(a) We may use the following cookies on our Sites:
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our Sites in order to improve your experience on our Sites, allowing us to personalize our content for you.
Examples of functionality cookies used may include, but not be limited to:
Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential for the operation of our Sites and include, for example, cookies that enable you to browse our Sites and use its features and to maintain secure areas of our Sites. We may use these cookies based on our legitimate interest to provide you with functioning and secure Sites.
Examples of strictly necessary cookies used may include, but not be limited to:
Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies collect anonymous information about how you use our Sites, for example how you arrived at our Sites and which pages you visit most often. This helps us to improve the way our Sites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies are sometimes placed by third-party providers of web traffic analysis services, such as Google Analytics. We may use these cookies only if you have consented via the cookie banner.
Examples of analytical/performance cookies used may include, but not be limited to:
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Sites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. These cookies are usually placed by third-party advertising networks. They remember the other websites you visit, and this information is shared with third-party organizations, for example advertisers (including Sumo, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Spotify). We may use these cookies only if you have consented via the cookie banner.
Examples of targeting cookies used may include, but not be limited to:
(b) We may use Social Media plugins on our site:
We may use so-called social plugins, e.g. “like buttons,” on our Sites. These are services that are provided by social media organizations such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Spotify, and others. If you access a page of the Site that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the social media provider’s servers. Via the plugins, the providers receive the information that you have visited our Sites even if you do not have a profile or are not currently logged in. This information (including your IP address) will be transferred from your browser directly to a server of the respective provider in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to one of the social media services, the providers may allocate your visit of the Sites to your account with them. Interactions with plug-ins like the “like button” are sent directly to the providers’ servers and stored there. The information is also stored in the social network and published on your account. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing of your data by the providers as well as your relevant rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the privacy notices of the providers.
Below, please find more details on the social plugins we may use:
Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. An overview of Facebook plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins
Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. An overview of the Twitter buttons and their appearance can be found here: https://about.twitter.com/en_us/company/brand-resources.html
Instagram is operated by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. An overview of the Instagram buttons and their appearance can be found here: https://help.instagram.com
Tumblr is operated by Tumblr, Inc., 770 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003, USA. An overview of the Tumblr buttons and their appearance can be found here: https://www.tumblr.com/buttons
Google+ is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. An overview of Google’s logos including the Google+ logo can be found here: https://www.google.com/permissions/trademark/logos-list.html
You can find more information under the following link: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
(c) We may use Web Beacons on our site:
Based on your consent, we, or our third-party partners, may employ a software technology called web beacons (also known as web bugs, clear gifs or pixels) which helps us understand what content is effective, for example by counting the number of users who have visited these pages, and to understand usage patterns. Web beacons are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to let us know when content is viewed. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded on web pages, ads, and e-mail. We, or our third-party partners, may tie the information gathered by web beacons to the other information we collect about you.