1. What are cookies and other trackers?
Cookies are text files that are placed on your computer or mobile or handheld device (such as smartphones or tablets) when you visit certain pages on the Internet. They are used to “remember” when your computer or device accesses this Site. Cookies are stored in your browser. A cookie will help the Site, or another website, to recognize your device the next time you visit. Most cookies won’t collect information that directly identifies you as a person, and will instead collect more general information such as how visitors arrive at and use our Site. Cookies may, however, be used to create a profile of the visitor's activities on the Internet which can be used (for example) to try to predict the visitor’s purchasing and behavioral preferences.
Clear GIFs (also called web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your device’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs in connection with our Site to, among other things, track the activities of Site visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Site usage. We and our third-party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML emails to our customers, to help us track email response rates, identify when our emails are viewed, and track whether our emails are forwarded.
2. Types of cookies
Session cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the visitor’s device when the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies are saved on your device for a fixed pre-defined period of time (usually several months) and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to be able to recognize your device for more than one browsing session. Persistent cookies used on this Site generally have a maximum lifespan of thirteen (13) months; please see below for further details.
First party cookies
First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.
Third party cookies
Third party cookies are not set by the owner of the website you are visiting, but by a different organization. For example, advertisers and other third parties may use their own cookies when you click on an advertising or link on our Site, or we might engage a third-party analytics company that will set their own cookie to perform this service.
3. Categories of cookies
The different types of cookies described above can be categorized as follows:
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site, such as to ensure security. For example, certain cookies enable you to log into secure areas of our Site. These cookies do not require your consent and cannot be switched off (although in some cases you can change your requests). You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of our Site may not work if you block these types of cookies.
These cookies are used to provide certain functionalities to you by recognizing you when you return to our Site so that we can offer you a better experience on this Site. For instance, these cookies help us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region, or to set a cookie to store your preferences regarding the cookies on our Site).
These cookies allow us to analyze Site usage and understand how visitors use it. These cookies recognize and collect information about the number of visitors, the pages they view, how long they view pages and how they move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that visitors are easily finding what they are looking for. If you do not consent to these types of cookies we will not be able to improve our Site based on information from your visit. Analytics cookies also can be used with information from advertising cookies to help us measure the performance of our tailoring of advertising and content to your interests in order to help us improve our advertising campaigns and the Services’ content for those who engage with our advertising.
These cookies are used to tailor advertising and content to your interests (“Targeting”), both within and beyond our Site. These cookies collect data about your online activity, including your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. They identify your interests so that we can provide advertising that we believe is relevant to you. We will use this information to make our Site and the Targeting displayed on it, and the marketing messages we send to you, more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties who provide a service to us for this purpose. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the Targeting and to monitor from which Targeting source a visitor was directed towards our Site so that we know whether it is worth for us to invest in that particular Targeting source.
These cookies may be set through our Site or by our third-party Targeting partners. They may be used by those partners to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and Internet device. If you do not consent to these types of cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising (but not less advertising overall).
4. Social media links
This Site contains links to Atlas social media pages from the following companies:
Facebook; Facebook is operated by Facebook, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. Find information on data protection at Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.
Instagram; Instagram is operated by Facebook, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. Find information on data protection at Instagram here: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875.
Twitter; Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Find information on data protection at Twitter here: https://twitter.com/en/privacy;
LinkedIn; LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Find information on data protection at LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
YouTube; YouTube is owned by Google: Google LLC, a company operating under the laws of Delaware, located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043. Find information on data protection at YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/howyoutubeworks/our-commitments/protecting-user-data/
These links are not plugins; they are links to external Atlas social media pages via standard functionality. No cookies are set in relation to these links when browsing the Site. Should you click any of these links you will be directed to the relevant social media page. Each of these social media companies operates their websites independently of Atlas, including their own cookie policies and privacy policies and settings. Please visit the respective social media companies’ privacy information for further details.
The various cookies used by our Site have different lifespans. Session cookies will be deleted once you close your browser. Persistent cookies implemented on our Site will be kept for a period of time that does not exceed eight (8) months. Please refer to the table below to learn about the specific lifespans of the cookies we use.
6. What cookies do we use?
We use different categories of both session and persistent cookies on our Site, which can either be first- or third-party cookies.
Information on the cookies that we use on our Site (their names and categories, their lifespans and whether third parties have access to the cookies) is described in the cookie widget located on the bottom left corner of the Site.
7. Managing cookies and withdrawing consent
If you reject cookies, we will not set those cookies on your device, except necessary cookies and a cookie to remember that you don't want any cookies set when you visit the Site by clicking on the cookie widget on the bottom right corner of the Site.
If you have accepted cookies but later decide that you want to reject them (withdraw your consent) for the future, you can update your preferences related to the cookies operating on our Site by clicking on the cookie widget on the bottom left corner of the Site.
You can also disable cookies by changing your Site browser settings to reject cookies. How to do this will depend on the browser you use. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings that will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. Use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
Please remember to change your settings in each browser and for each of your devices.
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including ours. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our Site. You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. However, deleting cookies might have a negative impact on the usability of many websites, including ours.
8. More about cookies
If you would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.eu You can find further information on managing cookies in most browsers also here: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
9. Changes to this Policy
10. Contacting us
For UK / EU / EAA:
Atlas Technology Solutions UK Limited
35 New Broad Street, EC2M 1NH London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 3989 6300
For People’s Republic of China:
Atlas Technology Solutions Hong Kong Limited
Unit 2, Level 7, 1788 Square, 1788 Nanjing West Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai, China
Phone: +86 400 612 7893
For the United States of America and all other countries:
Atlas Technology Solutions, Inc.
1 North Franklin St, Suite 2600, Chicago, IL, 60606 United States
Phone: +1 (312) 392-0145 or +1 (800) 827-4660