Cookies and Similar Technologies Notice
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files—usually consisting of letters and numbers—placed on your computer, tablet, phone, or similar device, when you use that device to visit a web site. Cookies are widely used by web site owners to make their web sites operate, work more efficiently, and provide analytic information.
These are the different types of Cookies we and our service providers use on our Sites:
- Essential Cookies. These Cookies are required for the operation of our Sites (for example, to enable you to log into secure areas of our web site). These Cookies enable you to move around the Sites and use their features. Disabling these Cookies will encumber the Sites’ performance and may make the features and service unavailable.
- Analytics and Customization Cookies. These Cookies allow us to analyze activities on our Sites and on other sites where we post content in order to improve and optimize the way our Sites work. For example, we use these types of Cookies to ensure that visitors can easily find the information they are looking for on our web sites. One way we do this is to recognize and count the number of visitors and see how they move around our web site when they are using it. Analytics cookies also help us measure the performance of our advertising campaigns in order to help us improve our advertising campaigns and to optimize our Sites’ content for those who engage with our advertising.
- Functionality Cookies. These Cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our Sites. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region)
What does Intel Deutschland Collect and Use my Information for?
- Help us and third parties obtain information about your visits to the Sites;
- Process your requests;
- Analyze your visiting patterns to improve our Sites;
- Remember your language and other preferences;
- Help you obtain information you are looking for;
- Measure how many people use our Sites, and how they use them, to keep our Sites running efficiently and to better understand our Sites’ audiences.
- If you register on one of our Sites, or otherwise provide us with your personal information, we associate that information with other information we collect from or about you or that you provide, information regarding your use of our Sites, or information we receive from or about you from third parties. We will use this combined data for marketing and analytics purposes.
How Long do Cookies Stay on My Device?
Some Cookies operate from the time you visit an Intel Deutschland service to the end of that particular web browsing session. These Cookies expire and are automatically deleted when you close your Internet browser. These Cookies are called “session” Cookies.
Other Cookies will stay on your device between browsing sessions—they do not expire when you close your browser. These Cookies are called “persistent” Cookies. The length of time a persistent Cookie stays on your device varies from Cookie to Cookie. We and others use persistent Cookies for a variety of purposes, such as to store your preferences so that they are available for the next visit, and to keep a more accurate account of how often you visit our Sites, how often you return, how your use of the Sites may vary over time, and the effectiveness of advertising efforts.
Who Puts the Cookies on My Device?
Cookies may be placed on your device by Intel Deutschland as the Site operator. These Cookies are called “first party” Cookies. Some Cookies may be placed on your device by a party other than Intel Deutschland. These Cookies are called “third party” Cookies. For example, an Intel Deutschland partner may place a third party Cookie to enable online chat services.
Cookies are also used to allow us and third parties to know when you visit our Sites, and to understand how you interact with e-mails or other content. Through Cookies, aggregate and other information not identifying individual users (such as your operating system, browser version, and the URL you came from, including from e-mails) are obtained and used to enhance your experience and understand traffic patterns. This technology counts the number of users who clicked on links or graphics included in e-mail newsletters received from Intel Deutschland. It is also used as a tool to compile aggregated statistics about how Intel Deutschland Sites are used, to perform analytics and help us to optimize our Sites.
What is the Google Analytics Cookie and How is it Used?
Our Sites use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) which is based on Cookie technology. The information generated by the Cookie is usually sent to a Google server in the USA. However, because IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address is first abbreviated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics is not connected with other data by Google. On behalf of Intel Deutschland, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to provide us with additional services connected with website and Internet use. You can prevent collection of your data for purposes of Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
How do I Manage Cookies?
You can decide whether or not to accept Cookies. One way you can do this is through your Internet browser’s settings. Most Internet browsers allow some control of most Cookies through the browser settings (Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all Cookies you may not be able to access parts of our web site.). The following web sites provide information on how to adjust the Cookies settings on some popular browsers:
You can also use a browser plug-in such as Ghostery* from Ghostery, Inc. or the Tracking Protection List* from TRUSTe. (A browser plug-in is a piece of software which adds extra capabilities to your browser—for example, to play video or scan for viruses.). Adobe Flash Player* is software for viewing multimedia on a computer. Web sites that use Adobe Flash* may store flash cookies on user’s devices to remember settings, preferences, and usage similar to other types of Cookies. These flash Cookies may also be known as Flash Local Shared Objects (LSOs). Intel Deutschland may use Flash LSOs to provide special content, such as video and animation playback. You can find a good summary of how to manage Flash LSOs at http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager03.html.
How does Intel Deutschland respond to a Do Not Track signal?
There is currently no industry agreed upon response to a Do Not Track signal. At this time, Intel Deutschland Services and websites do not function differently based on a user’s Do Not Track signal. For more information on Do Not Track, see All About Do Not Track.
Privacy at Intel Deutschland
Intel Deutschland is committed to privacy. For more information about Intel Deutschland’ approach to privacy see our Intel Deutschland Privacy Notice.
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This Notice updates and supersedes previous versions. We may change this Notice at any time. The “LAST UPDATED” section at the bottom of this page lists when this Notice was last revised. Any changes to this Notice will become effective when we make the revised Notice available on or through the Sites.
LAST UPDATED: January 01, 2017