Cookies and Google Analytics

You may see a message on our Website before we store a cookie on your computer which describes the types of cookies we use and what information they might collect. We may also use banners and pop-ups from time to time to give you options around cookies use.

 

You can also manage cookie use via your browser settings (this will allow you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies) and your browser provider may ask you to confirm your settings. Note, however, that if you block all cookies (including essential cookies) via your browser settings you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website.

 

You can find more information about cookies generally here: www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

The Website uses Google Analytics, we web analytics service by der Google LLC (”Google“), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses several cookies (see above) to identify your browser. The information generated by the cookie relating to your use of the Website are generally transferred and stored on a Google server located in the USA. We have elected the IP anonymization function on the Website and your IP address will by shortened by Google with in the member states of the EU or the EEA. Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of HWF, Google will use this information to analyse your usage of the Website, to compile reports relating to the activities of the Website and to provide other services related to the usage of the Website and the internet vis-á-vis the Website provider. Your IP address that is transferred by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be merged with data from Google. For exceptional circumstances in which Personal Information is transferred to the USA, Google has agreed to be subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).

Legal basis and opt-out for Google Analytics

The processing of Personal Information through Google Analytics is based on Art. 6 para 1 lit. f DSGVO. This permits the processing of Personal Information within the scope of “legitimate interests” of the responsible person, provided your fundamental right, fundamental freedoms or interests do not prevail. Our legitimate interest is the analysis of the usage of the Website. You can prevent the transfer of data generated by the cookie and relating to your usage of our website (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

 

Duration of storage of Personal Information through Google Analytics

The person-related portion is immediately deleted through partial deletion of the IP address. Accordingly, only statistical data is stored.