ABBYY Europe GmbH Cookies Policy
List of cookies that we currently use:
(a) ‘session-state cookies’ and persistent cookies of Google Analytics, Yandex Metrica, Pardot, Marketo to collect information about how users interact with a website and to track visitor and prospect activities on the website and lead connection; and;
(b) cross-domain google analytics cookies (conversion cookies);
(c) persistent ABBYY cookies to collection location information;
(d) Optimizely cookies for A/B testing
Session cookies (see category a) allow us to track your actions during a single browser session, for example to remember the items returned from a search. They do not remain on your device beyond your session, such cookies are also used for A/B testing to compare two versions of a webpage to determine which one performs better (see category d).
Persistent cookies remain on your device between sessions and allow us to authenticate you and to remember your preferences. We also use them to balance the load on our servers and thus to enhance your experience on our website.
Session and persistent cookies can be either first or third-party cookies - a first-party cookie is set by the website being visited. A third-party cookie is issued by a different website to that being visited.
Our website uses a mixture of first-party, session and persistent cookies to deliver its services efficiently and to enhance your experience.
Local Shared Objects or “Flash Cookies”
"Local shared objects," sometimes known as “Flash cookies”, may be used by entities who advertise on our site to store your preferences or display content based upon what you have viewed on various websites or mobile applications to personalize your visit (see category c). To control your use of Flash cookies, visit Adobe's website at https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html for tools to control and disable Flash cookies. If you use Firefox, you can also obtain an add-on to detect and delete Flash cookies by visiting https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/ and clicking on “Add to Firefox”.
These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
A "web beacon," also known as an “Internet tag”, “pixel tag” or “clear GIF”, links web pages to web servers and their cookies. We only use web beacons in emails we send to you to notify us that the email was opened. We do not use web beacons to track your behavior through the site or other Internet sites for online behavioral advertising.
Targeted Advertisement Networks
We may partner with advertising networks, which may use information collected through a variety of data technologies to provide customization, auditing, research and reporting for us and other advertisers. We may also act as an advertising network and use information collected through a variety of Data Technologies while you are on our site and elsewhere where we may be acting as a third party. This data collection takes place both on the site and on third-party's websites and mobile applications. This process allows ABBYY and third parties to deliver targeted advertising, enhance marketing programs and help track the effectiveness of such efforts. Advertising networks also may use this information for determining or predicting the characteristics and preferences of their respective advertising audiences and measuring the effectiveness of their advertising in accordance with their privacy policies.
We do not provide information that is directly associated with a specific person (such as name and address) to any advertising network when you interact with or view a customized advertisement. However, when you view or interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may make an assumption that you are interested in the subject matter of the advertisement.
Some companies disclose when they are using interest-based advertising programs on the site to deliver third-party ads or collecting information about your visit for these purposes and give you the ability to opt-out of this use of your information. You may see an icon in or around third-party advertisements on the site that use interest-based advertising programs and on pages where data is collected and used for online interest-based advertising. Clicking on this icon will provide additional information about the companies and data practices that were used to deliver the ad. You can opt out of delivery of targeted advertising to you by ABBYY and by multiple other companies by visiting: www.aboutads.info/choices, www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and www.evidon.com. Please note that even if you opt out, you will continue to receive advertisements, but they will not be tailored to your specific interests.
On our website we use retargeting technologies that enable us to target internet users who have been interested in our products on our website for targeted advertising. The advertising due to retargeting is displayed on the basis of the analysis of the user behavior using cookies. In your browser, you can set the cookie option so that cookies are only accepted if you agree. Usually, the option will be shown in the menu bar of your web browser using the help function, how to reject new cookies and turn them off. Please note that your objection to the retargeting is in the form of an opt-out cookie. If you delete your cookies, this may invalidate your opposition to the retargeting process.
Applications and Widgets for Social Media
On our site, we may display applications or widgets from social media providers that allow interaction or content sharing by their users. These widgets, such as the Facebook® "Share" or "Like" button, are visible to you on the ABBYY web page you visit.
In addition to social media networks, our site also contains references and links to third party web sites that may offer information of interest. This Cookie does not apply to those web sites, and we recommend reviewing those web sites’ privacy policies individually. ABBYY is not responsible for the content of such third parties.