More information about cookies
What are cookies
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer’s hard disk when you visit certain websites. At Astera we may use similar techniques, such as pixels, web beacons etc. For consistency’s sake, all these techniques combined will be named ‘cookies’.
Why are cookies used
Cookies may be used for many different purposes. For example, cookies can be used to show that you have visited our website before and to identify which parts of the site you might be most interested in. Cookies can also improve your online experience by storing your preferences during your visit to our website.
Cookies from third parties
Third parties (external to Astera) may also store cookies on your computer during your visit to Astera websites. These indirect cookies are similar to direct cookies but come from a different domain (non-Astera) to the one you are visiting.
Do not Track signal
Astera takes privacy and security very seriously, and strives to put our website users first in all aspects of our business. Astera utilizes cookies to help you to get the most out of the Astera websites.
Please be aware that Astera currently does not make use of a technical solution that would enable us to respond to your browser’s ‘Do Not Track’ signals. In order to manage your cookie preferences, however, you may alter the cookie settings in your browser settings at any time. You may accept all, or certain, cookies. If you do disable our cookies in your browser settings, you may find that certain sections of our website(s) will not work. For example, you may have difficulties logging in or making online purchases.
On the Astera pages, Flash cookies may also be used. Flash cookies may be removed by managing your Flash Player settings. Depending on the version of Internet Explorer (or other browser) and media player you use, you may be able to manage Flash cookies with your browser. You may manage Flash Cookies by visiting Adobe’s website. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you.
Cookies that enable us to measure website usage
• Keeping track of the number of visitors to our web pages
• Keeping track of the length of time that each visitor spends on our web pages
• Determining the order in which a visitor visits the various pages on our website
• Assessing which parts of our site need to be improved
• Optimising the website
Cookies for sharing the content of our website via social media
The articles, pictures and videos that you look at on our website can be shared and liked via social media by means of buttons. Cookies from the social media parties are used to enable these buttons to function, so that they recognize you when you wish to share an article or video.
These social media parties may also collect your personal data for their own purposes. Astera has no influence over how these social media parties make use of your personal data. For more information regarding the cookies set by the social media parties and the possible data that they gather, please refer to the privacy statement(s) made by the social media parties themselves.
We may amend this Cookie Notice from time to time, for example, because our website or the rules relating to cookies change. We reserve the right to amend the content of the Cookie Notice and the cookies included in the lists at any time and without notice. The new Cookie Notice will be effective upon posting. If you do not agree to the revised notice, you should alter your preferences, or consider stopping using the Astera pages. By continuing to access or make use of our services after the changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Cookie Notice. You can consult this web page for the latest version.