Cookie Policy

This policy explains how cookies and similar technologies are used on our website at assolution.com   (“Site”) and apps that we use on the HELIAUS® system (“Services”). The information set out in this Cookie Policy is in addition to our Privacy Policy, which provides comprehensive information about how we use your personal information both on our website and offline. You can read our Privacy Policy here.

If you require further information on how we collect, process and use personal information, please contact us at privacy@aus.com.

 What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file containing a unique identifier that is placed in the web browser of your computer or mobile device when you visit a site. Cookies and similar technologies (which include pixels, tags, web beacons and software development kits (“SDKs”)) (together “cookies”) enable site operators to recognize your device and collect information from it when you interact with a site. We use this information to understand how the Site and Services are being used, remember user preferences and improve users’ browsing experience. Cookies are also used to make any advertising you may see online more relevant to your interests. For a more detailed explanation of what cookies are and how they operate, please visit www.aboutcookies.org  or www.allaboutcookies.org.   

 Who places cookies on my device? 

Cookies set by the site you visit are called “first party cookies.” Cookies set by other parties are called “third party cookies.” First party cookies are cookies that are specific to the website that created them. They enable us operate our Site and Services efficiently and to track the patterns of behavior of our service users. Third party cookies enable third-party features or functionality within the Site and/or Services, such as site analytics, advertising and social media features. The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer or device both when it visits the site in question and also when it visits certain other sites and/or apps. We do not control how these third parties use your information, nor do we retain access to the information collected by third party cookies. The information is controlled wholly by that third party and is subject to their own privacy policies.

 What cookies does AS Solution use, and why?

AS Solution uses both session cookies and persistent cookies:

  • We use session cookies to identify you during a particular visit to our Site and Services. Session cookies expire after a short time, or when you close your web browser or app after use.
  • We use persistent cookies to identify you over a long period of time. (For example, if you asked us to keep you signed in, we would use a persistent cookie for that purpose.) Persistent cookies allow for quicker and often more convenient access to our Site and Services. They remain on your device for a set period of time specified in the cookie.
  • We use both first and third-party cookies to operate, understand, and improve our Site and Services, specifically:
  • To authenticate you and secure our Site and Services: We use cookies to monitor login, session and status data. This allows us to know, for example, whether you are logged in.
  • To remember your settings and preferences: We use cookies to recognize your browser and remember your preferences. For example, we use cookies to remember your language preferences, to remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it when using our Site or Services.
  • To carry out analytics and research: We use cookies to understand your use of our Site and Services and how we can improve our offerings. For example, we use cookies to track whether you open emails we send you and also to monitor and analyze the effectiveness of our Services, to monitor aggregate Site usage metrics such as the total number of visitors and pages viewed. Google Analytics is a service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), which we use to collect statistics on our Site and Services. You can learn about Google’s practices by visiting Google Analytics and privacy, and opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on.
  • To personalize your experience: We use cookies to personalize your use of our Site and Services, including to serve you personalized advertising, content and information that may better suit your needs.
  • To detect fraud, ensure trust and safety, and carry out investigations:  We use cookies to keep our Site and Services safe, including to detect and prevent fraud and conduct investigations.

Types of cookies are used on our Site (assolution.com)   

Type of cookies

Examples and purpose

Domain/Providers

Duration

Your choices

Necessary cookies: these cookies are essential for the operation of our Site.

_smVID

Necessary for the sign-up function on the Site

assolution.com

29 days

N/A

Preference cookies: these cookies allow the Site to remember choices you make (such as language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.

_smSessionId

Necessary for the sign-up function on the Site.

Sumo.com

1 day.

Yes/No

lang

Remembers the user’s selected language of a Site.

linkedin.com

Session

Marketing cookies: these cookies are used to deliver content that is more relevant to you and your interests. They may be used to deliver specific advertising or to restrict or limit the number of instances you see an advertisement.

fr

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as realtime bidding from third party advertisers.

Facebook.com

3 months

Yes/No

bscookie

Used by LinkedIn for tracking the use of embedded services.

Linkedin.com

2 years

Analytics cookies: these are used for web analytics to track website usage, page visits and monitor visitor trends over time. The information collected is limited to managing the performance and design of the Site.

_smToken

Used to determine if a user is logged in or not

assolution.com

1 year

Yes/No

_gat

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rates

Google Analytics

1 day

Types of cookies used on our Services

A number of cookies are set on our Services, some of which depend on how you use our Services.  In general, the following types of third-party cookies may be set when you use our Services:  

  • HELIAUS®: When you log into HELIAUS® on our company handsets, or through a web page link, HELIAUS® cookies are set to track your login.

Your choices

When visiting our Site or using our Services, we will ask for your consent to place cookies on your device. We also provide the option to customize your browser or app settings. By clicking the [“more information”] link, you can choose which cookies you want to activate on our Site and Services and which you want to deactivate.

Browsers- You may refuse or restrict the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser or by updating your preferences using the [“more information“] button on the [Cookie banner]. However, limiting or refusing cookies may affect some functionalities of our Site and Services. Please note that our systems are not configured to accept browsers ‘Do Not Track’ signals, because no industry standard for handling them has been adopted. For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. For more information, please visit the Digital Advertising Alliance at https://www.aboutads.info/choices or the Network Advertising Initiative at https://optout.networkadvertising.org  (for US members) or the European Digital Advertising Alliance at http://www.youronlinechoices.eu (for EU members).

Mobile apps- your mobile device may include a feature that allows you to delete or opt-out of some types of targeted advertising, such as the “limit ad tracking” option in your iOS or Android device’s privacy settings. 

Visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s mobile choices page at https://www.networkadvertising.org/mobile-choice/  for more information. 

The Digital Advertising Alliance also provides a mobile app that lets you opt-out of interest based advertising from participating advertisers found at:

https://digitaladvertisingalliance.org/sites/aboutads/files/DAA_files/DAA_Ad_Marker_Guidelines_Mobile.pdf

Third parties- please refer to the table above to specifically accept or opt-out of certain third-party cookies.

Opting out- using these opt-out services will not prevent you from seeing all ads but may make the ads you do see less relevant to you. However, please note that some parts of our Site and Services will not function correctly if you disable some cookies.

Changes to this policy
Our business changes constantly and our cookie policy will also change, so please review it frequently. We will notify you of any changes by posting the updated policy on this page with its effective date. If the change is material, we will take reasonable steps to notify you in advance.

Questions

For more information about how we collect, use, and share your information, see our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about our use of cookies, please contact us online or at privacy@aus.com.

Last Updated

25 May 2020