Cookies Policy

 

Status: January 2017

 

Information about Use of Cookies, Google Maps API, Google Analytics, Google AdWords

 

1.1 Use of Cookies

 

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in association with the browser you are using and through which specific information flows to the agency that sets the cookie (in this case, us). Cookies cannot initiate programs nor deliver viruses to your computer. They serve only to make the internet service more user-friendly and effective.

 

We use cookies in order to be able to identify you for subsequent visits, if you have an account with us. Otherwise, you would have to log in again for every visit.

 

The cookies are stored on your computer when you use the website. The information stored using cookies is stored separately from any additional data provided with us. In particular, the cookie data is not associated with your other data.

 

Our website uses persistent cookies, among others. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period that may differ depending on the cookie. The persistent cookies that we use persist for about 3 hours after the time they are no longer in use or after the browser is closed.

 

You are always able to delete the cookies or limit the use of cookies in the security settings of your browser. However, you may not be able to use all of the features on this website to their full extent in this case.

 

1.2 Use of Google Maps API

 

We use Google Maps API from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043; “Google”) on an interactive map, as a source of maps, geographic data and geo-location information for the purposes of providing location-based information. When using Google Maps on our website, user information and a user's IP address will be transferred to and stored on Google's servers in the USA. The use of Google Maps API as well as the relevant data transfer and processing is governed by Google Inc.'s data protection policy: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

 

You may disable Java Script in your browser and disable Google Maps to stop your personal data from being transmitted to Google.

 

1.3 Use of Google Analytics

 

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google . Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By order of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services regarding website and internet use to the website operator.

 

This helps us to better understand the visitors and users of our platform and make better decisions about design and services. All of our activities falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service.

 

You may block the collection of the data generated by the cookie and the data related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plugin available from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en .

 

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". As a result, IP addresses are processed in a shortened form and direct references to people can be excluded.

 

1.4 Use of Google AdWords

 

Our website uses Google Conversion Tracking. If you clicked on an ad delivered by Google on our website, a cookie is placed on your computer by Google AdWords. The cookie for conversion tracking is placed when a user clicks on an ad delivered by Google. These cookies expire within 30 days and are not personally-identifiable. If the user visits certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google will be able to recognize that the user has clicked on the ad and proceeded to that page. Every Google AdWords customer gets a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked across sites by AdWords customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted in for conversion tracking. Customers are given an overall number of users who have clicked on their ad and proceeded to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they will not receive any information that can personally identify users.

 

If you do not want to participate in the tracking, you can take the necessary steps to block a cookie – such as through a browser setting, which generally disables cookies from being stored, or adjust your browser settings in such a way that cookies from the domain "googleleadservices.com" are blocked. Please note that you may not delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not wish for measurement data to be recorded. If you delete all of your cookies, you must reset the opt-out cookie once again.

 

This website uses the remarketing feature from Google Inc. This feature is used to present website visitors interest-based advertising within the Google ad network. A "cookie" is stored in the browser of a visitor to the website that enables the visitor to be recognized again later when visiting these websites, which are a part of the advertising network from Google. On these pages, the visitor can be presented with advertisements that relate to content that the visitor has previously called up on websites that use the remarketing feature from Google.

 

According to its own policy, Google does not collect any personal data with this process. Nevertheless, if you do not want to use the remarketing feature from Google, you can disable it by changing the appropriate settings at http://www.google.com/settings/ads . Alternatively, you can disable the use of cookies for interest-based advertising via the advertising network initiative, by following the instructions at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp .

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