Pontos’ Cookie Policy 2021

We collect information about the users of the website www.pontos.fi through cookies and similar industry standard technologies (later referred to as “Cookies”). In this cookie policy we explain how we use Cookies on the website and how you can control the use of Cookies on your device.

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.

The Cookies used on our website do not store sensitive information or such personal details as your name or address, and the information collected by Cookies is not, in principle, associated with personally identifiable information. Nevertheless, some information collected by Cookies may be indirectly associated with personally identifiable information relating to the website user. Such information includes for example website users’ IP addresses (if not anonymized). We treat such information as personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy and applicable data protection legislation.

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:

  • cookie_notice_accepted
    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.
  • wordpress_test_cookie
    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.
  • wp-settings-time-1 and wp-settings-1
    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.
  • wordpress_logged_in_xxxx
    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.
  • wp-wpml_current_language
    Pontos.fi website uses this cookie to save the selected language in the main interface. This cookie has a duration of 24 hours.
  • wp-wpml_current_admin_language_xxxx
    Pontos.fi website uses this cookie to save the selected language in the admin interface. This cookie has a duration of 24 hours.

Third-party cookies

Our website uses services from Google Analytics and Hotjar.


Google compiles statistics on the use of websites by using cookies stored on users’ computers in many different ways. The information collected from this website is used to prepare reports on the use of the website. Google stores and uses this information from 30 minutes to two years depending on the type of cookie. Check out Google’s Privacy Policy..

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:

  • _gat
    Google uses it to limit the percentage of requests. This cookie has a duration of one minute.
  • _ga
    Google uses it to distinguish users. This cookie has a duration of 2 years.
  • _gid
    Google uses it to distinguish users. This cookie has a duration of 24 hours.


We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize our website and the user experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses Cookies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices. This includes a device’s IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf. For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site.

Cookies used by Hotjar on pontos.fi

  • _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress
    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.
  • _hjIncludedInPageviewSample
    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.
  • _hjid
    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.
  • _hjTLDTest
    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.

The services of the social media plugin service providers are subject to their own terms of use, other terms and data protection policies. Below is a list of the services to which the social media plugins found on our website relate:

  • Twitter

The relevant terms of use and the privacy policies can be found on the websites of the services in question.

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.

More information

If you would like more information about our cookie policies, please feel free to contact pontosgroup@pontos.fi.

Changes to the Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy may be updated from time to time. If the changes are significant or adversely impact the rights of the users of our website, we will inform you about the change on our website. This Cookie Policy was last updated on March 16, 2021.