Statement on the use of cookies, the analysis of usage data and the use of analysis tools

We use cookies and similar software tools such as Web/DOM Storage or Local Shared Objects (so-called"flash cookies") (collectively "cookies"). Further information about the function, use and purpose of cookies can be found below. Supplementary information about the handling of personal data, also in cookies, can be found in our data protection notes (specifically in sections 3, 4 and 5).  

1. Functions and use of cookies

a. Cookies are small files stored on your desktop, laptop or mobile device by websites visited by you. They enable us to e.g. recognize whether there has been a previous connection between your device and our websites, take into account your preferred language or other settings, offer you certain functionalities (e.g. online shop, vehicle configurator) or recognize your interests on the basis of previous use. Cookies can also contain personal information.

b. If you use our websites, you consent to the use of cookies – with the exception of cookies for Google marketing products.Cookies for Google marketing products (e.g. Google Search Ads, Google Display & Video 360) are only used with your express consent.

You can also visit our websites without consenting to the use of cookies by such use. In other words, you can reject the use of cookies and delete them at any time by making the appropriate settings to your device.

i. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically by default; you are usually able to alter this setting. You can delete stored cookies at any time. The manufacturer's instructions will tell you how this is done in the browser or device you use.

ii. You can delete the content of Web/DOM Storage at any time. The manufacturer's instructions will tell you how this is done in the browser or device you use.

iii. Information on deactivating and deleting local shared objects can be found at the following link:

Information on deactivating Local Shared Objects

iv.      The same rules that apply to the use of cookies also apply to rejecting or deleting them. The procedure is tied to the device being used as well as the browser being used with that device. In other words, you will need to reject or delete the cookies separately for each of your devices and each browser if you use more than one.

c.    If you opt out of the use of cookies, you may not be able to use all the features of our websites, or individual features may be available with limited functionality only.

d.    We categorize cookies as follows:

i. Essential cookies (type 1)

These cookies are essential for websites and their features to work properly. Without these cookies, we would not be able to provide you with services such as the vehicle configuration.

ii. Functional cookies (type 2)

These cookies enable us to improve the usability and performance of our websites. For example, we store your language settings in functional cookies.

iii. Performance cookies (Type 3)

These cookies collect information about how you use our websites. They help us to identify which parts of our websites are especially popular, enabling us to improve what we offer you (so-called. tracking). Further information about this can be found in section 5 of our data protection notes.

iv. Third-party cookies (type 4)

These cookies are used by third parties – for example social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+. You can integrate their contents by using the social plugins offered through our websites. They are also used by our targeting and retargeting partners, with the aid of whom we tailor our online marketing more specifically to your specific needs and interests. Further information about this can be found in sections 4 and 5 of our data protection notes.

Privacy Statement

We use the following cookies on our website:

Cookie Name Description Cookie type
cookieConsent2019 This cookie indicates that you agree with the usage of cookies on our webpages. It is set automatically upon closure of the 'Use of cookies' information popup. Type 2
noAutomaticHelp This cookie stores whether or not the Safety Map help dialog should be masked out. Type 2
_pk_id.<Chars> This cookies stores various analytic data like hits, visits per time, etc. (Matomo). Type 3
_pk_ses.<Chars> Does not contain data itself. This cookie increments the hit counter "_pk_id" (Matomo). Type 3
_pk_ref.<Chars> This cookie stores the referrer (Matomo). Type 3
SESS<Chars> This cookie assigns an anonymised ID (session ID) to your device during your visit. Type 1
session_api_session The Session API module provides a quick interface for storing information during your session.

Type 2

 

googleOptIn This cookie stores whether you have consented to the use of Google services. Type 2

Last update: May 2019