What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files containing small amounts of information that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to function more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. Cookies help us to remember things about your visit to our Website, such as your preferred language and other choices/settings and generally make the site easier for you to use. They may also be used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, GoodData) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites. “Persistent cookies” are activated each time that you visit the Website and remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie. “Session cookies” are activated when you open the browser window and finish when you close the browser window; once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. We use these essential Cookies to:
- log you into our Website
- to protect your security
- to help us detect and fight spam, abuse and other activities that violate GoodData’s user agreements and term; and
- to authenticate your access to the Website.
Other cookies remember information about your browser and your preferences. For example, cookies help us remember your preferred language or the country that you are in. We can then provide you with content in your preferred language without having to ask you each time you visit our Websites.
Cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Websites. For example, these types of cookies help us test different versions of our Websites to see which particular features or content users prefer.
To help us better understand how people use our Websites, certain third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below. We don’t release the information collected from our own cookies to any third parties, other than to our service providers who assist us in these cookie activities.
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:
|Strictly Necessary cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites, to analyze traffic and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.||We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:||Marketo|
Google ReCaptcha V3
|Functional cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.||We use 'Functionality' cookies to:||Drupal|
|Performance cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective are marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Websites for you.||We use performance cookies to:||Google Analytics|
|Targeting cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.||We may use targeting cookies to:||GoogleAds|
|Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Websites through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.|
To increase the protection of your data when visiting our Website, plugins are embedded in a manner which ensures that a connection to the servers of the respective plugin provider will only be established if you click on the plugin. Your internet browser establishes a direct connection to the respective plugin provider’s servers only when you activate the plugins. This way, the plugin provider receives information that your internet browser has accessed the respective site of our Website, even when you do not maintain a user account with the provider or are not logged in. Log files (including the IP address) are transmitted directly from your internet browser to a server of the respective plugin provider and may be stored there. This server may be located outside the EU or EEA (e.g. in the U.S.).
We have no influence on the scope of data gathered and stored by the plugin provider through the plugin. If you do not wish for the plugin providers to receive, save, and use data gathered through this Website, you should not use the respective plugins. You can also block the plugins from being loaded with browser add-ons (so-called script blockers).
|We may use targeting cookies to track your browser across other sites, building up a profile of your interests and possibly other personal data - but we have ensured that this only happens if you have requested us to share information with the respective social network.|
Our website uses social media plug-ins (“Plugins”) by the following providers:
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Do you use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?
While we do not use Flash cookies, our Websites may also use HTML5 local storage capabilities (also known as Local Shared Objects or "LSOs") to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.
Because web browser configurations differ in the way they accept or reject LSOs, and the storage location depends on the operating system, we recommend that you follow the guidance for their removal from your web browser and operating system provider.
Do you serve targeted advertising?
Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.
Please note that to the extent advertising technology is integrated into our Website, you may still receive advertising content even if you opt-out of targeted advertising. In that case, the advertising content will just not be tailored to your interests.
Currently, our systems do not recognize browser “do-not-track” requests. You can, however, disable certain tracking as discussed in this section.
For Strictly Necessary and for Functional cookies which are essential for our Website service, these cookies are required in order to deliver the Websites to you and you cannot refuse them. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"
For all other cookies, web beacons and LSOs, we require your consent. You may also refuse these cookies on GoodData’s Websites by following the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?" Alternatively, some third parties allow you to refuse their cookies universally by using the following opt-out links: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.
You can exercise your cookie preferences specific to GoodData Website in the GoodData Cookie Preference Center by clicking here. You can also access the GoodData Cookie Preference Center at any time by clicking the “Cookie Settings” link at the bottom of any GoodData Website page. Your personal cookie preferences set in the GoodData Cookie Preference Center will be limited to first and third party cookies on GoodData Website only, and must be set for each device used to access GoodData Website. For GoodData services provided to you via third party websites (including GoodData Portals), You can exercise your cookie preferences directly on the third party provider’s website.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. This opt out function relates to a device or browser; in case you use several terminal devices or browsers you must opt out on every device and in every browser used. Please note that tools may use so-called opt out cookies in order to remember your objection. Additionally, you can generally avoid the creation of usage profiles by deactivating cookie usage.
- Google Ads is provided by Google LLC located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Find further information on this tool here. You may object to the collection or processing of your data by this tool by contacting Google using the contact form.
If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com. For further information on cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We do not control any of the above opt-out links and are not responsible for any choices you make using these mechanisms or the continued availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.