Cookie Policy

1. Policy

In addition to any information that you choose to submit to us, we or selected third parties may use a variety of technologies that store or access information already stored on your personal computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone (each a ‘device’) whenever you visit or interact with our website.


2. The information collection technologies

2.1. Cookies - a cookie is a text file placed on a device when a user visits a website. Cookies can be

2.2. Flash cookies - a Flash cookie (or locally shared object) is a data file placed on your device via the temporary (eg session) or permanent (eg persistent). They can also be first party (eg placed by us) or third party (eg placed by a third party advertiser or advertisements server).

Generally, we use cookies to remind us who the user is and to access user information stored on our computers in order to deliver a better and more personalised site.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", to help the website analyze how users use the site. 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 USA. 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.

This website uses Application Insights, a web analytics service provided by Microsoft, Inc. ("Microsoft"). Application Insights uses "cookies", to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Microsoft on servers in the USA. Microsoft 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. Microsoft may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Microsoft's behalf.

Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your device. This can operate across all your browsers. We do not use Flash cookies.

2.3. HTML5 - HTML5 cookies can be programmed through HTML5 local storage and do not require a plug- in. We do not use HTML5 cookies.

2.4. ETag or entity tag - an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL that acts as a form of device identifier. We do not use ETags.


3. Information about why we use these technologies

We use Cookie technologies for the following purposes:

Purpose Information collected Technology Type/duration
Tracking site visits Your device information __utma: Google Analytics Third Party Persistent Expires in 2 years. Size 61 bytes.
Tracking site visit duration Your device information __utmb: Google Analytics Third Party Persistent Expires after half an hour. Size 32 bytes.
Tracking site visit duration Your device information __utmc: Google Analytics Third Party Session Expires at end of session. Size 15 bytes.
Tracking search engine used, demographic data, other analytics metrics. The URL that referred you to our website, the areas within our website that you visit and your activities there, and the time of day, among other information. __utmz: Google Analytics Third Party Persistent Expires after 6 months. Size 76 bytes.
Used to distinguish users. Peformance Your device information _ga: Google Analytics Third Party Persistent Expires after 2 years.
Used to throttle request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. Your device information _gat: Google Analytics Third Party Persistent Expires after 10 minutes.
Used to understand what users do in pensionsync.com Your device information ai_user and ai_session: Microsoft Azure Application Insights Third Party.
It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session. Your device information ARRAffinity: Windows Azure Third Party Session Expires at end of session.
Used to remember a user who is logged into pensionsync. The cookie contains the username and display name of a logged in user. AspNet.ApplicationCookie First Party Session Expires at end of session.
Anti-forgery token. It ensures that the person submitting the form is the one that loaded the form. It holds no information about the user __RequestVerificationToken Third Party Session Expires at end of session.
It prevents the "Cookie Banner" from showing after you already seen it It holds no information about the user bannerCookie First Party Persistent Expires after 14 days.
It prevents the home page video from showing after you dismiss it It holds no information about the user videoCookie First Party Persistent Expires after 14 days.

4. Third party collection of information

We have provided you with information above about the types of third party information storage or gathering techniques on our website. This Cookie policy does not apply to applications (apps), technologies or sites that are owned by and/or operated by other parties (such as app developers, third party advertisers or third party ad servers), even if they use our technology to store or collect data. This includes third parties that embed our technology in their apps or advertisements to facilitate download tracking or advertisement serving. We do, however, work with third parties to ensure that you are provided with the necessary information and are provided with the opportunity to make your choice. The relevant third party's terms of use, privacy policy, permissions, notices and choices should be reviewed regarding their collection, storage and sharing practices.


5. Your consent and your right to refuse the use of information collection technologies

We obtain your consent to our information collection technologies by providing you with transparent information in our privacy policy and providing you with the opportunity to make your choice. You have the right to object to the use of information collection technologies. Regular cookies may generally be disabled or removed by tools that are available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some but not all instances can be blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Each browser you use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options in this regard. Also, these tools may not be effective with regard to Flash cookies or HTML5 cookies. For information on disabling Flash cookies go to Adobe's website (www.adobe.com). Please be aware that if you disable or remove these technologies some parts of our website will not work and that when you revisit our website your ability to limit cookies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.