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Cookies

Date Added: 27.05.2018 Last Modified: 08.03.2019

  1. What are cookies?
  2. Navigation cookies or session cookies
  3. Analytical cookies
  4. We use the following third party cookies
  5. How to disable the cookie settings in your browser
  6. List of cookies
 
1. What are cookies?
We use cookies in order to improve the efficiency and safety of our web site and provide a great user experience. Cookies are small test files which are downloaded on your computer and saved by your browser.

There are three categories of cookies:
a) Navigation cookies or session cookies: essential for the proper functioning of the website, these cookies allow the use of the web site contents and services by web users.
b) Analytical cookies: help us to measure how users interact with web site content. These cookies do not collect information about the identity of the user or personal data. The data are processed in aggregated and anonymous form.
c) Third-party cookies: these cookies originate from other web sites or web servers and serve their own purposes. myGEKKO cannot exercise any specific control over such parties and their cookies.

For more information about these cookies, their characteristics and their functionalities, please follow the respective links or contact the relative third parties directly.

You can change the settings of your browser so that
  • you will be informed about the storage of cookies and be free to accept the cookies case-by-case
  • you can accept or block all or only certain types of cookies
  • the cookies will be deleted automatically when you close the browser.
However, the deactivation of cookies may affect the functionality of this web site. For further information on this issue please refer to point 5.
 
3. Analytical cookies
3a. Google Analytics
For the purpose of user-oriented design and ongoing optimization, we rely on Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Web analytics consists in the collection and analysis of data related to visitor’s behaviours. Web analytics provides information about the previous web page from which a link was followed (the so called “referrer”) and the visited sub-pages of the web site, including the number of accesses and the time spent on the respective sub-pages. A web analysis service is primarily used for the web site optimization and for the cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.
The operating company of the Google Analytics tool is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
We use this tool pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on the computer of the users and allow to monitor how the users interact with the web pages. The information generated by the cookies concerning the use of the web site, such as
  • browser type/version
  • operating system of the user
  • referrer URL (the previous web page)
  • hostname of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • time of the server request
are transmitted to the server and stored there. This information is used to evaluate your use of the web site, compile reports on web site activities and provide other services related to the use of the web site and of the Internet for marketing purposes and for the user-oriented design of this web site. These data could be transferred to third parties, insofar this is required by law or those third parties process the data on our behalf.
Google adheres to the data protection rules of the “US Privacy Shield” and is registered in the “US Privacy Shield” program of the Department of Commerce of the United States. In addition we have concluded a processing contract for the use of Google Analytics with Google. Thanks to this contract, Google ensures that personal data will be processed in accordance with the data protection rules and that the rights of the persons concerned will be guaranteed.
The user can prevent the saving of cookies by means of a setting in his browser software. However, you should be aware of the fact that in this case it may be impossible to use the full functionality of the web site.
Moreover, we use Google Analytics for the creation of reports based on demographic data and interest-based advertising as well as user data provided by other web sites (e.g. age, gender and interests). These data are not attributable to specific individual visitors and the feature can be disabled at any time in the browser settings.

3b. How to disable Google Analytics
Users can object to the creation of user profiles at any time. For this purpose, it is necessary to download and install a browser add-on, available under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. This browser add-on uses JavaScript to notify Google Analytics of the fact that data and information concerning the visitor collected via the web pages shall not be transmitted to Google Analytics. Google considers the installation of the browser add-on an opposition. If the IT system of the user is erased, formatted or reinstalled at a later point in time, it will be necessary to reinstall the browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics. If the user or another person under his responsibility uninstalls or disables the browser add-on, it can be reinstalled or reactivated. As alternative, refer to point 5 to learn how to enable and disable cookies in the different browsers.

We also rely on Google Analytics for the evaluation of double click cookies and on Google Ads for statistical purposes. If you don’t want us to use these tools, you can deactivate them in the browser settings manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en).
For further information and to learn more about Google’s privacy policy, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under the following link https://www.google.com/intl/en_en/analytics/.
 
4. We use the following third party cookies
4a. Google Maps
This web site uses Google Maps API, a map service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), for the display of an interactive map and the creation of driving directions. The operating company of Google Maps is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
By means of Google Maps, the data concerning your interaction with this web site (including your IP address) could be forwarded to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google could share these data with third parties, insofar this is required by law or those third parties process the data on behalf of Google.
You can find Google’s privacy policy & the additonal terms and conditions for Google Maps under https://www.google.com/intl/en_en/help/terms_maps.html.

4b. Google Tag Manager
We use Google Tag Manager in our web site. Google Tag Manager is an interface provided by Google Inc. which helps us to manage the tags embedded in our web site. Google Tag Manager is a domain without cookies which doesn’t collect or store personal data. Google Tag Manager only ensures the activation of other tags, which in turn possibly could collect data. The Google Tag Manager cannot access these data. If you have set a deactivation at domain level or at cookie level, the deactivation applies to all tracking tags implemented via the Google Tag Manager.

4c. How to disable Google Ads & Google Remarketing / Google Ads
We have embedded Google Ads in our web site. Google Ads is an online advertising platform which allows us to display advertisements in the Google search engine results as well as in the Google advertising network. With Google Ads, we can define specific keywords by means of which the advertisings are displayed in the search engine only when the user recalls keyword-relevant results. In the Google advertising network, the ads are displayed on thematically relevant internet pages on the basis of an automatic algorithm and under consideration of the previously defined keywords.
The operating company of the Google Ads services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
We use Google Ads for the promotion of our web site by means of interest-based ad targeting in the web pages of third parties and in the results of the Google search engine, as well as for the display of third-party advertisings on our web site.
When you click on a Google banner displayed on the web site of Ekon GmbH, Google stores a conversion cookie in your IT system. To learn more about cookies, please read the above section “What are cookies”. This cookie expires after thirty days and is not used for the personal identification of the user. The conversion cookie gives us the possibility to see if the users visit certain sub-pages of our web site, e.g. a training page in the online shop system. Thanks to the conversion cookie, Google and our website can see if a user clicked on the ad and proceeded to our web page, and if this visit has generated some revenue, for example if the user has completed the course registration procedure or not.
The data and information collected by means of the conversion cookies are used by Google to generate statistics of the web site visits. We use visit statistics to determine the total number of users and the success or failure of the different advertisings, in order to optimize our ads in the future. Neither our company nor other advertising customers of Google Ads obtain any information that can be used to personally identify users. Conversion cookies store personal details such as the web pages you have visited. Therefore, your personal data are forwarded to Google each time you visit our web site.
As explained under point 5, you can opt-out of this at any time by changing your browser settings and block the cookie storage permanently. Configuring this setting in your internet browser, Google will not be able to set conversion cookies in your IT system. Moreover, a cookie already set by Google Ads can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or another software program.
You also have the possibility to object to the display of interest-based advertisings by Google. For this purpose, you must open the link https://www.google.de/settings/ads in your internet browser and configure the required settings.
For further information and to learn more about Google’s privacy policy, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de.
This web site uses Google Remarketing, a software for the display of interest-based advertisings on our web pages. For this purpose, Google Remarketing uses cookies (see above). Personal data are processed pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Users can block this feature by deactivating JavaScript and cookies in their web browser. To find out how to permanently delete these cookies in your browser, please refer to point 5. The data processing carried out by Google can also be disabled by installing a browser add-on for the deactivation provided by Google. For further information about the terms and conditions and the privacy policy of Google Remarketing/Adwords, please visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en.

4d. Facebook Pixel
This web site uses Facebook Pixel, a web analysis service developed by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Irland (“Facebook”) on the legal basis of the overriding legitimate interest (analysis of web site usage). The data may partly be forwarded to the USA. The data transfer to the USA takes place on the basis of the Privacy Shield. When you recall our web site, a software establishes a connection to the Facebook server and a part of the data are sent to the Facebook server in the USA. Furthermore, Facebook Pixel uses cookies for the storage of information about web site users and for the analysis of the interaction of users with the web site. According to Facebook, the collected data will be used to evaluate the interaction with the web site, produce reports on web site activities and provide other services related to the use of the web site and of the internet. Facebook may share these data with third parties, insofar this is required by law or those third parties process the data on behalf of Facebook. To obtain detailed information about how Facebook deals with user data, please see Facebook’s Privacy statement: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation
The remarketing function “Custom Audiences” provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) has also been integrated in our web site. Thanks to this feature, we can display interest-based advertisings (“Facebook Ads”) when the visitor of our website uses the social network Facebook or opens other web sites which use this feature.
For this marketing function our web site uses the “Facebook Pixel”, a tracking pixel which is embedded in our web pages. When you visit our web site, this tracking pixel establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This way Facebook gets informed about the fact that you have accessed our web site from your terminal. Please notice that we cannot exercise any control over the amount of transferred data and their further use; therefore we would like to inform you about our current knowledge: Thanks to the integration of Facebook Custom Audiences, Facebook gets informed about the fact that you have called up our web site or clicked one of our advertisings. If you are logged in to your Facebook account, the provider can associate your visit directly with your personal account. Even if you are not logged in to Facebook or do not have a Facebook account, there is the possibility that the provider collects and stores your IP address or other identification details.
You can object to the future use of Facebook Website Custom Audiences at any time under https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads.
For further information about data protection and the related settings, please visit https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads and https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

4e. How to disable Facebook Pixel
In general, you can block the collection of your personal data using the option “Do Not Track” of your web browser. Our web site will recognize the “Do Not Track” signal sent to all web sites by your browser. You can block the collection of your personal data by means of the Facebook Pixel embedded in our web site by deactivating the cookies in your browser, see point 5.

4f. Google reCAPTCHA
We use Google reCAPTCHA, a tool provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) in order to prevent spam.
reCAPTCHA is a free service that protects websites from spam and abuse. It uses advanced risk analysis technologies to distinguish humans from bots. Thanks to the new API, a significant number of valid human users can pass through with ease without solving a CAPTCHA. We use reCAPTCHA to protect our forms.
Google uses the data collected by means of reCAPTCHA to determine if the visitor is a human or a (spam) bot. You can find more details about the data collected by Google and the purpose your data will be used for under https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-AT.
To know the terms and conditions for Google’s services and products, please see https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en-AT.

4g. Pinterest
In order to ensure the most requirements-focused
utilization of our Pinterest campaigns, their ongoing optimization and measure their implementation, pursuant to article 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, we use a Pinterest Tag, a single code snippet developed by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, USA, (“Pinterest”) and embedded in our web site. This tag gives us the possibility to make sure that our Pinterest ads are visible only for the Pinterest users that have shown interest in our initiative. Our Pinterest ads shall match the potential interests of the users and not bother them. On the other hand, this way we can track the actions of the Pinterest users after they have clicked our Pinterest ads. This allows us to analyse the implementation of the respective campaigns for statistical, marketing and billing purposes. The tool processes the following data:
  • device information (e.g. type, brand),
  • operating system of the user (e.g. iOS 11),
  • IP address of the user device,
  • time of the call up of our offer,
  • nature and content of the campaign and
  • reaction to the respective campaign (e.g. clicks on the button)
The collected data are anonymous and do not allow the identification of single users. The data processing for behaviour- and interest-based advertising purposes has to be considered our legitimate interest according to recital 47 of the GDPR. The data are stored for the legal retention period and automatically deleted thereafter.
You should be aware of the fact that f you log in to your Pinterest account after the visit of our web site or if you visit our web site after the login, your data may be stored and processed by Pinterest. Pinterest may associate these data with your Pinterest account and use them for its own advertising purposes. You can find detailed information about Pinterest’s privacy policy here: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy. You can object to this special data processing at any time by deactivating the related settings under “Personalization” in your Pinterest account https://help.pinterest.com/en/articles/edit-your-settings#Web or by activating the “Do Not Track” option in your browser. For further information please refer to point 5.

4h. Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to external sites of other providers which are not affiliated with us (third parties). Once you open these links, we do not have any influence on the collection and use of your personal data. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of the providers of the linked websites you visit. We assume no responsibility for the collecting and processing of personal data. Therefore, when you leave our web pages by clicking on a link, ad far as possible we will notify you that you are accessing the web site of another company. If this is not clearly specified in the text, the link will be marked as “external link”.
 
5. How to disable the cookie settings in your browser
Block or accept all cookies

Internet Explorer

1) Open the Internet Explorer browser clicking on the Start button and then on the Internet Explorer icon.
2) Click the Tools button and select “Internet Options”.
3) Click the Privacy tab and in the Settings section move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies. Click OK.
If you disable the cookies, this may compromise site viewing.
You can find more information here 

Firefox
1) Open the Firefox browser.
2) Click on the menu button and select “Options”.
3) Select the Privacy panel.
4) Click “Advanced Settings”.
5) Remove the checkmark of the option “Accept cookies”. Click OK.
To learn more about the deactivation of cookies in Firefox, please click here 

Google Chrome
1) Open the Google Chrome browser.
2) Click on the Chrome menu icon.
3) Select “Settings”.
4) Click “Show Advanced Settings”.
5) In the "Privacy" section click the button "Content Settings".
6) Select “Disallow websites to set cookies”.
7) Select “Finish”.
For more information visit this page 

Safari
1) Click on “Preferences” > “Safari” and then on “Block all cookies”.


Furthermore, the user has the possibility to disable and/or cancel single non technical cookies of third parties, as explained in the web site of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: www.youronlinechoices.eu.
 
6. List of cookies
  • __utma*, Google, performance, stay active: unlimited. This cookie provides information on when you first visited the website, on the number of visits and on the last visit.
  • __utmb*, Google, performance, stay active: until the end of the session. This cookie contains a timestamp of when the user visited the website. In connection with __utmc, this cookie can provide information on how long the user was on the website.
  • __utmc*, Google, performance, stay active: 30 minutes. This cookie contains a timestamp of when the user left the website. In connection with __utmb, this cookie can provide information on how long the user was on the website.
  • __utmk*, Google, performance, stay active: unlimited. This cookie contains a hash value of all the here mentioned UTM Cookies.
  • __utmv*, Google, performance, stay active: unlimited. This cookie is dedicated to individual contents. Being an empty cookie, it serves to store visitor-level custom-variable data.
  • __utmx*, Google, performance, stay active: 2 years. This cookie contains values of the Google Website Optimizer.
  • __utmz*, Google, performance, stay active: 6 months. This cookie contains information on the visitor traffic source that explains how the user reached the site. It may store information on search engines and the entered search terms, or where the IP address of the visitor is located.
  • __utmt*, Google, performance, stay active: 10 minutes. shows the type of request made. (It could be an event, transaction, itemoro custom variable. If there is no specification given it is a pageview.)
  • _ga, Google, performance, stay active: 2 years. Used to identify users
  • _gid, Google, performance, stay active: 24 hours. Used to identify users
  • _gat, Google, performance, stay active: 10 min. Used to create tracker objects
  • _gac_<property-id>, Google, performance, stay active: 90 days. Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.
  • 1P_JAR, Google/Youtube, technical, stay active: 1 month. These cookies are used to support Google's advertising services.
  • AID, Google, performance, stay active: 2 years. Google also use cookies named "AID", "DSID" and "TAID" which are used to link your activity across devices if you’ve previously signed in to your Google Account on another device. We do this to coordinate the ads you see across devices and measure conversion events. These cookies may be set on the domains google.com/ads, google.com/ads/measurement, or googleadservices.com.
  • APISID, Google, performance, stay active: 2 years. Google uses cookies like the PREF, NID or SID cookie to individually adjust advertisements in Google products like the Google search. The cookies are used to capture, for instance, the Google newest searches, your former interaction with advertisements or the search results and your visits on websites of an advertiser. This way you receive individually customised advertisement on Google.
  • CONSENT, Google/Youtube, technical, stay active: 20 years. These cookies are used to support Google's advertising services.
  • DSID, Google, performance, stay active: 2 years. This cookie by doubleclick.net is used by Google to individually adjust advertisements in Google products like the Google search. The cookies are used to capture, for instance, the Google newest searches, your former interaction with advertisements or the search results and your visits on websites of an advertiser. This way you receive individually customised advertisement on Google.
  • HSID, Google, performance, stay active: 2 years. Google use cookies called "SID" and "HSID" which contain digitally signed and encrypted records of a user’s Google account ID and most recent sign-in time. The combination of these two cookies allows Google to block many types of attack, such as attempts to steal the content of forms that you complete on web pages.
  • IDE, Google, performance, stay active: 2 years. This cookie by doubleclick.net is used by Google to individually adjust advertisements in Google products like the Google search. The cookies are used to capture, for instance, the Google newest searches, your former interaction with advertisements or the search results and your visits on websites of an advertiser. This way you receive individually customised advertisement on Google.
  • NID, Google, performance, stay active: 6 months. Google uses cookies like the PREF, NID or SID cookie to individually adjust advertisements in Google products like the Google search. The cookies are used to capture, for instance, the Google newest searches, your former interaction with advertisements or the search results and your visits on websites of an advertiser. This way you receive individually customised advertisement on Google.
  • PREF, Google/Youtube, performance, stay active: 6 months. Google uses cookies like the PREF, NID or SID cookie to individually adjust advertisements in Google products like the Google search. The cookies are used to capture, for instance, the Google newest searches, your former interaction with advertisements or the search results and your visits on websites of an advertiser. This way you receive individually customised advertisement on Google.
  • SAPISID, Google, performance, stay active: 2 years. Google uses cookies like the PREF, NID or SID cookie to individually adjust advertisements in Google products like the Google search. The cookies are used to capture, for instance, the Google newest searches, your former interaction with advertisements or the search results and your visits on websites of an advertiser. This way you receive individually customised advertisement on Google.
  • SID, Google, performance, stay active: 6 months. Google uses cookies like the PREF, NID or SID cookie to individually adjust advertisements in Google products like the Google search. The cookies are used to capture, for instance, the Google newest searches, your former interaction with advertisements or the search results and your visits on websites of an advertiser. This way you receive individually customised advertisement on Google.
  • SSID, Google, performance, stay active: 2 years. Google uses cookies like the PREF, NID or SID cookie to individually adjust advertisements in Google products like the Google search. The cookies are used to capture, for instance, the Google newest searches, your former interaction with advertisements or the search results and your visits on websites of an advertiser. This way you receive individually customised advertisement on Google.
  • GPS, Google, performance, stay active: 24 hours. Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
  • YSC, Youtube, performance, stay active: 24 hours. Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
  • _fbp, Facebook, performance, stay active: 24 hours. Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
  • fr, Facebook, performance, stay active: 3 months. Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
  • vuid, Vimeo, performance, stay active: 2 years. Collects data on the user's visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.
  • _hjClosedSurveyInvites, Hotjar, performance, stay active: 1 year. This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a Survey invitation modal popup. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown.
  • _hjDonePolls, Hotjar, performance, stay active: 1 year. This cookie is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.
  • _hjMinimizedPolls, Hotjar, performance, stay active: 1 year. This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.
  • _hjDoneTestersWidgets, Hotjar, performance, stay active: 1 year. This cookie is set once a visitor submits their information in the Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the same form does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.
  • _hjMinimizedTestersWidgets, Hotjar, performance, stay active: 1 year. This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.
  • _hjIncludedInSample, Hotjar, performance, stay active: 1 year. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.
  • _hjShownFeedbackMessage, Hotjar, performance, stay active: 1 year. This cookie is set when a visitor minimizes or completes Incoming Feedback. This is done so that the Incoming Feedback will load as minimized immediately if they navigate to another page where it is set to show.
  • ASPSESSIONID*, Zeppelin, technical, stay active: session. System cookie, used to keep the user session up
  • PageConfig.HttpFirstReferrerLink, Zeppelin, technical, stay active: 1000 days. Origin URL is attached to e-mails
  • Page_*, Zeppelin, technical, stay active: up to 2 years. Used to save actions performed by the visitor
  • sImageMode, Zeppelin, technical, stay active: 360 days. Used to determine if the user accesses the website from a desktop, tablet or mobile device
  • bCookieBarClosed, Zeppelin, technical, stay active: 365 giorni. This cookie indicates whether or not the cookie banner is being displayed on the webpage.

Third parties are autonomous owners of the cookies, therefore their policies concerning cookies will be applied. Find the complete list of all third parties below.
FACEBOOK more information on www.facebook.com/policy.php
AUDIENCE more information on www.audiens.com/privacy
GOOGLE/YOUTUBE more information on www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads
ADFORM more information on site.adform.com/privacy-policy/en
VIMEO more information on www.vimeo.com/cookie_policy
HOTJAR more information on https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/cookie-information
 
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