As many other websites, we also use so called cookies. Cookies are text files that are transmitted to your hard disk by a website server that you visit. Cookies allow us to collect certain data automatically, such as your IP address, the browser and operating system you are using, and the type of your connection to the Internet.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transmit viruses to a computer. The information provided by way of the cookies makes navigation easier for you and allows you to display our websites correctly.
In no case will the data collected by us be transmitted to third parties or linked to your personal data without your consent.
E-mail and contact form
If you contact us in order to ask questions via e-mail or by way of the contact form, you voluntarily grant us your consent to contact you. To this end, you must specify a valid e-mail address enabling us to assign your inquiry or request and to respond. Any further details can be specified as an option. The data submitted by you will be stored for the purposes of processing and for the case if you have any further questions regarding the same topic. Once your inquiry or question has been answered, your personal data are deleted automatically.
Types of cookies:
Cookies can be assigned to four categories, depending on their function and intended purpose: absolutely necessary cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies, and cookies for marketing purposes.
Absolutely necessary cookies - are needed for you to navigate within COGEBI websites and operate basic website functions, such as the issuance of anonymous Session IDs for bundling several related queries to a server.
Performance cookies - collect information on the usage of our websites, including for example the Internet browsers and operating systems used, the domain name of the website which you previously visited, the number of visits, average duration of visit, and pages called up.
These cookies do not store any information that would make it possible to personally identify the user. The information collected with the aid of these cookies is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. Performance cookies serve the purpose of improving the user friendliness of a website and therefore enhancing the user’s experience. You can block the use of such cookies by creating an exclusion cookie (see “managing cookies” below).
Functional cookies - enable a website to store information the user has already entered (such as user ID, language selection, or the user’s location), in order to offer improved, personalized functions to the user. Functional cookies are also used to enable requested functions such as playing videos and to make a user’s decision to block or disable a certain function (e.g. web analysis) - “opt-out cookies”.
Cookies for marketing purposes - are used to offer more relevant content to users, based on their specific interests. They are also used to limit the display frequency of an ad and to measure and control the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They register whether users have visited a website or not, and which contents were used. This information may possibly also be shared with third parties, such as advertisers, for example. These cookies are often linked to the functions of third-party websites. You can block the use of such cookies by creating an opt-out cookie.
Performance cookies: Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and which your browser saves to analyse the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to some Google-owned servers between multiple geographically dispersed data centres. In case IP anonymization is activated on these websites, your IP address will be truncated by Google within the area of Member States of the European Union or in other countries which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purposes of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them with other services relating to website use and Internet usage. The IP address transferred by your browser during the use of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. Other related services will then be provided based on the use of the website and the Internet. Processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.
In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you may prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our web pages by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will then be installed on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data for this website and for this browser in future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.
Questions to the Data Protection Officer
If you have any questions regarding data protection, do not hesitate to contact us via e- mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly: firstname.lastname@example.org