Cookie Policy

Latest update: October 2018

When you visit Siemens websites, information is stored on your terminal device in the form of a "cookie." Cookies are small files that are stored on your terminal device and save certain settings and data to exchange with our websites via your browser.

For example, cookies enable us to tailor a website to better match your interests or to store your password so that you do not have to re-enter it every time. As a general rule, we never collect personal data via cookies, unless you have given us your express permission to do so.

If you do not want us to recognize your terminal device, please configure your Internet browser to erase all cookies from your device, to block all cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored. You will find brief instructions on how to do this below.

Please note that certain functions of our website may no longer work, or not correctly, without 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.

Absolutely necessary cookies

are needed for you to navigate within Siemens 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 (see “Managing cookies” below).

Managing cookies:

Please note: Not all of the cookies mentioned below will necessarily be used when you browse our website using a mobile terminal device.

Performance cookies: Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to help provide the best browsing experience for you.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address first be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google Analytics may also record data such as age, gender and location, but these cannot be used to identify you.

The IP-address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can control how cookies is used for you on our website by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Google also provides the option of opting-out of being tracked with their analytics. You can follow the steps to do this here.

You can find out more information on how Google uses cookies and how you can manage the use of cookies on your computer here.

How can I deactivate cookies?

In the following you will find a summary of links that provide detailed information on the deactivation of cookies in commonly used browsers.

Mozilla Firefox
Internet Explorer
Google Chrome
Safari

If you have any further questions about our Cookie Notice, please click on “Contact” to send us your questions and suggestions.

This Cookie Notice is updated from time to time. You will find the date of the latest update at the top of this page.

Policy updates

We may update this policy from time to time to reflect how cookies are used on our website. Please refer back to our policy to see if an update has been carried out.

Privacy Policy

You can view our privacy policy for our website here.

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