Cookie Policy

When you use our Website, we may make use of the standard practice of placing tiny data files called cookies, flash cookies, pixel tags, or other tracking tools (herein, “cookies”) on your computer or other access devices.

1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are sent from the web server to the user’s computer via the user’s browser. They are then stored in the user’s computer as text files and passed back to the server. Cookies are generally used to identify users and, on occasion, prepare customized web pages for them. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

2. What cookies do we use?
We use both session and persistent cookies. Session cookies expire when you log out of your account or close your browser. Persistent cookies remain on your computer or other access device until deleted or otherwise expire.

The Website uses the following cookies:

2.1 Strictly Necessary Cookies:
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookie Identifier:

  • ARRAffinity
    This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used to make sure visitor page requests are routed to the same server in all browsing sessions.
    Expiraton time: Session
  • _cfduid
    Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to speed up page load times.
    Expiration time: 1 year

2.2 Performance Cookies:
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.

Cookie Identifier:

  • _ga
    Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the user uses the website.
    Expiration time: 2 years
  • _gat
    Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites
    Expiration time: Session
  • _gid
    Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the user uses the website.
    Expiration time: Session

3. Consent
The law allows us to store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission. By using our Website, you agree that, unless you have set your device’s browser to reject them, we can place the types of cookies set out above on your device, and use that data in accordance with this policy. Where lawfully required, we will ask you to provide your consent.

4. How to manage cookies
You can control which cookies you want to be stored on your computer through the settings in your web browser. You may refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. However, you should be aware that choosing to remove or disable our cookies may interfere with your use and functionality of our Website and you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website.

For more information about cookies and how to block, delete or disable them, please consult your browser’s help pages for instructions on how to do this, or contact us at [email protected].

©ECR AG (August 2019)

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