We use cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, mobile device IDs and similar files or technologies to automatically collect and store information about your computer, device, and Website usage, in order to improve their performance and enhance your user experience. We use the general term “cookies” in this policy to refer to these technologies and all such similar technologies that collect information automatically when you are using our website where this policy is posted (the “Website”). You can find out more about cookies and how to control them in the information set forth below.If you do not accept the use of these cookies, please disable them using the instructions in this cookies policy or by changing your browser settings so that cookies from this Website cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device.

In this Cookies Policy, we use the term Qognify (and “we”, “us” and “our”) to refer to collectively to Qognify Limited., its subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are computer files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies can then be sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookies perform several different functions, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our Website before or whether you are a new visitor.

There are two broad categories of cookies:

  • First party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device.
  • Third-party cookies, which are served by a third party on our behalf. We use third party cookies for functionality, performance / analytics and social media purposes.

Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’, which means that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘permanent cookies’, which means that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by websites to recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.

We may also use web beacon or other similar cookie technologies. When a visitor accesses our Website, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by us or by third parties. These web beacons usually work in conjunction with cookies. If you don’t want your cookie information to be associated with your visits to these pages, you can set your browser to turn off cookies as described further below. If you turn off cookies, web beacon and other technologies will still detect your visits to our Website; however, they will not be associated with information otherwise stored in cookies.

How do we use Cookies?

We use cookies to:

  • track traffic flow and patterns of travel in connection with our Website;
  • understand the total number of visitors to our sites on an ongoing basis and the types of internet browsers (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer) and operating systems (e.g. Windows or Mac) used by our visitors;
  • monitor the performance of our Website and to continually improve it;
  • customize and enhance your online experience; and
  • For remarketing purposes.

We also use other third parties, such as Google Analytics, HotJar, LinkedIn and Facebook to gather general information about how visitors use our Website for the purposes of website optimization and analytics.

We may also include web beacons in e-mail messages to you in order to determine whether messages have been opened and links contained therein have been clicked.

What types of Cookies do we use?

The types of cookies used by us and our partners in connection with the Website can be classified into one of five categories, namely ‘essential website cookies’, ‘functionality cookies’, ‘analytics and performance cookies’, ‘geotargeting’ and ‘Flash cookies’. We have set out some further information about each category, and the purposes of the cookies we and third parties set in the following paragraphs.

  1. Cookies necessary for essential website purposes

These cookies are essential to provide you with the services available through this Website (the “Services”) and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, Services you have asked for, like transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible.

  1. Functionality Cookies

Functionality cookies record information about choices you have made and allow us to tailor the Website to you. These cookies mean that when you continue to use or come back to the Website, we can provide you with the Services as you have asked for them to be provided. For example, these cookies allow us to:

  • Save your location preference if you have set your location on the homepage in order to receive a localized information;
  • Remember settings you have applied, such as layout, text size, preferences, and colors;
  • Show you when you are logged in; and
  • Store accessibility options.
  1. Performance / Analytics Cookies

We use performance/analytics cookies to analyse how the Website is accessed, used, or performing in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the Website. For example, these cookies allow us to:

  • Better understand the Website visitors so that we can improve how we present our content;
  • Test different design ideas for particular pages, such as our homepage;
  • Collect information about the Website visitors such as where they are located and what browsers they are using;
  • Determine the number of unique users of the Website;
  • Improve the Website by measuring any errors that occur; and
  • Conduct research and diagnostics to improve product offerings.
  1. Geotargeting Cookies

These cookies are used by software products which try to work out what country you are in from the information supplied by your browser when you click on our Website. This cookie is completely anonymous, and we only use it to help target our content – such as whether you see our US or Europe home page.

  1. Retargeting Cookies

These cookies are used to target website visitors with social media posts, banners or paid search ads. This type of cookies is completely anonymous and we only use it to help target our content.

Specific Third-Party Cookies We Use

Google Analytics

We use functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 (1) (f) of GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities.

IP anonymization

On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States. The full IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyse your use of this website to generate reports on website activities and to render other services to the operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in Google’s possession.

Browser plug-in

You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of your browser software. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objection to the recording of data

You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics deactivation.

For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Contract data processing

We have executed a contract data processing agreement with Google and are implementing the stringent provisions of the German data protection agencies to the fullest extent required when using Google Analytics.

Demographic parameters provided by Google Analytics

This website uses the function “demographic parameters” provided by Google Analytics. It makes it possible to generate reports providing information on the age, gender and interests of website visitors. The sources of this information are interest-related advertising by Google as well as visitor data obtained from third party providers. This data cannot be allocated to a specific individual. You have the option to deactivate this function at any time by making pertinent settings changes for advertising in your Google account or you can generally prohibit the recording of your data by Google Analytics as explained under “Objection to the recording of data” below.

Archiving period

Data on the user or incident level stored by Google linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymized or deleted after 14 months. For further details please click the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de

Hotjar

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behaviour and their devices (in particular device’s IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy (https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy).

You can opt-out of the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link (https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out).

Social Plug-ins

Social plug-ins from various social networks are integrated into our website:

Social plug-ins can be recognised by the logos of the individual providers.

If you use the functions of the respective social networks on our website, this establishes a direct connection with the servers of those social networks. We have integrated the social network plug-ins in such a way that the networks are only informed that you have visited our website if you interact with the respective social plug-ins, and not when you simply visit our site.

If and when you interact with the respective social plug-ins you are logged in to the respective social network with your username and password, the information that you are visiting on our site will be transferred to the social network, and the respective provider may assign this information to your user account. If you interact with the social plug-ins, for example by using the Facebook “like” function, the content of our pages will be linked to your Facebook.

If you are not a member of the respective social networks or have logged out of the providers’ websites before visiting our website, it is still possible that at least your IP address will be transmitted and stored there if you interact with the respective social plug-ins.

We would like to point out that the content and scope of data collected directly by and transmitted to the social networks via the social plug-ins, but also the storage period of up to 250 days and the purposes for which the data is used, are determined exclusively by the respective providers. We have no way of influencing the content of the plug-ins and the transmission of information. For further information, please refer to the providers’ privacy notices, links to which are provided above.

How to control or delete Cookies?

You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies and we have explained how you can exercise this right below. However, please note that if you choose to refuse the receipt of cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of our Website.

Most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the “Options” or “Preferences” menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings and learn how to use them, please consult the “Help” function of your browser, or the documentation published online for your particular browser type and version. You can also use the following link to opt out: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/

To learn how to control or disable Flash Cookies, please look at the documentation or “Help” of the Adobe Flash Player.

Legal Basis

The legal basis for the use of the above noted Cookies and plug-ins is our legitimate interest as set forth in Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Need More Information?

If you would like to find out more about Cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following link useful:

Cookies that have been set in the past

If you have disabled one or more Cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.

Contact us

If you have any further questions or comments concerning this cookies policy, or privacy matters generally, please contact us via email at info@Qognify.com.