COOKIES

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In order to optimize the web page in terms of system performance, practicability and provision of useful information about the services, Online Media automatically collects and stores information in log files on the user’s computer. These include the user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, data on the browser type and language settings, the operating system, Internet Service Provider (ISP), and date/time of the visit. Online Media uses these data to effectively manage the web pages in order to find out more about the behaviour of customers across the web pages, to analyse trends, and to collect comprehensive demographic information about the users. The collected data can be used for marketing and advertising purposes, as well as for communication (e.g. the optimization and enhancement of the user experience to guarantee more attractive offers and services).

In the event of the usage of data which are not personal data, together with personal information, such data are treated as personal data as long as they are used collectively. Also for the information gathered from cookies and other comparable techniques the Declaration on the Protection of Personal data from these Terms and Conditions applies.

Web pages, e-mails, web services, advertising and interactive applications can use the so-called cookies (hereinafter: “cookies”) for the optimization of services. A cookie is a small file usually containing a sequence of letters and numbers that is loaded into the user’s terminal equipment (computer, mobile device, etc.; in these Terms and Conditions generally referred to as: “computer”) when visiting the Online Media website (Online Media sends the cookie file to the user’s computer hard drive). For example, the Online Media website can then use them to identify the user’s devices when the connection between the web server and the web browser is established. The main purpose of the cookie is to enable the web server to provide the user with customized web pages allowing for a more personal experience during a visit to the Online Media website and better response capabilities to individual user’s requirements. Cookies allow Online Media to obtain more information about how users use their web site, and also as a means of improving the user’s experience during their visit to a certain web page.

Online Media can use the following types of cookies on their web pages: temporary or session cookies (hereinafter: “session cookies”): these are temporary cookies that are stored in the cookie file in the user’s browser for the duration of the user’s session (for the duration of the browsing and are deleted with the expiry of the session). These cookies are required for the proper operation of specific applications or functionalities on Online Mediaweb pages; our own cookies (1st party cookies) originate from the Online Media web pages the user is visiting and may be permanent or temporary. Web pages use these cookies to store information that will be reused during the user’s next visit to the site.

More information about cookies can be found on the world wide web, for example on the following web page: http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Where the user’s consent is necessary for the usage or installation of cookies, Online Media will obtain the user’s consent before using them or installing them into the user’s device (computer).

For the continuous optimization of their marketing communications, Online Media uses the analytical software Google Analytics by Google Inc. on their web pages, which uses cookies for the purpose of analysing traffic (counting visitors, identification of browsers and keywords in search strings, problems with the navigation Panel). The web page or Online Media informs the user about the cookies and obtains their consent before using them or downloading them to the user’s device (computer). This allows for online behaviour tracking; in the collection stage, the cookies store information on how users use the web page, including the number of displayed pages, where the user comes from (geolocation), time of the visit and the number of visits, in order to enhance the web page and ensure a quality user experience. These data are collected through tracking cookies. Data obtained through cookies are anonymous and are not associated with personal information. Online Media does not share this information with any third party for their own use. If the user does not accept cookies, no information is stored.