This policy describes the privacy practices on our website. Any personally identifiable data that you submit to us (e.g. via web forms) is processed according to the F-Secure Personal data policy.
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.
The purpose for data collection from our website is website personalization and development as well as web marketing activities.
Website personalization and development
To personalize and develop our website, we collect data on how you use it via cookies, web beacons and other customary means.
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.
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.
General information about cookies
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.
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).
Third-party web analytic providers
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/.
Opt-out links for third-party providers
If you do not wish to disable tracking cookies overall (from your browser settings), you can use the links below to opt out from certain third-party providers.
Please note that these opt-out mechanisms work by placing a cookie in your browser. Therefore, your browser must be configured to accept cookies for your preference to take effect. If you delete or clear your cookies, or if you change which web browser you are using, you will need to set your preferences again.
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.
In particular; when using our F-Secure Search product, note that the feature runs on Google's search solution and you might be subjected to cookies that Google uses on its site. You can read more about Google's data collection practices on its website and disable such cookies through your browser settings.
The practices on accepting or blocking third-party cookies vary by marketing campaign and are defined by the third party and applicable laws.