Cookie Policy

A. COOKIE POLICY

We feel responsible for the protection of your data and your privacy. It is therefore important to us that our offers and services remain transparent, personal and reliable. We therefore explain to you why and how we use cookies in this cookie statement. This supplements and specifies our Privacy Policy.

B. Scope of the Cookie-Policy

This cookie statement applies to all of our websites that contain cookies or corresponding techniques. Further details on our websites can be found in the section “Cookies used”.

C. WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files that your browser stores on your computer or mobile device. They support your browser when navigating our websites. There are different types of cookies, ranging from cookies that remember your preferred languages to advertising cookies. We use cookies for various purposes. Some of the cookies we use are session cookies that are deleted as soon as you close your browser. Others are permanent cookies that are stored on your computer for a longer period of time. Cookies themselves cannot collect data stored on your computer.

D. Reasons for using cookies

Cookies help us to improve our websites. We use cookies to learn more about how you use our website. For example, cookies remember the browser you are using and which additional browser software you have installed. You will also remember your preferred settings such as language and region, which will then be set accordingly for you when you visit the website again. Cookies also enable you to rate pages and fill in comment fields.

E. TYPES OF COOKIES

  • Basic cookies: These cookies are necessary for the functionality of our website.
  • Functionality cookies: These cookies remember your preferences regarding a specific website such as the preferred language, the user name or the shopping cart.
  • Performance cookies: These cookies collect information on the use of the website at an abstract level and are used for evaluations and the collection of metrics such as the number of visitors and the most visited pages (e.g. Google Analytics is one of them).
  • Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to collect information about your surfing habits and, if necessary, to adapt advertising and marketing measures to them. These cookies are regularly third-party cookies.

E. Cookie-List

We do not use the same cookies for all websites. Below you will find the current list of the cookies we use, purposes and the storage periods for these cookies.

Cookie-List
Cookie Name Purpose description Expiry
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 Jahre
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate 1 day
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 1 day
collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Session
__cf_bm This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website. 1 day
__cfduid Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted webtraffic. 29 days
akavpau_ppsd This cookie is provided by Paypal. The cookie is used in context with transactions on the website - The cookie is necessary for secure transactions. Session
cart Necessary for the shopping cart functionality on the website. 13 days
cart_currency The cookie is necessary for the secure checkout and payment function on the website. This function is provided by shopify.com. 13 days
cart_sig The cookie is necessary for the secure checkout and payment function on the website. This function is provided by shopify.com 13 days
cart_ts The cookie is necessary for the secure checkout and payment function on the website. This function is provided by shopify.com 13 days
cookietest This cookie is used to determine if the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box. Session
secure_customer_sig This cookie is used to store customer credentials securely when processing a purchase on the website - the cookie is essential in making a secure online transaction. 20 years
shopifyPaypalAcceleration The cookie is necessary for the secure checkout and payment function on the website. This function is pro vided by shopify.com. Persistent
_fbp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from th ird party advertisers. 3 months
_landing_page Stores visitors' navigation by registering landing pages - This allows the website to present relevant products and/or measure their advertisement efficiency on other websites. 13 days
_orig_referrer This cookie is used to collect information on a visitor. This information will become an ID string within for mation on a specific visitor – ID information strings can be used to target groups with similar preferences, or can be used by third-party domains or ad-exchanges. 13 days
_shopify_fs Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant. 2 years
_shopify_s Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant. 1 day
_shopify_sa_p Collects data on visitors' behaviour and interaction - This is used to make advertisement on the website more relevant. The cookie also allows the website to detect any referrals from other websites. 1 day
_shopify_sa_t Collects data on visitors' behaviour and interaction - This is used to make advertisement on the website more relevant. The cookie also allows the website to detect any referrals from other websites. 1 day
_shopify_y Collects data on user behaviour and in teraction in order to optimize the w ebsite and make advertisement on the w ebsite more relevant. 2 years
_y Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant. 2 years
fr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. 3 months
r/collect This cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Session
tr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Session

F. Use of third party cookies

Our website uses third party cookies such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube. It is possible that such third parties can observe how you use our website. For example, when activating the social media plug-ins, clicking on the corresponding button (e.g. Facebook "Like Button") will make some of your personal data visible to the social media provider and visitors to your social media page. The conditions and data protection guidelines of the social media platform apply to the use of such social media websites. This cookie statement does not apply to the use of such social media websites. Further information on the treatment of your personal data by us, also with regard to social media platforms, can be found in our Privacy Policy.

G. Reject or delete cookies

There are various methods to prevent or restrict the use of cookies on your end device. Before using cookies, we obtain your consent (via a pop-up window). You can choose to allow or deny use. You can find more information in the help function of your browser. Details on the deletion and rejection of cookies and further information on cookies in general can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Please note, however, that some features of our websites may not work properly if you refuse to use cookies.

As of April 20, 2020