.fi’s own cookies
The following Cookies are used on the pontos.fi website:
• Permanent cookie to identify your choice for cookie policies on the pontos.fi website. The cookie expires after one (1) year after authorisation.
• Session cookie to identify the logged user.
The Cookies on pontos.fi do not store your personal data.
Indispensable own cookies on Pontos.fi
The following essential cookies are used on the Pontos.fi website:
This cookie is used to save the selection whether the user have accepted the usage of third party cookies. This cookie has a duration of one year.
Pontos.fi website sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow or reject cookies. This cookie has session duration.
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Pontos.fi website uses this cookie to customize the view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. This cookie has a duration of one year.
Pontos.fi website sets this cookie when user navigates to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether users web browser is set to allow or reject cookies. This cookie has session duration.
Pontos.fi website uses this cookie to save the selected language in the main interface. This cookie has a duration of 24 hours.
Pontos.fi website uses this cookie to save the selected language in the admin interface. This cookie has a duration of 24 hours.
Our website uses services from Google Analytics and Hotjar.
From the links below, you can find out what information Google collects about you and influence how they use the information they have.
The cookies used by Google on pontos.fi:
Google uses it to limit the percentage of requests. This cookie has a duration of one minute.
Google uses it to distinguish users. This cookie has a duration of 2 years.
Google uses it to distinguish users. This cookie has a duration of 24 hours.
Cookies used by Hotjar on pontos.fi
This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie. This cookie has a duration of 30 minutes.
This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site’s pageview limit. This cookie has a duration of 30 minutes.
Hotjar cookie that is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID. This cookie has a duration of one year.
When the Hotjar script executes we try to determine the most generic cookie path we should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, we try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed. This cookie has session duration.
Social Media Plug-ins
The website may also contain so called social media plug-ins, which are Twitter feed plugins connected to Pontos’ account. When the user visits the website, a link is formed between the user’s browser and the server of the social media plugin’s provider. Due to the link, the user’s browser may automatically transfer certain data, relating to the website visitor to the social media plugin service provider in question. This data may include e.g. the user’s IP address and the information that the IP address in question has visited our website.
If the user opens the social media plugin while logged into their user account in the social media platform in question, the content of the website may be linked with the user’s user account in that platform. In that case, the service provider in question may be able to connect the user’s visit to the website with the user’s personal user account in the social media platform.
How do you manage Cookies?
Blocking third-party cookies
You can block third-party cookies by clicking the “Allow only necessary” button below. If you change your mind, you can change your choice with buttons “Allow all” or “Allow only necessary” below.
Blocking all Cookies
You can choose to block all cookies on your browser. For example, the following links provide information on how to adjust the Cookie settings on some popular browsers:
Please note that some parts of the website or our services may not function properly if Cookies are not enabled.
If you would like more information about our cookie policies, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.