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Cookie Statement

Modified:  05/02/2019

This Cookie Statement explains how Alava International (“Alava International,” “the Company,” “we,” “us,” “its,” or “our”) uses cookies on its websites, applications, and online services, as well as your options.  The Cookie Statement must be read together with our Privacy Statement and Agreed Terms of Use.

Definition of Cookies
Cookies are small pieces of text used to store information on web browsers.  Cookies are widely used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones, and other devices.  Alava International also uses other technologies, including data it stores on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, including web beacons and pixel tags, for similar purposes.  In this Cookie Statement, the Company refers to all of these technologies as “cookies.”

Cookies placed by Third Parties
This Cookie Statement does not apply to cookies, applications, technologies, or websites owned and/or operated by third parties.  Neither does it apply to the practices of such third parties even if they use or access Alava International’s technology to store or collect information.  To understand how such third parties use cookies, please review their privacy and cookie policies.

You may encounter cookies on Alava International’s Site and applications placed by third parties.  The Company may permit this to compile information about user online activity and/or across third-party sites.  Users may receive advertisements based on that information, which could include Alava International capacities viewed on the Company’s Site and on third-party websites.

Why we use Cookies?
Alava International uses cookies to provide, protect, and improve its products and services, such as by personalizing content, understanding user behavior, and providing a safer experience.

Cookies that the Company may use vary, here are descriptions of several.

Essential Cookies:  These are strictly necessary to enable the Company’s Site and its essential features.  If you disable them the Company may be unable to fulfill requests submitted via the Site.

Performance and Functionality Cookies:  These cookies collect information about how you use the Company’s Site.  They inform the Company of user browsing choices, helping the Company optimize the Site make it more user-friendly.  The cookie does not identify you personally.  If you disable or opt out of this cookie, you may be unable to use certain Site features and will reduce support or information the Company can provide.

Analytics and Customization Cookies:  These cookies collect information usable in aggregate form to understand how the Site is being used and help customize the Site.  If you disable or opt out, you may be unable to use certain Site features and will reduce support or information that the Company can provide.

Advertising Cookies:  These cookies collect information about browsing history and are intended to make advertising more user-relevant.  They perform functions like preventing the same advertisement from continuously reappearing, ensuring that advertisements are properly displayed, and in some cases selecting advertisements based on user preferences.  Alava International may share such information with its third party providers to help the Company create and deliver advertising personalized to users and user interests.  If a user disables or opts out of these cookies, the user may be unable to use certain website features, applications and services, and will reduce support or information that the Company can provide.

Social Networking Cookies:  These cookies are used to enable sharing of pages and content on Alava International’s Site through third-party social networking.  They may also be used for advertising.

Your browser or device may offer settings that allow you to choose whether browser cookies are set and to delete them.  For more information about these controls, and to exercise your cookie preferences, please review the “Help” material for your browser or device.  As noted above, if you elect to decline cookies you may be unable to use certain Alava International website features or services.

Some browsers include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” signals.  Alava International does not process or respond to “Do Not Track” signals.  Instead, the Company adheres to the standards described in its Privacy Statement, Agreed Terms of Use, and this Cookie Statement.