Cookie Policy

Latest update: February 2019

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 two categories that we use on this website, depending on their function and intended purpose: performance cookies and functional cookies.

Performance cookies

We 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

These 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 witnessed by

We have listed details of cookies set by services we use to better understand the use of our website. We use this data to continuously improve our service we offer:

Name of cookie Cookie variant Expiry Description
privacy-consent-agree Persistent cookie, First party cookie 1 year Stores a user’s choice to confirm they have accepted use of cookies on the site.
_ga Persistent cookie, Third party cookie 2 years Google cookie; this cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the site’s analytics reports.
_gat_UA-85106030-2 Persistent cookie, Third Party cookie 10 minutes Google cookie; used to make sure the analytics system doesn’t use unnecessary resource or report duplicate data.
_gcl_au Persistent cookie, Third Party cookie 3 months Google cookie.
_gid Persistent cookie, Third party cookie 24 hours Google cookie; used to distinguish unique users by storing and updating a unique value for each page visited.
NID Persistent cookie, Third Party cookie 6 months Google cookie; used with form entry reCAPTCHA protection.

Third Party Cookies


We use third party cookies 'reCAPTCHA', a Google service to allow us to prevent bots from submitting forms on our site. As this is a key part of data submission on our site, we class this as an essential cookie and removing it would impact this function. If you wanted to remove this cookie, you can do so by visiting 'How can I deactivate cookies' below. You can find further details through Google’s privacy policy here.


We use third party cookie 'Vimeo' to allow you to play video content on our website. This cookie also allows Vimeo to monitor video performance to enable them to make improvements. If you wanted to remove this cookie, you can do so by visiting 'How can I deactivate cookies' below. You can find further details regarding Vimeo’s use of cookies on their policy here.

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.

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. We also do not collect data such as your age and gender.

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

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.

Rejecting Cookies

When you visit our site, if you choose to reject cookies, we place a session cookie which will stay active until you close the browser. This allows you to browse our website without this pop-up reappearing. You can still remove this cookie through your browser settings by visiting the section ‘How do I deactivate cookies?’.

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