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HMD Global Cookie Policy

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HMD Global Cookie Policy 2018


Cookies and how we use them

This policy details how HMD Global Oy uses cookies and cookie-like files and technologies on its websites, e.g. Local Shared Objects, also known as “Flash cookies”, web beacons etc. We refer to these generically as “cookies”. If you visit our websites and you opt-in to the use of cookies, we consider this as an acceptance of our use of cookies.

What are cookies and how do they work?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored in your computer by the websites you visit. Cookies collect in some instances personal data, with which a person can be identified. Cookies are stored in your browser’s file directory. Next time you visit the site, your browser will read the cookie and relay the information back to the website or element that originally set the cookie. Two types of cookies used are "session-only" and "persistent". "Session-only" cookies are deleted when you end your browser session. "Persistent cookies" remain on your device for the time period set in the cookie after which time they delete themselves. However, these cookies may be renewed every time you visit the website. Web beacons are transparent graphic images which are used in combination with cookies to monitor the use of the website.

Cookie types

It is common to distinguish between first-party cookies and-third party cookies. First-party cookies are allocated to the website that you visit while third-party cookies come from a third-party, such as a web analytics program.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to offer you a smoother experience with our web services. View your options for managing cookies in the next chapter.

Necessary functions. These cookies are essential for running our web sites and are the key to providing you a seamless experience. You can navigate uninterrupted e.g. by remembering language and country choices you’ve made and by preserving authentication to secure parts of the domain. These cookies also enable the shopping cart to function and remember products of interest when you are redirected to an Operator site for a possible purchase.

Statistics and site improvement. These cookies enable us to improve our websites by looking at how they are used. We do analytical profiling to understand e.g. unique users reading a particular article (to know what is popular) or if a video file was viewed or abandoned half way through. We also look at where content is accessed so we know how to arrange our sites for optimal user experience.

Web push notifications. With your explicit consent, we may send push notifications via desktop and mobile browser on the website Web push notifications are notifications that can be sent to you anytime your browser is open, regardless of whether or not you are on the website. We may send you push notifications relating to your activity on our websites, or to inform you about latest product releases and software updates, promotions, online purchase orders and Nokia phones news.

Preferences and personalisation. These cookies help make the content as personalised as possible, for example by showing you targeted banners and relevant recommendations. We examine what type of reference was used to reach our sites, e.g. an email campaign or a link from a referral site, so we can estimate the effectiveness of our promotions and advertising campaigns.

Marketing. We use these cookies to dynamically serve our ads on our own and selected third party websites. Our domains may also include elements that set cookies on behalf of a third party.

How can I manage cookies?

You can review the options available to manage cookies in your browser. The browser can be used to manage cookies relating to statistics and site improvement, preferences and personalisation and marketing. Different browsers use different ways to disable cookies, but they are usually found under a Tools or Options menu. Please follow the instructions below, from the most common web browser manufacturers directly, to configure your browser settings*.

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)
Google Chrome

In addition to cookie management, browsers usually let you control files similar to cookies, for example Local Shared Objects, e.g. by enabling the browser’s privacy mode. We use third party vendor managed advertising cookies to promote our products in HMD controlled web sites. You may be able to opt-out from certain third party managed advertising cookies through third party cookie management sites.

You can deactivate web push notifications at any time by switching them off via the settings icon of each notification and in your browser settings.

Can I still visit the website if the cookie-function is disabled?

Yes. Should you have cookies disabled on your online device, you will continue to have the same access to the website content as with cookies enabled. However, some functions such as surveys, tools and shopping cart might operate with reduced functionality or not at all. If you manage or disable the use of cookies your device might receive a cookie to remember this choice. However, this cookie does not include any personal data, with which a person could be identified.

How long do we keep the information?

It depends based on the type of cookies. Session cookies expire when you close the browser. Persistent cookies, including Local Shared Objects (“Flash cookies”), have typical expiration dates ranging from two months up to a couple of years. For more information on cookie expiry see the cookie declaration.

Cookies used, and data collected by third parties

In order to gain more information about the activities on our website and to target advertising, we use 3rd-party cookies for analytics and advertising.

Some of our websites use 3rd-party advertising technologies, such as Google Campaign Manager (previously known as DoubleClick) and the Facebook pixel, to serve ads. These 3rd parties use tracking technologies to collect information from our website and use the information for ad serving, targeting, verification, and reporting. You can opt out from the collecting and manage your preferences through e.g. the following websites: and

Our websites use third party analytics, like Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) and other third-party cookies for advertising. 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 anonymized IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google analytics can collect personal information (e.g. IP address). On behalf of the website provider 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 to the website provider. You can find more information on the data processing of Google Analytics here:

You can deactivate this data processing in Google’s privacy settings here: and by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here:

HMD is not liable for the processing of data by third parties, including cookies and other tracking technologies as well as the links. Privacy policies and terms of use of the third parties are applied. You can find the privacy policy and terms of service of Google below.

Terms of Service Privacy Policy

What else should you know?

We may from time to time change this Cookie Policy. However, if this Policy is changed in a material, adverse way, we will post a notice advising of such change at the beginning of this Policy and on this site's home page. We recommend that you re-visit this Policy from time to time to learn of any such changes to this Policy.

If you have additional questions, please contact us by writing to:

Bertel Jungin aukio 9 02600 Espoo Finland