Cookie Notice


This Cookie Notice applies to the present website operated by the Siemens company referred to under “Corporate Information.”

Status: March 2020


This website uses cookies. Cookies are small files containing certain information that are stored on your device. Cookies are served either by Siemens AG (“Siemens”) – so-called “first party cookies” – or by third parties providing services to Siemens; such cookies are referred to as “third party cookies”.

Cookies are necessary to provide certain functionalities on a website, e.g. to maintain a language choice made by a user. Moreover, cookies enable the respective issuer (Siemens or a third party) to recognize that the website was previously called up by a certain end device, allowing the identification of returning visitors (or rather their end devices) and gathering information about their usage of the website and their presumed interests.


This information is used to improve the website and to deliver relevant advertisement for Siemens products and services on the website as well as on third party sites.


Cookies can be assigned to four categories, depending on their function and intended purpose: absolutely necessary cookies, performance cookies, functionality cookies, and marketing cookies.

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.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. Without these cookies, services requested through usage of our website cannot be properly provided.

Strictly necessary cookies do not require consent from the user under applicable law. You may configure your web browser to block strictly necessary cookies, but you might then not be able to use the website’s functionalities as intended.

To the extent that information processed in connection with strictly necessary cookies should qualify as personal data in a given case, the legal ground for that processing is Siemens’ legitimate interest to operate the website.

Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and how visitors move around the site. They help us to improve the user friendliness of a website and therefore enhance the user’s experience.

Further information collected by performance cookies may include e.g.: internet browser and operating system used, the domain name of the website which you previously visited, the number of visits, average duration of visit, and pages called up.

The information collected by these cookies is aggregated and can normally not be linked to a specific natural person. To the extent that information processed in connection with performance cookies should, in a given case, qualify as personal data, the legal ground for that processing is the user’s consent.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make or information you enter (such as your username, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They are also used to enable requested functions such as playing videos.


To the extent that information processed in connection with functionality cookies should, in a given case, qualify as personal data, the legal ground for that processing is the user’s consent.

Marketing Cookies

Marketing cookies (also referred to as targeting or advertising cookies) are used to deliver adverts on third party websites more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data in connection with marketing cookies (if any) is the user’s consent.

You may find detailed information about the different marketing cookies (e.g. purpose of the cookie and recipient of the information collected by the cookie) here:

Xaxis

We permit the company Xaxis (a division of GroupM Competence Center GmbH, Derendorfer Allee 10, 40476 Düsseldorf), to place cookies on our websites that collect information on usage-based online advertising; this is also known as “targeting.”

For this purpose, Xaxis collects and stores anonymized data on our website. The cookie stored on your computer collects information about your activities on the websites you have visited (e.g., surfing behavior, sub-pages visited, ad banners clicked, etc.). Based on this data, Xaxis generates profiles that do cannot be used for personal identification, meaning that you as the user cannot be personally identified; in particular, the IP address you use is not stored.

Your computer is then identified for ad delivery purposes and assigned to a target group. This information makes it possible to display advertising that is more relevant to you on the websites of other providers.

You will find additional information on the technology used on our website and on data privacy at the following link: https://www.xaxis.com/de/privacy-notice/

You can always block the future collection and storage of data by creating an exclusion cookie.

Used Xaxis cookies:

mookie1.com / id (Lifetime 13 months)

mookie1.com / mdata (Lifetime 13 months)

mookie1.com / ov (Lifetime 13 months)

Google

We permit the company Google (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland), to place cookies on our websites that collect information on usage-based online advertising; this is also known as “targeting.”

Google uses cookies to make the ads you see more relevant to you, improve campaign reporting, to detect and stop click fraud or to stop you from seeing the same ad over and over again and to show ads that are likely to be more relevant (such as ads based on websites you have visited).

How Google uses cookies
Google privacy policy

Used Google cookies:

doubleclick.net / IDE (Lifetime 13 months)

google.at / 1P_JAR (Lifetime 1 months)

google.at / CONSENT (Lifetime 20 years)

google.at / NID (Lifetime 6 months)

Facebook

We permit the company Facebook (Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland), to place cookies on our websites that collect information on usage-based online advertising; this is also known as “targeting.”

Facebook uses cookies for authentication and to ensure the security of your accounts as well as website and product integrity, to provide advertisements and to measure their performance, to provide personalized content and experiences as well as content that is of interest to you, to optimize loading times and the display of websites and apps, for analysis and research to improve Facebook products.

How Facebook uses cookies

Facebook privacy policy

Used Facebook cookies:

facebook.com / fr (Lifetime 90 days)

Facebook pixels are small software parts and almost invisible pixel-sized "dots" on our website that establish a connection between your visit to our website and Facebook. When the pixel is loaded, Facebook places a so-called "fr" cookie on your computer, which helps Facebook to offer you more personalized advertising, but also to evaluate and improve advertising. This cookie has a lifespan of 90 days.

Please note that when placing the "fr" cookie, Facebook is able to track your surfing behavior on other websites that have a Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin installed.

LinkedIn

We permit the company LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland), to place cookies on our websites that collect information on usage-based online advertising; this is also known as “targeting.”

LinkedIn uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and use data, like tracking conversions and retargeting website visitors who interacted with ads, as part of LinkedIn Services which includes sites, communications, mobile applications and off-site Services.

Two types of cookies are used: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie may help to recognize you as an existing user. A persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by LinkedIn when you return to LinkedIn sites or a partner site that uses LinkedIn Services (for example, sites that use sharing or job application buttons). Session cookies last only as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).

How LinkedIn uses Cookies

LinkedIn Privacy Policy

Used Facebook cookies:

bcookie (Lifetime 2 years)

lang (Lifetime: Session)

li_sugr (Lifetime 3 months)

lidc (Lifetime 1 day)

lissc (Lifetime 1 year)

UserMatchHistory (Lifetime 30 days)

Preferences

You can change your cookie preferences here:



You may find detailed information about additional cookies (e.g. purpose of the cookie and recipient of the information collected by the cookie) here:

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