Pii may from time to time collect information from you by using “cookies”. At Pii, we are strongly committed to protecting your privacy and as such we want to ensure that you are always aware of how we are using cookies on our websites and how this may affect you.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a text file that is placed on your computer, mobile phone or tablet by the websites. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
- Measuring how many people are using the different areas of the websites so that popular sections can be improved.
- Analyzing anonymous data to help us understand how visitors interact with the websites so we can improve the services offered.
- Enabling a service to recognize your computer so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task.
Cookies may be used on our customer facing applications, and although we are not actively storing any information pertaining to the user in a form of a cookie, some of the application servers which Pii uses may write temporary files to enable them to perform as part of their normal usage. This data is not recorded by Pii.
Cookies do not usually contain personally identifiable information, and if at times Pii requires you to register your information, the cookie which is associated with your registration information is used in a limited manner to allow Pii to offer increased functionality of our websites. We do not share any of our data with any third parties. The personal or system information is not stored in the cookie.
Pii also uses industry standard web analytics to track web visits, Google Analytics. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our websites (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our websites, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may opt out of web analytics by installing these tools on your computer: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout