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I. Schmidt Handelsgesellschaft mbH

Cookie policy

 

 

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The cookies used by us are based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:

·         Strictly necessary

·         Performance

·         Functionality

·         Targeting

WHAT DO COOKIES DO FOR ME?

‘Strictly necessary’ cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of our website (e.g. User login). Without these essential cookies, services you have specifically asked for cannot be provided, such as asking for a quote or applying for one of our products.

‘Performance cookies’ collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors (Google Analytics - see below ddetailed information). These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is used to help us improve how our website works.

‘Functionality’ cookies are used to provide other services such as our online calculators and certain navigation elements of the website which enhance your browsing experience, for example, directing you back to a promotion that might have attracted your attention on your first visit. They can also enable us to remember setting choices you make to improve your visit. These function are not used!

‘Targeting’ cookies are used to collect information in order to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. These cookies also allow you to ‘like’ and ‘share’ our pages via social networking sites such as Facebook.These function are not used!

 

 

WHAT ARE THE CURRENT SETTINGS?

The cookie settings on this website are set to ‘allow all cookies’ to improve the overall performance of our website and give you the best user experience.

WHAT IF I DON'T WANT COOKIES?

If you want to disable all cookies, please be aware this will make browsing our websites much slower and some of the features described above when using strictly necessary, performance and functionality cookies will not be available to you. However, we understand that this is your decision and you can find more information on how to control your cookies via your browser settings at:http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/ and http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/

 

Google Analytics


"This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (" Google "). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer and an analysis of the use of the site permit by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other use of this website and internet related services. Even Google is able to transmit this information to third parties unless required by law or if third parties process this data on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, we would point out however that you can use in this case if not full functionality of this website. By using this site you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described and for the aforementioned purpose. "

 


As far as Google Adsense, a Webanzeigendienst of Google Inc., United States ( "Google"), collects advertising on this website (text ads, banner switches, etc.), your browser may have a third packet sent by Google Inc. or cookie. The data stored in the cookie information can be recorded by Google Inc. or a third party, are collected and analyzed. In addition, Google Adsense used to gather information, so-called "WebBacons (small invisible graphics), recorded through the use of simple actions such as the traffic to the website can be collected and analyzed. The information generated by the cookie and / or web Bacon information about your use of this site will be transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Google uses the information received to perform an evaluation of your user behavior in relation to the AdSense ads. Google will transmit this information as well as to third parties unless required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Your IP address is not made by Google with other Google data stored in the connection. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive and the display of web Bacon. You have to accept in your browser settings, "cookies" to choose (in Internet Explorer under "Tools / Internet Options / Privacy / Preferences in Firefox under Tools / Options / Privacy / Cookies").

 

Cookies Set By Google Analytics

Google Analytics sets the following cookies as described in the table below.

 

 

Name

Description

Expiration

__utma

This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

2 years from set/update.

__utmb

This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes. You can modify the default length of a user session with the _setSessionCookieTimeout() method.

30 minutes from set/update.

__utmc

This cookie is no longer used by the ga.js tracking code to determine session status.

Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser. However, if you are debugging your site tracking and you use the ga.js tracking code, you should not interpret the existence of this cookie in relation to a new or expired session.

Not set.

__utmz

This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.

6 months from set/update.

civicAllowCookies

This cookie contains information about whether cookies are allowed or not – depends on your decision.

6 months from set/update.