Cookies

Data protection information on the use of cookies

Cookies facilitate user interactions and other expedient things when you use websites. Cookies do not damage your computer or contain viruses.

In order to make the visit to our website appealing and to enable usage of certain functions, we use cookies on various pages. Cookies are small text files that your browser saves on your device at our website’s command. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be saved on his or her device. This cookie contains a characteristic character string which allows the browser to be clearly identified when the website is visited again.

 

Description and scope of data processing

On the one hand we use temporary cookies which are deleted automatically when you close your browser, and on the other so-called “persistent” (permanent) cookies, the expiry of which is set for a date in the future for your convenience. Cookies may be provided by us or by third-party providers.

The data collected from users in this way is pseudonymised. Therefore, assignment of the data to the requesting user is no longer possible. The data is not stored together with users’ other personal data.

There is an important difference between technically necessary cookies, preference and statistics cookies and marketing cookies.

Category: technically necessary

Technically necessary cookies help to make our website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website or, for example, to collect and provide goods in baskets. These cookies do not require the user’s consent. The website cannot work properly without these cookies.

We also use technically necessary cookies on our website. These cookies store and transmit the following data:

 Name: _ga / Provider: hawle.de / Purpose: To register a unique ID for statistical data on website usage. Expiration: 2 year / Type: HTTP / Data sent to: Germany

Category: Preferences

Preference cookies allow a website to remember information which affects how the website behaves or looks, such as your preferred language or the region where you are located.

Currently we do not use preference cookies on our website:

Category: Statistics

Statistical cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting information anonymously and evaluating it statistically.

We use statistical cookies on our website. These cookies store and transmit the following data:

Name: _ga / Provider: hawle.de / Purpose: To register a unique ID for statistical data on website usage. Expiration: 2 year / Type: HTTP / Data sent to: Germany

Name: _gat / Provider: hawle.de / Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to limit the request rate / Procedure: Session / Type: HTTP / Data sent to: Germany

Name: _gid / Provider: hawle.de / Purpose: Register a unique ID for statistical data about website usage / Procedure: Session / Type: HTTP / Data sent to: Germany

 

 

Category: Marketing

Marketing cookies are used, for example, to track users on websites. The intention is to display adverts which are relevant and appealing for the individual user.

We use statistical cookies on our website. These cookies store and transmit the following data:

Name: GPS / Provider: youtube.com / Purpose: To register a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. Procedure: Session / Type: HTTP / Data sent to: USA

Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE / Provider: youtube.com / Purpose: Try to estimate user bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. Expiration: 179 days / Type: HTTP / Data sent to: USA

Name: YSC / Provider: youtube.com / Purpose: Register a unique ID to record statistics of videos from YouTube that the user has seen. Procedure: Session / Type: HTTP / Data sent to: USA

When the user accesses our website, he or she is informed about the use of cookies for preference, statistical, analytical and marketing purposes via an information banner and, unless Article 6 (1) (f).(legitimate interest of the company or a third party) is used as a legal basis, his or her consent to the processing of the personal data used for this purpose is obtained.

In this context, a reference is also made to this data protection declaration and how the storage of cookies in the browser settings can be prevented and consent revoked.

 

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary, preference, statistical and analysis and marketing cookies is Article 6(1)(f) (legitimate interest).

 

Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to make the website easier for users to use. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of these cookies. These services require, for example, that the browser is recognised again after a page change.

The user data collected by the technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

Preference, statistical and analysis and marketing cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content and to provide you with personalised content and offers. The cookies tell us how the website is used, enabling us to constantly optimise our offering.

We also have a legitimate interest in the processing of personal data for these purposes in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR for the use of cookies not requiring consent.

 

Duration of storage

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer, which transmits them to our website. “Session cookies” are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies stay stored on your end device until a storage period, which may vary, has expired or until you delete them.

 

Right to object and right to rectification

You, as the user have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transfer of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies which have already been saved may be deleted at any time.

 

Many third-party applications which use cookies offer deactivation functions which allow you to place deactivation cookies in your browser. These cookies must be preserved in order for the deactivation to remain active. If you have deleted all your cookies in your browser, you must replace the opt-out cookie on your next visit to our site.

If you disable cookies for our website, it may no longer be possible to fully use all the website’s functions.

You can check cookie settings in your browsers and adjust them to match your preferences via the following links: