Allegion Cookies Policy 

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES 

Allegion’s websites, online services, mobile, and web-based applications (the “Services”) may use “cookies” to distinguish you from other users, inform us of how people are using our Services, help us better understand the effectiveness of our marketing efforts, and give us insights into how we can improve our Services to provide a better user experience.  This Cookies Policy is intended to provide you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies, pixels, and similar technologies we use, and our purposes for using them. 

TECHNOLOGIES WE USE 

Like many other websites and web-enabled solutions, each of our Services use cookies, pixels, local storage, and/or other technologies to provide you with the best experience possible.  A cookie is a small data file stored on your browser or device. Cookies can be served through us (“first-party cookies”) or our partners (“third-party cookies”).  A pixel is a small image on a web page or in an email that collects information about your browser or device, and can set cookies.  Local storage allows data to be stored locally on your browser or device.  This type of storage includes browser cache, HTML5 local storage, and other browser-enabled local storage and caching. 

COOKIE CATEGORIZATIONS 

Allegion categorizes its cookies by the feature and function each cookie provides.  When using our Services, you may encounter strictly necessary cookies (e. g. which are required for technical reasons), as well as optional cookies, including performance cookies, functional cookies, and targeting cookies, each of which is described in further detail below. 

Strictly Necessary Cookies - These cookies are necessary for the Services to function and for security purposes.  As such, they cannot be switched off.  They are often set in response to actions made by you,such as setting preferences, logging in, filling in forms, etc.  You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some Service functionality will likely not work.  These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. 

Performance Cookies - These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Services.  For example, they help us to know which pages and content are the most and least popular, see how visitors use the Services, etc.  All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.  If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have used the Services and will not be able to monitor its performance. 

Functional Cookies - These cookies enable the Services to provide enhanced functionality and personalization, such as to find the location of a vendor, supplier, etc., near you.  They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.  If you do not allow these cookies, some or all of the Service functionality may not work properly. 

Targeting Cookies - These cookies may be set through our Services by our third-party advertising partners.  They may be used by those third-party providers to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other websites and web-enabled applications.  They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device.  If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising. 

Social Media Cookies - These cookies are set by a range of third-party social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks.  They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests.  This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit.  If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools. 

CONSENT - CHANGING YOUR CONSENT 

Allegion believes that you should have a choice in how we and our partners use cookies and similar technologies, and understand your preferences may change over time.  As such, we only use optional cookies if we have first obtained your explicit consent for a particular cookie, or categorization type thereof.  Additionally, you are entitled to revoke your consent at any time, without affecting the legality of the processing that has been conducted on the basis of the consent until revocation.  If you would like to change or update your consent preferences, you can do so via the Cookie Consent Management Center that can be accessed by clicking on the Cookies Preferences button at the bottom of this Cookies Policy. 

It should be appreciated that we have a legitimate interest in storing the given consent to use cookies after your first visit of our website, for a limited period of time.  Otherwise, we would have to ask you to give your consent to use optional cookies each time you access the website, which would significantly affect the usability of our website and your overall experience.  Due to the short duration of storage of your data, we take your interest into account that your data will not be processed, if possible. 

DATA PERSISTENCE 

Allegion’s Services employ technologies that may use persistent or session based storage, depending on the technology type and nature of the service the technology is enabling. 

Persistent storage: Persistent data remains on a user’s device or in a browser’s cache for the period of time specified by the technology and is automatically deleted afterwards.  Oftentimes, the storage duration is reset each time that the user accesses the Service capturing the persistent stored data. 

Session based: Session data is only stored temporarily (i.e., for that session) and expires once you close your browser (or once your session ends).  For example, a browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when the user closes the browser window.  In that example, once the browser is closed, all session data is deleted. 

OTHER INFORMATION 

If your browser is configured to erase, reject, or otherwise disable one or more cookies, some of the features of our Services may not function properly.  For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/

Please note that your consent preferences are associated with your browser and device, so if you use a different computer or change Web browsers, you will be prompted to provide your consent again if you or another user of that browser/device has not already done so. 

CONTACT US 

For any questions you might have about this Cookies Policy, the technologies we employ, or how we use your personal data, please review our Privacy Policy or contact us at dataprivacy@allegion.com