• Cookies, usage data and similar tools
When you visit our websites, we may collect certain information by automated means, using technologies such as cookies, pixel tags, browser analysis tools, server logs and web beacons. In many cases, the information we collect using cookies and other tools is used in a nonidentifiable way, without any reference to personal information.
Cookies are small text files that a website transfers to your computer or other device’s hard drive through your web browser when you visit a website. We may use cookies to make website sign-in and usage more efficient, and to tailor your browsing preferences and improve the functionality of our websites. Cookies can be used for performance management, and for collecting information on how our website is being used for analytics purposes. They can also be used for functionality management, enabling us to make the user’s visit more efficient by, for example, remembering language preferences, passwords and log-in details. There are two types of cookies: session cookies, which are deleted from your device after you leave the website; and persistent cookies, which remain on your device for longer or until you delete it manually.
We may use Flash Cookies (also known as Local Stored Objects) and similar technologies to personalize and enhance your online experience. The Adobe Flash Player is an application thatallows rapid development of dynamic content, such as video clips and animation. We use Flash cookies for security purposes and to help remember settings and preferences similar to browser cookies, but these are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. To manage Flash cookies, please see the Adobe website or visit www.adobe.com. We may use Flash cookies or similar technologies for behavioral targeted purposes or to serve interest-based advertising.
Our server logs may also collect information about how users utilize the websites (usage data). This data may include a user's domain name, language, type of browser and operating system, Internet service provider, Internet protocol (IP) address, the site or reference directing the user to the website, the website you were visiting before you came to our website and the website you visit after you leave our site, and the amount of time spent on the website. We may monitor and utilize usage data to measure the website's performance and activity, improve the website's design and functionality or for security purposes.
We may also use pixel tags and web beacons on our website. These are tiny graphic images placed on web pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access these pages or open or click an email, the pixel tags and web beacons generate a notice of that action. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve our web pages and promotions.
You can change your browser settings to block or notify you when you receive a cookie, delete cookies or browse our website using your browser’s anonymous usage setting. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings. If you do not agree to our use of cookies or similar technologies which store information on your device, you should change your browser settings accordingly. You should understand that some features of our websites may not function properly if you do not accept cookies or these technologies.
Where required by applicable law, you will be asked to consent to certain cookies and similar technologies before we use or install them on your computer or other device.

• Data Sharing and Browser Do Not Track Requests
Because we do not (and do notpermit others) to track our website visitors, we do not process web browser Do Not Track signals. To learn more about browser tracking signals and Do Not Track please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.org/.

• Linked sites
We may provide links to third parties' websites (“linked sites”) from our websites. Linked sites are not necessarily reviewed, controlled or examined by us. Each linked site may have its own terms of use and privacy notice, and users must be familiar and comply with all such terms when using linked sites. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of any linked site, or any additional links contained in them. These links do not imply our endorsement of the linked sites or any company or service and we encourage users to read these linked sites’ terms and notices prior to using them.

• Children:
Our websites are not directed at children and we do not use our websites to knowingly solicit personal information from or market to children. If we learn that a child has provided personal information through one of our websites, we will remove that information from our systems.

• Google Analytics:
We may also use Google Analytics on our website to collect information about your online activity on our websites, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our websites. We may use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. The information generated by those cookies and your current IP-address will be transmitted by your browser to and will be stored by Google on servers in the United States and other countries. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website as described above. The IP address collected through Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. For more information about the information gathered using Google Analytics please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html. You can prevent these cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites. You may download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

• Google Remarketing Technology:
Our websites may use Google’s remarketing technology. This technology enables users who have already visited our online services and shown interest in our services to see targeted advertising on the websites of the Google partner network. Likewise users that are similar to the visitors of our website can be addressed. The information generated by the cookie about the website use will be transmitted to and stored on servers in the United States by Google. In the event that the IP address is transferred, it will be reduced by the last 3 digits. Using cookies, the user behavior on a website can be analyzed and subsequently utilized to provide targeted product recommendations and advertising based on the user’s interests. If you would prefer to not receive any targeted advertising, you can deactivate the use of cookies for these purposes through Google by visiting the website: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/. Alternatively, users can deactivate the use of cookiesby third party providers by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s deactivation website (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/). Please note that Google has its own data protection policy which is independent of our own. We assume no responsibility or liability for their policies and procedures. Please read Google’s privacy policy before using our websites (https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy).

• Facebook Conversion Tracking:
Our websites may utilize the Conversion Tracking Pixel service of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). This tool allows us to follow the actions of users after they are redirected to a provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook advertisement. We are thus able to record the efficacy of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes. The collected data remain anonymous. This means that we cannot see the personal data of any individual user. However, the collected data are saved and processed by Facebook. Facebook is able to connect the data with your Facebook account and use the data for their own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Use Policy found under: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. Facebook Conversion Tracking also allows Facebook and its partners to show you advertisements on and outside Facebook. In addition, a cookie will be saved onto your computer for these purposes. Only users over 13 years of agemay give their permission. Please click here if you would like to revoke your permission: https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/.

• Cookies used on this website and their objectives:
1) Functional cookies: These cookies are used to improve the operation of the website and the visitors’ experience.
2) Cookies to measure the audience: A cookie is generated each time you visit the website. They enable us to know if you have already visited the website. A cookie is created only during your first visit to the website. During subsequent visits, the use of the existing cookie is automatic. This cookie is only used for statistical purposes. In this context, the following data is collected:
- The number of unique visitors
- The frequency of website visits
- Pages which are consulted by the user
- Time spent on each web-page
- The last web-page from which visitors leave the website
3) Cookies to improve the website: These cookies allow us to test different versions of a web page in order to know which page is better used.