Privacy & Cookies

USE OF COOKIES

This website uses so-called “Cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive via your browser. They store certain information (e.g. your preferred language or site settings) that your browser might retransfer to us upon your next access to our website (depending on the Cookie’s lifespan). It is not necessary to accept Cookies in order to use the website. However, there may be certain areas and functions on the website that you will not be able to use. We either use Cookies if they are necessary to provide our website service to you, or if you have consented to the usage of Cookies by accepting our cookie banner. If you do not wish to accept the use of Cookies on this website, please either change your browser settings (explained below) or stop using the website.

We use two categories of Cookies: (i) Cookies required for technical purposes, without which the functionality of our website would be reduced (so called session Cookies), and (ii) optional Cookies (so called optional Cookies):

Cookie

Description

Lifespan

franke_language

Cookie contains the preferred language selected by the user

12 months

franke_cookie_settings_1.0

These are strictly necessary cookies which enable the services you have requested.
These cookies are used to remember your settings on which cookies you accept and which you don't want to be set.

12 months

JSESSIONID

Franke Session Cookie; Used for session identification.

Session

login-token

Franke Session Cookie which holds token information from Single Sign On solution

Session

.AspNet.ApplicationCookie

Authentication cookie. This contains a token that allows the application to verify that the current user is a valid and authenticated user.

Session

saml_request_path

Contains the redirect destination in case of successful authentication

Session

Optional Cookies:

We do not use performance or other optional cookies ourselves. However, sometimes we use software of third party provides for analytics purposes that require the use of their (third party) cookies. We use this technology to measure the visitors' responses to our sites and the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns (including how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted) as well as to evaluate your use of this website. The third-party partner or the web analytical service partner may be able with your consent to collect data about your visit to our and other sites because of these internet tags/cookies, may compose reports regarding the website’s activity for us and may provide further services which are related to the use of the website and the internet. Below, please find information on those cookies and how you can at any time withdraw consent/opt-out the use of such cookies.

USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses Cookies (see above) which are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of the use of the website. The information collected by Google in connection with your use of our website (e.g. the referring website, which of our webpages you visit, your browser type, your language settings, your operating system, your screen resolution) will be transmitted to a server of Google in the United States, where it will be stored for a data storage period of fifty months and analyzed; the respective results will then be made available to us in an anonymized form. In this process, your usage data will not be connected to your full IP-address. We have activated on our website the IP anonymizing function offered by Google, so that the last 8 bits (type IPv4) or the last 80 bits (type IPv6) of your IP-address are deleted. Moreover, Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield and Swiss-US Privacy Shield, which ensures an adequate level of data protection with respect to the processing of data by Google in the United States. 

We only use Google Analytics on the basis of your prior consent or our legitimate interest to provide you with a personalized website experience. We believe that it is also in your interest to receive interesting and unique advertisements. Thus, there are compelling grounds for processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms. Below, we describe how you can withdraw your consent to Google Analytics:

You may withdraw your consent to the use of web analysis at any time either by downloading and installing the Google Browser Plugin , whereby an opt-out cookie will be set or by choosing the relevant setting in your browser software. Both options will prevent the use of web analysis only if you use the browser on which you installed the plugin and if you do not delete the opt-out Cookie.

For more information, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

DOUBLECLICK BY GOOGLE

In order to deliver target-group-specific advertising, we use the advertising network of DoubleClick by Google, which collects and evaluates information on visits to our websites and to other websites forming part of the advertising network via its cookies. In this context no personal data about you, such as your name, address or email address, will be collected or used. The cookies used by DoubleClick contain only the name of the domain by which the cookie was set (ad.doubleclick.net), the cookie’s default expiration time, and the value standing for certain target groups. If you do not want DoubleClick by Google to set any cookies, or of you wish to adjust your advertising preferences, go to: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin.

We use DoubleClick on the basis of your consent through our cookie banner. You can withdraw consent at any time either by choosing the relevant setting in your browser software, by blocking cookies from the domain www.googleadservices.com in your browser settings, or through visiting the site www.about-ads.info/choices and deactivating the respective advertisements. Further, you can deactivate DoubleClick under https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin.

GOOGLE ADWORDS

We use Google AdWords in order to present our advertisements on third party websites. We use this service to provide you with a personalized website experience. The advertisements are delivered through so called “Ad Servers”. We use Ad Server Cookies to measure fade-ins of advertisements and clicks. If you reach our website through a Google-advertisement Google will place a cookie in your browser. This Cookie will be stored for 30 days and is not intended to identify you. FRANKE does not collect or store personal data by using Google AdWords. We only receive statistical evaluations from Google that inform us which advertisement is most efficient. If you have an account on Google, it is possible that Google can assign your visit on our website to your account. Even if you are not registered on Google, Google is able to track your IP-address and to store your data on its server.

We only use Google AdWords on the basis of your consent given when accepting our cookie banner.

You may withdraw your consent to the use of Google AdWords at any time either by choosing the relevant setting in your browser software, by blocking cookies from the domain www.googleadservices.com in your browser settings, or through visiting the site www.about-ads.info/choices and deactivating the respective advertisements. Further, you can deactivate Google AdWords under https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin.

GOOGLE DYNAMIC REMARKETING

In addition, we use Google’s dynamic remarketing functionality. This functionality enables us to target you with personalized, interest based advertisements, if you visit other websites that belong to the Google Display Network.  Google uses cookies in order to analyze your use of our website which is the basis for the targeted advertisement. To this end, Google stores a small file with a series numbers in your browser when visiting our website. This enables Google to collect anonymous information on your use of the website. Google does not store any personally identifiable information on you.  In case you later on visit another website belonging to the Google Display Network you will be shown ads that have a high likelihood of factoring in information or products that you have selected earlier. You can permanently deactivate the use of cookies by Google, by following this link and downloading and installing the plug-in made available: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. Alternatively, you can deactivate Google cookies by visiting the deactivating site of the Network Advertising Initiative and implementing the offered opt-out http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. Further information on the Google Remarketing as well as Googles privacy information you can find here http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.”

We only use Google Dynamic Remarketing on the basis of your prior consent given when accepting our cookie banner. You may withdraw your consent at any time by choosing the relevant setting in your browser software or by blocking cookies from the domain www.googleadservices.com in your browser settings.

FACEBOOK CUSTOM AUDIENCES

Further, this website uses the “Custom Audiences” functionality by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (“Facebook”). This functionality enables us to target you with personalized, interest based advertisements, so called Facebook Ads, if you visit Facebook.com or other websites that belong to the Facebook Network.  Facebook stores a small file with a series numbers in your browser when visiting our website. This enables Facebook to collect anonymous information on your use of the website. In case you later on visit another website belonging to the Facebook Network you will be shown ads that have a high likelihood of factoring in information or products that you have selected earlier. If you are registered on Facebook, it is possible that Facebook can assign your visit on our website to your account. Even if you are not registered on Facebook, Facebook is able to track your IP-address and to store your data on its server.

You can deactivate the use of custom audiences by visiting the following deactivating site http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/. You can find further information on the Facebook custom audiences here: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/.  

We only use Facebook Custom Audiences on the basis of your prior consent given when accepting our cookie banner or our legitimate interest to provide you with a personalized website experience. We believe that it is also in your interest to receive interesting and unique advertisements. Thus, there are compelling grounds for processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms. You can object to this processing at any time by contacting us.

For Facebook’s privacy policy go to: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.