When you visit websites operated by AVEVA Group plc and the AVEVA group of companies (“AVEVA” or “we”), you will be presented with a cookie banner which allows you to accept or decline cookies.
Cookies are a commonly-used web technology that allow websites to store and retrieve certain information on a user’s system, and track users’ online activities. We and our service providers may collect information about your use of our websites by such automated means, including but not limited to cookies, pixels and other similar technologies. Cookies and similar technologies may help us automatically identify you when you return to our websites, help us find ways to improve the websites, and reveal traffic patterns so we can identify popular portions of our websites.
Cookies can be first-party or third-party. A first-party cookie is one that you receive directly from us when using our websites. A third-party cookie is one that you have received from another party, such as Google. We do not control what third parties do on other sites. However, we may work with certain third-party providers such as Google to permit their cookies to function through our websites so we can learn more about your experience with our site and track the performance of our websites.
A persistent cookie is a cookie that is stored by the web browser on your device until it expires or you delete it. The expiration of a persistent cookie is determined by the creator of the cookie and can be upon a certain date or after a length of session time has passed. This means that, for the cookie’s entire lifespan, its information will be transmitted to the creator’s server every time the user visits the website that it belongs to or another website configured to check for that cookie (such as an advertisement placed on that website). For this reason, persistent cookies are sometimes called “tracking cookies.” By contrast, a session cookie is created temporarily on your device for use by a website during your visit. This type of cookie may store information you enter and track your activity within the website, but it is deleted after you leave the website or when the web browser is closed.
When you use our websites, the information we may collect by automated means includes, for example:
- Usage Details about your interaction with our websites (such as the date, time, and length of visits, and specific pages or content accessed during the visits, search terms, frequency of the visits, referring website addresses);
- Device Information including the IP address and other details of a device that you use to connect with our websites (such as device type and unique device identifier, operating system, browser type, mobile network information, and the device's telephone number)
- Location information where you choose to provide the website or app with access to real-time information about your device’s location.
We use the following types of cookies:
- Required cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our websites works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functional cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our websites. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our websites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
The table below provides more detail about the cookies we use:
Our website also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “Cookies”, as described above. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (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 the website, 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 block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our websites. You can clear cookies from your browser at any time.
Because there is not yet a consensus on how companies should respond to web browser-based do-not-track (“DNT”) mechanisms, we do not respond to web browser-based DNT signals at this time.
HOW WE KEEP THIS POLICY UP TO DATE
We will review and update this policy from time to time. This may be to reflect a change in the products or services we offer or to our internal procedures or it may be to reflect a change in the law.
The easiest way to check for updates is by looking for the latest version of this policy on our website or you can contact us (see Who we are and how to contact us) to ask us to send you the latest version of our policy.
Each time we update our policy we will update the policy version number at the end of the policy and the date on which that version of the policy came into force.
This is policy version 2 which came into effect on 9 March 2021.