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COOKIE POLICY

Please read this Cookie Policy carefully for more details about the cookies we use and the information we collect when you use our websites.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are little files which are sent to and stored on your computer by the website you visit. Your browser sends these cookies and the information stored therein back to the website (First Party Cookies) or another website (Third Party Cookies) every time you revisit a previously visited website. Cookies are used to make websites user-friendly and more effective.

YOUR COOKIE SETTINGS

Please note that your withdrawal does not affect the use of strictly necessary cookies which are required for the provision of this website. You can deactivate the use of cookies in general within your browser.

WHAT DIFFERENT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE THERE?

First-party cookies: first-party cookies are such cookies that are set by the website which is being visited by the user, i.e. cookies placed by LEDVANCE when you visit an LEDVANCE website.

Third-party cookies: third-party cookies are cookies which are placed by a websitte other than the visited website.

Session cookies: session cookies are only active during a browser session. They allow to link the actions of a user during a browser session. Session cookies expire when you close the browser or shortly thereafter.

Persistent cookies: persistent cookies have longer expiration dates which exceed the duration of a browser session. They are activated each time the user revisits the website that created the cookie. They remain on a user´s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. Typical expiration dates for persistent cookies can range from a couple of days to a couple of years.

WHICH CATEGORIES OF COOKIES ARE USED FOR WHAT PURPOSES BY LEDVANCE?

On LEDVANCE websites, we employ cookies to generally offer you the best possible user experience, i.e. by remembering your visits to our websites as well as your site preferences and by letting you navigate efficiently between different website pages.

LEDVANCE uses the following categories of cookies for the following purposes:

Strictly necessary cookies: LEDVANCE serves cookies that are essential for running LEDVANCE websites and for making the sites work properly; without these cookies, affected features on LEDVANCE websites cannot be provided at all. Strictly necessary cookies are typically needed for features like access to secure areas and for shopping baskets.

Performance / Analytics: LEDVANCE collects information about how you use the website, e.g. which pages you visit most often and which errors you experience. This analytical profiling helps us to measure how effective the offered content is and to determine how the website performance could be improved.

Functionality & Preferences: LEDVANCE uses cookies to remember your choices and preferences, i.e. language and communication preferences, layout settings etc.

Authentication: LEDVANCE uses cookies to recognize you if you are logged on to LEDVANCE, i.e. under www.myLEDVANCE.com.

Security: LEDVANCE uses cookies to support or enable security features and to help detect malicious activity.

WHICH SPECIFIC COOKIES DO WE EMPLOY ON OUR WEBSITES?

Cookie category? What are they called? How long are they active? What do they do?
Session Cookies "privacy-settings" 180 days This cookie controls the use of cookies on the LEDVANCE websites. The consent or objection of the visitor to accept cookies is stored in this cookie.
"PHPSESSID";
"JSESSIONID"
Browser session;
Session end (30 min.)
We use session cookies to ensure the correct operation of certain parts of our websites, i.e. to ensure that user interactions (like entered text) are preserved, when the visitor navigates between pages of the websites.
"CAKEPHP" 2 hrs We use this cookies to ensure the correct operation of certain parts of our websites (web applications).
"sap-appcontext"

"sap-usercontext"
Browser session Technical information for the SAP Based Applications. No personal data is stored here.
"SIDwebservers"

"SIDwww-intermedia"
Browser session Technical information for our loadbalancer.
"et_oi_v2" "no": 50 years
"yes": 16 months
OptIn-Cookie, stores the choice of the visitor, if on the side of the customer the tracking OptIn is shown. Will also be used for a possible opt-out.
Performance / Analytics "etcnt_[hash]" 28 days We are using a webtracking tool to get insights of how our users are interacting with the websites. To be able to collect and analyze data it is necessary to save web tracking cookies. Therefore the information collected does not contain personal data and is stored within a cookie. Therefore it is not possible to draw inferences from the data collected to the individual person.
"_vm_u" 40 min Saves the status of the UX Analytics logging.
"BT_ctst" Browser session Used only to detect wether the visitor's browser has cookies enabled or not.
"BT_sdc" Browser session Contains non user user specific data of the current visitor session (referrer, number of pages, number of seconds since session start).
"BT_pdc" 1 year Contains non user user specific data of the visitor history (is customer, is newsletter recipient etc.).
"GS1_v" 1 year The cookie contains the ID of the visitor and is used to identify a visitor during multiple sessions.
"isSdEnabled" 24 hrs Detecting if the visitor's scroll depth is recorded.
"noWS_[hash]" Browser session Contains true or false and indicates that the website with the trackingcode included has no acitve tests or does not deliver tests for other reasons.
"_et_coid" 2 years Cookie detection.
"et_id" 2 years Visitor detection.
_ga 2 years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical information about visitors' website usage.
_gid 1 day Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical information about visitors' website usage.
"GS3_v" 1 year The cookie contains the ID of the visitor and is used to identify a visitor during multiple sessions.
"application" 15 min Intermediate storage for 15 minutes of all parameters which are chosen by the user in the application FastCalc.
"illuminance" 15 min Intermediate storage for 15 minutes of all parameters which are chosen by the user in the application FastCalc.
"maintenanceFactor" 15 min Intermediate storage for 15 minutes of all parameters which are chosen by the user in the application FastCalc.
"rhoCeiling" 15 min Intermediate storage for 15 minutes of all parameters which are chosen by the user in the application FastCalc.
"rhoFloor" 15 min Intermediate storage for 15 minutes of all parameters which are chosen by the user in the application FastCalc.
"rhoWall" 15 min Intermediate storage for 15 minutes of all parameters which are chosen by the user in the application FastCalc.
"roomHeight" 15 min Intermediate storage for 15 minutes of all parameters which are chosen by the user in the application FastCalc.
"roomLength" 15 min Intermediate storage for 15 minutes of all parameters which are chosen by the user in the application FastCalc.
"roomWidth" 15 min Intermediate storage for 15 minutes of all parameters which are chosen by the user in the application FastCalc.

USE OF ETRACKER

This website utilizes services of etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com) to analyse website usage. Cookies are used to enable statistical analysis of the utilisation of this website by its users, as well as a display of usage-related content.

The data generated as a result are processed and saved solely in Germany by etracker on our behalf.

The processing of personal data is based on our legitimate interest to optimize our website in accordance with Article. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Data that may allow the identification of individuals ,e.g. IP address, login or device IDs, is anonymized or pseudonymized as soon as possible. The data is not used for other purposes, combined with other data or shared with third parties.

You can object to the use of website tracking at any time via the controls provided under ‘Your Cookie Settings’.

Use of Google Tag Manager

1. Scope of processing of personal data

This website uses the Google Tag Manager of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google") to collect information about user behavior and manage tags.
 
2. How the tagging works

To utilize the Google Tag Manager, we use so-called "server-side tagging". With the assistance of a tag, your IP-address is being collected and sent to our own server with hosting location within the EU , where the Google Tag Manager is implemented and receives the IP-address. Here, still on our own server, the IP-address is anonymized and only then sent to further services connected to the Tag Manager. This means that we only process your personal data on our own server and a connection to Google servers is technically excluded.
 
3. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of the processing lies in the collected and clear administration as well as an efficient integration of the services of third parties through tags. Tags are small code elements on an online presence that are used, among other things, to measure visitor numbers and behavior, capture the impact of online advertising and social channels, use remarketing and targeting, and test and optimize online presences. When a user visits the online presence, the current tag configuration is sent to the user's browser. It contains statements about which tags are to be triggered.
 
4. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in a technically error-free provision of the website and therefore a clear administration as well as an efficient integration of the services of third parties through tags.
 
5. Duration of storage

The data collected in the context of the use of the Google Tag Manager will be retained for 14 days and then deleted. Beyond the aforementioned storage period, the data is only used for analysis purposes in aggregated and anonymized form, i.e. without the possibility of identifying individuals.

6. Additional measures

We have concluded a so-called data processing agreement with Google for our use of Google Analytics 4, by which Google is obliged to protect the data of our website users and not to pass it on to third parties.
 
To ensure a higher level of data protection, we have agreed standard data protection clauses with the provider in accordance with Art. 46 Para. 2 lit. c GDPR. These oblige the recipient of the data in the USA to process the data in accordance with the level of protection in Europe. In cases where this cannot be ensured even through this contractual extension, we endeavor to obtain additional regulations and commitments from the recipient in the USA.
 
7. Objection and removal

The collection of data for the provision of the website as well as the storage is essential for the operation of the website. Therefore, the user may not object to the aforementioned processes.

USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS 4

1. Scope of processing of personal data

This website uses Google Analytics 4, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"), which can be utilized to analyze the use of websites.

2. How the tracking works

In order to utilize Google Analytics 4, we use so-called "server-side tracking". If you give your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR via the cookie banner, we will assign you a unique tracking ID. We store this ID together with other data transmitted to us when you visit the website on one of our own servers with hosting location within the EU . The following data is hereby transmitted:

  • IP address
  • referrer ID
  • timestamps
  • browser type
  • user agent
  • if applicable, mobile identifiers such as IDFA, UDID, Android ID or Google Advertising ID, Windows Advertising ID or other Windows IDs, IMEI or IMSI, MSISDN.

In order to ensure that Google Analytics does not receive any personal data, the tracking ID we create is detached from any personal as well as device data listed above so that the ID is an anonymized record. Once this has been ensured, we will solely transmit your anonymized ID to Google Analytics 4. This may also result in the transmission of this information to the servers of the company Google LLC, which is based in the USA, and further processing of the information there.

Google Analytics 4 also enables the creation of statistics with statements about age, gender and interests of website users on the basis of an evaluation of interest-based advertising and with the involvement of third-party information via a special function, the so-called "demographic characteristics". This makes it possible to determine and distinguish between groups of website users for the purpose of targeted marketing measures. However, data collected via the "demographic characteristics" cannot be assigned to a specific person and thus not to you personally. This data collected via the "demographic characteristics" function is retained for 2 months and then deleted.

As an extension of Google Analytics 4, the "UserIDs" function is also used for this website. By assigning individual UserIDs, we can have Google create cross-device reports (so-called "cross-device tracking"). This means that your usage behavior can also be analyzed across devices if you have given your corresponding consent to the use of Google Analytics 4 in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR, if you have set up a personal account by registering on this website and are logged into your personal account on different end devices with your relevant login data. The data collected in this way shows, among other things, which end device was used to click on an ad for the first time and which end device was used for conversion.
3. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of the processing is the evaluation of the use of the website, the compilation of reports (reports) on website activities or usage behavior and to provide us with further services related to website and internet usage.

4. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is the user's given consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

5. Duration of storage

The data collected in the context of the use of Google Analytics 4 will be retained for 14 months and then deleted. Beyond the aforementioned storage period, the data is only used for analysis purposes in aggregated and anonymized form, i.e. without the possibility of identifying individuals.

6. Additional measures

We have concluded a so-called data processing agreement with Google for our use of Google Analytics 4, by which Google is obliged to protect the data of our website users and not to pass it on to third parties.
To ensure a higher level of data protection, we have agreed standard data protection clauses with the provider in accordance with Art. 46 Para. 2 lit. c GDPR. These oblige the recipient of the data in the USA to process the data in accordance with the level of protection in Europe. In cases where this cannot be ensured even through this contractual extension, we endeavor to obtain additional regulations and commitments from the recipient in the USA.

7. Possibility of revocation of consent and removal

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of the consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation.

HOW CAN I WITHDRAW MY COOKIE CONSENT AND CHANGE MY COOKIE SETTINGS?

You can withdraw your consent to the use of cookies via the above offered controls. at any time. Please note that your withdrawal does not affect the use of strictly necessary cookies.

You can, of course, deactivate cookies in general within your browser. You can find the instructions to administer and delete cookies in the help settings of your browser.

Please note that certain parts and functionalities of LEDVANCE websites may not work properly if you deactivate cookies completely.

CONTACT

If you have questions with regard to our Cookie Policy, please feel free to contact us under privacy@ledvance.com or at

LEDVANCE GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Parkring 29-33
85748 Garching
Germany

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