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1. DEFINITION OF TERMS
2. GENERAL REGULATIONS
4. PURPOSE OF THE COLLECTION OF A USER’S PERSONAL DATA
5. WAYS AND TIME OF PERSONAL DATA PROCESSING
We use cookie files identifying your browser or a device. They collect and store data when visiting our Site on how you use it.
8. RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARTIES
9. SETTLEMENT OF THE DISPUTES
10. ADDITIONAL TERMS
VIA’S POLICY REGARDING COOKIE FILES
«Via GmbH», its affiliated and subsidiary companies are striving to make your experience of online interaction with our websites as informative, relevant, and useful, as possible. One of the ways to achieve it is by using cookies on your computer. We consider it to be very important that you should know which cookie files our site uses, and for what. It provides security for your privacy while being user-friendly at the same time. You can learn more below about cookie files, which the website and its representatives or partners use, and about the purposes that they serve. This is our privacy statement including the use of cookie files and is not a contract or agreement.
What are cookie files?
The cookie is a small data file which is placed on your computer in a web browser when visiting any webpage. Cookie file itself doesn’t contain or collect any information, but when a server reads it with a web-browser, a file can simplify the usage of a service for a user, discovering errors, for example. We don’t save cookie files longer than needed.
For the fullest experience with our website, you should keep the permission for cookie files creation activated. If you choose to ban the cookie files creation, you can still use the site search, but some options can be limited.
How do we use cookie files?
You could notice different types of cookie files, being created when visiting the present website. We use four types of cookie files: Functional cookie files; Analytical cookie files; Advertising cookie files; Social media cookie files.
Functional cookie files
Such cookie files are necessary to enable VIA’s site(s) search and use such site features as access to protected parts of the site. Without these cookie files such options, including Shopping cart and E-payments, are impossible.
We can use such cookie files for:
Verifying the authenticity of users by reference to a secure log-in; Memorizing products that you add to your Shopping cart while purchasing online; Memorizing the information you put on different pages when paying or ordering, which prevents you from filling up again the same fields in the forms; Transferring the information from one page to another when filling in the long form or a large number of data in online orders; Memorizing preferences, such as language, location, number of search results, etc.;
Memorizing settings for the best video-content reproduction, including the buffer size and your screen resolution characteristics; Reading your browser settings to ensure demonstration of our website best suitable for your screen; Detecting the misuse of our website and resources by indicating several recurring failed attempts to authorize; Downloading our website smoothly to remain its steady accessibility; Offering the authentication details memory options to spare you from entering it every time; Creating the possibility of publishing the feedback on our website
Analytical cookie files
Such cookie files collect information on our website user’s search activities, such as most visited pages and receiving error messages by users. It allows us building a structure, navigation, and the site content as much friendly for you as possible. We do not match statistics and other reports to specific individuals.
We can use such cookie files:
Recording the number of visitors to our web pages; Capturing the length of time a user spends on our web pages; Determining the order in which a user visits different pages of our site; Assessing which parts of our Site need improvements; Site optimization.
We can use such software as Google Analytics for analyzing the statistics of the page usage, user’s interaction with the page, and ways to navigate along our site. These points are known as “web metrics” or “analytics”. “Google Analytics” is a service to analyze the Internet, which is provided “Google Inc.” Google Analytics uses cookie files for analyzing site usage. Google uses aggregated statistics to provide Via the vision of users’ behavior on the Site. Basing on the principles of the Dutch Data Protection Authority, we made Google Analytics more friendly in terms of privacy protecting through:
Providing a "Data Processing Agreement" with Google;
Activating IP-address anonymization in Google Analytics; Ensuring that Google has no access to the information. Google can provide this information to third parties only if it is required by law, or to the extent necessary in these data processing on behalf of Google.
Advertising cookie files
Our goal is to provide the most relevant information for our Site visitors. That’s why we’re striving to adapt our Site to every user’s needs. We provide it through both preparations of the website content and demonstrated advertisement. In order to accomplish this adaptation, we are striving to get the full picture of your interests, basing on VIA’s websites, to develop a segmented user’s profile. Grounding on these interests, we adapt the content and advertisement on our websites to different types of consumers.
We use cookie files to:
We use cookie files to: Account an advertisement already shown to you, not to display you all the same; Record the volume of visitors who clicked an advertisement; Account a volume of orders obtained through advertising; Record the websites you’ve visited, which results in studying your interests; Check if you clicked an advertisement; Inform on your search method to reproduce it on other sites; Use third parties’ services to show you the ad; Show more interesting advertisement basing on your social media behavior.
Even if such cookie files are not used, please consider that our website will show you an advertisement; but this advertisement won’t be adapted to your interests. Such an advertisement may be, for example, modified according to the site content. You may compare such a relevant ad to a TV ad. For example, if you watch a TV program about cooking, in its breaks you’ll often see an ad about goods for cooking.
Third parties who set cookie files via our site may try as well determine your interest the same way. In this case, information on the currently viewed website can be combined with information on previous visits to different, not our, websites.
We use cookie files to:Social media cookie files:
Articles, photos, and videos being viewed on our website - all these you can share and put “Likes” via social media, using an appropriate button. Social media cookie files provide activation for buttons when you want to share an article or a video. These cookie files allow: Users who authorized in some social networks, to share and put ”Likes” on particular content directly from our site. These social networks may as well collect your personal data for their purpose. Via doesn’t affect how these social networks use your personal data. For more details on cookie files, placed by them and on potentially collected information, please refer to their privacy statements. Below is the list of privacy statements of the basic social networks which are mostly used by Via: Facebook Google+ Twitter Pinterest YouTube Your choice Via places functional and analytical cookie files in the process of your movement within our website. Only after your acceptance, Via applies cookie files which are not critical to provide other Site options (Advertising and Social media cookie files).
How to control cookie files
You can control and/or delete cookie files as you wish – for more details, refer to aboutcookies.org. You can delete all the cookie files, which already exist on your computer, as well as select preferences in the most of web browsers, which originally prevented from placing cookie files. If you choose this, you can manually set some preferences at each visit to a website, but some services and options may not work.
Time to time we can change the present Via’s policy concerning cookie files. In this context, we recommend you to periodically review the given Policy. Questions and feedback Please send us your questions and comments on cookie files or privacy to: ...