Cookies can be distinguished according to their purpose, their storage duration or their provider.
On the one hand, there are so-called necessary-cookies. These are absolutely necessary for the functions of the website and without these cookies certain services cannot be offered on the website. On the other hand, there are non-necessary-cookies that give their users valuable information about user behaviour and website visits. These cookies, also known as analysis-cookies, may serve for statistic and marketing purposes.
The storage time of cookies can vary greatly. Temporary-cookies are limited to one session (so-called “session-cookies”) and make sure a website can be used without interruption during a session. During this time, a session-ID is assigned to the user and stored by these cookies. This ID can also be used for internal reports, but it is not possible to identify the user. After closing the browser, these cookies expire. By contrast, permanent-cookies are stored on the user’s computer for a longer period of time. These cookies enable analysis of user behaviour on the website or display the website with stored personalized content. You can see the exact storage period of the individual cookies in the table below.
Finally, there are so-called first-party-cookies and third-party cookies. The latter originate from other providers than the operator of the website.
We use necessary-cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change. In this way, technical data or the information necessary for the correct functioning of individual offers can be stored temporarily on the user’s computer. Without these cookies, some functions of our website cannot be offered. This is also our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
The following data is stored and transmitted in the necessary-cookies:
In addition, we use non-necessary-cookies on our website, which enable an analysis of the user’s surfing behavior. The analysis-cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis-cookies we learn how the website is used and can thus continuously optimize our offer. Legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analytical purposes is the users consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. This includes in particular:
The following data is stored and transmitted in the non-essential cookies:
The user data collected in this way is pseudonymised by technical precautions. It is therefore no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user.
We use the following cookies:
|Cookie name||Function||Expires||Type of cookie|
|__cfduid||The cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a common IP address and apply security settings to the respective client accordingly.||5 years||Third-Party-Cookie (CloudFlare)|
|_icl_current_admin_language_d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e||This cookie is used to determine in which language the website should load the content (WordPress WPML).||1 day||First-Party-Cookie|
|_icl_current_language||This cookie is used to determine in which language the website should load the content (WordPress WPML).||1 day||First-Party-Cookie|
|wordpress_logged_in_[hash]||Preset cookie that runs through the system (WordPress) on which our website is operated. The cookie indicates when a user is logged in.||During session||First-Party-Cookie (WordPress)|
|wordpress_sec_||The cookie keeps the user logged in during the session.||During session||First-Party-Cookie (WordPress)|
|wordpress_test_cookie||The cookie determines whether cookies have been deactivated via the browser.||During session||First-Party-Cookie (WordPress)|
|The cookie supports the optimized display and use of the WordPress website by the administrator.||1 year||First-Party-Cookie (WordPress)|
|wp-settings-time-1||The cookie supports the optimized display and use of the WordPress website by the administrator.||1 year||First-Party-Cookie (WordPress)|
|__utma||The cookie stores the number of visits (for each visitor), the time of the first visit, the previous visit and the current visit.||2 years||Third-Party-Cookie (Google Analytics)|
|__umtz||The cookie logs whether the visitor came from a search engine (and if so, the search term used), a link or from no previous page (e.g. a bookmark).||6 months||Third-Party-Cookie (Google Analytics)|
|_ga||In order for Google Analytics to determine that two different views belong to the same user, each view must send a unique identifier associated with that particular user. The analytics.js library achieves this via the so-called client ID, a unique, randomly generated character string that is stored in the browser’s cookies so that subsequent visits to the same website can be linked to the same user. By default, analytics.js uses a single first-party cookie called _ga to store the client ID.||2 years||First-Party-Cookie (Google Analytics)|
|ga-disable-UA-XXXXXX-Y||This cookie is used to check whether the user has logged out of Google Analytics (opt-out cookie).||Without expiration date or until the cookie is deleted||Third-Party-Cookie (Google Analytics)|
|_gac||This cookie is used, for example, to measure visitor interaction with Google ads and to prevent the same ads from repeating too often. This cookie enables Google and the advertiser to determine that a user clicked on an ad and then visited the advertiser’s website.||90 days||Third-Party-Cookie (Google Analytics)|
|pardot [x2]||Used to identify the visitor across visits and devices and to collect information for sales and marketing purposes to improve the user experience.||Session||Third-Party-Cookie (Salesforce)|
We use the software solution Pardot of salesforce.com Germany GmbH for our online marketing activities and marketing automation. Further information on Pardot can be found in our general data protection notice at https://hsm.utimaco.com/privacy/.
For Internet Explorer:
Click on the “Tools” icon in your browser and then on “Internet options”. Under the heading “Privacy” you can set the slider to the desired data protection level. Under the heading “General” and there “Browsing history” you can delete the history and therefore also cookies.
For Google Chrome:
In your browser, click on “Customize and Control Google Chrome” (marked by three dots above each other) and then on “Settings” and “Advanced”. Under the heading “Privacy and security” you can block and delete cookies under “Content settings” and there under “Cookies”. You can delete cookies within a certain period of time under “Privacy and security” and there “Clear browsing data”.
Click on the button (Open menu) in your browser and then on “Options”. Under “Privacy & Security” you can deactivate and delete cookies under “Cookies and Site Data” and set their storage duration.
If you are using a web browser not listed above, see your browser documentation or online help for more information.
Legal basis for the processing of personal data using necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
Legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analytical purposes (statistics and marketing cookies) is the users consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
If we process your data on the basis of our legitimate interest in data processing, you have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. We will then no longer process your data unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing that outweigh your interests.
You can find more information on data protection in our general data protection notice.
Utimaco IS GmbH
– Data Protection Officer –
Phone: +49 241 1696-0
Further information on data protection can be found in our general data protection notice.