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What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your device. Cookies do not harm your devices or files.

Why the homepage uses cookies

We use cookies to collect information about how users browse the site. Google Analytics is used to look at how users navigate to our site, how long users spend on the site, the way users navigate through the site, and which pages are the most popular ones. We also collect information about users’ devices and browsers. We use Hotjar to analyse the usability of our site and to create visitor polls. This allows us to improve or website features and services to better meet the needs of our users.

Some cookies are necessary for our website to function properly. We use cookies on our site to enable the Hoas customer service chat (Giosg).

We also use cookies for remarketing and to personalise ads. Hoas displays ads about available apartments or additional services to tenants.

To personalise ads, third party service providers, such as Facebook, Google, Instagram, Messenger, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter, may link usage information from the Hoas site with information they have collected through their own services.

How long are cookies saved?

How long cookies are saved on your device can vary. The time when they are scheduled to expire is calculated from the last date you visited the homepage. When cookies expire, they are automatically deleted. You can view a complete list of cookies below.

This is how you can reject or delete your cookies

You can always reject cookies on your computer, tablet or phone by changing your browser settings. Where these settings can be found depends on the type of browser you are using. If you do change the settings, please be aware that there will be some functions and services that you cannot use because they rely on the homepage being able to remember the choices you have made.
You can choose to not receive cookies from Google Analytics here.

Deleting cookies

You can delete cookies that you have previously accepted. If you are using a PC with a recent version of a browser, you can delete your cookies by using these shortcut keys: CTRL + SHIFT + Delete.

If the shortcut keys do not work and/or you are using an Apple computer, you must find out what browser you are using and then click on the relevant link:

Remember: If you are using several different browsers, you must delete the cookies in all of them.

Do you have any questions?

Should you have any questions or comments in connection with this information and/or our processing of personal data, please contact us at kehitys@hoas.fi.

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