Cookie Policy

So-called cookies are used on CONNOU’s web pages. This policy is intended to explain what cookies are, what types of cookies there are and how they are used for what purposes on CONNOU’s web pages.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on the user’s terminal device. A cookie is generated by the web server when it is accessed by the user’s web browser and transmits certain information to the entity that sets the cookie.

The most common types of cookies are:

1. transient cookies.

These cookies are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. These cookies include, in particular, session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests to the browser can be assigned to a common session. This means that the user’s computer can be recognised when the user returns to the website. Session cookies are deleted when the user logs out or the browser is closed.

2.Permanent or protocol cookies

A permanent or protocol cookie stores a file on the user’s mobile device for the period of time specified in the expiry date. These cookies enable websites to remember the user’s information and settings the next time they visit. This leads to faster and more convenient access, as the user does not have to set language settings etc. again, for example. Once the expiry date has passed, the cookie is automatically deleted when the user visits the website that generated it.

3. third-party cookies

Third-party cookies come from providers other than the website operator. They may be used, for example, to collect information for advertising, custom content and web statistics.

4. flash cookies

Flash cookies are stored as data elements of websites on the user’s mobile device if they are operated with Adobe Flash. Flash cookies have no time limit.
Cookies help to make our service as convenient as possible to use (for example, the user does not have to log in again on each subsequent page, the page loads faster) and also serve to improve the security standard to prevent cross-site scripting, to prevent phishing and to authenticate the user during a session.
Cookies are also used to analyse interest in our websites and to track the clicking of advertising content. Cookies are used to display targeted advertisements, to optimise reports on advertising campaigns and to prevent identical advertisements from being displayed more than once.

Categories of use:

– Authentication

Once the user has logged in to CONNOU, cookies help us display the correct information to the user and personalise the user experience.

– Security

We use cookies to enable and support our security features.

– Personal settings, features and services

Cookies let us know which language the user prefers. They can also help make forms on our websites easier to complete. They also allow us to provide features, insights and custom content.

– Marketing

We may use cookies to run marketing campaigns and track their performance. Similarly, our partners may use cookies to provide us with information about interactions with their services. However, the use of such third party cookies is subject to the service provider’s policies.

– Performance, analytics and research

We use cookies to learn more about the performance of our websites and services. We also use cookies to understand, optimise and further investigate products, features and services. For example, we create logs and records when users access our websites and services from different devices, such as a laptop or tablet.

By setting cookies, users are assigned pseudonymous IDs.

Browser settings can be selected to reject cookies or to be notified of cookies before they are set. However, most browsers are set by default to accept all cookies.

In principle, the user can call up the web pages of CONNOU GmbH without accepting cookies. However, for the full and comfortable use of our web pages, the user should accept those cookies that enable the use of certain functions or make the use more comfortable.

By using our web pages, the user agrees to the use of these cookies, insofar as cookies are accepted according to the respective browser settings.