A cookie (sometimes referred to as local storage object or LSO) is a data file placed on a device. Cookies can be created through a variety of web-related protocols and technologies, such as HTTP (sometimes referred to as “browser cookies”), and HTML5.
Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our Site’s pages and messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or email can act as a web beacon. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to HTTP cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Site, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
A feature of the cache in browsers, an ETag is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL. If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned. Used in this manner ETags are a form of device identifier. ETag tracking may generate unique tracking values even where the consumer blocks HTTP, Flash, and/or HTML5 cookies.
The following table sets out details of the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them: We provide the chart below as a courtesy for all users outside of Germany, but we are not obligated to maintain or update it. We are not responsible for third-party sites and their privacy practices as it relates to opt-outs from tracking activities. The following third-parties that collect information from you on our Site have given us notice that you may obtain information on their policies and practices, and in some instances opt-out of certain of their activities, as follows:
Party: Google Analytics Google acts as our data processor on our behalf. Service: Google Analytics for Display Advertisers, Ads Preferences Manager, and Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on Cookie name: __utma __utmb __utmc __utmz For More Information: Information generated to better understand how to improve the Site. Identifies user when they return to specific websites store.
Your IP-address anonymized by removing the last octet of the IP address prior to its storage. http://support.google.com/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&topic=2611283&answer=2700409 http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en&sig=ACi0TCg8VN3Fad5_pDOsAS8a4… https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ Use of Tracking Technologies: Yes Privacy Choices: See information links above. To opt- out install the plug-in: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. If Google does not provide any plug-in for your browser, click here.
A no-tracking cookie is then set. Further information under http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html Party: DoubleClick Service: Advertising Server For More Information: http://www.google.com/doubleclick/, http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/opting_out.aspx Use of Tracking Technologies: Yes Privacy Choices: See information links above Party: Amazon Associates Service: Advertising For More Information: https://www.amazon.com/adprefs Use of Tracking Technologies: Yes Privacy Choices: See information links above
Party: Index Exchange Service: Advertising For More Information: www.indexexchange.com/privacy Use of Tracking Technologies: Yes Privacy Choices: See information links above
Party: Revcontent Service: Advertising For More Information: https://faq.revcontent.com/en/articles/4430973-revcontent-privacy-policy Use of Tracking Technologies: Yes Privacy Choices: See information links above Party: Facebook Connect Service: Social Login For More Information: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/guides/web/ Use of Tracking Technologies: Yes Privacy Choices: See information link above
Party: Google Adsense Service: Advertising Platform For More Information: http://www.google.com/ads/displaynetwork/ Use of Tracking Technologies: Yes Privacy Choices: See information link above Party: Google AdWords Conversion Service: Advertising Platform For More Information: http://adwords.google.com/ Use of Tracking Technologies: Yes Privacy Choices: See information link above Privacy Choices: See information link above
We also use social plugins on our Site. The social plugins used on the Site are hosted by a social media network such as Facebook or Google+ and your browser therefore sends this cookie data to that social media network when loading the social plugin inside your browser. These data contain information on your use of the Site. In case you are registered with the social media network, the data will be associated with your data already stored in the social media network. We use a two-click-mechanism for social plugins. Prior to using the social plugin, you must activate it by clicking the social plugin. Until the social plugin is activated, some cookies will not collect your data and they will not be sent to the social media network. To find out more on the social media networks and their corresponding social plugins, see the table in Section 4 of this Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy.
For any queries in relation to this Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy or inquiries from outside of the U.S., please contact us at [email protected]. Please include as much detail as possible about your concern, question, or request. Messages that cannot be understood or do not present a clear request, may not be addressed.