What are Cookies?
When you visit our websites, open our e-mails, or view our services online, Vision or an authorized third party may send you a cookie. Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your device, i.e., in your browser directory. When a website is accessed, a cookie that is placed on a device will send information to the party that has placed the cookie. Cookies are extremely common and used on a number of websites. Each cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value (usually a unique number). For a more thorough explanation of what cookies are and how they operate, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Why are Cookies useful?
Cookies allow a website owner to do useful things; for example, a cookie would permit a website owner to find out whether a computer (and probably its user) has visited the site previously. In general, the purpose of cookies is to improve the performance of the website and the user’s experience in using that website. Cookies help to make a website work more efficient, enable extra functionality, and provide website owners with additional information about your visit to a website. Cookies also allow a website owner to track overall site usage and determine areas that users prefer. Cookies help make the user’s visit to a website easier by recognizing the user upon return and providing a customized experience.
First Party and Third Party Cookies
Session and Persistent Cookies
Our websites may place session and persistent cookies on your device. Whereas the difference between a first party and third party cookie relates to the party controlling the initial placement of the cookie on your device, the difference between a session and a persistent cookie relates to the length of time the cookie lasts. Session cookies are cookies that typically last for as long as you are using your browser, or browser session. When you end your browser session, the cookie expires. Persistent cookies, as the name implies, are persistent and will last after you close your browser. This allows for quicker and often more convenient access to our website.
Linking of Cookie data with other data
Information gathered through usage of a cookie is not linked to any direct personal identifiers (e.g., your name or e-mail address), unless you become a customer of Vision. Once you submit personal data on our websites (e.g., by signing up to receive information from us) we may link such personal data with cookies or other data that are associated with your visit(s) to our websites. Before we do so, we will notify you of this fact and seek your consent or grant you a right to object, if required by applicable law.
Cookies used on our websites
The following table lists the cookies that we use on our websites.
|Google Analytics||cookies: __utm*||
Information collected by Vision through use of these cookies include: number of visitors, referring URLs, and pages visited.
For further information, please see:
Visit Google's Privacy Overview for Google Analytics.
|Expires 2 years from set date||he collection of your usage data (including your IP-address) and the processing of the data by Google by downloading and installing the add-on for your current web browser from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en|
|cookies: _ga||Expires 2 years from set date|
|cookies: _gat||Expires 10 minutes from set time|
Adobe will use this information to analyze your website activity and to draw up reports for us regarding general use of the website as well as to provide further services with regard to website and Internet usage.
The IP address transferred by your browser as part of Adobe Analytics is not integrated with other Adobe data.
You can prevent cookies from being stored by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly. If you do this, you may not be able to use all the functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by cookies (including your IP address) and its processing by Adobe by following the instructions on the following Adobe webpage: https://www.adobe.com/sea/privacy/opt-out.html
|Expires 25 months from set date||https://www.adobe.com/sea/privacy/opt-out.html|
Disabling, Deleting, or Opting-Out of Cookies
If you do not want to have cookies placed on your device by third parties, many of them offer ways to opt-out. Where possible, we have provided a link in the table above that explains how to opt-out of that third party serving you cookies.
However, please note that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites. In particular, you may have limited access to some areas or be transitioned to a different experience.
Targeting and Advertising Cookies
These Cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests. We also use them to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of our digital advertising campaigns. They are placed by third party adver-tising networks on our behalf and with our permission. They remember that you have visited on our site and this is shared with other organizations such as media owners.
|Cookie Provider||Cookie Name||Purpose|
|Uses a unique ID to make sure that any advertising you see from us on Facebook, is relevant and personalized.|
|Uses a unique ID to make sure that any advertising you see from us on You Tube is relevant and personalized.|
|Uses a unique ID to make sure that any advertising you see from us on Twitter is relevant and personalized.|
|Used for serving relevant and personalized advertising to you after you have visited our site.|
Social Plugins from Social Networks
Our website uses social plugins from various social networks, for example Facebook and Google+, Twitter and Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.
Follow this link for an overview of the Facebook plugins and their appearance:
Google+ and YouTube are operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Follow this link for an overview of the Google plugins and their appearance:
Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
Follow this link for an overview of the Twitter buttons and their appearance:
Instagram is operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.
Follow this link for an overview of the Instagram buttons and their appearance:
LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Follow this link for an overview of the LinkedIn plugins and their appearance:
Pinterest is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Follow this link for an overview of the Pinterest plugins and their appearance:
We may use social plugins from other social networks at any time by making reference to the respective operator on this website.
When you visit one of our websites with integrated social plugins, your browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of the respective social network.
The plugin content is transferred directly to your browser by the respective provider and inte-grated into the page. By integrating the plugins, the providers are informed that your browser has visited the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile or have not yet logged in. This information (including your IP address) is transferred by your browser directly to a server belonging to the respective provider in the USA and stored there. If you are logged into a social network while visiting our website, the social network adds this in-formation to your profile. If you interact with plugins, for example by pressing the “like”, “+1”, “tweet” or “Instagram” buttons, the corresponding information is transferred directly to one of the provider’s servers and stored there. The information is also published on the social network, on your Twitter and/or Instagram account and displayed to your contacts there. If you would prefer that such a data transfer does not take place, log out of your social networks before you visit our website. You can also completely prevent plugins from loading using add-ons for your browser, e.g. using the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).
For more information regarding the collection, use and disclosure of data by social networks, regarding your rights and options for protecting your personal data, please read the privacy policies of the respective networks:
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