This Cookie Information describes how and for what purpose we collect, process and use personal and other data when using our websites and mobile apps - in particular in connection with cookies and similar technologies. In the following, we refer to websites in general for the sake of simplicity, but also mean mobile apps in each case.
Daten Schüz Langmauerstrasse 113 CH-8006 Zurich
E-mail: [email protected]
Every time you use our websites, certain data is automatically generated for technical reasons and temporarily stored in log files, the so-called log data. These are, for example, the following technical data:
IP address of the requesting end device, Information about your Internet service provider, Information about the operating system of your end device (tablet, PC, smartphone, etc.), Information about the referring URL, Information about the browser used, date and time of access, and content accessed when visiting the website.
This data is processed for the purpose of enabling the use of our websites (connection establishment) and ensuring their functionality, ensuring system security and stability, and enabling the optimization of our Internet offering, as well as for statistical purposes.
Furthermore, the IP address is evaluated together with the other log data and possibly other data available to us in the event of attacks on the IT infrastructure or other possibly unauthorized or abusive use of the websites for the purpose of clarification and defense and, if necessary, used in the context of criminal proceedings for identification and for civil and criminal proceedings against the persons concerned.
Cookies are files that your browser automatically stores on your terminal device when you visit our websites. Cookies contain a unique identification number (an ID) that allows us to distinguish individual visitors from others, but usually without identifying them. Depending on the intended use, cookies contain further information, e.g. about pages accessed and the duration of the visit to a page. We use both session cookies, which are deleted when the browser is closed, and persistent cookies, which remain stored for a certain period of time after the browser is closed (usually between a few days and two years) and are used to recognize visitors on subsequent visits.
We may also use similar technologies such as pixel tags, fingerprints and other technologies to store data in the browser. Pixel tags are small, usually invisible images or program code that are loaded from a server and thereby transmit certain information to the server operator, e.g. whether and when a website was visited. Fingerprints are information that is collected when you visit a website via the configuration of your terminal device or your browser, and which make your terminal device distinguishable from other devices. Most browsers also support other technologies for storing data in the browser, similar to cookies, which we may also use (e.g., "web storage").
You can configure your browser in the settings to block certain cookies or similar technologies or to delete existing cookies and other data stored in the browser. You can also enhance your browser with software (so-called "plug-ins") that blocks tracking by certain third parties. You can find out more about this in the help pages of your browser (usually under the heading "Privacy"). Please note that our websites may no longer function fully if you block cookies and similar technologies.
We use the following types of cookies and similar technologies:
Essential cookies: essential cookies are required in order to use a website and its features. For example, these cookies ensure that you can move between pages without losing information entered in a form or products placed in a shopping cart.
Performance cookies: Performance cookies collect information about how a website is used and enable us to perform analyses, e.g. which pages are most popular and how visitors* move around a website. These cookies are used to simplify and accelerate the visit to the website and generally improve the user experience.
Functional cookies: Functional cookies allow us to provide advanced functionality and display personalized content. These cookies allow us, for example, to save information you have already provided (e.g. language selection) or to show you products that you might also like based on articles you have viewed.
Marketing cookies: Marketing cookies help us and our advertising partners to address you on our websites and on third-party websites with advertisements for products or services that may be of interest to you, or to display our advertisements during your further internet use after visiting our websites.
The cookies and/or similar technologies we use may each come from ourselves or from third-party companies, for example, when we use features provided by third parties. Such third parties may also be located outside of Switzerland and the European Economic Area (EEA), provided that the protection of your personal data is adequately ensured.
For example, we use analytics services to evaluate how you use our websites in order to optimize and personalize them. Cookies and similar technologies from third-party providers also enable them to target you with individualized advertising on our websites or on other websites and social networks that also work with this third party and to measure how effective advertisements are (e.g., whether you arrived at our website via an advertisement and what actions you then take on our website).
Certain third-party providers may thereby partially view and store the usage of the website in question. This information can be combined by the respective provider with similar information from other websites. The behavior of certain users can thus be recorded across multiple websites and across multiple end devices. The respective provider may also use this data for its own purposes, e.g. for personalized advertising on its own website and on other websites that it supplies with advertising. If users are registered with the provider, the provider can assign the usage data to the relevant person. The processing of such personal data is carried out here by the provider under its responsibility and in accordance with its own data protection provisions.
Two of the most important third-party providers are Google and Facebook. You will find further details on these below. Other third-party providers generally process personal and other data in a similar manner.
When visiting our social media sites, data (e.g. on your user behavior) may also be transmitted directly to or collected by the provider concerned and processed together with other data already known to it (e.g. for marketing and market research purposes and for personalizing the platform content). Insofar as we are jointly responsible with the provider for certain processing, we will enter into a corresponding agreement with the provider, the essential content of which you can find out from the provider. For more information on data processing by social network providers, please refer to the privacy policies of the corresponding social networks.
This cookie information may be adapted over time, especially if we change our data processing or if new legislation becomes applicable. In general, the cookie information in the current version at the start of the relevant processing applies to data processing.