Cookie policy

Cookies – what are they and how do they work?

Cookies are pieces of data stored on your computer by the websites you visit. Cookies are small files that your computer (or other device, e.g. smartphone) receives and sends when you visit websites. A cookie usually includes an anonymous identification code and does not harm the device in any way.

When visiting our website for the first time, you agree to our use of cookies. On your later visits, your browser will read the cookie stored on your computer and send the data back to the website. Thus, we can recognize your browser automatically, but we cannot identify you with cookies alone.

Why do we use cookies?

Valio uses cookies and other similar technologies in its online service to enable smooth use of the service and to make it more user-friendly. In addition, cookies are used for purposes regarding analysis, follow-up and development of the service.

Cookies may further be used to produce targeted advertising, communications services and content (e.g. after you have visited our website, we can show you advertisements of the products you seem to be interested in), and to optimize marketing measures. The data obtained with cookies may also be used in personalization of the online service.

What kind of cookies we use?

Valio is using both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date.

Please note that Valio does not process personal data, or link cookies to personal details, unless otherwise expressly stipulated by mandatory law. In some cases, the cookie data can be considered personal data. Valio has established appropriate measures to protect personal data.

Further information about the processing of personal data and the use of third-party cookies can be read in the Privacy statement for Valio’s website.

Social plugins

Valio’s website has links to and social plugins of third-party sites.

For more information on the privacy policies of these services, please see their websites.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084

Twitter: https://twitter.com/en/privacy

Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/help/instagram/155833707900388/?helpref=hc_fnav

Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

These links lead to third-party websites and Valio will not be responsible for their content. For these services, the third-party’s terms and conditions are applied.

How are we managing and deleting the cookies?

The user may disable the use of cookies in their browser settings. The practices for banning cookies vary in different browsers. Since cookies are necessary for some services to function, Valio cannot guarantee the functionality of the service in case cookies are not enabled.

For more information on managing cookies, visit the links below. These links will lead to third parties’ websites and Valio will not be responsible for their content.

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en/kb/reflections-apply-and-private

Opera: https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042?locale=en_US

Edge: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy

If you do not wish to receive behavioural advertising, you may opt-out at http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.

Date: August 12th 2019