With effect from 8 January 2020
Which technologies are used?
|Type of technology||Description|
|Cookies||A cookie is a small file placed on your device that enables T4.network features and functionality. Any browser visiting our websites may receive cookies from us or cookies from third parties, such as our customers, partners or service providers. We or third parties may also place cookies in your browser when you visit non-T4.network sites that display ads, host our plugins (e.g., the "Advertise with T4.network" button), or use tags
We use two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie can help us recognize you as an existing user, making it easier to return to T4.network or interact with our services without having to log in again. A persistent cookie remains in your browser and is read by T4.network when you return to any of our sites or partner sites that use our services (e.g. sites that use our sharing or advertising buttons). Session cookies only last as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or browser session).
|Pixel||A pixel is a tiny image that can be found in web pages and e-mails and requires a call (which provides device and visit information) to our servers to render the pixel in those web pages and e-mails. We use pixels to learn more about your interactions with email or web content, such as whether you have interacted with ads or posts. Pixels may also enable us and third parties to place cookies on your browser.|
|Local storage||Local storage allows a website or application to store information locally on your device(s). Local storage can be used to enhance the T4.network experience, for example, by enabling features, reminding you of your preferences and speeding up website functionality.|
Our Cookie table lists cookies and similar technologies that are used as part of our services. Please note that the names of cookies and similar technologies may change over time.
What are these technologies used for?
In the following we describe the purposes for which we use these technologies.
If you are logged into T4.network, these technologies help us to show you the right information and personalize your experience according to your preferences. For example, cookies enable T4.network to identify you and verify your account.
Cookies can tell us, for example, which language you prefer and which communication preferences you have. We may also use local memory to speed up the functionality of the website.
|Advertising||Cookies and similar technologies help us to show you relevant advertisements more effectively both within and outside of our services and to measure the performance of such advertisements. We use these technologies to learn whether you have been shown content or whether someone who was presented with an ad came back later and performed an action (such as downloading a white paper or making a purchase) on another website. Similarly, our partners or service providers may use these technologies to determine whether we showed an ad or post and how it worked, or to provide us with information about how you interact with ads.
We may also work with our customers and partners to show you an advertisement on or off the T4.network, for example, after you have visited a customer or partner's website or application. These technologies help us provide aggregated information to our customers and partners.
You can find further information in Section 1.4 of the Data Protection Directive.
|Performance, analysis and research||Cookies and similar technologies help us to learn more about how well our services and plug-ins work in different places.
We or our service providers use these technologies to understand, improve and research products, features and services, even as you navigate through our websites or access the T4.network from other websites, applications or devices. We and/or our service providers use these technologies to determine and measure the performance of ads or posts on and off the T4.network, to learn whether you have interacted with our sites, content or emails, and to create analyses based on these interactions.
We also use these technologies to provide aggregated information to our customers and partners as part of our services.
If you are a T4.network member, but are logged out of your account via a browser, T4.network may log your interaction with our services via that browser for up to 30 days to provide usage analysis for our services. We may share these analyses with our customers in aggregate form.
Which third parties use these technologies in conjunction with our services?
Exit from targeted advertising
As in Section 2.4 of the Data Protection Directive you can choose which personalized ads you want to see.
Some operating systems for mobile devices, such as Android and iOS, offer the ability to reject the use of mobile ad IDs for ad personalization. You can find out how to use these controls by visiting the manufacturer's website for both Android and iOS.
What is Do Not Trace (DNT)?
DNT is a concept promoted by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to enable the Internet industry to design and implement a mechanism that allows Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across Web sites using browser settings. As such, T4.network generally does not respond to "do not track" signals.
Other helpful resources
We adhere to the self-regulatory principles for interest-based advertising and participate in the industry's exemptions for such advertising. This does not mean that you will no longer receive advertising. You will continue to receive other ads from advertisers not listed in these self-regulatory tools, or you may receive ads that are not personal to you.
- Office for Internet Advertising (US)
- European Alliance for Interactive Digital Advertising (EU)
- Office for Internet Advertising (EU)