We and our technology partners may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies typically have a short duration, and typically expire or are deleted when you close the browser (or the browser window, depending on how your device and browser operate). Persistent cookies remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie, which may be days, months or years, unless you delete them earlier by following the instructions provided by your browser’s creator.
The information we collect via cookies and other automated data collection technologies may include unique browser identifiers, IP address, browser and operating system information, device identifiers (such as advertising identifiers collected through mobile apps), other device information, Internet connection information, as well as details about your interactions with the relevant website, email or other online property (for example, the URL of the third-party website from which you came, the pages on our website that you visit, and the links you click on in a website). In some cases (such as cookies), the tools described here can involve storing unique identifiers or other information on your device for later use.
These technologies help:
- Display personalized content;
- Remember your settings on the pages you visit so that we can display your preferred content the next time you visit;
- Perform analytics, measure traffic and usage trends, and better understand the demographics of users;
- Diagnose and fix technology problems;
- Plan for and enhance our business; and
For these purposes, we may use the following categories of cookies:
- Essential (strictly necessary) cookies, which are used for the sole purpose of (i) carrying out a transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or (ii) to allow the provider of an information society service to provide such service as explicitly requested by you.
- Analytics cookies which collect information about how visitors use the websites, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, if they get error messages from web pages, and to collect other statistics or details about the website audience for analytical or research purposes.
- Preference cookies (e.g., for certain customer interaction and comment functionality) which allow the websites to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features, to improve your web experience.
The best way to opt out of the collection of data through cookies and similar technologies on a particular NJOY website is by taking the following steps on that website from each browser you use:
- Click on the icon in the footer of the website whose cookies you wish to control. This will launch a consent tool that lists the following categories of cookies and related technology: Essential, Analytics, and Preferences.
- To opt out of a particular third party’s collection on that site, make sure the toggle button is moved to the left side (the “Block” side) for that third party. You will be able to do this for all third parties except the ones listed in the Essential category, as those are required for the website to function.
- Click the Save button.
You can also use the following opt-out options provided by some of our current analytics partners:
- To opt out of Google Analytics, you can install a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for many kinds of browsers.
- To opt-out of HotJar’s collection of information for analytics, you can follow the instructions on its opt-out page.
If you replace, change, upgrade or reset your browser or device, or delete your cookies, you may need to use these opt-out tools again.
You may limit the disclosure of certain information (such as your mobile device’s advertising identifier) by your mobile application to us and to our partners by adjusting the settings on your mobile device. For iOS mobile devices, go to “Settings” from your device’s home screen; scroll down to “Privacy”; select “Advertising”; and turn on “Limit Ad Tracking.” For Android mobile devices, go to “Google Settings” on your device; select “Ads”; and check the box labelled “Opt Out of Interest-Based Ads.”