This policy describes the privacy practices on our website. It describes the types of data that are collected, how the collected data is used for the personalization of our website, and related Internet marketing activities.
Any personally identifiable data that you submit to us (e.g. via web forms) is processed according to the following sections of F-Secure Personal data policy: definitions, consents, regular transfers, retention, data security, access to data, policy changes and contact information.
The purpose for data collection from our website is website personalization and development as well as web marketing activities.
Website personalization and development
What do we collect and why
To personalize and develop our website, we collect data on how you use it via cookies, web beacons and other customary means.
When you access our website, it may place cookies on your computer. When accessing our site, you agree to accept such cookies. If you do not want to receive such cookies, we advise you to change your browser settings.
Cookies collect information about the use of our website. This information includes the type of Internet browser and operating system that you use, the domain name of the site from which you connect, the date, time and duration of your visit, number of visits, average time that you spend on our website, and the pages that you view. A cookie also contains a unique identification number that identifies your browser. This helps us recognize your browser when you visit our website again. We also track what searches people make on our website, and what browsers, computers and operating systems they use. We may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity as well as text you type in this website.
The information collected via cookies helps us to understand how our website visitors find and use our website and how long they stay. We use this information to improve the usefulness and overall usability of our website, to deliver you customized content, to test and optimize our website, and to locate any issues or problems with the website itself and your usage of it.
Impact to your privacy
We do this user behavior analysis by way of aggregate statistics and/or by help of third party web analytic providers, which help us create user profiles based on pseudonyms. We also generate statistics and aggregate reports for internal use and share them with F-Secure group companies, partners and advertisers. Our third party web analytic providers may also create and publish aggregate reports on the data collected. The statistics and aggregate reports do not contain any data that could be linked to any individual website visitor.
Web marketing activities
The data that we collect can also be used for marketing purposes. To identify products that may interest you, we may collect information about pages that you visited or products that you bought so that we can market relevant services to you.
We work with e-commerce sites to provide targeted advertising to our customers.
When you visit our website, a third-party website (for example our partner's site), or click an advertisement for F-Secure services, your web activities may be tracked through cookies. The cookies are generated by our marketing partners to advertise our services on other websites. Our marketing partners may provide their own cookies to display personalized, F-Secure-related advertisements.
These cookies typically collect data about e-commerce sites that you have visited, for example, the pages you viewed and the products you bought. This data is used for statistical purposes and will not be used to identify you.
Our goal is to advertise our products and services based on what people have seen or intended to buy on e-commerce sites. We advertise these products and services through customized banners on our own and third-party websites. We may use information that you have submitted to us to market our services to you.
Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can discontinue the data collection any time by adjusting your browser settings or by opting-out at third-party web analytic providers’ pages (see below). When adjusting, do note that some of the features in our website are dependent on cookies to function.
There are many sites that advise you on cookie settings and how to change them.
For example: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1
Types of cookies we use
These cookies are essential in order to enable the user to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services like eStore or login functionality cannot be provided.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how a website works.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices a user makes (username, language, region) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies are used to remember changes a user makes for parts of the web that are customizable. They are used to facilitate certain features such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.
These cookies are used for delivering adverts and to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. For example, they impact what advertisements you see on third party websites or link to social media network feeds.
We use both first-party (set by F-Secure) and third-party cookies (set by a domain other than F-Secure that convey information to that third party site upon your visit to F-Secure site).
Cookies that a created temporarily. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Once the browser is closed, these cookies are deleted.
Cookies that remain on the user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Third party web analytic providers
Adobe Omniture SiteCatalyst and Test&Target:
You can acquire more information on Adobe data collection at and disable these cookies here.
Third party websites
We are not responsible for any third-party websites that you enter through our website. Our Personal data policy does not cover data collected by any third-party websites, so you should read the privacy statements of those websites carefully.
F-Secure does not control cookies from third-party websites. The third parties are responsible for how these cookies work and how the personal data is processed.
The practices on accepting or blocking third-party cookies vary by marketing campaign and are defined by the third party and applicable laws.
©F-Secure Corporation - August 2013