Cookies & Tracking Policy
Cookies & Tracking Policy
What are Cookies and similar technologies and what information do they collect?
When you visit our websites or use our mobile application, we or an authorized third party may send you a cookie. Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your device. When a website is accessed, a cookie that is placed on a device will send information to the party that has placed the cookie. Cookies are common and used on a number of websites. Each cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie and usually the IP address or another unique number of the device, and thus may contain personal data, i.e. information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Session and Persistent Cookies
Our websites may place session and persistent cookies on your device. The difference between a session and a persistent cookie relates to the length of time the cookie lasts. Session cookies are cookies that typically last for as long as you are using your browser, or browser session. When you end your browser session, the cookie expires. Persistent cookies, as the name implies, are persistent and will last after you close your browser. This allows, for example, for quicker and often more convenient access to our website.
First Party and Third Party Cookies
Our websites may place first party cookies and allow third parties to place cookies on your device. The difference between a first party cookie and a third party cookie relates to the control of the party who serves the cookie. First party cookies are cookies that are specific to the website that created them. Their use enables us to operate an efficient service and to track the patterns of behavior of visitors to the website. Third party cookies, on the other hand, are placed on your device by a third party (i.e., not by us). While we may allow third parties to access the website to place these cookies on users’ devices, we do not retain control over the information supplied by the cookies, nor do we retain access to that data. This information is controlled wholly by that third party.
Web beacons, Pixel, Plug-ins and other similar technology
Our websites may use web beacons, pixel, plug-ins, device fingerprinting and other similar technology (collectively referred to as "tracking technology") which allows us and third parties to track your use of our website. Such tracking technology is embedded into our website and used on your device when you access and load our website.
We also use pixel technology on our website. A tracking pixel (image) is used to set a cookie on your browser. When you go a website containing such a pixel, your browser will request that image. As the image is loaded the so called “response headers” are loaded as well. One of those “response headers” is called the “set-cookie” header, which is the actual cookie and your browser will save that cookie to your computer. Next time you load an image from that tracking website, be it by directly surfing to it or by downloading another tracking pixel, your browser will upload that cookie back to the server.
Details on the cookies and tracking technologies used on the website and the legal bases
1. Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are required to browse the website and use the functionalities of the website. Hence, strictly necessary cookies. If you disable necessary cookies, the functionality of the website will be affected.
2. Preference and functionality cookies and similar technologies
3. Statistical Cookies and similar technologies
4. Targeting Advertisement Cookies and similar technologies
5. Social Media Plugins
Our website uses systems and functions of third parties, which allow you, for example, a direct interaction with social networks or other external platforms, such as through the integration of plug-ins of the corresponding social networks.
If you have a user account with these third parties (e.g. the corresponding social networks), it may also be possible for these third parties (e.g. if you are logged into such a network at the same time) to evaluate your use of our website. In the process, further personal data, such as IP address, personal browser settings and other parameters may be transmitted to these third parties and stored there.
Disabling cookies, and/or Browser settings
However, please note that if disable cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites. In particular, you may have limited access to some areas or be transitioned to a different experience.