Last update: 5.12.2016
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is saved on your 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 for the next time. Cookies are advantageous for the user, because they help to use the site, for instance by way of remembering your user name, or your preferred language settings.
The cookies are used for different purposes on our website and in our applications:
Technical and operational cookies: Some of these cookies are necessary from the point of view of the site’s functioning, because with them the pages and your account function correctly. In addition, we remember your preferences and can help you to use our website and applications more easily. These type of cookies will remember, for instance, the country, language, your searches and the products that you have looked at before. We can also use the cookies to remember your login information so that you don’t have to enter your login each time you visit our site. However, your password is always encrypted.
Analytical cookies: With these cookies we collect information about how the visitors use finnishbabybox.com, what pages they visit, where they come from, 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 applications, and understand how effective our marketing is.
The analytical cookies used by our website: Google Analytics
Advertising cookies: We use both our own and third party cookies in order to show personalised advertisements on the web pages. This is known as re-targeting and it is based on the behaviour on line, such as what products and content pages you’ve viewed.
The advertisement cookies used by our website: Facebook Custom Audience, Intercom
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 varies between a few months and a few years.
We want to be transparent and respect the choices made by the users in respect of 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’s features may not work.
- By creating a new cookie profile: If the user empties the cookies from the website at regular intervals, the personalised 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). Blocking cookies may affect the functionality of the services.
- 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 service, you can either prohibit or allow all advertising targeted either by all the companies or by separate companies.