Last updated: 30 November 2018
1. What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that uniquely identify your browser or device. The cookie is stored on your browser or device by website or apps that you visit. When you return to that website or app (or visit websites or apps that use the same cookies) these Websites recognize the cookies and your device.
We also use pixels. Pixels are small portions of code which we use on our Website. We use pixels to learn whether you have clicked on certain web content and help us to optimize our ad campaigns. This helps us measure and improve our Services and personalize your experience.
2. Categories of cookies
Cookies do many different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently or remembering your preferences. Thus, Cookies can tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Website before or whether you are a new visitor. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
There are different categories of cookies, including:
- First party cookies
First party cookies are small amounts of text which are served by us directly to your device.
- Third party Cookies
Third party cookies, which are served by a third party on our behalf. We use third party cookies for functionality, performance, targeting or advertising and social media purposes.
3. What types of cookies do we use and how do we use them?
The types of cookies and similar technologies used by us and our partners in connection with the Website are described below:
Cookies that are necessary for essential purposesThese cookies are essential to provide you with the Website and Services and to use some of its features, such as to enable you to log into secure areas of the Website. Without these cookies, we would not be able, for instance, to provide you with a secure log in account or process your online transactions and requests.
Analytics and Performance Cookies
We use performance/analytics cookies to analyze how you use the Website, including which pages and videos you view most often, measure any errors that occur and test different design ideas. The information is used to report and evaluate your activities and patterns as a user of the Website to provide Services in accordance with these activities. These cookies do not collect information that individually identifies you and all information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous.
On our Website, we also use third party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Services. E.g. for Google Analytics. For further information on how Google Analytics collects and processes information about you and information on how to opt out from Google’s collection of information from you, please click here.
Functionality cookies record information you have entered or choices you have made. These cookies also enable you to optimize your use of our Services after logging in so that we can personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preference. These cookies can also be used to remember settings you have applied, such as layout and text size.
As you use our Website, you will notice that it features advertising. We allow third party companies to place cookies on our Website to track the performance of our advertisements. As an example, these cookies remember which users have visited the Website and the links you have followed.
We may also contract with third party advertising networks that collect IP addresses and other information from our Website, from emails and third-party websites and apps. Ad networks use this information, mainly to serve adverts about products and services that are likely to interest you. We may also partner with third parties to provide certain features on our Websites or display advertising based on your web browsing activity. We may also use information from one device to help personalize your experience on another device.
Other technologies we use
4. How to delete cookies
You can change your preferences by changing the settings in your browser. Most browsers will allow you to choose the level of privacy settings you want.
5. Retention period
Our cookies are stored for a limited period, which cannot exceed 13months.
6. Changes to this policy
We will occasionally update this policy to reflect changes in our practices, Website and Services. When we post changes to this policy, we will revise the „Last Updated“ date at the top of this policy. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share information held in cookies, we will notify you by prominently posting notice of the changes on the Website. We recommend that you check this page from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this policy or any of our other policies.
7. Contact us
If you have any questions or comments about this policy, or privacy matters generally, please contact us via email at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.