Cookies Policy

1st October 2020

Introduction


Protecting the privacy of your Personal Information is important to the Hexagon Autonomy and Positioning division1 of Hexagon AB (“Hexagon Autonomy and Positioning”) and to the way in which we conduct our business in compliance with laws on privacy, data protection and data security across the world.

When you view this website, we will store some information on the device that you use in the form of a "cookie".  A cookie is a small text file, which the website you are visiting saves on your local device. 

Cookies allow us to adjust our website to better match your preferences and improve your browsing experience.  Information contained in the cookie can also be used to monitor your browsing behaviour.

We may also use cookies to collect general usage and volume statistical information.  Please note that such information does not contain any personal information.




Persistent and Session Cookies


There are two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies.  Persistent cookies save a file for an extended period on your device and are used, for example, with functions that describe what information is new since you last visited that particular website.  Session cookies are stored temporarily in your device's memory while you are visiting the website and browsing a page, and are used, for example, to determine what language you have chosen.  Session cookies are not stored on your device and are deleted when you close your browser.

Hexagon Autonomy and Positioning may use both types of cookies for the following purposes: (i) to collect visitor statistics; (ii) to enable the user to remain logged in to the subscription service on our website; (iii) to remember user preferences (language, font size etc); and (iv) to remember user agent properties (screen resolution, connection speed etc).


Third Party Cookies


Our partners, affiliates, tracking utility companies, and service providers may use cookies to improve your website experience.  The use of cookies by our partners, affiliates, tracking utility companies, and service providers is not covered by this Policy.  We do not have access to or control over these cookies. 


Behavioral Targeting/Re-Targeting


In some cases we partner with a third-party advertising network to manage advertising on third party websites.  Our partner may use cookies and web beacons (see below) to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on this and other websites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests.  If you do not wish to have your information used in this way then you may opt-out by contacting the third-party advertising network.  Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising as you will continue to receive generic adverts.


Google Analytics


In some cases our websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google").  Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to help analyze the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of such websites (including your IP address) might be sent to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there.  Under the authority of Hexagon Autonomy and Positioning, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, compile reports on website activity for Hexagon Autonomy and Positioning and provide other website activity and internet related services for Hexagon Autonomy and Positioning.  In addition, Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process the information on Google's behalf.  To see details on what Google Analytics collects and how it is used please refer to http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

You may refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser.  Alternatively, if available for your browser, you can use the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” available at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.  We would point out, however, that if you refuse the use of cookies, you may not be able to use all website features.


Web Beacons


In some cases our websites contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs).  These are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyse how our website is used.  We may also utilise this technology in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients.  This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.

Our third-party partners may also employ clear gifs (also web beacons/web bugs), images, and scripts that help them better manage content on our website.  This information is not associated with our customers’ or users’ personally identifiable information.

 

Cookies Utilised on this Website 

 

A list of all cookies used on a particular website, including the period for which the cookie will exist in the browser, can be found by accessing the Cookies Settings, found in the footer of the website.


Setting and Amending Cookies Settings


Upon visiting the website for the first time a user will be prompted to ‘Accept all Cookies’ or access ‘Cookies Settings’, within which a user can specify which types of cookies they wish to allow to be applied to their web-browser.  

Note that some cookies are classified as being ‘Strictly Necessary’ to allow the website to function.  It is not possible for a user to opt out of ‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies.  A user can opt out of other types of cookies; however, this may limit certain functionality on the website.

If a user wishes to amend their cookies preferences at any time then they must access ‘Cookies Settings’, which can be found within the footer of the website. 

It should be noted that if cookies preferences are changed then the new preferences will be applied to the future use of cookies within the web-browser. Cookies previously applied to the browser will not be removed.  If a user has a requirement to remove historic cookies from their browser then this can be done directly via the settings of the specific web-browser.  The process to remove cookies from a web-browser will differ, dependant on the type of browser being used.


Links to Other Web Sites

Our websites may include links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those described in this Cookies Policy.  If you submit personal information to any of those third-party websites, your information is governed by their privacy policies.  We encourage you to carefully read the Privacy and Cookies Policies of any websites you visit.


Social Media Widgets


Our websites may include social media features that link to social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. These features and widgets may collect your IP address, information about which page(s) you are visiting on our websites and may set a cookie to enable the feature or widget to function properly.  Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website.  Your interactions with these features and widgets are governed by the Privacy Policy of the social media third party.

 


1The Hexagon Autonomy and Positioning division consists of NovAtel Inc., NovAtel America Inc., Antcom Corporation, Autonomous Stuff LLC, Veripos Limited, Veripos (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Veripos (Australia) Pty Ltd, Veripos (US) Inc., Veripos Brasil Ltda, Veripos (Mexico) S.R. de R.L. de C.V. and TerraStar Limited, that serve as controller, joint controller or controller in common or processor as the case dictates. Hexagon Autonomy and Positioning has put in place safeguards through technical and organisational measures, and intercompany agreements to manage the flow of information within its group.