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By visiting our Sites (“Sites”), we may collect certain information through automated means, such as cookies, web beacons and web server logs. The information we may collect in this way includes IP address, unique device identifier, browser characteristics, device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, reference URLs, information about activities performed on our sites, the date and time of its visit, and other usage statistics.
A ” cookie ” is a file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other device connected to the Internet to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or store information or settings in the browser.
A web beacon , also known as a web tag, pixel tag, or transparent GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and is used to transfer information that is collected by cookies to a web server. Using these automated aggregation techniques, we can obtain ” click flow data, ” which is a log of links and other content that a visitor clicks on while browsing a website.
Our sites use the following types of cookies:
Technical cookies are files used solely for the purpose of “providing communications on an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service to which a party or user has expressly requested the provision of that service.”
How we collect information through automated means
When you use our sites, a record of your activities may be collected and stored. We associate some of the data we have collected through automated means, such as your browser information, with other information we have obtained about you, such as whether you have opened an email to you. You can find out from your browser when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies. If your browser allows cookies to be blocked, and you may not be able to use all the features of our site without cookies. To the extent required by applicable law, we will require your consent before receiving personal information through cookies or similar automated means.
Third-party programs, tools, widgets, and plug-ins may also use automated means on their sites, such as social media sharing tools, to gather information about your interactions with these features. This information is collected by suppliers and is subject to the privacy policies or statements of the respective service providers. Subject to applicable law, ManpowerGroup is not responsible for the information practices of these service providers.
To the extent required by applicable law, we will ask for your consent before collecting information through cookies or similar automated means.
How we use the information we collect
We use the information collected in cookies, web beacons, pixels, web server logs and other automated purposes, such as:
- to customize the use of our site by the user;
- deliver content tailored to the interests of our users in the way our users use our sites; and
- manage our sites and other aspects of our business.
Third party cookies
We also use third-party analytics services, such as Google Analytics and Adobe Omniture, on our sites. Analytics providers that manage these services use technologies such as cookies, web server logs, and web beacons to help us analyze your use of the site. The information collected through these means (including the IP address) may be disclosed to these analysis service providers and other relevant third parties who use the information, for example to assess the use of the sites. To learn more about these analytics services and how to opt out, visit these sites and all sites listed in the country-specific add-ons:
- Google Analytics: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
- Adobe Analytics: adobe.com/privacy/analytics.html#1
Profiling and interest-based advertising
On our sites, we may collect information about your online activities to provide you with advertising about products and services tailored to your individual interests. For this purpose, we may also obtain information from third-party websites where our ads are displayed. This section of the notice provides information and explains how to exercise your rights. To learn more about opting out of network-based advertising, visit the consumer opt-out page at aboutads.info/choices/ .
You may see some ManpowerGroup ads on other websites as we engage in third-party advertising networks. With such advertising networks, we can reach our users directly with our messages through demographic, interest-based, behavioral, and contextual means. With ad networks, we’re able to track your online activity over time by gathering information through automated means, including third-party cookies, web server logs, pixels, and web beacons. Networks use this information to display ads that may be tailored to your individual interests and past performance. The information that our Display Networks may collect on our behalf includes data about your visits to websites that serve ManpowerGroup ads, such as the pages or ads you view and the actions you take on the websites. This data collection takes place both on our sites and on third-party websites that participate in these ad networks. This process also helps us track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. To learn how to opt out of this network-based advertising, please visitaboutads.info/choices/ . To the extent required by applicable law, we will require your consent before using your information for interest-based advertising.
Our sites are not designed to respond to “untraceable” signals from browsers.
Information collected through third-party plug-ins and widgets on sites (such as information about your use of the social media sharing tool) is collected directly by plug-in and widget service providers. This information is subject to the privacy policies of the plug-in and widget providers, and ManpowerGroup is not responsible for the information practices of the service providers.
Links to Third Party Sites, Apps and Services
For your convenience and informational purposes, our sites may provide links to third party sites, applications and services that may be operated by companies not affiliated with ManpowerGroup. These companies may have their own privacy statements or policies that we encourage you to review. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any site, application or service not operated by ManpowerGroup.
An update to our cookie and ad notification
This cookie and advertising statement (including any add-ons) is part of our privacy statement and we may update it periodically to reflect changes in our privacy practices and legal requirements. We will notify you of material changes by placing a prominent notice on our sites at the beginning of each Notice when it was last updated.
How to contact us
If you have any questions about this cookie and advertising notice, please write to:
Data Protection Officer – Nordics
Michael R. Büchler