Cookies

Posti or Posti’s partners may collect information of you using cookies and other similar data collection techniques. The purpose, type and ways to control the use of cookies in our services are described on this page.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored by web services in the user’s web browser. Cookies collect certain types of standard information, such as the type and language of your browser, the time and duration of using the site, the address of the website from which you arrived at this site and IP address. Cookies may also store information about web pages you have visited, links you have clicked on and other use of the website.

How do we use cookies?

Cookies are used for developing services, reporting and analyzing the use of the website as well as for Posti’s and its partners’ marketing, advertising and targeting of content. This ensures an optimal user experience.

Cookies allow for efficient use of web services by, for example, facilitating online shopping or ensuring that you do not need to give your password several times while using a service. Cookies also help Posti and its partners produce personalized content, which makes the advertising and the content of the services more relevant for you. Advertising networks and advertisers can target third-party advertisements based on the cookie information collected from the first party’s (Posti) site.

What kind of cookies do we use?

All cookies are categorized to different groups based on their purpose. These categories are mostly aligned with the grouping described in the IAB Transparency & Consent Framework.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. We do not share this information outside of Posti Group.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. We do not share this information outside of Posti Group.

Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation like videos and chat. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. We do not share this information outside of Posti Group.

Targeting Cookies

With the information collected using these cookies Posti or Posti's partners can target ads and content in Posti's services or on other services outside of Posti. The cookies may be used to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising. This information can be shared with third parties outside of Posti Group.

Third party cookies

By using third party cookies Posti or Posti's partners can target ads on different social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn or Youtube, or in other partner networks. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising. These cookies are set by third parties, Posti's partners and a range of social media services who can track your browser activities across different sites and build up a profile based on your interests. This may impact the content and ads you see on other websites you visit.

This information can be shared with third parties outside of Posti Group.

Posti may also use cookies or other similar tools in certain e-mails sent by Posti, and thereby collect data automatically when you open the e-mail or click on a link in the e-mail you have received.

The retention time of the cookies might be different depending on the type of the cookie. E.g. the cookie consent is stored for 12 months and the cookies used for marketing purposes are stored for max 6 months.

The cookie data can be combined with other information stored on your user account when you log in to Posti’s services. We collect a separate consent for this use. We retain the cookie data assigned to the user account for a maximum of 12 months. The data at this period is considered to describe the user’s interests. The permission for combining this data can be controlled in the user account settings when logged in to Posti's services.

The user’s options for influencing the use of cookies

You can consent by purpose, technology and partners or change your cookie preferences at any time via the "Cookie preferences" -button or via the footer link "Cookie preferences" that can be found on all pages through the website. In OmaPosti you can do it in the app settings.

If you do not want your web browser to store cookies you can prevent the use of cookies through your browser settings. Please note that by accepting the cookies you ensure that the services and web pages work properly and that the content and advertising you receive is relevant for you.

You can clean your browsing history in your browser settings which will delete the cookie information stored in your browser. This action does not prevent new cookie information from being collected. If you delete your cookies we will ask for your consent next time you visit our site.

Along with the cookie control settings on Posti's services you can block third party ad technologies via the Your Online Choices -service.

Advertising identifiers

In Posti's applications, we use mobile advertising identifiers, such as IDFA (iOS) and AdID (Android) in order to target mobile application advertising to the target groups we believe could be interested in our application.

Posti and its partners use the advertising identifier on these advertising platforms. The advertising identifier enables us to build profiled target groups. When these groups visit other sites, the sites show them advertisements that are interesting and relevant specifically to them.

By accepting marketing cookies we can target advertising based on advertising identifiers. In case you want to block this, the operating system of your mobile phone has a setting to block advertising based on your interests or otherwise reset your mobile ID. You can, for instance, use the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting (in iOS devices) or the “Opt out of Interest-Based Ads” setting (in Android devices) and, thus, limit the use of information concerning your use of mobile applications in displaying advertisement targeted on the basis of your interests.

We constantly develop our services which might affect our cookie policies. All changes to the policies will be published on this page and unless we inform something else those changes will have an immediate effect.