What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Rays of Space Oy) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):
Most of the cookies we use on our website are 'persistent' cookies. This means that they remain on your device until you erase them, or they expire. The rest of these cookies are 'session' based which are more temporary in duration. This means they will be erased when you close your internet browser.
We use the following types of cookies:
Necessary cookies are placed on our website by default. You can turn off these cookies on your device if you don't want us to use necessary cookies, but it might impact your ability to browse our website. We need necessary cookies to help us to run our website, and to help us detect any problems with it. For example, we use a cookie that tells us how busy the server is based on the number of visitors and that tells us if any users experience problems so that we can resolve the problems as soon as possible.
Analytics and advertising cookies
These allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors to our website, and see how visitors browse our website, so we can understand how our website content is performing and improve it where necessary. We use third party cookies for this purpose, and we've explained in the table below the specific cookies we use.
Advertising and analytics cookies also allow us to see what pages, links and sub-domains visitors have visited so we can provide more relevant ads. We may share this information with other organizations, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, for the same purpose.
These are the advertising and analytics cookies we use on our website and the purposes for which we use them:
- Google Analytics: Allows us to see how many users are on our website and which pages they are visiting.
- Google Tag Manager: This cookie controls other cookies on the website.
- Facebook Pixel: Tells us how our ads on Facebook are working and what kinds of users are interested in Refereed.
- HotJar: Shows us how the visitors of Refereed use the website.
- MixPanel: Gathers statistics of the website usage in statistical sense, i.e., the technical events like buttons pressed or pages visited.
Can I change my preferences?
You can manage your preferences by changing your browser settings on your device to refuse the use of all or some cookies. However, if you block all cookies (including necessary cookies), you may not be able to use all or some parts of our website.
If you would like us to delete all your personal data (incl. cookies) from our systems, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll let you know if we change what cookies we use
If we change the cookies we use, we will update this Cookies Policy. You always can find the latest version of this Policy on our website.