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- What are Cookies and how do they work?
- When you use the Site, what cookies are used?
- Your cookie preferences
- How to manage cookies?
- Advertising that is based on your interests
1. What Are Cookies and How Do They Work?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. In other words, Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. If you agree, we will store a cookie on your browser or on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are used for a variety of purposes, including (1) enabling certain features and functions, (2) providing analytics, (3) storing your preferences, and (4) enabling ad distribution and behavioral ads.
There are two types of cookies, session cookies and persistent cookies. When you close your tab, a session cookie expires automatically. A permanent cookie will stay in your browser until it expires or you delete your cookies. Expiration dates are fixed in the cookies; some may expire after a few minutes, while others may expire after a longer period of time. Cookies set by the website you’re visiting are referred to as “first party cookies,” while cookies set by other organizations are referred to as “third party cookies.”
2. When you use the Site, what cookies are used?
Each cookie accomplishes one of the following goals:
Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are needed for our website to function properly. Cookies allow you to log into safe areas of our website, use a shopping cart, and use e-billing services, among other things.
Analytics or performance cookies: These allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors to our website, as well as see how they navigate around it while they are there. This allows us to enhance the way our website functions, such as ensuring that users can quickly locate what they’re searching for.
Functionality cookies: Functionality cookies are used to identify you when you visit our website again. This allows us to tailor our content to you, greet you by name, and keep track of your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting Cookies: These cookies keep track of your visits to our website, including the pages you visit and the links you click on. We’ll use this information to tailor our website and the ads that appears on it to your preferences. This information can also be shared with third parties for this reason.
3. What role do third-party cookies play on the Sites?
Cookies are often used by third-party organizations such as analytics, third-party retailers, and ad networks to capture anonymous user information. They will use this information to better understand how users interact with the Site and other websites they visit shortly after.
4. Your cookie preferences
If you don’t like the idea of cookies or certain types of cookies, you can change your browser’s settings to delete cookies that have already been set and to not accept new cookies. Visit your browser’s settings to learn more about how to do this. Please keep in mind that if you uninstall or refuse to accept cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features we have, you may not be able to save your preferences, and some of our pages may not function properly. Third-party cookies can also be disabled by following the guidelines in each third-privacy party’s policy.
5. How to manage cookies?
How do I turn off ad cookies that are based on my browsing history?
Users in the European Union can learn more about behaviorally tailored advertising cookies (which serve you ads based on your usage of the Website and other websites) by visiting www.youronlinechoices.eu.
How to use your browser to allow and disable cookies
You can deactivate the use of third-party advertisement cookies by going to the cookie management page for consumers:
- Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar >> Select Settings >> Click ‘Show advanced settings’ >> In the “Privacy” section, click the ‘Content settings’ button
- To enable cookies in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Allow local data to be set’, this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies pick ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception’
- To disable cookies, in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Block sites from setting any data’
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
- Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet Options’ >> In the options window navigate to the ‘Privacy’ tab
- To enable cookies: Set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below
- To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Click on the More actions button on the toolbar, and select Settings >> Search for View advanced settings and click on it >> Under Cookies section, select to either Don’t block cookies (default), block only third-party cookies >> Restart Edge.
- Click on ‘Tools’ at the browser menu and select ‘Options’ >> Select the Privacy panel
- To enable cookies: Check ‘Accept cookies for sites’
- To disable cookies: Uncheck ‘Accept cookies for sites’
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
- Click on ‘Setting’ at the browser menu and select ‘Settings’ >> Select ‘Quick Preferences’ <;o>To enable cookies: check “Enable Cookies”
- To disable cookies: uncheck “Enable Cookies”
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera Software: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy
Safari on OSX
- Click on ‘Safari’ at the menu bar and select the ‘Preferences’ option >> Click on ‘Security’
- To enable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Only from site you navigate to’
- To disable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Never’
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-us/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
All other browsers
Please look for a “help” function in the browser or contact the browser provider.
How do you keep track of your cookies?
Most web browsers are set up to accept cookies automatically by default. You may adjust the settings to block cookies or receive notifications when cookies are sent to your computer, as explained above.
Please be aware that if you disable the cookies that we use, it may affect your experience on the Site. For example, you may not be able to access certain parts of the Site or receive customized content or information when you visit a Site if you disable the cookies that we use. Click here for more detail about the cookies used by the Site.
6. Advertising that is based on your interests
We and third parties engage in interest-based advertising provided by vendors in order to deliver advertisements and personalized content that we and other advertisers believe will be of interest to you. To the extent third-parties are using cookies or other technologies to perform these services, the Site does not control the use of this technology or the resulting information for online, mobile, or email advertising, and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.
We use various products and features provided by Google LLC. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”).
- Our services use the analytic tools of Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
- Please note the fact that Google Analytics is supplemented by the code “gat._anonymize();” on this website to guarantee the anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-masking).
- You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:
- Disable Google Analytics
- Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-masking).
Google Dynamic Remarketing
- We use Google Dynamic Remarketing to advertise our site across the Internet, in particular on the Google Display Network. Dynamic remarketing will display ads to you based on what parts of our websites you have viewed by placing a cookie on your web browser. This cookie does not in any way identify you or give access to your computer or mobile device. The cookie is used to indicate to other websites that “This user visited a particular page, so show them ads relating to that page.” Google Dynamic Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you.
- We use Google AdWords to advertise our site across the Internet, in particular on the Google search.
DoubleClick by Google
We use retargeting tags and Custom Audience provided by Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA, “Facebook”).
Facebook Custom Audiences
- In the context of interest-based online advertising, we use the product Facebook Custom Audiences. For this purpose, a non-reversible and non-personal checksum (hash value) is generated from your usage data. That hash value can be transmitted to Facebook for analysis and marketing purposes. The collected Information contains your activities on our site (e.g. browsing behavior, visited subpages, etc.). Your IP address is transmitted as well and used for geographical controlling of advertising. The data collected is only transmitted encrypted to Facebook and is anonymous to us which means the personal data of individual users are not visible to us.
Facebook Conversion Tracking Pixel
- By using the website you agree to the data processing associated with the integration of Facebook pixel.
- Please click here if you would like to revoke your permission.
We use Hotjar Ltd (Level 2, St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julians STJ 1000, Malta, Europe) in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize the service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback.
We use technologies from Outbrain, Inc. (Offices located at 39 West 13th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10011, Attn: Legal Department, “Outbrain”) on our services to perform page views and clicks tracking. This allows us to adjust our advertising campaigns to users with a common interest.
We use technologies from Taboola, Inc. (Offices located at 1115 Broadway, 7th fl., New York, NY, 10010, “Taboola”) on this site to perform page views and clicks tracking. This allows us to adjust our advertising campaigns to users with a common interest.
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