What are cookies?
Cookies and web storage technologies, such as local storage and session storage (“cookies”), facilitate your interaction on our website. For example, once you visit our website, cookies are downloaded from your internet browser to your terminal device as a small text file. Third-party technologies such as scripts, pixels and tags that we embed in our websites for advertising purposes also set cookies on your terminal device. In the following sections, we explain what we use these technologies for and how you can adjust the settings to your needs.
Information collected through cookies
The information we collect through cookies includes:
- Details about your visit to our website, including traffic data, location data, language settings, clicks, logs and other communication data, time spent on the website and pages and resources accessed and used on the website
- Information about your computer and your Internet connection, including your IP address
- Rough geographic location (e.g., country or city) and other technical information
Recipients of information collected through cookies
i2x and third parties may access the information collected by cookies for purposes related to the cookies (e.g., analytics or marketing). Specific details about the third parties that have access to the information collected by the respective cookies can be found in the section “Specific cookies we use” below.
Specific cookies used by us
The tables below provide more information about specific cookies we use on our website. This information includes:
- The name of the cookie
- More details about the purpose of the cookie
- Third parties placing or having access to the cookie (including links to their cookie privacy
- policy/guidelines, if possible).
- The storage period before the cookie is automatically deleted
Purpose and legal basis of the cookies we use
These are cookies that are absolutely necessary to support the performance of the website and provide you with the requested service. Their specific purpose may include storing language settings or the products a user wants to buy when he or she enters the checkout.
The legal basis for the placement of these cookies on your device and the use of data provided by them is Section 25 (2) No. 2 TTDSG. These cookies are absolutely necessary to support the performance of the website and to provide the service you have requested.
Analytics cookies are used by website owners and third parties to collect data about how a user has behaved on a website. This includes the pages viewed, links clicked, and search queries. This allows data (sometimes along with data about other websites the user has visited and their demographics (e.g. location, age, etc.)) to be analyzed and then used to optimize the quality of the website. For example, if the analysis shows that 80% of clicked links are at the top of the page, the most important links are placed there.
The legal basis for the placement of analytics cookies on your device and the use of data collected by them is the consent § 25 para 1 TTDSG in conjunction with Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. This consent can be revoked at any time by clicking on the link to your cookie settings on each of our web pages. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on the consent given prior to the revocation of consent.
Marketing cookies are used by website owners and third parties to collect data about how a user has behaved on a website. This includes the pages viewed, links clicked, and search queries. This allows data (sometimes along with data about other websites a user has visited and their demographics (e.g. location, age, etc.)) to be analyzed and used to create a user profile. This can be used to determine the ads in which the user might be most interested. Marketing cookies can also be used to track a user’s interest in ads that were ultimately displayed to them. This is to avoid unwanted repeated advertising and to track the frequency with which the user interacts with the ad (e.g., through a click or an actual sale).
The legal basis for the placement of marketing cookies on your device and the use of data collected by them is the consent § 25 (1) TTDSG in conjunction with Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. This consent can be revoked at any time by clicking on the link to your cookie settings on each of our web pages. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on the consent given prior to the revocation of consent.
Your choice of cookies
The CMP appears as a banner the first time you visit our website and periodically thereafter when we want to review your settings with you. You can also update your settings (including revoking for the future any consent you have previously given) at any time by clicking on the link to your cookie settings on any of our web pages.
You are informed by CMP that absolutely necessary cookies are always placed and/or used on your device when you visit our websites. This is because they are absolutely necessary for the use of the website. Analytics and marketing cookies, on the other hand, will only be placed and/or used on your device if you have consented to this through CMP.