What is a cookie
A cookie is a small file that stores Internet settings. Almost every website uses cookie technology. It is downloaded by your Internet browser on the first visit to a website. The next time this website is opened with the same user device, the cookie and the information stored in it is either sent back to the website that created it (first-party cookie) or sent to another website it belongs to (third-party cookie). This enables the website to detect that you have opened it previously with this browser and in some cases to vary the displayed content.
Some cookies are extremely useful, as they can improve the user experience on opening a website that you have already visited a number of times. Provided you use the same user device and the same browser as before, cookies remember for example your preferences, how you use a site and adapt the displayed offerings to be more relevant to your personal interest and needs.
Depending on their function and intended purpose, cookies can be divided into four categories: essential cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies, cookies for marketing purposes.
Essential cookies are required so that you can navigate on a website and use its features. Without these cookies, functionalities cannot be ensured, for example, that actions performed during a visit (e.g. text input) are preserved, also when navigating between individual pages of the website.
Performance cookies collect information on how a website is used – for example, which pages a visitor opens most frequently and whether they receive error messages from a page. These cookies do not save any information that permits the identification of the user. The collected information will be aggregated and thus will be analyzed in a non-attributable way to a specific person. These cookies are used exclusively to improve the performance of a website and thus the user experience.
Functional cookies enable a website to save details that have already been provided (e.g. username, language choices, or your location) and offer the user improved more personal functions. Functional cookies are used, for example, to enable requested functions such as the playback of videos. These cookies collect anonymized information; they cannot track your movement on other websites.
Cookies for marketing purposes
Cookies for marketing purposes are used to extract advertisements that are relevant to specific users and adapted to their interests. They are also used to limit the frequency of appearance of an advertisement and to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They register whether you have visited a website or not. This information can be shared with third parties, for example, advertisers. Cookies to improve target group contact and advertising are often linked with page functionalities of third parties.
You can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser.
Types of Cookies Used
These cookies are required to enable core site functionality like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.
We use the following necessary cookies on our website:
We use the following types of non-necessary cookies on our website:
- Analytical cookies
Analytical cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage and are not essential for our website or its functionality to work.
We use the following analytical cookies on our website:
How to accept or reject cookies
When visiting our websites, you may have the possibility to set your preferences regarding cookies and other similar technologies by using the options and tools made available to you by either 20Robots Technologies or your web browser. Since cookies allow you to take advantage of some of our website features, we recommend that you leave them turned on. Please be aware when you block, turn off, or otherwise reject our cookies because it may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.
You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies. You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org.
Social Media Plug-Ins
Social media plugins are a part of certain webpages of 20Robots Technologies and exist for social media providers (“Provider”) such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. When you visit a page by clicking such a plugin your browser will connect to the respective social media server. At the same time, the Provider will know that you visited our website prior to landing on the social media site. If you are registered and have logged in with the Provider concerned, your visit can also be linked to your user account. The Providers in general do not provide specific information about which data is transmitted in the use of their social plugins. We, therefore, have no definitive ability to verify the content and scope of the transmitted data or its use by such Providers, for further information about this please consult the data protection stipulations of the relevant Provider. If you do not wish a Provider to collect data on you through our website, please deactivate the plugins in your web browser. If you wish to avoid a link to any existing user account, you must log out of the social media webpage before your visit to our website.