Cookie policy for the K2 website


Cookies Policy

This Website www.k2.com; and its associated sub domains is operated by SourceCode Technology Holdings Inc, 1500 114th Ave NE, Bellevue WA 98004. Any issues or questions relating to this Cookies Policy should be submitted here selecting Marketing in the department.

By using our Website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with this Cookies Policy. If you reside in the European union you will have seen a pop up to this effect on your first visit to this Website; although it will not usually appear on subsequent visits, you may withdraw your consent at any time by following the instructions below.

Disabling cookies

If you do not agree to the use of these cookies please disable them by following the instructions for your browser set out here or use the automated disabling tools where available for certain cookies below. Please note that some of the services will not function at optimal performance if cookies are disabled.

Where the organisation setting the cookie provides an automated disabling tool in respect of its cookie(s) we list the name of that organisation, the category of cookies it sets together with a link to its disabling/ opt out tool. In all other cases, we list the names of the cookies themselves and their source at the date of this Cookies Policy so that you can easily identify and disable them if you wish to through your browser controls.

After your initial visit to this Website we may change the cookies we use. This Cookies Policy will always allow you to know who is placing cookies, for what purposes and provide you with the means to disable them. Therefore you should continue to check this Cookies Policy from time to time.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating web domain on your subsequent visits to that domain. Most web pages contain elements from multiple web domains so when you visit www.k2.com your browser may receive cookies from several sources.

Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. Cookies allow you to navigate between pages efficiently, remember preferences and generally improve the user experience. They can also be used to tailor advertising to your interests through tracking your browsing across websites.

Session cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser and persistent cookies remain on your device after the browser is closed (for example to remember your user preferences when you return to the site).

What types of cookies are used on this Website?

We describe the categories of cookies we, as SourceCode Technology Holdings Inc, our affiliates and our contractors use below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for (such as navigating between pages) cannot be provided.

This Website (full and mobile versions) currently uses the following strictly necessary cookies:

Cookie Name
Source
Purpose
Further Information
c_K2Com_Users_
production]
K2 CMS
CMS's cookie to determine user status
Without this cookie, login is not possible, single sign on will not work. We can remove the cookie, but at the expense of the login system
ASP.NET_SessionId
ASP.NET Session
K2 is wirtten using Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Thhis cookie is used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.
Performance Cookies

We make use of analytic cookies to analyse how our visitors use our Website and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website. The information collected by these cookies is not associated with your personal information by us or by our contractors.

This Website (full and mobile) currently uses the following performance cookies:

Cookie Name
Source
Purpose
Further Information
__utma, __utmz, _ga, _gid
Google Analytics
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our Website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Website, where visitors have come to the Website from and the pages they visited.
Click here for Google's privacy policy in respect of Google Analytics http://www.google.com
/analytics/learn
/privacy.html


You may opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com
/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.
optimizelySegments, optimizelyEndUserId, _biz_flagsA, _biz_nA, _biz_pendingA, _biz_uid, _ga, __cid, _hp2_id.2088625585, _hp2_id.411455962, _hp2_props.411455962, _mkto_trk, optlyName, bf_lead, _biz_ABTestA, optlyAccountID, _biz_ABTestA, optimizelyBuckets
Optimizely
These cookies allow K2 to test and optimize different site configurations and designs
__cfduid
pingdom
tracking analytics
rtn1-z, ck1, rlas3, pxrc
rlcdn.com
targeted marketing and profiling
tuuid, tuuid_last_update, dmpsh, iuuid
DemandBase
targeted marketing and profiling
Functionality cookies

1.11 These cookies allow this Website to remember choices you make [such as your user name, language or the region you are in] and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.

This Website (full and mobile) currently uses the following functionality cookies:

Cookie Name
Source
Purpose
Further Information
__ar_v4
DoubleClick
This cookie is associated with the DoubleClick advertising service from Google and Helps K2 with tracking conversion rates for our online ads.
Advertising cookies

Advertising cookies (or targeting cookies) collect information about the browsing habits associated with your device and are used to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used by services provided by third parties on this Website, such as ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ buttons in addition to providing the requested functionality. Third parties provide these services in return for recognising that you (or more accurately your device has) have visited a certain website. These third parties put down advertising cookies both when you visit our Website and when you use their services and navigate away from our Website. Their privacy practices are set out below:

For example: You can opt out of the advertising cookies set by these third parties at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices

Local Shared Objects (“Flash cookies”)

In addition to the above cookies, we use Local Shared Objects, also referred to as “Flash cookies,” on our Website. These are used to enhance your user experience, for example, by storing your user preferences and settings, [such as your volume/mute settings, and in connection with animated content on our website]. Local Shared Objects are similar to browser cookies but can store more complex data than simple text. By themselves, they cannot do anything to or with the data on your computer. Like other cookies, they can only access personally identifiable information that you have provided on this Website and cannot be accessed by other websites. To find out more about Flash cookies or how to disable them, please click here http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html.

Use of IP addresses and web logs

SourceCode Technology Holdings Inc, may also use a user’s IP address and browser type to help diagnose problems with its server, to administer the SourceCode Technology Holdings Inc, products and to improve their functionality. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies a user’s computer on the internet.

SourceCode Technology Holdings Inc, may perform IP lookups to determine which domain a user is coming from (e.g. google.com) to more accurately gauge its users’ demographics. SourceCode Technology Holdings Inc, employs a small number of tools which perform IP lookups against visit event data in order to establish the geographical location of visits. This is most frequently seen against search campaigns, and the search entry data is retained as long as SourceCode Technology Holdings Inc, campaign is running.

Cookies policy does not cover third party websites

Please note that this Cookies Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, the privacy practices of third party websites which may be linked to this Website.

Updates to this Cookies Policy

We may change the content of our Website or services without notice, and consequently our Cookies Policy may change at any time in the future. We therefore encourage you to review it from time to time to stay informed of how we are using cookies.