What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your device to save certain information or image files, such as pixels. The next time you visit our website on the same device, the information saved in the cookies will subsequently be transmitted either to another website to which the cookie belongs (“Third Party Cookie”).
Through the information saved and returned, the respective website recognizes that you have already accessed and visited it with the browser you use on that device. We use this information to be able to design and display the website in an optimum way in line with your preferences.
In that respect, only the cookie itself is identified on your device. Beyond this extent, your personal data will only be saved upon your express consent or if it is strictly necessary to be able to use the service offered to and accessed by you accordingly.
You can, of course, customize your cookie settings at any time, for example by activating or deactivating individual cookie categories.
We divide the cookies we use into the following categories based on their purpose and function:
- Performance Cookies
- Marketing Cookies / Third Party Cookies
Performance cookies collect information about how our websites are used in order to improve their attractiveness, content and functionality. These cookies help us, for example, to determine whether and which sub pages of our website are visited and in which content users are particularly interested. In particular, we record the number of visits to a page, the number of sub pages accessed, the time spent on our website, the order of the pages visited, which search terms led you to us, the country, region and, if applicable, the city from which access is made, and the proportion of mobile devices accessing our websites. The IP address of your computer transmitted for technical reasons is automatically made anonymous and does not allow us to draw any conclusions about the individual user.
Users has the right to object to the processing of personal data that is used for statistical purposes. In order to exercise the aforementioned and other data subject rights, the affected party may, at any time, contact us via the contact address provided below.
Marketing Cookies / Third Party Cookies
Marketing cookies come from third party cookies and are used to gather information about the websites visited by the user in order to create targeted advertising for the user.
We use third party advertisements to support our site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on our website send directly to your browsers.
May also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.
This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain personalized ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements).
This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (“interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.
You can withdraw your consent to the use of consent based marketing cookies individually at any time with effect for the future by adjusting your Cookie Settings accordingly.
You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html
Managing cookies in your browser
Use the options in your web browser if you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. You can easily delete and manage any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser by following the instructions provided by your particular browser manufacturer.
If your browser is not listed here, consult the documentation that your particular browser manufacturer provides. You may also consult your mobile device documentation for information on how to disable cookies on your mobile device. If you disable all cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of this Site.