Data Protection Officer
8808 Pfäffikon /SZ
What is a cookie
Cookies are small text files which are sent to your device by the website you visit. Cookies are stored on your device in your browser’s file directory. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website each time you revisit it so it can recognize your device and improve your user experience on each subsequent visit. Cookies allow us e.g. to tailor a website to better match your interests or to store your password so that you do not need to re-enter it every time.
If you do not want us to recognize your device, please configure your internet browser to erase cookies from your device, to block cookies or to issue a warning prior to storing a cookie on your device. Below you can find a short instruction. Please note that certain functions of our website may no longer work or work not correctly without cookies. If you want to learn more about cookies and how they work, please visit:
www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Categories of cookies
Depending on their function and their intended purpose, cookies can be assigned to the following categories: absolutely necessary cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies and cookies for marketing purposes.
Absolutely necessary cookies
Absolutely necessary cookies are required to navigate our websites and operate basic website functions. Without these cookies basic functionalities cannot be offered. Absolutely necessary cookies can be placed without your consent.
Performance cookies collect information on your usage of our websites. They identify e.g. your internet browser, operating system, visited websites, duration and number of website visits, previously visited website, most commonly visited websites and errors you experienced. The information collected is aggregated and anonymous. It does not allow a personal identification. It only serves the purpose of evaluating and enhancing the user experience of our websites.
Functional cookies enable a website to store information and options you have already previously entered (e.g. user name, language settings, layout settings, contact preferences or your location) in order to offer you improved personalized functions. They are also used to enable requested functions, like playing videos.
Cookies for marketing purposes
Cookies for marketing purposes are used to offer more relevant and interest-specific content to you, to limit the display frequency of ads and to measure the efficiency of an advertising campaign. They register if you have visited a promoted website or not, and which content you used. Such information may be shared with third parties, e.g. advertisers.
Depending on their duration on your device, it can be distinguished between session cookies and permanent cookies:
Session cookies are only active during a browser session. They allow us to link all actions of a user during this browser session. They expire when you close the browser.
Permanent cookies remain on your device even after the browser session has been terminated. They are reactivated each time you revisit the website which created the cookie. They can remain on your device for a longer period of time until they expire. Typical expiry periods for permanent cookies can range from several days to several years.
Cookies we use on our website
We use Woopra Customer Intelligence, a web analytics tool provided by Woopra Inc., 1112 Bryant St, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 („Woopra"). Woopra uses so called „cookies“ which are small text files placed on your computer. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Woopra on servers in the United States.
You may opt-out of many third-party ad or hidden cookie networks, including those operated by members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”). For more information regarding this practice by NAI members and DAA members, and your choices regarding having this information used by these companies, including how to opt-out of third-party ad networks operated by NAI and DAA members, please visit their respective websites:
How can I deactivate cookies or withdraw my cookie consent?
You can withdraw your cookie consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to do so, you need to deactivate / delete your cookies.
One way to deactivate cookies placed by our websites is to click on the links contained in the above cookie information and to follow the instructions there.
Another way to deactivate cookies is to change the cookie settings on your internet browser. The browser settings for cookies are typically found in the “options”, “tools” or “preferences” menu of your internet browser. You may also consult your browser’s “help” menu. Different browsers may use different mechanisms to disable cookies. Below we have compiled some links under which you will find some more detailed information on how to disable cookies on different common browsers:
› Mozilla Firefox
› Internet Explorer
› Google Chrome
› Safari 7
You may execute your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection at any time vis-à-vis the contact person specified in the “Contact” section of the website. The same applies to any potential withdrawal of your consent in the processing of your personal information.
Changes and updates
Freienbach/SZ, June 2017