Kingsoft Cloud Cookie Notice

Last updated:2020-04-16 12:20:26

Effective date of the version: Apirl 14, 2020
This Cookie Notice explains how Kingsoft Cloud Corporation Limited and its corporate subsidiaries and affiliates (“Kingsoft”, “we”, “us” or “our”) uses cookies and similar tracking technology when you visit our https://en.ksyun.com (“Ksyun.com” or “Website”), interact with Kingsoft online advertisements or marketing emails, or any other websites, pages, features, or content we own or operate (collectively “Services”). Please read the Cookie Notice carefully so that you can be informed about our cookie handling practices when accessing or using our Services.

1.What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that we transfer to your device to collect information about your use of our Services. Cookies can be recognized by the website that downloaded them or other websites that use the same cookies. This helps websites know if your browsing device has visited them before.
Generally, information collected by cookies and other tracking technologies does not constitute personal information as defined by GDPR. However, if exceptionally such collected information does constitute personal information (such as IP addresses or similar identifiers), we will treat it as personal information in accordance with our Privacy Notice.
We use both first-party and third-party cookies on our Services. First-party cookies are cookies that are placed on your device by us, while third-party cookies are set by parties other than Kingsoft. Third-party cookies are operated by third parties that can recognize your device both when it visits our Services and when it visits other websites or mobile apps. Kingsoft does not control how third-party cookies are used, and we encourage you to check the websites of any third-party cookie providers for more information about how they use cookie information.

2.Why does Kingsoft use cookies?

Cookies can be used for multiple purposes. Kingsoft uses cookies to remember your preferences and settings and identify trusted web traffic. Kingsoft also uses cookies to help it understand how the Services are being used, including whether you spent more time on a certain part of the Services, whether you experienced any technical issues, and more. Some of the functions performed by cookies are strictly necessary for us to be able to offer you our Services, while other cookies provide us with valuable insight about how we can improve our Services or help us with marketing our products and services to you based on your interests and preferences.

3.What types of cookies does Kingsoft use?

We use the cookies described below on our Services:

Categories of Cookies Description
Strictly Necessary Some of the cookies we use are necessary to provide our Services to you. For example, these cookies help you: navigate from page to page; detect, prevent, and mitigate malicious and fraudulent activities on our Services; support and enable other security features. Without such cookies, some of our Services cannot be provided to you.
Functional Functional cookies collect information about how you use our Services, provide you with certain functions on our Services, and they remember your preferences. For example, these cookies allow our Services to remember your language selection. Functional cookies also perform important functions for your use of the Services.
Analytics, Performance and Research These cookies help us understand how well our Services are doing. They collect information about your use and interaction with our Services so that we can continue to improve and expand our Services.
Marketing Marketing cookies allow us to collect information about your interactions with our marketing activities, such as parts of our website and our emails. Such cookies measure how you interact with our marketing communications to determine, among other things, how effective a marketing campaign is.

4.How long will cookies stay on my browsing device?

Our retention periods for cookie information depend on whether the cookie is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Each category of cookie listed above is either a session cookie or persistent cookie. We use “persistent cookies” to save information about you for longer periods of time, while “session” cookies are typically deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies are stored for varied lengths of time depending on the purpose of the cookie collection and tool used. You can delete cookie data as described below.

5.How to manage cookies via your browser settings

Below we describe how you can manage first-party and third-party cookies on our Services:

  • First-Party Cookies
    You can enable, disable or delete cookies via your browser settings. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser, usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” settings of your browser. Please be aware that if you set disable cookies on your browser, you may not be able to access secure areas of the Services and parts of the Services may also not work properly (e.g., preferences, referral links).
    Many browser manufacturers provide helpful information about cookie management, including, but not limited to:
  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari (Desktop) or Safari (Mobile)
  • Android Browser
  • Opera
    If you use a different browser than those listed above, please refer to your specific browser’s documentation or check out http://www.allaboutcookies.org/browsers/index.html to learn more about different browsers. You can also find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at www.allaboutcookies.org.
  • Third-Party Cookies
    Any cookies that are placed on your browsing device by a third party can be managed through your browser (as described above) or by checking the third party’s website for more information about cookie management and how to “opt-out” of receiving cookies from them. Please note that if you disable some of these cookies, some parts of the Services may not work properly. The third parties whose cookies we use on our Website include:
Third Party Cookie Type(s) Website
Citrix Performance analytics and research; security https://www.citrix.com/

6.Additional questions

If you have any questions regarding our Cookie Notice, please contact us using the information below. You may also find our Privacy Notice helpful. You can also contact us via email at [email protected]

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