When you visit one of the websites of Schaeffler AG and companies in which Schaeffler AG, directly or indirectly, holds a majority interest (Schaeffler Group), information will be stored on your terminal device in the form of a so-called “cookie”. Cookies are small text files which enable analysis of the use of the website, record settings and data in your browser, as well as allow customizing website to your interests and displaying interest-based advertising on other websites. We do not collect any personal data by means of cookies unless you have expressly given us your consent to do so.
1. Types of cookies
Depending on their function and purpose, cookies can be divided into two categories: technically necessary cookies and optional cookies. There may also be so-called first-party cookies, which are cookies that we place as the operator of the website, and so-called third-party cookies, which are placed by a domain other than ours. In principle, any cookie can be removed by deleting the browser cache, thereby immediately losing its validity.
Below you will find a list of all cookies that can be used on our websites as well as further information about their purpose, period of validity and type.
Technically necessary cookies
Technically necessary cookies are required so that you can navigate through our websites and operate the basic functions of our websites. Without these cookies, the use of the website may be limited.
Optional cookies collect information about the use of our website, serve to optimise the website and allow the preparation of reports on probable interests and probable demographic characteristics of the visitors. They can also be used to offer targeted content that is relevant to the users and adapted to their interests. The latter information may be shared with third parties, such as advertisers.
In particular we inform you about the following services and cookies:
a) Google Analytics
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include the code “anonymizeIp;“ in order to guarantee an anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link Disable Google Analytics An opt-out cookie will be set which will prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website. Alternatively, you can also download and install the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
b) Google advertising features
This website uses the Google Remarketing feature. It allows visitors to the website to be addressed with interest-based advertising when they visit other websites in the Google Display Network or use the Google Search and have previously visited certain parts of this website. The Remarketing Feature can place Google’s DoubleClick cookie.
When we conduct a communication/marketing campaign that targets online advertising, we use AdWords to display ads based on your likely interests and your use of this website with the help of Remarketing Feature. Depending on the goal of the advertising campaign, a so-called conversion cookie or cookie for Google advertisement preferences may be placed to track whether a user has seen and clicked on the ad.
Google Analytics advertising features, report to Google Display Network impressions as well as probable demographic characteristics and likely interests of the visitors to the website. Your probable demographics and likely interests are revealed by how you use our website and apps or by other companies who also use the Google Advertising Features to understand your likely interests. This information is stored in the cookie for Google advertisement preferences and in the Google DoubleClick cookie and may be transmitted to third parties, such as advertisers.
Google will not merge the IP address transmitted by your browser with other Google data. No personal data will be collected, transmitted or analysed.
The following link provides information about how to prevent the data collection by the Google advertising features: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922.
Hotjar is a service that analyses the behaviour of users on the website and their feedback. This is done by means of the anonymous recordings of user movements and clicks on the website. Additionally, it also collects and statistically evaluates information about user’s operating system and browser as well as incoming and outgoing links, geographic location, screen resolution and device category. The analytics tool allows us to observe the anonymised behaviour of website users while feedback tools help us to identify user activities, such as commenting or posting reviews. Hotjar does not disclose this information to third parties. More information about collection and processing of data by Hotjar is available here: https://www.hotjar.com/privacy.
You can disable the analysis of your behaviour by Hotjar on its website at: https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out.
For the needs-oriented design and for the optimisation of this website, anonymous data are collected and stored using solutions and technologies of Econda GmbH, and usage profiles are created from these data using pseudonyms. For this purpose, cookies can be used to enable the recognition of an Internet browser. Usage profiles will not be merged with data on the holder of the pseudonym without the explicit consent of the visitor. In particular, IP addresses are made unrecognizable immediately after receipt, so that an assignment of usage profiles to IP addresses is not possible.
2. Managing cookies
Below we have put together links that provide detailed information about disabling cookies in common browsers:
We would also like to draw your attention to the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiativehttp://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and the deactivation page of the Digital Advertising Alliance http://www.aboutads.info/choices.
Status: Version 1.0, 08.05.2018